Darren Cassey profile picture Darren Cassey 6 years ago 0
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The Mercedes S600 Guard Is A Bomb-Proof Luxury Limo With Volvo-Like Strength

Mercedes has unveiled its new S-Class-based armoured vehicle, providing 'comprehensive ballistic protection'

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Mercedes Benz - The Mercedes S600 Guard Is A Bomb-Proof Luxury Limo With Volvo-Like Strength - Euro

If you like to roll in style but live with the genuine threat of getting shot at, this is the car for you. The Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard is an incredible luxury limo, designed from the ground up to protect its occupants from both bullets and explosive devices.

Mercedes Benz - The Mercedes S600 Guard Is A Bomb-Proof Luxury Limo With Volvo-Like Strength - Euro

The bulletproofing begins at the bodyshell stage; special steel is integrated into cavities between the body structure and outer skin to provide occupants with protection. The S Guard also has underbody armouring, which helps protect against explosives placed beneath the car.

Mercedes Benz - The Mercedes S600 Guard Is A Bomb-Proof Luxury Limo With Volvo-Like Strength - Euro

Despite the fact it has been built to withstand anything you can throw, shoot or explode in its direction, the S600 is designed to look like any other S-Class.

Furthermore, while all hell breaks loose outside, you’ll remain comfortable thanks to a luxurious interior that is designed to be a mobile office. The Warmth Comfort package ‘pleasantly warms all surfaces’ you could touch. Fancy.

Mercedes Benz - The Mercedes S600 Guard Is A Bomb-Proof Luxury Limo With Volvo-Like Strength - Euro

Air quality is apparently important to the rich, so the Air-Balance package provides improved air filtering, ionisation and fragrancing. An emergency fresh air system is initiated in the case of smoke or irritant gases, while a panic button is always in easy reach.

There’s even a chauffeur-spec front seat to make driving the 523bhp 6.0-litre V12-powered tank all the more comfortable. Top speed is limited to 130mph for ‘weight reasons’ - Mercedes won’t reveal how much weight it’s put on, but the standard car already tips the scales at 2.2 tonnes.

Mercedes Benz - The Mercedes S600 Guard Is A Bomb-Proof Luxury Limo With Volvo-Like Strength - Euro

The cost of this luxury limo is on a strictly need to know basis, but can you really put a price on luxurious safety? If all of this sounds a little too expensive, however, then we’d suggest buying an old Volvo instead; they’re also bomb proof. Probably.