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A Glimpse Inside BMW's Secretive Protection Vehicle Division

A Glimpse Inside BMW's Secretive Protection Vehicle Division

For the first time in its history, BMW has granted TV cameras access inside its secretive Protection Vehicle division to share the manufacturing and testing of the latest X5 Protection VR6.

For the past four decades, BMW has set the standard in the design and development of armoured vehicles.

Now, for the first time in its history, the manufacturer has granted access to television cameras to see inside its secretive Protection Vehicle division.

‘Secrets of the Supercars’ will share exclusive behind the scenes footage, demonstrating to viewers the manufacturing and testing of the new BMW X5 Protection VR6 – a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) capable of withstanding attack from automatic weapons like the AK-47.

The next episode of Secrets of the Supercars will be broadcast this Sunday evening, lifting the lid on the BMW X5 Protection VR6.

Filming took place at the BMW Protection facility in Munich, Germany, showcasing how the company designs and builds a car that can withstand sustained enemy attack whilst keeping occupants safe.

The vehicle will also be put to the test on track and at the shooting range, providing us with unique insight into how it achieves its industry-leading safety certification.

Barely distinguishable from the series-production model both in terms of its appearance and driving dynamics, the BMW X5 Protection VR6 shields occupants with approximately 30 mm thick multi-layer safety glass that features an internal polycarbonate splinter protection layer.

Combined with the armoured passenger compartment, post-blast-protection, leak-resistant fuel tank and run-flat tyres, the BMW X5 Protection VR6 can safeguard against attacks from short-range and long-range weapons.

The Secrets of the Supercars series provides an inside look at some of the most exclusive car companies on earth, putting vehicles through their paces on the track, discovering game-changing supercars of the past and revealing what happens when engineers push supercar design to the extremes.

Secrets of the Supercars BMW X5 Protection VR6 episode will broadcast on Dave on Sunday 2nd May at 7pm.

In terms of performance and build, BMW’s X5 M is the closest model available (to the Protection VR6) that’s available to purchase by the general public.

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