With the BMW Protection Vehicles you do not have to compromise on anything that matters to you. BMW has over 40 years’ experience of developing and building armoured vehicles – and is constantly innovating to protect not just you, but also the sensation of Sheer Driving Pleasure. So you can be absolutely confident that you are getting the best possible protection, and are not making any compromises to get it. Because from the first design sketches to the final coat of polish, it’s all our own work. Personal security is too vital to be entrusted to anyone but real experts. Naturally, every BMW is built with enormous precision and care, and the strictest quality standards are adhered to throughout the global BMW manufacturing network. This is why only BMW offers maximum protection – made by BMW.

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Because protection is all the more effective when people don’t know you’ve got it. Anonymity is a powerful security measure. That is why BMW has put so much effort into protecting their cars in a way that it is not noticeable by others.


Every component, that is part of the safety concept is made with the highest diligence, thus the vehicle and its safety features form an optimal unit. In order to be able to communicate with people outside the vehicle, without having to open the doors or windows, an intercom system is fitted as standard. As additional security, a robbery alarm is installed. The new BMW X5 Protection VR6 also includes runflat tyres, that allow driving after loss of tyre pressure. The heated windscreen, which is also included as standard, provides a clear view and the sun protection glazing1 guarantees discretion for the passengers in the rear.

Optional equipment  

  • Safety fuel tank

    The Self-Sealing Fuel Tank is able to reseal itself after it received damage and it prevents leaking of fuel.

  • Multi-Layered Safety Glass

    Driver and passengers oft he new BMX X5 Protection VR6 are protected by a 30 mm multi-layerd safety glass, coated with a polycarbonate splinter protection layer.

  • Additional floor and roof armouring

    All-round safety – the standard underbody splinter protection guards you from attacks with DM51 hand grenades. As an option, the underbody splinter guard can also be reinforced against attacks with the hand grenade HG85. An optionally available, stronger armoured roof, made of safety steel and fibre composite materials, offers certified protection against drone attacks with DTG5 fragmentation charges (200 g C4 and over 500 fragmentation bodies) in addition to the ballistic protection, that is installed as standard.


Sometimes you need more than just protection. For roles such as carrying dignitaries or security escort duties, a vehicle must have the ability to reveal in seconds that it is on official business in order to get the job done. BMW has been producing Authority Vehicles for over 50 years, working in close cooperation with authorities and government agencies all over the world. Flashing lights, hailing systems with different siren effects, signalling devices, radios, and even flag holders for official use.

  • Sound sequence signal installation

    The special signal equipment1 includes a detachable rotating beacon, front flashing lights in the kidney grille and a sound sequence signal. All operating elements are pooled at the control unit in front of the gear selector switch.

    Optional equipment.

  • Rear flash lights

    Additional flash lights1 at the back window warn the rear traffic.

    Optional equipment.

  • Door pane lowerable, front

    The front side window on the driver's side can be lowered electrically as standard. This equipment is also available for the passenger side1.

    Optional equipment.

  • Flag holder for diplomatic

    To attach official flags at the car’s left or right side, pennant holders1 are available.

    Optional equipment.

  • Soft-Close function

    The Soft-Close function pulls the slightly-open door shut automatically and nearly silently.

  • BMW Laserlight

    In laser high-beam mode, BMW Laserlight in a unique X design illuminates a range of up to 500 m, nearly twice as far as that of conventional headlights. Better visibility in the dark significantly increases safety. The blue X signature and the “BMW Laserlight” lettering underline the vehicle’s technological standards.

  • Telephony with wireless charging

    Telephony with wireless charging1 offers a comprehensive telephony package with Bluetooth connectivity and the technical capacity for a WiFi hotspot.

    Supports inductive charging for Qi-compatible mobile phones. Special charging cases are available from Original BMW Accessories for selected smartphones that do not support the Qi standard for inductive charging.

  • Rear-seat entertainment Professional

    Rear-seat entertainment Professional provides excellent entertainment for rear passengers thanks to two separate high-resolution colour displays.


With the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, no question remains unanswered. It is the ultimate car expert that will support you. Whatever you want to know about your BMW and whenever you need help, it is there for you. You can find out even more about the features of your vehicle and it also knows everything about the overall status of your BMW.


Safe from the beginning.

Setting the standard for fast, trouble-free purchase of a Pre-owned Protection Vehicle, BMW offers an exclusive choice of BMW Protection Vehicles and first-class service. Every BMW Pre-owned Protection Vehicle meets quality-orientated product standards, ensuring that it satisfies the most demanding security requirements. In addition, BMW Pre-owned Protection Vehicles are covered by a comprehensive worldwide BMW service programme.

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BMW Pre-Owned Protection Vehicles

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Training for the worst-case scenario is a good way to make sure it never happens. The BMW approach to security goes beyond just the vehicle itself. Specially-tailored driver training courses are also available, teaching skills that are useful to any Security Vehicle driver and demonstrating how to get the most out of the BMW X5 Protection VR6. In two different types of trainings, drivers are given the opportunity to practice the best ways to handle dangerous situations – because that way, hopefully these situations will never arise. Please refer to the brochure for detailed information on the two BMW Security Driver Training courses we offer.

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BMW Security Driver Training


    Let’s get serious: As a chauffeur to important people, armoured vehicles are your daily business. But they are much heavier than normal cars, thus having a very different handling. How do I execute high speed manoeuvres? What do I need to know to do a safe emergency turn manoeuvre? Professional BMW instructors show participants all they need to know for their highly responsible job. And this is more than driving skills. Predictive driving, keeping the overview under tension and perfect vehicle control at night are core contents of this training.

    Training location: Driving Center GroßDölln/ Großdölln

    Training time: two days and two overnight stays (Arrival and theoretical training in the evening before)

    Number of Participants: Max. eight participants per group / two persons per vehicle

    Vehicles: BMW Protection Vehicles and current BMW models

    Prerequisites: none

    Costs: On request

    Content: Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving lessons, two overnight stays including full board, single rooms, team support and insurance.


    The ultimate coaching for professional drivers. Anyone who takes part in this advanced class, makes its training complete. How to cope in extreme situations, like escaping, handling an armoured car up to mental strength: everything what was learned in previous professional trainings will be intensified in those three days. On top there will be the next level of driving skills. Training sessions at night, escape scenarios under paintball fire, driving with car contact or fast Pace-Car-Laps on the racing line – everything that helps participants to belong to the best in their working field and to provide their clients with optimal security. This training provides you with the tools to be a pro-driver.

    Training location: Driving Center GroßDölln/ Großdölln

    Training time: three days and three overnight stays (Arrival and theoretical training in the evening before)

    Number of Participants: Max. eight participants per group / two persons per vehicle

    Vehicles: BMW Protection Vehicles and current BMW models

    Prerequisites: BMW Security Vehicles Training Level 1

    Costs: On request

    Content: Theory of driving dynamics, practical driving lessons, three overnight stays including full board, single rooms, team support and insurance.