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Safety with luxury: Maybach S600 Guard makes its way to Indian markets

autos Updated: Mar 08, 2016 17:09 IST
Mercedes Maybach

New Mercedes- Maybach S600 Guard launched in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

After a marathon 15 launches in 2015, Mercedes-Benz opened its magic box in 2016 to bring forth the luxury premium sedan Maybach S600 Guard in India starting Rs 10.5 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

The car, which is certified with the highest ballistic protection level of VR 10, comes to the country as a completely built unit (CBU).

“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,” said Roland Folger, the CEO and MD of Mercedes-Benz India.

The model is the pinnacle of luxury motoring coupled with the highest level of safety and has been launched in India within 15 days of its international debut, he added.

As per the VR 10 certification guidelines, body and windows of a car must be able to withstand hardened steel core bullets fired from an assault rifle.

Mayback S600 Guard delivers the highest levels of ballistic and blast protection available for a non military vehicle.

“It is hence not surprising that most of the global heads of state, diplomats, business tycoons and celebrities prefer a Guard vehicle,” Folger said.

The 4.7 tonne vehicle, which is the most expensive car from Mercedes portfolio in India, comes with various safety features including cabin fresh air system and a fire extinguisher system with automatic activation.

Despite its weight, the car can sprint to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and attain a top speed if 190 km/h.