All you need to know about President Pranab Mukherjee's armoured car

German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz on Thursday launched the next generation armored version of its top-of-the-line S class sedan, which it claimed is the world's safest vehicle from ballistic attacks. The S 600 Guard is priced at 8.9 crore and is a preferred choice by 91 heads of state around the world, including President Pranab Mukherjee and German chancellor Angela Merkel. The armored car can withstand ballistic attacks from almost all kinds of pistols, revolvers, or rifles, from a 0.45 magnum pistol to AK47 rifle fire, and even two hand grenades were thrown simultaneously at it. The underbody of the car is completely sealed from theoutside and a fire extinguisher system with automatic activation makes it next to impossible to set it on fire. a separate oxygen cask activates an emergency fresh air system that protects occupants from the ingress of smoke or irritant gases. President Pranab Mukherjee currently uses the limousine version S 600 Pullman guard that offers VR7 protection for the car's glass area and VR9 on the rest of the body. The Special Protection Group is expected to study the latest version and the new S600 Guard could end up replacing the current vehicle.
By : HT Staff
| Updated on: 26 May 2015, 07:05 PM

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