BMW 7 Series Protection launched in India

The car is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km/h; despite its heavy weight.

BMW has announced the launch of its new-gen armoured luxury sedan, the 7 Series Protection in the Indian market. The new-gen BMW 7 Series Protection made its debut at the IAA Mobility Show 2023 in Munich, Germany last year, alongside the electric i7 Protection.

The new-gen 7 Series Protection meets the VR9 protection standards, featuring a specialised self-supporting body structure made from armour steel, additional armour for the underbody and armoured glass. The armour allows the car to protect its passengers from attacks with firearms, explosives and drones. The 7 Series Protection also has its fuel tank made with special casing and seats to prevent being hit by a bullet.

Other protection features include run-flat tyres, specially made by Michelin which allow the car to be driven 30 km at 80 km/h without losing air pressure, rear-wheel steering, fresh-air supply system, fire extinguisher with both automatic and manual discharge, flashing light, radio transceivers and flag poles.

Apart from the protective features, the BMW 7 Series Protection also gets an illuminated front grille, crystal headlights, Bowers & Wilkins diamond surround sound system and heated & ventilated seats for the rear occupants. The armoured sedan also comes with motorised assistance for the doors, considering each of them weighs 200 kg and electrically operated sunblinds among plenty of other features.

Powering the BMW 7 Series Protection is a 4.4-litre 8-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine with mild-hybrid technology. The powertrain produces 524 BHP and 750 Nm, allowing the car to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km/h; despite its heavy weight.

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