Gauteng-based SVI Engineering has a new BMW-approved protection package for the locally built X3 M40i, the first time BMW has issued an armouring certification in Africa.

The ballistic resistance class NIJ Level IIIA package is comparable to B4, which provides protection against handguns (including 9 mm and .44 Magnum). The armoured X3 M40i underwent ballistic and durability testing in SA in accordance with internationally recognised guidelines, says Jaco de Kock, CEO of the SVI group...

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