Vehicles that can survive bomb blasts and gunshots were previously only for the highly influential officials. Regular vehicles provided safety only to a certain extent but BMW is changing that. In case you feel you’re not secure, it’s time to sell car in Dubai and go for this BMW X5 Protection VR6 which is fully loaded with armor. CarSwitch.com digs into details.
Bulletproof vehicles exist not only in the James Bond car collection but also in real life. Time and time again, politicians such as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un among others have been using such vehicles for their own personal safety. With an increasing demand for safety even from the general public and the influential celebrities, BMW has come up X5 Protection VR6.
It looks like the same BMW X5 we adore however its exterior gets an armor-plating known as VR6 which can hold out against lethal fire weapons including AK-47 bullets. This VR6 Protected BMW X5 can withstand a blast of up to 15 kgs of TNT from a distance of 13 feet.
The front wall, doors, roof and side frames are equipped with a 1.1-inch thick safety glass with splinter protection. The floor comes with armor protection and can stand a hand grenade blast. A roof upgrade is available as well to shield against a drone attack. This X5 is fitted with intercom to connect the passengers with the outside world in case of a catastrophe. Undeniably, no other SUV can qualify more than this one as a survivalist car in the UAE.
The protection part is spot on but can it be outrun the bad guys? Yes, of course. The BMW Protection VR6 is powered by a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 with an output of 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. This X5 sits on top of 20-inch wheels with reinforced sidewalls to allow it to keep driving even after total loss of pressure. It can go from 0 to 100kph in 6 seconds, topping off at 210kph.
If you’ve always wanted an armored vehicle, then you should consider selling your car in Dubai to opt for this extra secure X5. It might not be available on CarSwitch.com anytime soon, but if you want a regular one, we’ve got many options for you!