The luxury car market has just witnessed a groundbreaking evolution in the realm of security and comfort. BMW, a name synonymous with innovation and excellence, has unveiled a new generation of protection vehicles that redefine the luxury sedan segment. The culmination of 45 years of experience in protection vehicle development, the new BMW i7 Protection and BMW 7 Series Protection seamlessly combine unrivaled protection capabilities with exceptional ride comfort, cutting-edge technology, and the dynamic prowess that BMW is renowned for.
At the forefront of this revelation is the BMW i7 Protection, a trailblazer in every sense. Breaking new ground as the world’s first-ever protection sedan with an all-electric drive system, the BMW i7 Protection boasts a genuine paradigm shift. This innovative sedan is driven by two powerful electric motors that effortlessly meet the demanding requirements of class VR9 protection, all while delivering zero tailpipe emissions.
The revolutionary electric powertrain features one electric motor at the front axle and another at the rear, providing an electrifying all-wheel-drive system with a combined output of up to 400 kW/544 hp and a peak torque of 745 Newton meters. This powertrain propels the BMW i7 Protection from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 9.0 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).
While the BMW i7 Protection is an embodiment of electric innovation, the BMW 7 Series Protection presents an unmatched fusion of protection and performance. Powered by a cutting-edge V8 engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, this petrol-engined variant generates a staggering maximum output of 390 kW/530 hp and peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). This robust powerplant, combined with a 48V mild hybrid system, propels the BMW 7 Series Protection from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.6 seconds, with a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).
Central to the innovation of the new BMW i7 Protection and BMW 7 Series Protection is the groundbreaking BMW Protection Core. This unique technology constructs the entire supporting structure of the protection sedan’s body using armor steel, an engineering marvel that provides a self-supporting protective cell. This protection core is then combined with specialized armor for doors, underbody, and safety glass, creating a fortified sanctuary within the vehicle.
The armor extends to the roof and underbody, offering maximum protection against explosive attacks, including drone threats and hand grenade detonations. The vehicles also incorporate a self-sealing fuel tank that automatically seals itself upon bullet impact, preventing fuel loss. Certified by Germany’s Vereinigung der Prüfstellen für Angriffshemmende Materialien und Konstruktionen (Association of Test Laboratories for Attack-Resistant Materials and Constructions – VPAM), the BMW i7 Protection and BMW 7 Series Protection are classified as offering class VR9 protection.
In addition to providing unparalleled protection, the new BMW protection sedans prioritize comfort and innovation. The BMW i7 Protection and BMW 7 Series Protection are equipped with an array of cutting-edge features, including Integral Active Steering, chassis technology tailored for these models, and the BMW Curved Display operating on BMW System 8.5.
Passengers experience exceptional ride comfort thanks to electrically operated roller sunblinds, luxurious multifunction seats, and the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. Moreover, an integrated intercom system enables communication with the outside world without compromising security.
Acknowledging that personalization is paramount, BMW offers a range of exterior and interior customization options. The vehicles can be equipped with various additional features, including a cool box, exclusive Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and motorized assistance for opening and closing doors.
The introduction of the BMW i7 Protection marks another chapter in BMW’s commitment to sustainable mobility, aligning seamlessly with the brand’s ethos of innovation, comfort, and environmental consciousness. As the world ushers in a new era of luxury protection vehicles, BMW’s latest offerings redefine what it means to prioritize safety and comfort without compromising on sustainability.
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