Today BMW has officially unveiled its new 7-Series High Security models. BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security are the first vehicles in the world to be certified to BRV 2009. Both vehicles of the BMW 7 Series meet the highest safety requirements for persons at risk while traveling in their vehicles.
The vehicles can also boast with a new ballistic protection level rating of VR7 and VR9, which means they offer resistance against most common assault weapons.
BMW has equipped the cars with chassis reinforcements, reinforced armour plating, and an advanced “safety glazing” that offers added protection against certain kinds of attacks in order to meet these stringent levels of protection. Other changes to the passenger compartment were also made including an armoured undercarriage, gap sealing (to prevent bullets/shrapnel from entering the cabin), and multi-layer laminated glass windows, which provide a unique level of resistance.
Despite their extensive security equipment, both 760Li and 750Li can hardly be distinguished from their corresponding production models. The exclusive characteristics of the interior as well as the driving dynamics of the vehicles are typical of BMW 7 Series sedans. The new High Security models, like the standard 7-Series, are available with a 300 kW (407 hp) 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 or a 400 kW (544 hp) 6.0-liter V12. The 750Li High Security accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, while the 760Li High Security does the same task in 6.2 seconds.
High Security models also offer an intercom system, an assault alarm, a fire extinguishing system, and an internal air supply system that automatically activates if a gas attack is detected. A center console-mounted machine gun case, integrated LED flashing lights, an acoustic signaling system, and security radios are also available as an option.