The car you see above is a special high-security version of the BMW 7-Series, essentially Munich’s competitor for the Mercedes-Benz Guard cars. Available in either 760Li High Security or 750Li High Security form, they are certified to BRV 2009 and meet the VR7 and VR9 ballistic protection levels.
The 7-Series High Security cars are much heavier than a regular F02 because of all the armour plating that it has, so the suspension and other components had to be retuned to cope with the new weight. There are armour plating on the doors, the roof, the pillars, the front footwell, the undercarriage (with extra explosion protection) and the separation wall between the passenger and luggage compartments. The windows use 60mm thick safety glazing and are covered with a polycarbonate layer on the inside to prevent shattered glass particles from entering the interior.
There is various extra equipment that you can specify with the car, including an intercom system with concealed mics and speakers to communicate with people outside the car without having to open the doors or windows. There’s also an assault alarm, a fire extinguisher system with temp sensors in the engine bay and below the vehicle, gas irritant sensors (windows will close, central locking activates, fresh air valves close, and ventilation system shuts off), flag holders, a gun case that can store two machine guns in the center console, and a bright roof beacon that comes complemented with LED flashing lights on the front grille.
Look after the jump for a whole hi-res photo gallery of the new 7-Series High Security. The way they mounted the controls for some of the optional features like the roof beacon etc look pretty aftermarket, it would be nicer if they found a nicer way to integrate those extra buttons.
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