BMW Peppered Its New Armored SUV with Machine Gun Fire to Show Off the Vehicle’s Toughness

By: | September 2nd, 2014

BMW showed off its new armored X5 Security Plus SUV recently at the Moscow International Auto Salon, but did so in a rather unique way.

Instead of simply stating the new SUV was extremely tough and rugged, the company decided to prove it by firing a machine gun and rifle at the vehicle.

BMW says the X5 is a “comprehensive system of protection against violent assault, kidnapping, and organized crime.”

I’d say they are telling the truth after looking at the post-gunfire barrage pictures… The high-security sport utility held up extremely well!

Features of the X5 Security Plus:

  • Armored passenger cell
  • Armored body panels
  • Sealed joints with bullet-stopping protection
  • VR6-level blast -certified bullet-proof windows
  • 450 hp TwinPower turbocharged V8 engine
  • All-wheel-drive system

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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