German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today launched Maybach S 600 Guard model in India priced at 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,” Mercedes-Benz India MD & CEO Roland Folger told reporters here.
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 S 600 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.