BMW Protection Vehicles offer effective protection to you and your passengers wherever you happen to be. They combine positive characteristics of a series model with a special reinforcement that’s undetectable even to the experienced eye. Certified by an independent German state institution, BMW Protection Vehicles guarantee the highest protection quality in an automobile as elegant and exclusive as hardly any other.

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The risk of armed violence – and in particular, attack with automatic weapons like the AK-47 – is a fact of everyday life for certain customers. At the same time, more and more people want Sports Activity Vehicles, with all the versatility that they offer to go anywhere and do anything. BMW is the first manufacturer to respond to these two demands and offer a new degree of security. One of the results is the new BMW X5 Protection VR6, which offers high level of security on the move and comfortably accommodates up to four people.

  • Interior

    The interior of the BMW X5 Protection VR6 is designed to deliver intuitive ease of use and maximum comfort, with features such as a raised seating position, a driver-focused cockpit layout and the innovative iDrive system. This also helps make the vehicle safer. Because if you feel at ease and in control of the situation, you will be able to react better to danger.

    Colours, leathers, fine-wood trims: with the BMW X5 Protection VR6, you have almost limitless design possibilities. As you would expect, a large number of options from the BMW Individual range are included in these.

    The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation includes a high-quality display network, consisting of a high-resolution 12.3" Control Display that can be operated by touch and a fully digital 12.3" instrument panel.

    The automatic air conditioning with four-zone control comes with with two-zone control automatic air conditioning and extended features, along with two air vents in the B columns. Additionally, the rear passengers can adjust their own climate individually via a separate control display.

    The comfort seats for driver and front passenger can be electrically adjusted in a variety of ways and provide a perfect seating position for a relaxed arrival.

    The massage function for driver and passenger improves the physical wellbeing by stimulating or relaxing the muscles.

    The active seat ventilation1,2 at the front provides cool and pleasant seat temperatures, resulting in a more comfortable driving experience – even under hot conditions.

    The M Leather steering wheel, including multifunction buttons and an integrated driver-side airbag features the three-spoke design. With a steering wheel rim in leather 'Walknappa' black with black stitching and contoured thumb rests, it provides a direct, athletic steering experience.

    The new BMW X5 Protecion VR6 offers high seating comfort for four persons, incuding generous leg space. And the movable divider offers a comfortable sense of space, without compromising the safety.

    Optional equipment.
    2 Only available in conjunction with comfort seats.

  • Armour

    The security glazing in the BMW X5 Protection VR6 is made of a security glass laminate with a polycarbonate coating on the inside to prevent spalling. It offers protection not just against attacks with blunt instruments and handguns, but also against the world’s most widely used firearm, the AK-47.

    BMW uses moulded parts in the BMW X5 Protection VR6 which precisely follow the contours of the standard model. This way, all the normal airbags can be incorporated, without the cabin feeling any less spacious.

    Sit here, and you know you’re safe: the edges of the doors, the places where windows meet frames and the joins between body panels are some of the most vulnerable areas of the vehicle to gunfire. But in the BMW X5 Protection VR6, these areas are reinforced with steel armour, ensuring that neither bullets nor splinters can penetrate the passenger compartment.

  • Chassis and electronics

    The electronic driver aids and suspension settings have been modified to ensure optimum driving dynamics with the extra weight of the armour.

  • Certification

    The BMW X5 Protection VR6 meets protection level VR6 (tested as per BRV 2009 guidelines), meaning it is also secure against the world’s most widespread firearm, the AK-47.

    The vehicle is officially certified as a whole unit. The BMW X5 Protection VR6 is subjected to tests which involve hundreds of rounds being fired at the finished vehicle, to ensure protection against fire from automatic weapons like the AK-47. This official certification is only given where the complete vehicle – and not just the materials used in it – has successfully stood up to the necessary ballistic tests.