Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard launched in India

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard launched in India

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-03-08 19:36 New Delhi: 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, Martin Ney and Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India said: "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." Folger further said: "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 ofMercedes-Benz's trademark 'Guard' range," he said. 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 constraints. 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. (ANI)