Fleet News

BMW X5 extends range of armoured vehicles

Alt Text

BMW has expanded its range of security vehicles to include the new X5, offering protection from firearms attack, robbery, kidnap and car-jacking.

The X5 Security joins the 7-series High Security and the 3-series Security, which look almost identical to the standard road cars but are heavily armoured, featuring significant modifications such as bullet-resistant, reinforced passenger cells, triple glazing and strengthened door joins.

The X5 4.4i Security uses run-flat tyres and reinforced glass capable of withstanding an attack by a .44 Magnum. However, its 320bhp engine allows it to accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds, with a maximum speed of 130mph.

BMW offers a buy-back scheme for all the vehicles up to seven years old.

  • BMW is offering an ES version of the 316i, combining a low entry price with a high level of standard equipment. At £18,495 on-the-road, the 316i ES includes sports suspension, alloy wheels, a CD player and M leather steering wheel, anthracite headlining, colour-coded door handles and a storage compartment package.

  • Subscribe to Fleet News.
  • Get the news delivered to your desktop
  • Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

    Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

    Login to comment


    No comments have been made yet.

    Compare costs of your company cars

    Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

    What is your BIK car tax liability?

    The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee