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Mercedes-Benz launches S-Guard; car to cost around Rs 6 cr

German car major Mercedes-Benz today launched its luxury limousine S-Guard in the country with cost around Rs 6 crore. The car comes with special protective features to withstand ballistic and firearms attack and is fitted with a 12 cylinder 5.5 litres petrol engine.

autos Updated: Feb 23, 2010 16:03 IST

German car major Mercedes-Benz today launched its luxury limousine S-Guard in the country with cost around Rs 6 crore (ex showroom).

The car comes with special protective features to withstand ballistic and firearms attack and is fitted with a 12 cylinder 5.5 litres petrol engine.

"This car is basically targeted at corporate and industry leaders, government officials and celebrities. We want to tap the growing market for armoured and protective vehicles in India," Mercedes-Benz India Member of the Board of Management Suhas Kadlaskar told reporters here.

He said the company has already received enquiries about the new car from prospective customers but refused to give
details.

The S-Gaurd will come as a completely built unit (CBU) from the company's plant in Germany. Kadlaskar said the exact price of the car will be decided once the first order comes and will depend on import duties and other specifications.