Is the BMW X5 Protection VR6 glass particularly strong?

Is the BMW X5 Protection VR6 glass particularly strong?

November 21, Tesla unveiled its new car Cybertruck. Cybertruck has amazing features, such as: high performance, impact resistance, convenience and high security.

Their characteristics:

Single Motor RWD:

  • one motor
  • rear drive
  • range 250 + miles
  • Acceleration from 0 to 60 in 6.5 s.
  • max. speed 110 mph
  • price $ 39,900

 Dual Motor AWD:

  • two motors
  • four-wheel drive
  • range 300 + miles
  • Acceleration from 0 to 60 in 4.5 s.
  • max. speed 120 mph
  • price $ 49,900

 Tri Motor AWD:

  • three motors
  • four-wheel drive
  • range 500 + miles
  • Acceleration from 0 to 60 in 2.9 s.
  • max. speed 130 mph
  • price $ 69,900

During a demonstration of the durability of Cybertruck Armor Glass, an incident occurred that many people interpreted wrongly. Namely, when the designer of Tesla Franz von Holzhausen threw a steel ball into the glass and the glass was cracked. Yes, Franz looks like a nice guy, but there is an incredible power in his body that he has shown us. Having Cybertruck and Franz nearby, you can be absolutely not afraid of anything.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

We already wrote about this, but we remind you.
Firstly, from the impact of the sledgehammer on the door, the base of the glass cracked, which subsequently affected its strength. Secondly, bulletproof glass, despite the fact that it cracked, performed its main functions, namely, they did not allow a steel ball to get inside the car.
Ordinary glass shatters into fragments from one strong blow. Bulletproof glass is designed to withstand a bullet and protect an object that is behind the glass from a bullet. That is, bulletproof glass can crack, but it (of course, depending on its strength and projectile strength) should not let a bullet inside a protected object.
This is what we saw at the demonstration. The glass cracked, but the steel ball bounced off the glass and did not get inside Cybertruck.

It was precisely the fact that the glass cracked that led Tesla's rivals and haters to take advantage of it.

The day after the presentation of Cybertruck, BMW's official Twitter account posted a tweet in which it mocked this incident. They offered their BMW X5 Protection VR6 as a safer car than Cybertruck.


The tweet mentions the bulletproof windows of an armored SUV and “splinter protection in case it gets hit by a metal ball”. This is obviously a reference to the Armor Glass test with a steel ball.

I think BMWs just wanted to take advantage of Cybertruck’s popularity to advertise their X5 Protection VR6. After all, let's look at the facts. BMW offers a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The engine set-up, which is the same as the M50i version of the non-armored X5, allows the car to reach 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 130 mph. What acceleration will be used by an armored SUV is not yet known.
The automaker hasn’t released any pricing information for the X5 Protection VR6, but expect costs to be far hight of the X5 M50i’s normal starting price of $ 83,145.
So we have a completely different car that has completely different characteristics and has a price that is more than twice as much as the basic version of Cybertruck.

By the way, here are photos of X5 Protection VR6 after a glass test for strength.

Photo credit: BMW

I think this photo perfectly clarifies the fact that nothing unusual happened during the glass strength test, during the presentation of Cybertruck. When BMW taunts, and we know that they perfectly understands all the properties of bulletproof glasses, then I understand perfectly well that this is nothing more than a manipulation of the opinions of people who do not have specialized knowledge.

Unfortunately, Tesla is constantly faced with this attitude. Competitors and short sellers are constantly manipulating the opinions of people who do not have specialized knowledge, for their own benefit. And the victims of this deception are the same people who believed them. For 16 years, Tesla’s rivals and short sellers have been trying to convince everyone that Tesla is on the verge of bankruptcy, and Elon Musk is a liar. But facts state the opposite.
We have a successful company that is developing rapidly. A company that cares about its customers and our planet. I hope that every day more and more people will be aware of the truth and will not allow untruth to destroy what is our salvation.
Today is a special day for Americans, Day of Thanksgiving. The Tesmanian team is sincerely grateful to all members of the Tesla family, Tesla and Elon Musk. Happy Thanksgiving!


And while competitors are trying to taunt Tesla, and short-selling to spread the untruth, more than 250,000 pre-orders for Tesla Cybertruck were placed (According to information that is more than one day old)


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Eva Fox

Eva Fox

Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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