Mercedes-Benz has updated its range of special protection models with the new S 600 Guard based on the new S-Class. The S 600 Guard provides all-round protection to the level of resistance class VR9. The new flagship Guard model sets a new standard in this segment, continuing the long tradition of armoured special protection models from Mercedes-Benz. This time the S-Guard came out faster than other times as normally it takes two years for a guard vehicle to come.
With its Guard models, Mercedes-Benz has the world's widest range of special protection vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Guard range currently has models from the S, E, M and G-Class. The latest member of the Guard family is the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard.
The armouring of the S 600 Guard follows the principle of integrated protection based on many years of Mercedes-Benz experience in building special protection vehicles. The major advantages are: Outstanding strength and stability thanks to specific reinforcement of the base structure which is integrated into the bodyshell production stage. The high level of comfort is maintained by sophisticated integration and intelligent overlapping of all protective elements.
Already at the bodyshell stage, protective components of special steel are integrated into the cavities between the body structure and the outer skin. Special aramide and PE components provide additional splinter protection. Intelligent overlapping systems at particularly critical points ensure comprehensive ballistic protection.
The glass areas are an essential part of the protective concept. The S 600 Guard delivers superior performance thanks to its V12 petrol engine, which now generates 530 hp and therefore has even more pulling power than the engine of the preceding model. Thanks to 830 Nm of torque and the 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which is available with the V12 engine for the first time, the S-Guard combines lower fuel consumption with impressive acceleration for a rapid escape from the danger zone when under threat.
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