New Mercedes-Benz S-class ready for bullets

The new Mercedes-Benz S class is getting ready for its debut later this year. Broadly speaking, it is already clear that in terms of appearance it is mainly a solid evolution of the current one. This copy has little in the way in that area, but an extra special test car drives here.

For more than a year, a camouflaged Mercedes-Benz S-class has regularly passed by. Even as Mercedes-Maybach, the top limousine has already appeared in front of the camera a few times. It is now clear that the S mainly gets a sharper nose, with slimmer headlights. At the rear, the whole looks a bit more streamlined than with the current S-class, but the biggest external changes are also directly named. However, if you study the car in more detail in these new photos, you will see that there is more going on. This is where the S-Guard, the armored version of the S-class, is destined for the tall trees of this world.

The S-Guard initially betrays by its length that it is not a standard S-class, but there is more to it. Looking at the panes, the thick black border around it stands out. The Guard has glass of about ten centimeters thick, which no bullet should be able to pass through. The armor of the car is otherwise not so easy to see, but undoubtedly the modified suspension system must work hard to keep the hundreds of extra kilos neatly above the wheels. The S-Guard is built in Sindelfingen by a specialized team of 150 people, good for several hundred copies per year. In addition to the S, special Guard versions of the GLS and G-class are also made.

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