Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mercedes Guard, reinforced the range of the Star

For over 80 years Mercedes takes care of heads of state and prominent figures, creating an entire range of armored vehicles, called Guard: The best of the Star House in the factory equipped with a set of armor, reinforced structural, mechanical and specific equipment, specifically designed to ensure total safety and comfort for passengers.

The delicate process of armor is directly from the factory, in a special restricted area where skilled workers mixed with the craft skills with the most sophisticated and modern technologies. The Guard of the range cars are exactly alike in all other Mercedes models, in fact, the shell of steel that turns these cars represent a real bunker train - capable of withstanding any attack and stress - it is completely invisible.

Each car is approved with a different degree of armor that is identified with the initials VR accompanied by a number. For example, the protection VR4 is specifically designed to withstand large caliber projectiles such as those of a 44 magnum. At higher level there are the protectors and VR6 VR7 able to withstand the blows of a machine gun or even grenades and bazooka rounds.

The range opens with the Guard Mercedes E-Class sedan available in petrol and 350, strong 272 hp and the V6 E 500 equipped with a 388 hp V8, while the supply of diesel engines is represented by the version of E 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, capable of 265 hp. The new E-Guard meets the stringent requirements of the VR4 class capable of withstanding high caliber bullets, but for the most "demanding" may be equipped with a special metal plate placed under the car that allows you to withstand explosions of grenades DM51.

The weight of the car can reach twice the standard mass, considering that each door weighs more than 150 kg, which is why the car uses specially tuned Airmatic air suspension. Also the car - like all models Guard - can be equipped with a range of accessories that go over the intercom to talk to the outside, the flashing lights and a special alarm.

Those who used to cross roads impassable in times of the year may choose the unstoppable prohibitive Mercedes G-Class Guard version, available with the levels of armor or even VR7 VR6. The G-Guard is equipped with the powerful 5.5-liter V8 engine capable of delivering 388 hp downloaded on the sophisticated four-wheel drive via a 7-speed sequential Touchshift.

Considering the important mass of the vehicle and its ground clearance, the G-Class equipped with armor touches a top speed of 160 km / h. As with the other cars in the range, comfort and safety are guaranteed by optional equipment that can be tailored to individual customer needs. Top managers, pop stars and political figures can not definitely give up the best of Mercedes, represented by Admiral S-Class The exhibition dedicated to the four-door Guard representative responds to the levels of protection or VR7 VR7 and is fitted with the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12 engine from 517 hp, capable of pushing the incredible mass of the car until the respectable speed of 210 km / h .

Mainly devoted to official parades of Heads of State and religious figures, the S 600 Pullman limousine version of the flagship is the Teutonic, able to accommodate a luxurious and opulent lounge than 6 passengers, thanks to the generous wheelbase of 4.31 meters. Despite the generous dimensions, the car can reach 160 km / h in total comfort, while ensuring the protection of a tank.

Although it has a three-pointed star on the hood, the Maybach Guard belongs to the family of armored cars made by Mercedes-Benz, after that in 2002 the Daimler-Benz, owner of the trademark since 1960, launching the first ultra-luxury limousine in able to compete with Bentley and Rolls Royce.

Made on the basis of 62 S, 6.17 meters long well, the Maybach Guard is the ultimate for extreme luxury and safety at the highest levels. The special body and is made with a special armor steel reinforced Kevlar assembled with many elements that have helped keep the weight of armor in just 430 kg.

The car is powered by a generous 6.0-liter V12 with 630 hp and 1000 Nm of torque can move more than three tons of the Maybach from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds and it reaches a top speed of 250 km / h.

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