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BMW Series 7 turned into fortress

Design, development and marketing of armored vehicles is still the preserve of the few specialized companies, which from the chassis of a vehicle any, will deliver a nice tank, very seductive and can cope with attacks most virulent.

The armored car known and most especially in the world's most advanced, remains the presidential limousine, which has the president of the United States, Barack Obama. Several countries state leaders called underdeveloped, business leaders and even criminal gangs are from many years of potential candidates for a vehicle of this type.

Some manufacturers venture there

In addition to these specialized companies, some automakers are getting into this adventure alone or with partners. The best known of them is Mercedes-Benz for ages very limited series into its massive S-Class sedan with a special shield. For the latter, the S-Class sedans less expensive can also be transformed into vehicle blind.

BMW enters the dance

For its part, BMW has just announced we offer a large armored luxury sedan, based on a Series 7 car.

While the latter presents a fairly similar look to that of the sedan series, the fact remains that the armored version must remain the most erased possible, so as not to attract attention to it. Called 'High Security', the latter must meet the requirements CALLED BRV 2009 (Ballistic Reentry Vehicle). For example, this car must have bodywork VR9 armor type, which should enable it to withstand the attacks rocket launcher. Its vitrees surfaces VR7 type announce thickness which can reach 6 cm thick.

Among its main protection devices, we find tires type 'Run Flat' which allows a car to roll even if the tires are flat was. For its occupants is provided for the use of a system which protects them against soft materials and all forms of glass splinters or other, facing excessive bombardment. Light, intercom and fire extinguishers are part of a complementary accessories whole range of gadgets a James Bond ...

The new BMW 7 Series is available in two armored separate engines. Either 750Li sedan uses a 4.4-liter V8 engine that develops 407 hp or the mighty 760 Li with his big 6.0-liter V12 with 544 horsepower.

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