The latest addition to the rich Mercedes S-Class W222 range is a version of the S600 variant known as Guard. Those of you who know your Mercedes need no further explanation, but for those who don’t, Guard is the name Mercedes-Benz gives to their bulletproof models.
The 2015 Mercedes S600 Guard combines world-class comfort and convenience of a luxury V12-powered saloon with the protection of an armoured vehicle. The car is rated resistance class VR9, which in layman’s terms means it can withstands not only small and large caliber bullets, but also explosive devices. It even provides protection against splintering explosive charge fired at close range on either side.
Styling-wise, Mercedes S600 Guard looks identical to a normal S-Class. Discretion is an important part of the security package this car offers. If baddies hell bent on eliminating you know you are riding in an armoured car, they would use appropriate weaponry to get the job done. With the S600 Guard they need to a hard-core car nut to realize that.
Mercedes S600 Guard relies on a 530 horsepower and 800 nm of torque V12 engine for evasive actions. It rides on Michelin PAX run-flat tyres which can travel up to a distance of 19 miles even when damaged. On the downside, the top speed had to be limited to 130 mph or 210 km/h.
Being a S-Class, the S600 comes fully-loaded with al sort of technology features. To name just a few we can mention AIRMATC suspension, DISTRONIC PLUS with Stop&Go Pilot, BAS PLUS Brake, Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist, PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian recognition and ESP, Night View Assist Plus, LED Intelligent Light System, 360° camera. The Guard treatment also adds a panic alarm system, automatic fire extinguisher, and fresh air system.