Mercedes Maybach S600 Guard launching in India today

Mercedes-Maybach S Guard is the first civilian vehicle ever to achieve a VR10 ballistic protection rating.

Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 10:03 AM IST
Mercedes Maybach S600 Guard launching in India today

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Mercedes will launch the Maybach S600 Guard in India on Tuesday.

Mercedes-Maybach S Guard is the first civilian vehicle ever to achieve a VR10 ballistic protection rating.

It's also just as adept at keeping occupants protected from explosive devices. The entire underbody is shaped and armored to deflect an explosive charge detonated under the car, and Mercedes says that the same level of protection can be expected if said charge is detonated at the vehicle's side.

But perhaps the most impressive thing about this particular Mercedes-Maybach is that all of this extra protection has been integrated into the car without changing its appearance.

From the outside it looks just like any other Maybach S 600. And as business people and heads of state -- the clients Mercedes hopes to attract with its latest Guard model -- know all too well, being inconspicuous is just as important as bulletproof glass when it comes to keeping safe. As is a clean getaway. The Maybach is designed to keep moving even when under attack thanks to run-flat tires, a very powerful engine and a reinforced, tamper-proof fuel tank.