President Pranab Mukherjee let go of his favourite bulletproof Ambassador for a swanky Mercedes Benz, his new mode of transport. The luxurious Mercedes-Benz Pullman limousine offers its passengers not only a maximum of comfort, but also a superbly appointed setting for discreet meetings, equipped, of course, with all the key communications and entertainment systems.
It is powered by a superbly smooth twelve-cylinder biturbo engine with a displacement of 5513 cubic centimetres and an output of 380 kW/517 hp with an impressive 830 Nm of torque.
As these figures suggest, the S 600 Guard Pullman can call on effortlessly superior power delivery, allowing it to get out of a danger zone rapidly, should the need arise.
With an overall length of 6356 millimetres, the S 600 Pullman Guard is a vehicle of truly majestic proportions which are enhanced by the harmonious design.
A standard-fit electrotransparent partition with an advanced lightweight structure provides a sight and sound barrier between the high-ranking passengers and the driving area – allowing the former to engage in conversation, make phone calls or use the standard-fit rear entertainment system without being disturbed.
A standard-fit intercom ensures that the driver and passengers can communicate at all times.
The limousine comes with a very high level of standard equipment. This includes a powerful, specially optimised, rear-compartment air conditioning system and a unique, state-of-the-art infotainment system which is able to play all popular media formats in outstanding quality.
The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard offers its demanding passengers effective protection from terrorist attacks. Its armour resists military-standard small-arms projectiles and provides protection against fragments from hand grenades and other explosive charges. Additional safety features include run-flat tyres, a self-sealing fuel tank and a fire-extinguishing system.