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A new definition of maximum security: The new BMW 7 Series High
Security. Munich. With the launch of a new generation of high-security
sedans based on the BMW 7 Series, the leading supplier of premium
vehicles meets the most stringent safety requirements for persons at
risk while travelling in their vehicles. Both, the BMW 760Li High
Security and the BMW 750Li High Security are the first models in the
world to be certified to BRV 2009 and both vehicles meet the
requirements of the new ballistic protection level VR7.

Due to their highly effective protective armour, the non-transparent body areas of
the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security meet the
requirements of the ballistic protection level VR9. Hence, both the
BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security provide
optimum safety in the individual mobility segment in combination with
unparalleled comfort of travel, superior drive technology and an
abundance of innovative equipment features to guarantee confident
motoring at all times.

The two BMW high security sedans set new standards in the protection of persons at risk while travelling in their vehicle. The unique security concept is based on findings which
BMW gained as a result of its determined development work and on more
than thirty years of experience in security vehicle engineering. The
security concept was developed parallel to the production model and
the integration of safety components is an integral part of the
vehicle production process at BMW’s Dingolfing plant.

Specific chassis components are perfectly adapted to the increase in weight due
to the sedans’ armour plating. Hence, reinforced suspension,
dampers and suspension strut top mountings are part of the
model-specific component range. This approach ensures finely-tuned
vehicle performance characteristics that cannot be achieved by
retrofitted armour plating.

Reinforced vehicle-specific armour plating
made from special steel as well as newly developed safety glazing
protect the passenger compartment in particular from attacks of all
kinds. The passenger compartment is protected by armour plating of the
doors, the roof, the pillars, the front footwell and the separation
wall between passenger and luggage compartments. The steel panels,
which were manufactured by means of a special technique, fit the body
contours perfectly.

The model-specific gap sealing ensures that
critical areas such as door cut and body joint lines are safely
sealed. The sedans’ undercarriage is armoured by special plating
which was developed with a particular focus on maximum explosion
protection. Another new development is the sedans’ 2.4” (6
cm) safety glazing.

Due to its innovative structure, the multi-layer
laminated glass cover provides a unique level of resistance. The
window panes are covered with a polycarbonate layer on the inside in
order to prevent shattered glass particles from penetrating the

Driving dynamics and comfort on a par with production
models. Even with the highly effective security equipment, both the
exclusive character of the interior as well as the driving dynamics
that are typical of BMW 7 Series luxury sedans has been virtually

Despite their extensive safety equipment, both the BMW 760Li
High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security can hardly be
distinguished from the corresponding production models. The
sedans’ high protection level, which is second to none, is
combined with a prestigious appearance, outstanding comfort of travel
and an impressively powerful drive system.

Both the BMW 760Li High
Security’s twelve-cylinder engine and the BMW 750Li High
Security’s V8 engine offer a combination of all-aluminium
design, BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection
with direct fuel injection. Both power units are distinguished by
their energetic power delivery from a low number of revolutions, the
running smoothness that is typical of BMW luxury sedans and their
state-of-the art efficiency.

Despite the increased weight of the
vehicle, the engine performance characteristics of both models ensure
that the new high-security sedans can achieve a dynamic acceleration
from standing and a confident engine torque at all speeds. Both models
have an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h. The newly
developed V12 unit of the BMW 760Li High Security unleashes its
superior power of 400 kW/544 hp at an engine speed of 5,250 rpm. Peak
torque of 750 Nm comes at 1,500 rpm.

In combination with the newly
developed eight-speed automatic transmission, the 6.0-litre
twelve-cylinder engine impresses drivers not only with its outstanding
running smoothness, but also with its ability to spontaneously
translate its seemingly infinite power reserve into precisely
adjustable driving dynamics anytime. The BMW 760Li High Security
accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in as little as 6.2 seconds. The
4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine of the BMW 750Li High Security is the
first petrol engine of its kind with turbochargers that are located in
the “V” space between the cylinder banks.

The V8 engine
achieves 300 kW/407 hp at engine speeds of between 5,500 and 6,400
rpm. It mobilizes a maximum torque of 600 Nm that is maintained
between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The spontaneously delivered engine thrust
is applied to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
The BMW 750Li High Security accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9
seconds. The BMW 760Li High Security as well as the BMW 750Li High
Security are distinguished by particularly harmonious driving
characteristics. Both the comfort and the active security features of
both models correspond to the premium quality standards that are
typical of the BMW 7 Series.

The innovative and in part exclusive BMW
driver assistance systems ensure that potentially dangerous traffic
situations can be foreseen and avoided, thus allowing for confident
motoring. The combination of a double wishbone front axle with an
integral V rear axle provides numerous benefits in terms of comfort
and dynamics, but above all, it results in an outstandingly harmonious
handling of curves, virtually eliminating rolling, swaying or tilting
behaviour. Moreover, the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li
High Security are equipped with an electronically controlled Dynamic
Damping Control. The dampers adapt to the road surface as well as to
the style of motoring. The high-performance braking system ensures
excellent deceleration values in all situations. Inner-vented discs
and sliding calliper design for optimum efficiency on all four wheels
provide extreme stability and maximum braking comfort.

Run-flat tyres
are equipped with temperature sensors and a separate tyre pressure
monitoring system for each wheel. Special options for individual
security requirements. Just like the range of comfort options, the
security package for both the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW
750Li High Security can be adapted to suit individual requirements. An
intercom system with concealed microphones and speakers allows safe
communication with people outside of the vehicle without the need to
open doors or windows.

Additional safety options include an assault
alarm, fire extinguishing system with temperature sensor for
extinguishing fires in the engine compartment and below the vehicle as
well as irritant gas sensors for protecting passengers from gas
attacks. If the interior protection system is triggered by excess gas
levels, all windows are closed automatically, the central locking
system is activated, the fresh air valves are closed and the
ventilation system is shut off. An additional internal fresh-air
supply system ensures that passengers are provided with breathable

BMW also offers special options for authorities, governments and
embassies. The package provides a range of special features such as
flag holders, arrangements for radio installations right through to a
gun case with compartments for two machine guns in the center console.
Also included is an external beacon with a roof installation system
and integrated LED flashing lights for the front grille. Upon request,
the vehicle may be fitted with an acoustic signalling system that can
be controlled via the iDrive operating system. In order to accommodate
this exclusive circle of customers, BMW provides discreet consultancy
and personalized sales and service support all over the world. BMW
high-security sedans are serviced by certified special garages only.
Access to the vehicles is restricted to very few selected and
specially trained personnel. As part of the special customer service,
BMW offers special driver training programs for security vehicles.