Expecting a firefight? Take the armored BMW X5 Protection VR6.

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The typically pedestrian SUV will withstand a blast from 33 pounds of TNT and stop bullets in their tracks.

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Molded armor plating that sits just beneath the X5's skin keeps occupants safe from assault rifle rounds.

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Safety glass also stops bullets, too.

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All the armor hardly changes the X5's looks, keeping things pretty discreet.

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The luggage area, too, is armored.

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Those chasing after the driver or passenger(s) of the X5 Protection VR6 should know BMW also sealed up vulnerable areas.

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Thus, aiming for areas where panels meet is no good; the German automaker installs overlapping armor plating in those parts of the body to keep things secure. 

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And if a blast does go off, BMW promises the windows will remain intact.

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The fuel tank? That's self-sealing to prevent any fuel leaks.

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BMW says there's an optional feature that ensures the X5 Protection VR6's  engine will continue to run after a collision.

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