As the German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz launched the resistant and armoured S600 Guard, safety was highest on the agenda. Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard, which can even endure a bomb blast, is the safest car as of now and has been priced at INR 8.9 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). After launching the E Guard and M Guard, Mercedes-Benz came up with its third finest armoured luxurious car in India. With one of the best safety and security measures, this luxury machine has been released for the VVIPs.
So, what’s so special about this latest offering from Mercedes?
Luxury With Safety
The Mercedes-Benz S Guard is planned along the lines of the luxurious Sedan S600 with almost the same features needed for that luxuriant feel. Additionally, the former has extraordinary safety features – from both inside and outside. Carefully designed with inconspicuousness, it is difficult to differentiate between the regular S-Class and S600 Guard, at first look.
The S600 Guard has been named so for its impassible exterior that gives full body defence against persisting attacks by automatic weapons similar to M60 machine guns using 7.62×51 mm rounds. The car can withstand even two hand grenade blasts!
Complete Package With Extraordinary Features
The enigmatic features are not just for the body shield, there’s more.The window panes are much thicker than stock double-pane glass of other cars. These windows are so heavy that each of them requires its own hydraulic lift to open and shut. Ballistic protection is the top find of this model, offering its owners VR9-level protection. The S600 Guard has an inbuilt oxygen method that seals every exterior vent and provides clean and fresh air in case there is a gas attack.
The specialty of a well-measured technical power makes it unique. This new offering from Mercedez-Benz has Intelligent Drive functions including Night View Assist Plus, 360 degree camera and LED Intelligent Light System. Space and comfort have not been compromised at any level while providing unmatched security. The S600 Guard is offered in both a 4-seater and a full-fledged 5-seater. A 350-litre boot capacity along with high payload makes it incredibly special.
The car is equipped with numerous safety and luxury features such as heated windscreen and side windows, opaque roller blinds, panic alarm system, fire extinguisher system through automatic activation and special cooling slot at the rear, only one of its kind.
Efficient in Coping Up With Heavy Weight
Mercedes S600 Guard has an overall weight of over 3.5 tonnes and the armour composites include half of its weight. To take care of the additional weight of this sedan, the body shell has been made extremely strong, together with its windows and doors.
In no case, the weight affects this giant’s durability and features. The S600 Guard is motorised by a 6.0-litre V12 engine that gives a peak power of 530 PS and 830 NM of glance torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox to handle the task. It also has a striking acceleration in case you need to speedily escape a danger zone. An electronically controlled top speed of 210 kmph makes it one of the safest in times of danger.
The S600 Guard has features to cope with the augmented vehicle weight – AIRMATIC air suspension with changeable damper control and adapted control features. The air springs at the front of the vehicle are armoured and extra steel springs are used at the rear axle. To carry all these artilleries, Michelin PAX run-flat tyres along with added tyre force monitoring scheme are added. These zero-pressure tyres, which can run at 30 kmph for 19 miles, allow an escape from the danger zone even with damaged tyres. As far as the braking feature is concerned, the bigger 6 piston brake calipers and significantly bigger brake discs make the vehicle safer and handle the extra weight safely and efficiently.