Mercedes-Benz has launched the S600 Guard armored luxury limo in India for Rs. 8.9 crores onwards (ex-showroom Delhi). Based on the flagship S600L variant, it comes with about 1.7-tone worth of armor. According to Mercedes, the S600 Guard is the safest car on earth and is certified for the highest ballistics protection class right now, called VR9. It also comes equipped with a protective compound made of special steel in various hollow spaces in the vehicle’s body frame and outer body shell.
“We are glad to introduce this ‘fortress on wheels’ for our exclusive set of high profile Indian customers, who require the highest levels of protection when on the move, and rely only on Mercedes-Benz special protection vehicles. With first-class comfort, an outstanding AIRMATIC suspension, powerful V12 engine, intelligent driver assistance systems and unrestricted day-to-day suitability, the new flagship Guard model sets an unprecedented new standard in this segment. With the launch of the new S 600 Guard, Mercedes-Benz India now provides a formidable range of special protection vehicles comprising the E-Guard and M-Guard, for the Indian market,” said Mercedes-Benz India, Managing Director & CEO, Eberhard Kern.
The S600 Guard runs on exclusive Michelin PAX run-flat tires that have a 28 km range with zero pressure. Other features include automatic fire suppression and an emergency fresh air system. In addition to the newly launches S-Guard, the other armored vehicles offered by German automaker include the Mercedes E-Guard, and M-Guard.