BMW Presents 7 Series High Security
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The passenger compartment of the two BMW high security sedans is protected by armor plating of the doors, the roof, the pillars, the front footwell and the separation wall between passenger and luggage compartments.
Another special feature is the sedans’ 2.4-inch (6 cm) safety glazing. Due to its structure, the multi-layer laminated glass cover provides a unique level of resistance, while the window panes are covered with a polycarbonate layer on the inside in order to prevent shattered glass particles from penetrating the interior.
According to BMW, both vehicles can hardly be distinguished from the production models, despite all their extensive safety equipment, delivering a high level of comfort while also featuring a powerful drive system. Both the BMW 760Li High Security’s V12 engine and the BMW 750Li High Security’s V8 engine offer a combination of all-aluminum design, BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection with direct fuel injection. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h.
The 6.0-liter V12 unit of the BMW 760Li High Security develops 544 HP at an engine speed of 5,250 rpm, while the 750 Nm peak torque comes at 1,500 rpm. The model, which features an eight-speed automatic transmission, is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.
The 4.4-liter V8 engine of the BMW 750Li High Security is the first petrol engine of its kind with turbochargers that are located in the “V” space between the cylinder banks. The V8 engine achieves 407 HP at engine speeds of between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm. The maximum torque of 600 Nm is maintained between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The model, which features a six-speed automatic transmission, is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds.
Moreover, the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security are equipped with an electronically controlled Dynamic Damping Control. As for the braking system, the inner-vented discs and sliding calliper design provide extreme stability and braking comfort. Run-flat tires are equipped with temperature sensors and a separate tire pressure monitoring system for each wheel.
The security package for both the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security can be adapted to suit individual requirements. The cars are fitted with an intercom system that allows safe communication with people outside of the vehicle without opening the doors or windows. Additional safety options include an assault alarm, fire extinguishing system with temperature sensor for extinguishing fires 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 system is activated, the fresh air valves are closed and the ventilation system is shut off. An additional internal fresh-air supply system ensures that passengers are provided with breathable air.
The German carmaker comes to meet the need of privacy and security of customers like authorities, governments and embassies, providing discreet consultancy and personalized sales and service support all over the world. Therefore, the BMW high-security sedans are serviced by certified special garages only. Access to the vehicles is restricted to very few selected and specially trained personnel. As part of the special customer service, BMW is also offering special driver training programs for this security vehicles.
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