Less than a week after previewing the much-discussed new generation Mercedes Benz S600 Guard, the Stuttgart-based carmaker has pulled the wraps off the eagerly awaited flagship in its armoured-vehicle line up. If the claim from Mercedes Benz is to be believed, the new Mercedes Bnez S600 Guard is the first car in the entire world to be “comprehensively certified” for the highest-possible level of ballistic protection in resistance class VR9.
The recently unveiled armored S Class variant boasts of specially developed protective components that have been produced from a rather rare kind of steel and are housed in the cavities between the car’s body shell and its body-structure. Resulting into an even better splinter protection are the special aramide and polyethylene components that this car comes with. In essence, aramide are nothing but some heat-resistant synthetic fibers.
All the glasses of this car come with a coating of polycarbonate on the inside, along with featuring a laminated structure. Visually though, the new Mercedes Benz S600 Guard looks the same as the regular, non-armored model and can be ordered in either four or five seat layout. The car has a trunk capacity of 350 litres. Powering this new variant of the S Class is the same 6.0-litre V-twin turbocharged petrol engine that has a maximum power of 527 bhp and peak torque of 612 lb-ft. As can be easily made out, these are the same figures that are delivered by the regular, non-armoured S600’s motor.
Other than all the features of the regular model, the new Guard-spec car features a panic alarm system, emergency fresh air system, opaque roller blinds for the glasses, hydraulic side windows, gimbal rear LED reading lamps, bespoke rear cooling compartment and heated side windows and windscreen. Currently, it isn’t sure if the new car is headed our way. However, you may safely expect Autocolum to update you with more details on this car’s India-launch possibility.