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Old 8th March 2016, 15:58   #1
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Default Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard launched at Rs. 10.50 crore

Mercedes-Benz has launched the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard in India at a price of Rs. 10.50 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is the world’s first civilian vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level - VR 10. To obtain this certification, the car's bodywork and windows must be able to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle.

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The under-body of the car is armoured as well and is claimed to protect its occupants from explosions. The sides of the car can also withstand explosions and the car has an ERV (Explosive Resistant Vehicles) 2010 blast protection rating as well.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard uses a reinforced body shell, special steel and materials in the base structure and bodywork, as well as windows coated with polycarbonate to prevent splintering. The underbody armouring entirely covers the undercarriage below the occupant compartment.

On the inside, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard gets rear seats that are positioned further back. The car also gets optional assistance systems such as Night View Assist Plus, the LED Intelligent Light System and a 360-degree camera.

Additionally, Mercedes-Benz is offering a number of features as optional extras. These include opaque roller blinds all-round in the rear, heated windscreen and side windows, a panic alarm system, a fire extinguisher system with automatic activation, an emergency fresh air system that protects occupants from the ingress of smoke or irritant gases, hydraulic power for the side windows and LED reading lamps in the rear.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is powered by a 5,980 cc, V12 petrol engine that develops 523 BHP @ 4,900-5,300 rpm and 830 Nm of torque @ 1,900-4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. The car has a claimed 0-100 kph time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 190 kph.

The vehicle can be serviced and repaired at all Mercedes-Benz service outlets.
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This should be our PM's next car. That aging BMW 7-series should be replaced with this one.
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Whoa! That is one expensive car. I wonder what will be the on road price of the same? While I would want our PM to use the car, it should be bought only after getting all the necessary tests done.
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Default Re: Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard launched at Rs. 10.50 crore

The Non Maybach version is already available for Rs 8.9 Cr (Ex-Showroom).

So for those who dont want to pay that extra Rs 1.6 Cr & need a similar level of protection (Merc S600 is VR9 rated) this is the thread to look out for;

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...21-2015-a.html (Mercedes-Benz to launch S-Guard in India on May 21, 2015)
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The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is the world’s first civilian vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level - VR 10.
10 Crores. As much as it is jawdropping, this is the car I guess, dictators and druglords entrust their lives to. Who else need these?
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This should be our PM's next car. That aging BMW 7-series should be replaced with this one.
I say, finally we have a car that can go with his suit.
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Whoa! That is one expensive car. I wonder what will be the on road price of the same? While I would want our PM to use the car, it should be bought only after getting all the necessary tests done.
What tests, I wonder. Cost for any destructive test (crash test for example) is going to find its way into our EPFs. I think our country could do without these.
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This car is taking things to a new level both in terms of price and the kind of security it offers. Got a chance to see this car in person and I was amazed by the amount of reinforcement it gets compared to the regular Maybach or the S.

I guess there could be some takers for such cars since in our country some people have a lot of money and are either worried about their safety or not sure where to invest it.
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A video brochure for Maybach S 600:

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