Mercedes Benz India has officially launched thier most luxurious and safest product ever – the Mercedes Benz S600 Guard at Rs 8.9 crores, ex-Delhi. This is third armoured car from Mercedes Benz to be launched in India, after E Guard and M Guard. Launch of Mercedes Benz S600 Guard is a part of the company’s ’15 in 15’ plan, which will see them launch 15 cars in 2015.
Made of special steel, the S600 Guard is a lot heavier than the standard S Class (exact weight not revealed, but regular S Class weighs 2,200 kgs). It comes in with VR9 level of protection both where its transparent and opaque body parts are concerned. It can resist rifle fire from military weapons as well as is resistant to hand grenades and other explosives used in terrorist attacks.
Reportedly, weighing almost twice as much as the regular Mercedes Benz S Class, it has windows that have to be operated with a hydraulic system (bullet proof glass). The car receives heat resistant fibre parts and safety equipment that includes automatic fire suspension system, emergency fresh air system and windows that are coated with lamination glass with polycarbonate coating to protect occupants during gun fire.
In optional four and five seating configuration, Mercedes Benz S600 Guard receives several comfort features as seen on the S Class. These include executive seats with massage function, warmth comfort package, business telephone, air filtering and balance system, while interiors are bathed in ambient lighting.
Mercedes Benz S600 Guard is powered by a V12 petrol engine offering 530 hp peak power and 830 Nm peak torque. Top speed is restricted to 210 kmph due to its excessive weight while tyres are from Michelin which are made to order run flat tyres that can travel upto a distance of 28 kms even when flat.
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