Mercedes introduces armoured E-Class

Mercedes introduces armoured E-Class

Mercedes E-Guard

Mercedes has prided itself on passenger protection for some time, but the new Mercedes-Benz E-Guard takes wrapping occupants in cotton wool to the next level. The E-Guard is the latest addition to the automaker’s line of armored vehicles, based on the standard E-Class and upgraded with an array of security measures.

Mercedes installs body armor right into the chassis, replaces the windows with bulletproof polycarbonate, a blast-proof floor and run-flat 17-inch tires. The result is virtually indistinguishable from a standard E-Class, making the E-Guard less of a target for would-be assassins and carjackers in the world’s less friendly locales. To help cope with the added weight, Mercedes has fitted a special Level II air suspension, while the standard engines from the E350, E500 and E350 CDI pull the extra duty. While some may say it’s impossible to put a price on safety, Mercedes begs to differ, charging a 10,000 euro premium for the armored E-Guard.

Mercedes E-Guard

Mercedes has prided itself on passenger protection for some time, but the new Mercedes-Benz E-Guard takes wrapping occupants in cotton wool to the next level. The E-Guard is the latest addition to the automaker’s line of armored vehicles, based on the standard E-Class and upgraded with an array of security measures.

Mercedes installs body armor right into the chassis, replaces the windows with bulletproof polycarbonate, a blast-proof floor and run-flat 17-inch tires. The result is virtually indistinguishable from a standard E-Class, making the E-Guard less of a target for would-be assassins and carjackers in the world’s less friendly locales. To help cope with the added weight, Mercedes has fitted a special Level II air suspension, while the standard engines from the E350, E500 and E350 CDI pull the extra duty. While some may say it’s impossible to put a price on safety, Mercedes begs to differ, charging a 10,000 euro premium for the armored E-Guard.

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