BMW 7 Series Protection: A Fusion of Security and Opulence Hits the Indian Market
BMW, the renowned luxury car manufacturer, has made a grand entrance into the Indian security vehicle market by introducing the all-new 7 Series Protection. Crafted for VIPs, high-ranking officials, and those who demand the highest level of security during their travels, this heavily armored sedan signifies a blend of armored elegance.
Adhering to the rigorous VR9 protection standards, the 7 Series Protection showcases a resilient core structure constructed from high-strength armor steel. Offering comprehensive defense against diverse threats, it features multilayer bullet-resistant glass, run-flat tires, and an underbody shield. Remarkably, the vehicle can withstand blasts and grenade attacks.
Performance without Compromise:
Despite its fortified enhancements, the 7 Series Protection maintains its performance prowess. The formidable 4.4L V8 engine generates 522 bhp and 750 Nm of torque, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds. The rear-wheel steering ensures agility, and Michelin’s specially designed run-flat tires allow uninterrupted travel even after punctures.
Luxury Amidst Security:
The 7 Series Protection refuses to sacrifice comfort for security. Inside the spacious cabin, rear passengers enjoy heated and ventilated seats, complemented by a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. An illuminated front grille adds a touch of elegance to the overall experience.
- VR9-certified armored protection
- Self-supporting body structure with high-strength armor steel
- Multilayer bullet-resistant glass
- Run-flat tires
- Underbody armor
- 4.4L V8 engine with 522 bhp and 750 Nm torque
- Rear-wheel steering
- Fresh-air supply system
- Fire extinguisher
- Flashing lights
- Radio transceivers
- Flag poles
- Heated and ventilated rear seats
- Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system
Price and Availability:
Available as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit in India, the BMW 7 Series Protection, equipped with a single engine option, maintains an air of exclusivity. While the official price is yet to be disclosed, industry estimates suggest it could hover around Rs. 15 crore – a significant premium over the standard 7 Series.
The introduction of the 7 Series Protection underscores BMW’s growing commitment to the armored vehicle segment in India. Offering an unrivaled combination of security, luxury features, and powerful performance, this armored limousine caters to a select market seeking the epitome of protection and exclusivity.
- The launch of the 7 Series Protection comes on the heels of the introduction of the electric i7 Protection last year.
- The vehicle made its debut at the IAA Mobility Show 2023 in Munich.
- Notably, the armored features remain discreet, preserving the car’s aesthetic appeal.
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