After previewing the vehicle last week, Mercedes-Benz has now fully revealed the S600 Guard.
According to the German car manufacturer, the new model is the first in the world to be “comprehensively certified” for highest ballistic protection in resistance class VR9. The armored S-Class features specially developed protective components made from a unique kind of steel built into the cavities between the body structure and outer skin. In addition to this, the vehicle comes with special aramide (heat-resistant synthetic fibers) and polyethylene components, which improves splinter protection. All glass areas have been coated with polycarbonate on the inside, while also featuring a laminated structure.
Hardly anything has been changed from an aesthetic point of view – the S600 Guard is, for all intents and purposes, identical to the non-armored model and is available as a four- or five-seater with a 350-liter trunk capacity. The vehicle is powered by a V12 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine outputting 530 PS (390 kW) and 612 lb-ft (830 Nm) of torque, same as the standard S600.
Additional equipment includes a panic alarm system, opaque roller blinds, emergency fresh air system, hydraulic side windows, gimbal rear LED reading lamps, special rear cooling compartment, and heated windscreen and side windows.