Even BMW’s own X5 Security isn’t safe enough for some people, so now BMW has introduced the X5 Security Plus.

So what new in the world of bad business? Well, the tires can now run about 60 miles longer at 50 mph with no air. Also the armor has been upgraded. The standard X5 Security could withstand .44 Magnum rounds (insert Dirty Harry joke here), and now the Plus can also take on the most popular assault weapon on the block, the AK-47 (insert slightly more obscure Jackie Brown joke here).

All these upgrades do take their toll on performance, which may mean the baddies could get in an extra shot or two. The Security Plus has the same 355 hp 4.8-liter V8 that’s in the regular model, so 0 to 60 mph time has been raised 0.7 second to 8.2 and top speed has been lowered 18 mph to 112 mph.

Of course we’re missing the root of the problem here...Once someone gets to this level of need for safety and security, wouldn’t it just pay off more to be a nicer person?

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