With extraordinary wealth comes the increase risk of harm, especially true when the disparity between the poor and the rich is great. As Auto Shanghai 2011 approaches, luxury automaker BMW will showcase its new BMW X5 Security Plus edition in one of the world’s fastest growing economy and wealth generator. Though first announced in April 2009, this will be the vehicle’s first debut in Asia. With a rating of Class 6, the BMW X5 Security Plus offers a mid-tier protection in BMW’s 3-tier classification. Still, its armor and glasses are enough to defeat the most widely available ammunition, the 7.62mm rounds used by AK-47 assault rifle. Built modularly , each reinforced steel components are molded to specification, with sealed joints in between for added protection. Unlike other protection vehicle, where a base model is stripped down first and retrofitted, the BMW X5 Security Plus was made with all additional factors taken into consideration. Suspension tweaked with dampers and electronic management for the increase in weight while its power, produced by a 4.8-liter V8 capable of generating 355-horsepower, is enough to ditch any dogged pursuers. Other features include intercom system for communication with anyone outside of the vehicle, sans the opening of windows or doors, rear and side view cameras for a better situation awareness, and a sirens/light system to alert others. However, with anonymity as the biggest asset in security, the BMW X5 Security Plus looks like any other X5 on the road.