The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard was recently launched in th Indian market at a whooping price of Rs.10.5 Crore (ex-showroom). But more than the title, it is its second title “safest car on earth” which intrigues everyone’s interest in it. The S600 Guard is a “fortress on wheels” with highest ballistics protection class known as VR9. Along with, the car comes with top notch comfort and luxury features which include a super powerful V12 mill, highly intelligent driver assistance system, extraordinary AIRMATIC suspension, and much more. However, the most noteworthy point is its best-in-class ballistic protection (VR9) that can stand against rifle fire from military weapons and special protection from explosive charges and grenades. So, what exactly makes it the safest car on this planet, let’s find out:
The armouring of S600 Guard is based on special integrated protection which also happens to be Mercedes-Benz forte. At the bodyshell stage, special steel protective parts are instilled between the outer skin and skeleton of the car. Specific PE and aramide components offer extra insulation from splinters. The car also has intelligent overlapping systems at appropriate points that offer extended ballistic protection.
Another important part of its protection is the glass areas. The glasses used in this car are coated on inner level with polycarbonate which keeps them safe from splinters. The laminated structure offer exceptional visual quality to the windshields and windows. Merc has given special attention to protection of glass areas as these are the most vulnerable points when car is on move.
Along with best protection, the S600 Guard also brings the highest class of luxury to its owners. It can be availed in both 4-seater as well as 5-seater avatars. The interiors mirror the S-Class with EASY ADJUST luxury seats, leg rests for all seats, Chauffer package, Rear Seat Comfort package, and seat heating Plus, ENERGIZING massage function, and optional First-Class rear suite that can transform the rear section of your car in a mobile office.
Last but not the least, the combination of luxury and safety is met by compatible power generator of this car which is a V12 petrol engine. It yields power worth 530hp against a peak torque of 830Nm. The power train is completed by a 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox.