2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard
Are you feeling safe? Is you door locked, and your car’s alarm activated? Thinking about that might consume some of your time, but Mercedes say ‘no more’! Meant for heads of state, business leaders and perhaps you – why not? – the new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is definitely in a league of its own.
The luxurious vehicle before you is the first vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level – VR10 – for civilian vehicles. This means that your neighbor, ex-wife or potentially pissed-off kid will need some serious military-grade tools to get you scared. Surely, none of that is obvious, although the stylish vehicle can withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle.
Protective components of special steel have been integrated into different areas of the body, while special aramid and PE components help ensure protection and critical points. The thick windows were fixed and coated with poly carbonate on the inside, making gazing out an event-free activity. A unique feature of the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard is the under-body armoring, which covers the entire area of the occupant compartment.
Customers will still be enjoying comfortable, executive seats, although they’ve been re-positioned further back. The luxury and features of the regular model are still present, but you should know that this kind of style and protection costs a pretty penny: the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard starts off at €470,000 ($522,970).