BMW’s new armored SUV was unveiled over the summer. The X5 Protection VR6 is an official, armored version of the Bavarian automaker’s popular crossover SUV. Though it looks just like any other X5 straight off the dealership lot, the vehicle’s armored plating is enough to withstand AK-47 bullets, grenades, and even a drone strike.

The “VR6” in the SUV’s name denotes its armor protection rating according to the Associations of Testing Institutes for Attack Resistant Materials and Constructions strict criteria, and it’s hefty. The vehicle doors, side frame, roof, and front wall have all been outfitted with molded, high-strength steel panels. Meanwhile, the windshield, side windows, and rear window have all been upgraded to 1.1-inch-thick safety glass with splinter protection. Its armored floor can also absorb a hand grenade blast, while an available roof upgrade will protect against those pesky drone attacks. The vehicle also comes equipped with an intercom so that passengers can chat with the outside world about the apocalypse.

While the X5 Protection VR6 is tough enough to withstand trouble, it’s also fast enough to escape danger in the first place. The vehicle is outfitted with 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful armored SUV in its class. The engine set-up, which is the same as the M50i version of the non-armored X5, allows the car to reach 62 mph in just 5.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph. Neither number is the fastest, but they’re impressive when the vehicle’s extra weight is taken into account. It also comes with runflat tires with reinforced sidewalls that are guaranteed to run even after complete loss of air pressure.

While we don’t have BMW’s new armored SUV in our fleet, we do offer a choice of excellent vehicles designed to safely chauffeur you in style, whether for business or personal needs. Find out why Boston Coach is the industry leader Please call 800-664-4480 to make your reservations or visit You can also download the Boston Corporate Coach app on Apple or GooglePlay.



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