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      05-04-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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30 Years of Experience: BMW Security Vehicles



BMW's lineup of high security vehicles is larger then ever, which revolve mainly around the X5 and 7 Series cars (and has included the 5 series with the previous generation). BMW has put together this video highlighting what goes into and what happens behind the scenes with these cars.

Here is the official BMW website for BMW Security vehicles: http://www.bmw-security-vehicles.com.../en/index.html

You can see our related articles here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=+security
Or directly jump to the 7-series security: http://www.7post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290141
and 5-series (E60) security: http://e60.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171326
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really cool but I feel like I am living in a very dangerous world now - I guess it is good that I am a nobody
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I wonder if they upgrade the braking system to compensate for added weight and force needed to adequately stop.

I like how they show the 180 degree turn(J turn), but in reality that is pretty difficult. They don't tell you you need to have your tires overinflated so that they lose traction when you spin the car around but the ground also has to be wet.

none the less entertaining
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first thing that came to mind was this

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wow amazing stuff... nice video.
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where do I sigh up for the BMW performance driving training?

and are the safety equipment standard or option? <- serious question
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Had no idea that bmw offered factory cars like this. I would love to have one of those!!
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This topic sure sells tickets, and has been presented repeatedly on the silver screen.
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My uncle has this option on his 7 series. They had this feature available for a good 5-6 years now or maybe longer.
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where do I sigh up for the BMW performance driving training?

and are the safety equipment standard or option? <- serious question
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...s/MSchool.aspx
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wow

I never knew it existed either!

Great to see !
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My uncle has this option on his 7 series. They had this feature available for a good 5-6 years now or maybe longer.
Who's your uncle? And more importantly what does he do? =)

I remember doing that "anti-terrorist" maneauver @ 3:28 during a recent BMW drivers training in Montreal. It was actually alot of fun driving reverse and throwing it in neutral @ 60km/hr and doing a scandanavian flick to bring the car 180 degrees.
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I believe there's a few of those 7 series in Hong Kong....
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thats pretty impressive... bomb proof? throw these things into iraq the marines could use these big time
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My uncle has this option on his 7 series. They had this feature available for a good 5-6 years now or maybe longer.
Uh, yeah, if you had watched the video you would know they've been offering it for a lot longer than that, they kinda talked about it...
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My uncle has this option on his 7 series. They had this feature available for a good 5-6 years now or maybe longer.
there's crime in canadia?

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I believe there's a few of those 7 series in Hong Kong....
you must be some d-bag in HK to have this... seeing how crime in HK is so low, and gun laws are extremely strict, you must be a real "target" to own a vehicle like this in Hk... but then again, a lot of people just get ridiculous cars for the hell of it in HK

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there's crime in canadia?



you must be some d-bag in HK to have this... seeing how crime in HK is so low, and gun laws are extremely strict, you must be a real "target" to own a vehicle like this in Hk... but then again, a lot of people just get ridiculous cars for the hell of it in HK
Uhhhh...i said there's must be some in Hong Kong...where did i say I own one?

Sorry...but there are many real estate developers, such as Li Ka-shing, boss of Cheung Kong development company....which is a subject to kidnapping owns a 7-series with security details....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ka-shing

Calm down, you don't have to be a mafia or d-bag to have need one. Hong Kong crime rate reflects there isn't much kidnapping, robbery, murder compare to other countries. But these things do happen, especially for these rich people.

Correct, gun laws are strict in Hong Kong, but there are still plenty that you can smuggle from Mainland China.
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you must be some d-bag in HK to have this... seeing how crime in HK is so low, and gun laws are extremely strict, you must be a real "target" to own a vehicle like this in Hk... but then again, a lot of people just get ridiculous cars for the hell of it in HK
I would recommend the "Young and Dangerous" series of movies for crime rate and gun law references
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