BMW 7-Series 2010 in bulletproof Security spec
The 2010 BMW 760Li High Security and the 2010 BMW 750Li High Security are the first armoured cars in the world to be certified to “BRV 2009” and “ballistic protection levels VR7 and VR9” standards, whatever they are.
The security version was developed parallel to the production model and the integration of safety components is an integral part of the vehicle production process at BMW’s plant. Specific chassis components are perfectly adapted to the increase in weight due to the sedans’ armour plating. Hence, “reinforced suspension, dampers and suspension strut top mountings are part of the model-specific component range.” This approach ensures finely-tuned vehicle performance characteristics that cannot be achieved by retrofitted armour plating. Reinforced vehicle-specific armour plating made from special steel as well as newly developed safety glazing protect the passenger compartment from attacks of all kinds.
The passenger compartment is protected by armour plating of the doors, the roof, the pillars, the front footwell and the separation wall between passenger and luggage compartments. The steel panels, which were manufactured by means of a special technique, fit the body contours perfectly. The model-specific gap sealing ensures that critical areas such as door cut and body joint lines are safely sealed. The sedans’ undercarriage is armoured by special plating which was developed with a particular focus on maximum explosion protection. Another new development is the sedan’s 6 cm safety glazing. The
window panes are covered with a polycarbonate layer on the inside in order to prevent shattered glass particles from penetrating the interior.
Both the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security can hardly be distinguished from the corresponding production models, except in their lower performance. Both of the heavier models have an electronically limited top speed of 210 kph. The 544 hp turbo V12 with 750 Nm of torque in the BMW 760Li High Security offers 0-100 kph acceleration in 6.2 seconds. The 407 hp turbo V8 with 600 Nm in the BMW 750Li High Security can do the 0-100 kph run in 7.9 seconds.
The security package for both the cars can be adapted to suit individual requirements. An intercom system with concealed microphones and speakers allows safe communication with people outside of the vehicle without the need to open doors or windows. Additional safety options include an assault alarm and fire extinguishing system with temperature sensor for extinguishing fires in the engine compartment and below the vehicle as well as irritant gas sensors for protecting passengers from gas attacks. If the interior protection system is triggered by excess gas levels, all windows are closed automatically, the central locking system is activated, the fresh air valves are closed and the ventilation system is shut off. An additional internal fresh-air supply system ensures that passengers are provided with breathable air.
The package provides a range of special features such as flag holders, arrangements for radio installations right through to a gun case with compartments for two machine guns in the center console.
Also included is an external beacon with a roof installation system and integrated LED flashing lights for the front grille. Upon request, the vehicle may be fitted with an acoustic signalling system that can be controlled via the iDrive operating system. In order to accommodate this exclusive circle of customers, BMW provides discreet consultancy and personalised sales and service support all over the world. BMW high-security sedans are serviced by certified special garages only. Access to the vehicles is restricted to very few selected and specially trained personnel. As part of the special customer service, BMW offers special driver training programs for security vehicles.
For more information on the regular GCC-spec model, visit the BMW 7-Series buyer guide.