The BMW concern announced the appearance of an armored version of the BMW i7 crossover, combining explosion and bulletproof with an electric power plant.
Politicians and celebrities will soon be offered to purchase an armored BMW i7 electric car. The model, which will be unveiled next year, promises “a new and innovative protection concept,” as well as “an unsurpassed combination of protection, resilience and confidence, spaciousness and resilience.”
These are rather vague specifications, but BMW chairman Oliver Zipse said that the company will introduce an all-electric car with a high level of safety for the first time – without any compromises when it comes to the standard of protection for its customers. He added that the model will demonstrate how “sustainable development and security can go hand in hand.”
“The i7 xDrive60 version is equipped with a four-wheel-drive system with two engines, which produces a combined power of 536 hp and 744 Nm of torque. This allows the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4.5 seconds and drive 483 km on a single charge in the EPA test cycle.”
It will be interesting to see how much the booking process will affect the power reserve of the car. BMW has many years of experience working with safety cars. Their first was introduced in 1978 on the basis of the 7-Series. The next generations of the flagship sedan offered reservations, and in 2004 the X5 Security was added to the model range.
It remains unclear what level of protection the i7 will have, but BMW has previously offered VR6 and VR7 cars. In the case of X5 Protection VR6, the model is equipped with cast armor, an armored trunk partition, and bulletproof glass with a thickness of approximately 33 mm. The model also has a bottom armor and a self-sealing fuel tank.