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BMW reveals new X5 Security Plus in Moscow

Filed under: Crossover, BMW, Misc. Auto Shows, Specialty, Russia



A major player in the Russian market, BMW is heading to the Moscow Motor Show this month with a slew of local debuts... most of which we've already seen. But among all the new models making the trek from Bavaria to Moscow will be the new X5 Security Plus.

In a new-model launch that will surprise exactly no one, BMW's latest armored vehicle upgrades the X5 with enhanced protection for oligarchs against Chechen rebels, AK47-touting gangsters and missiles randomly falling on Crimean highways. Now meeting the VR6 standard of ballistic protection, the new X5 Security Plus incorporates reinforced bodywork, seats and joints, along with bulletproof glass.

Of course all that reinforcement (not to mention the jars of beluga caviar and bottles of Stoli in the glovebox) will come with a weight penalty, but the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 ought to do the trick, driving 450 horsepower through BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system to get the vehicle's occupants out of a war zone in a hurry.Continue reading BMW reveals new X5 Security Plus in Moscow

BMW reveals new X5 Security Plus in Moscow originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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