Mercedes adds bullet proof to security features
|   Monday, August 11, 2014
Some would consider dying in a Mercedes S class an honour, or at least a respectable death. However, with a new Mercedes Benz S600 guard, you have no chances of dying, at least from a bullet of bomb attack. Still confused? This car has a protective bomb and bullet proof armour covering.

Although it does not come with a tagline of limited edition, it must be quite limited, because only very very important persons would consider buying a Mercedes Benz with an armour covering.
So now you are not going to be riddled with bullets when you are on the road and have some terrorists or assassins following you.

The idea behind this development is still unclear. While other brands are working on things like better brakes and parking and collision assists as security features, Mercedes develops an armoured bullet proof and bomb proof covering. The targeted customer base is still a bit of confusion.

However, it is going to have all the good qualities of being a Mercedes Benz S class. It has all the speed and the comfort that every high end vehicle has. It also has the standard security features installed, with a little bit extra on the side.

It is going to be powered by a V12 engine with capacity of 6 litres. There are no remarkable changes on this aspect from standard S600.even power output remains almost same with similar top speeds, and the little bit of difference might be due to the added weight of the armour.

This engine is capable of producing 525 bhp of horsepower along with 612 lb ft of torque. It has a marked high speed of 130 miles per hour, while a standard S600 has 25 miles per hour more. So an equal amount of adrenaline rush can be expected from this ride as well.

Officially, body weight of this car has not yet been declared. Standard edition is a bit over 2.2 tonnes, and with the kind of materials being used for manufacturing protective armour, a good few pounds can be expected to be added.

First layer of protection is going to come from a layer of steel. It is being incorporated in between the basic structure and outer skin of this car. There are other layers of protection as well. There is a splinter protection as well as a layer of glass that has been coated with polycarbonate, which is going to be on the interior of this car.

This car has highest level of security possible for any automobile. It has VR9 security. In layman terms, it can protect you from bullets coming from military rifles. These have twice the speed of ordinary handgun bullets, and twice the impact. It can also protect from splinters generated in small scale explosions and grenade attack. So it is a small scale military vehicle on its own.

It has an improved suspension to accommodate this added weight. It also has a provision for driving on flat or damaged his tyres for improved security.
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