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Trevor Collett | Aug, 02 2014 | 3 Comments

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to add the new S-Class model to its ‘Guard’ super-security range, with the new variant previewed this week.

Besides S-Class levels of luxury, the Guard offers up to ‘VR7’ levels of protection against military weapons that can “travel twice as fast as bullets fired from a revolver”.

The new luxury Guard is due to be hand-built alongside the S-Class Pullman, joining Guard versions of the E-Class, G-Class and M-Class.

Other Mercedes Guard models in some markets are available with either ‘High Protection’ or ‘Highest Protection’ add-ons, but it’s unclear at this stage if the top-shelf S-Class model will offer a ‘High’ package to buyers.

Benz says the High version can resist large-calibre handgun fire to protect against the likes of “street robbers”.

Step up to the Highest Protection model however, and you’re now sitting in a car potentially able to withstand a terrorist attack, hand grenade or other explosives.

Key protection comes from a 10cm-thick windscreen that weighs 135kg, along with 5cm-thick steel plates added to most ‘exposed’ areas of the cabin.

And the cost of all this piece of mind?

Around 200,000 Euros (AU$288,000) over and above the price of an S-Class with only the S 600 available to upgrade at this stage, priced from $414,530 plus on-roads in the Australian market.

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