Australia Buys Fleet of BMW 7 Series Security Cars

This year, the G20 Summit will take place in Australia. As the host of the event, the Government is responsible for providing protection for visiting dignitaries. In this regard, they decided to buy a new fleet of BMW 7 Series Security Vehicles to replace their aging Holdens.
BMW 7 Series High Security 1 photo
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A total of nine such cars were purchased for a grand total of AUD6.2 million. Considering the prices BMWs have in Australia, we’re surprised they weren’t even more expensive.

For that kind of money, they got armored security vehicles that can withstand direct AK47 fire, attacks with explosive devices and even armor-piercing weapons. They also come with a self healing petrol tank and an alarm along with an intercom that allows occupants to talk to their attackers.

Transparent body areas of the 760Li High Security meet the security requirements of the new ballistic protection level VR7 while non-transparent ones go even a step further to VR9.

It’s not all just for protection against attacks. The cars are also usable for their intended purpose, featuring all the luxury features BMW can fit on a car, from massaging seats with adjustable temperature to a 9.2” color screen.

“The new vehicles will be used first during the G20 summit. After the G20, they will be placed around Australia and used as security transport for federal ministers, visiting foreign heads of state and senior foreign dignitaries,” a government spokesman said about the AUD525,000 cars.
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