Also known as ‘Fortress on Wheels’ for its ability to provide high level of protection to the rider, the highly exclusive Mercedes Benz S600 Guard has arrived in India. Labeled by their engineers as the safest car on earth, the Guard is the first car vehicle in Germany to be offered with the highest class of ballistic protection (VR9). The marriage of luxurious comfort and marvel in engineering is what makes up for the design of S 600 Guard. The company shares that it can sustain a military fire from rifles, grenades and other explosive charges. Featuring AIRMATIC suspension, smart driver assistance and a powerful V12 engine, the S600 Guard has in all four models – S, E, M and G-Class across the globe.
Sophisticatedly integrated protective elements intelligently overlapped with each other are at the core of the body’s core for comprehensive ballistic protection. Particularly thick laminated glasses are coated with polycarbonate. Featuring high performance LED headlamps, the S600 excels with the interiors as well. Available in both 4 and 5 seater variants, the car comes with 350-litre boot space and large headroom and elbow room in the rear.
The V12 petrol engine coupled with 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission generates 390 kW (530 hp) and 830 Nm of torque. The top speed is 210 kmph. As stated above, AIRMATIC air suspension with variable damper control makes way for enhanced driving comfort. Six-piston brake callipers & disc brakes larger than the standard model ensure that the extra weight is handled well. On the bottom, you will find Michelin PAX run-flat tyres with an additional tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under Intelligent Drive, the car brings 360° camera, Night View Assist Plus and LED Intelligent Light System. Among a bundle of additional features, there’s a panic alarm system & fire extinguisher system installed as are heated windscreen and side windows, opaque roller blinds at the rear end, special cooling compartment for rear and hydraulic powered heavy side windows.
The sedan has been priced at Rs. 8.9 crore (ex showroom Delhi) and is a top choice for leaders across the world. What are your thoughts about the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard? Share with us in comments below.