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E12, E28, E34, E39, E60General discussion and technical help for all year 5 series cars.
MUNICH, Germany — BMW will introduce a surprising new trim line for the 5 Series sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Dubbed the Security, it is an armored conversion for the executive sedan.
It will be offered for the eight-cylinder 550i and the six-cylinder 530i models.
BMW has catered to the upper segment with vehicles such as the X5 and the 7 Series sedan. But increasing pressure from customers and the rising number of kidnappings and carjackings prompted this — practical? — step.
According to the German automaker, the converted 5 Series sedan is in the "B4 category." That means it can withstand a 0.44-caliber Magnum and other handguns. Special steel and other materials, including aramid fibers — as in bulletproof vests — were used to strengthen the exterior and underneath. Side windows are now nearly an inch thick.
I could see how this might sell very well in some parts of the world...
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cool, but i do know a little bit about weight and such... and one inch thick glass all the way around, and armour inside the doors, etc. means more weight..... a 530 security would be WAYYYYY underpowered... i could see the 550 (HINT! IS THIS THE POSSIBLE 5.0 THEYR'E GOING TO SUE TO PUT IN THE 3 TO BRIDGE TO THE NEW M3!??!?!?!!)... but a bulletproof 530 would be like a 7er being powered by the engine from a 120d... yea...NO
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You have three choices, stand behind our troops, grab a gun and toe the line with our troops, or stand in front of them, they can use the extra armor.