BMW to Show Armored 5-Series in Frankfurt

BMW has added the 5-Series sedan to its line of armed-attack-thwarting security vehicles, alongside the BMW 760Li / 745Li High Security and the BMW X5 Security. While the 7-Series models meet the requirements of ballistic protection level B6/B7 (i.e., assault rifle with armor-piericng rounds, plus blast protection) The 5-Series models meet level B4 (i.e., .44 Magnum handgun, submachine gun and assault rifle), making it perfect for lesser cabinet ministers, underworld couriers (gambling, prostitution) and pension fund-looting CEOs. That, and writers of unfavorable reviews of ill-conceived luxury SUVs.

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