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Check out the first ballistic armored BMW X7 to hit the market

INKAS has armored a BMW X7, giving it the ability to withstand two simultaneous grenade attacks.

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It's traditionally a powerful family hauler. But this three-row BMW X7 isn't just for hauling the traditional family. It's made for toting around diplomats, politicians, executives, and VIPs. Meet the INKAS Armored BMW X7, the world's first armored X7.

The armored variant builds on the BMW X7 xDrive40i. That's the base model X7. It comes standard with all-wheel drive and uses its 335-horsepower, turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine to get from zero to 60 seconds in 5.8 seconds, pre-outfitted. That's good, but if you want more, you can opt for a V8 that yields either 523 horsepower or 612 for an upcharge. All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The X7 retains its exterior styling and its high-tech interior features. It comes stand with a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, quad-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging pad, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, and navigation.

To the vehicle, INKAS has aded high-quality ballistic armor that offers 360-degree protection. With INKAS proprietary armoring system, the vehicle offers protection from top to bottom, and even ensures that no bullets can penetrate the door seals. Standard armoring features include multi-layer bullet resistant glass, protection for the battery and control module, reinforced door hingers and critical structure points, a reinforced suspension, and runlet devices.

"We are thrilled that despite the challenges during this pandemic, INKAS is able to continue developing and extending our product line with high-quality and innovative products. It's always a challenge being the first one in the industry to convert a specific model into a bulletproof vehicle, but it's a rewarding venture," said David Khazanski, CEO of INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing. "This first-ever armored BMW X7 is engineered with attention to detail and provides unparalleled protection and comfort for its passengers".

All armoring meets the CEN 1063 BR6 ballistic standard, which means that the vehicle can withstand attacks from 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester FMJ ammunition as well as protect from the explosions of two hand grenades detonated simultaneously.

Buyers can upgrade their INKAS armored BMW X7 to include sirens and PA systems, air filtration devices, night-vision systems, smoke screen system, engine bay fire suppression system, and emergency lights packages.

The new SUV is now available for worldwide delivery to all major seaports, or even airfreight upon special request.

INKAS doesn't say how much their X7 costs but since the base model is just about $75,000 pre-upfitting, you can expect the armored version to be in the six figures range.

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The Bronze Edition model builds on the XLE trim.

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The Toyota Highlander entered its fourth generation for the 2020 model year, which brought sleek style, updated tech, and a premium-look interior. A new XSE trim joined the lineup for 2021, and for 2022, Toyota is adding a new hybrid-only Bronze Edition trim.

2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition The Bronze Edition adds useful features, such as a hands-free power liftgate.toyota

The new Bronze Edition Highlander builds on the XLE trim with:

  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Memory driver's seat with 10-way power adjustments
  • Hands-free power liftgate

Toyota notes that the Bronze Edition previews features that will show up with the greater 2022 Highlander release. Among them are the new Wind Chill Pearl color, which replaces Blizzard Pearl from the previous model, and height/tilt passenger seat adjustments.

2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition The Highlander is a supremely comfortable SUV with room for the family.Toyota

The Highlander carries on into 2022 with a standard 3.5-liter V6 that makes 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. A Highlander Hybrid is available, which mates a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. Combined system output is 243 horsepower. With the V6 on board, the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition The Bronze Edition is available for Highlander Hybrid models.Toyota

All 2022 Highlander models get Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, road sign assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure alerts, lane tracing assist, a sway warning system, and automatic high beams. Those features and the Highlander's excellent crash testing scores were good enough for the SUV to earn a Top Safety Pick + designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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The Mach-E is the first EV to pass testing.

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Seeing flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror can either be a very good or very bad thing, depending on what you're doing when they appear. You may be in for a surprise the next time you see them, though, as the Ford Mustang Mach-E just passed police testing and could end up in municipal fleets in the near future. Ford Pro provided the vehicle for testing by the Michigan State Police and it passed, making it the first all-electric vehicle to do so.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Vehicles are tested in several key areas.Ford

The Michigan State Police tests include acceleration, top speed, braking, and high-speed pursuit programs. Emergency response handling is also tested. To help law enforcement agencies make decisions about the vehicles that will best suit their needs, the Michigan State Police tests new model year police vehicles and publishes results for use by other agencies nationwide. It's one of two agencies that perform such tests.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Ford Pro provided the vehicles for testing by the Michigan State PoliceFord

The Ford Mustang Mach-E landed earlier this year and has been in high demand since. The Blue Oval initially offered the EV in a handful of trims and recently added a high-performance GT model to the lineup. All versions of the SUV feature sweeping lines and strong infotainment tech, and some offer extended range batteries with an all-wheel drive option. However, if you're hoping to get your hands on one, be prepared to wait. Current delivery times on Ford's website start at 20 weeks and extend to 28-plus weeks.

Ford Mustang Mach-E The Mach-E launched earlier this year and is in high demand.Ford

Ford Pro is launching soon and will offer a range of electrified and internal combustion vehicles to commercial customers of all types. The portfolio will eventually include the 2022 Ford E-Transit and 2022 F-150 Lightning, and likely the Mustang Mach-E, given its ability to pass the law enforcement tests.

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