New Delhi: The country’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz redefined the
exclusive and luxurious armored vehicles segment in India, by launching the new
Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard. The exquisite Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is the
first civilian vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level VR10, and is
one of the safest luxury spots on wheels in the world. Today, Mercedes-Benz offers the
widest range of special protection vehicles catering to the most stringent demand of its
high profile customers.
The Mercedes-Benz Guard range in India currently comprises the Mercedes-Maybach
and S 600 Guard. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard was launched by the German
Ambassador in India, H.E. Dr. Martin Ney and Roland Folger, Managing Director
and CEO, Mercedes Benz India.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India commented,
“Mercedes-Benz’s remains the most trusted brand globally in manufacturing ‘Guard’
vehicles since 1928. It is hence not surprising that most of the global heads of states, top
diplomats, business tycoons and celebrities prefer a ‘Guard’ vehicle. We are pleased to
introduce the world’s first passenger vehicle certified with the highest ballistic protection
level of VR10, in India. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is launched in India within
15 days of its international debut. With the introduction of the Mercedes-Maybach Guard,
we continue to follow our ‘top of pyramid’ approach for the discerning Indian customers.”
Mr. Folger further elaborated, “In 2015 we completely redefined the highly exclusive
luxury sedan segment with the launch of the Mercedes-Maybach. With the introduction of
the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard, we have now created an unmatched offering in the
segment and strongly reiterated our ‘technological leadership’ in the field of special
protection vehicles. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is the pinnacle of luxury
motoring coupled with the highest level of safety and security. This super luxury protection
vehicle maintains the exquisite panache associated with the Maybach, coupled with the
ground-breaking security features of Mercedes-Benz’s trademark ‘Guard’ range.
The launch of the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard symbolizes our unsurpassed
commitment of giving the best to our customers.”
The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard delivers the highest levels of ballistic and blast
protection, available for a non-military vehicle. Simultaneously, it offers unsurpassed
levels of spaciousness, ride comfort and on-board luxury features. The rear seats have
also been repositioned further back, adding to the sense of privacy.
Part of the protection concept is that, it takes a very keen eye to distinguish the armoured
version of the Maybach from its series-produced counterpart. A series of special technical
features also ensures that the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard remains mobile during
and also after an attack and is able to exit the danger zone.
The new Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard has been officially certified by the Ballistics
Authority and for the first time, meets the very highly stringent requirements for VR10
protection rating. These guidelines specify that the bodywork and windows must be able
to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle. The vehicle also has
an ERV 2010 rating (Explosive Resistant Vehicles). After the inspection by Germany’s
Federal Office of Criminal Investigation, the vehicle was approved without any
The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard: The Essence of luxury meets the pinnacle of
safety, security and performance
The robust Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard is an engineering marvel that defines
sophisticated aesthetic styling, world-class safety and unmatched driving performance.
This super luxury sedan is a hallmark of seamless design coupled with revolutionary
safety and security features that is powered by a monstrous V12 petrol engine.
Twelve-cylinder power pack
The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard delivers a superior performance thanks to its
powerful V12 petrol engine, which generates 390 kW (530 hp) power. Thanks to 830 Nm
of torque and the 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, the Mercedes-Maybach S 600
Guard combines lower fuel consumption with an impressive acceleration for a rapid
escape from the danger zone when under threat. For weight reasons the top speed is
electronically limited to 190 km/h.