The aim of the Guard models from Mercedes-Benz is to protect the occupants
from violent criminal acts. Neither is it only government ministers and top
managers who are under threat nowadays, as drivers in many regions of the
world do not feel safe from acts of violence. Mercedes-Benz has the answer
to violent attack with its armoured Guard models from the S, E and G-Class.
The flagship of the Mercedes-Benz Guard portfolio is the S 600 Pullman
Guard, a prestigious state limousine with an opulently spacious and
luxurious interior. Depending on the customer's requirements, the Guard
models are resistant to handgun and rifle fire, and also certain
explosives, while offering their occupants outstanding comfort and
The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard is the armoured, special protection version
of the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S 600. The generous spaciousness
of this flagship model, which offers all its occupants a first-class
ambience, outstanding ride comfort and superior driving characteristics, is
almost fully retained in the Guard version. Naturally the S 600 Guard is
also equipped with the technical innovations that have made the
Mercedes-Benz S-Class the benchmark for the entire field of car
development, and the world's best-selling luxury saloon. The S 600 Guard is
powered by a twelve-cylinder biturbo
engine developing 380 kW (517 hp). It provides highest protection to level
Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard
The S 600 Pullman Guard continues the tradition of Mercedes-Benz state
limousines, and treats it occupants to generous spaciousness and
outstanding comfort. This interior spaciousness is ensured by a further,
115-centimetre increase in the wheelbase compared to the long-wheelbase
version of the S Class with special protection, to 4315 millimetres. The
state limousine also has a raised roof section at the rear for even easier
access and more headroom. Four passengers can be seated behind a partition
in the rear, on comfortable, opposing seats in line with Pullman tradition.
This allows plenty of space for confidential discussions. All the important
communication and entertainment functions are on board as well. The Pullman
is likewise powered by the silky-smooth twelve-cylinder biturbo engine with a cubic capacity of 5513 cc,
which develops 380 kW (517 hp) and an impressive torque of 830 Nm. The S
600 Pullman Guard has highest protection to level VR6/VR7.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Guard models are available in three engine variants.
The six-cylinder diesel unit in the E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Guard develops
195 kW (265 hp) and 620 newton metres of torque. The V6 petrol engine in
the E 350 Guard has an output of 200 kW (272 hp). The most powerful variant
is the 5.5-litre V8 in the E 500 Guard, which develops 285 kW (388 hp).
Because of the run-flat tyres which are standard for all E-Guard models,
their top speed is limited to 240 km/h.
All E-Guard models have high protection to level VR4. Their occupants enjoy
the same generous spaciousness and high ride comfort as in the standard
Mercedes-Benz G 500 Guard
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is also available in a special-protection
version. The G 500 Guard is equipped with a 5.5-litre V8 engine and highest
protection to VR6 or VR7. The history of Guard vehicles: Mercedes passenger
cars with special-protection features
Year Model series Model designation
1928 -- 1939 W 08 Nürburg 460, Nürburg 500, model 500
1930 -- 1938 W 07 "Grand Mercedes" model 770
1938 -- 1943 W 150 "Grand Mercedes" model 770
1942 - 1943 W 29 540 K
1965 -- 1981 W 100 600, 600 Pullman
1971 -- 1972 W 108 280 SEL 3.5
1973 -- 1980 W/V 116 350 SE/SEL, 450 SE/SEL
1979 -- 1992 G 460 280 GE
1981 -- 1992 W/V126 380 SE/SEL, 420 SE/SEL, 500 SE/SEL, 560 SEL
1992 -- 2000 V 140 500 SEL/S 500 long-wheelbase, 600 SEL/
S 600 long-wheelbase
1995 -- 1999 VV 140 S 600 Pullman
1996 -- 2002 W 210 E 420 (VR6), E 430 (VR6)
1997 -- 2002 W 210 E 320 (VR4), E 430 (VR4)
2000 -- 2006 V 220 S 500 long-wheelbase (VR4), S 600 long-
2000 -- 2006 V 220 S 500 long-wheelbase (VR6/V7), S 600 long-
2004 -- 2006 VV 220 S 500 Pullman (VR6/VR7)
2002 -- 2009 W 211 E 320 (VR4), E 350 (VR4), E 500 (VR4),
E 320 CDI (VR4)
2006 -- 2010 V 221 S 420 CDI (VR6/VR7)
Since 1999 G463 G 500 (VR6 and VR7)
Since 2006 V 221 S 600 (VR6/VR7)
Since 2008 VV 221 S 600 Pullman (VR6/VR7)
Since 2009 W 212 E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY (VR4), E 350 (VR4),
E 500 (VR4)
Ares Security Vehicles VR7 Armoured Land Cruiser
ASV's VR7-armoured Land Cruiser was successfully tested by the Beschussamt
Munich in Germany, a worldwide recognized independent ballistic laboratory.
321 bullets, 4 fragmentation grenades, 2 landmines and 12.5kg of high
explosive failed to defeat ASV's armouring. For more information please
visit us at:
Armoured Project Vehicle Testing
This video shows the rigorous testing that APV Ltd's 4 wheel drive armoured
vehicles have undergone to achieve certification. The film was produced for
APV Ltd in 2006 by Trojan Films.
Please find further APV information at www.apv-gib.com
BMW High Security Vehicles.
BMW is well known for dynamic and premium driving pleasure. BMW cars also
fulfill international safety standards. In Munich, BMW also develops very
special vehicles, which may save lives in a complete different way.
MSCA Armored Car Presidential Level - Orbit
Shooting Test on Armored Presidential Level SUV Manufactured by MSCA.
Part of Orbit TV Documentary on Security in Lebanon.
Shooting on Right Front Door from 5m up to 45m distance using different
types of weapons: M4 - M16 - AK47 - Sniper Rifle with armor piercing
For more information visit www.specialcararmoring.com
This is what it's like to be shot at with an AK-47
Visit TACs Website: http://www.texasarmoring.com
Full 1080p Video: http://youtu.be/vhESTArcrJY
Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC), was tired of customers asking if his
company's bullet-resistant glass in its armored cars actually resisted
bullets. So the CEO asked his employee to shoot at him with an AK-47. It's
loud, scary, dangerous, and completely awesome.
Mutec Bulletproof Rolls Royce Phantom
Germanys Mutec shows the intensive testing that goes into developing one of
its armored cars. This time the firm is showcasing the ballistic protection
of its bulletproof Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan.
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