With the launch of a new generation of high-security sedans based on the BMW 7 Series, the premium vehicles meet the most stringent safety requirements for persons at risk while traveling in their vehicles.
Both, the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security are the first models in the world to be certified to BRV 2009, and both vehicles meet the requirements of the new ballistic protection level VR7 and VR9.
The unique security concept is based on findings BMW gained as a result of its development work and on more than 30 years of experience in security vehicle engineering. The security concept was developed parallel to the production model and the integration of safety components is an integral part of the vehicle production process at BMW's Dingolfing plant.
Specific chassis components are adapted to cope with the increase in weight due to the sedans' armor plating. Hence, reinforced suspension, dampers and strut top mounts are part of the model-specific component range. This approach ensures vehicle performance characteristics that cannot be achieved by retrofitted armor plating.
Reinforced steel armor plating as well as newly developed safety glazing protect the passenger compartment from attacks of all kinds. The passenger compartment is protected by armor plating of the doors, roof, pillars, front footwell and the separation wall between passenger and luggage compartments. The model-specific gap sealing ensures critical areas such as door cut and body joint lines are safely sealed. The sedans' undercarriage is armored by special plating, which was developed with a focus on explosion protection.
Another new development is the sedans' 2.4" safety glazing. Due to its innovative structure, the multi-layer laminated glass provides a unique level of resistance. The window panes are covered with a polycarbonate layer on the inside in order to prevent shattered glass from penetrating the interior.
Even with the security equipment, both the exclusive character of the interior as well as the driving dynamics are typical of BMW 7 Series sedans. And despite their extensive equipment, both models can hardly be distinguished from their corresponding production models. Despite the increased weight, the engine performance of both models ensure the new high-security sedans can achieve dynamic acceleration from stationery. The BMW 750Li High Security accelerates from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. Just like the range of comfort options, the security package for both cars can be adapted to suit individual requirements. An intercom system with concealed microphones and speakers allows safe communication with people outside the vehicle without the need to open doors or windows. Additional safety options include an assault alarm, fire extinguisher system with temperature sensor in the engine compartment and below the vehicle, as well as irritant gas sensors for protecting passengers from gas attacks. If the interior protection system is triggered by excess gas levels, all windows are closed automatically, the central locking is activated, the fresh air valves are closed and the ventilation system is shut off. An additional internal fresh-air supply system ensures passengers are provided with breathable air.
BMW also offers special options for authorities, governments and embassies. The package provides a range of special features such as flag holders, radio installations right through to a gun case with compartments for two machine guns in the center console. Also included is an external beacon with a roof installation and integrated LED flashing lights for the front grille.
Upon request, the vehicle may be fitted with an acoustic signaling system that can be controlled via the iDrive operating system. In order to accommodate this exclusive circle of customers, BMW provides discreet consultancy and personalized support around the world. BMW high-security sedans are serviced by certified workshops only. Access to the vehicles is restricted to few selected and specially-trained personnel. As part of the special customer service, BMW offers special driver training programs for security vehicles.