Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard Priced at Rs 10.50 Cr Is Bombproof

Mercedes-Benz drives in the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard which has the world’s highest protection level VR10 rating.

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German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney (Right) and Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India (Left) with the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Mercedes-Benz India launched the most expensive car in their portfolio in India, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard at Rs 10.50 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The S600 Guard is the first civilian vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection, level VR10.

The car was unveiled by German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney and Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India  with the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz India)
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard. (Photo: Mercedes-Benz India)
Mercedes-Benz remains the most trusted brand globally for manufacturing ‘Guard’ vehicles since 1928. It is hence not surprising that most of the global heads of states, top diplomats, business tycoons and celebrities prefer a ‘Guard’ vehicle. We are pleased to introduce the world’s first passenger vehicle certified with the highest ballistic protection level of VR10, in India. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard is launched in India within 15 days of its international debut. With the introduction of the Mercedes-Maybach Guard, we continue to follow our ‘top of pyramid’ approach for the discerning Indian customers.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard delivers the highest levels of ballistic and blast protection, available for a non-military vehicle. It is basically bullet and bombproof.

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard has been officially certified by the Ballistics Authority and for the first time, meets the very highly stringent requirements for VR10 protection rating. These guidelines specify that the bodywork and windows must be able to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle. The vehicle also has an ERV 2010 rating (Explosive Resistant Vehicles).

The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard. (Photo: The Quint)

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard is powered by a V12 petrol engine, which generates 390 kW (530 hp) power and 830 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

It pollutes less as well as it has a Euro 6 compliant engine. The car is also capable of doing a 0-100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 190 km/h.

At the Delhi Auto Expo 2016 this year the company did showcase the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard, but that had a ballistic protection level of VR 9. The company has offered the new S600 Guard with VR10 rating.

Snapshot

Key Highlights: Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard

  • Engine: 5,980cc V12 Engine
  • Power kW(hp) @ rpm: 390 (530)@4900-5300
  • Torque (Nm) @ rpm: 830 @ 1900-4000
  • Acceleration (Km/h) 0-100 Km/h: 7.9 seconds
  • Top speed Km/h (electronically limited): 190 km/h
  • Price: Rs 10.50 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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