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Merc's grenade-proof M-Class

2013-04-04 12:34

WHAT'S THAT? YOU NEED MORE POWER: A more powerful M-Guard variant with a 304kW V8 engine is available to order.

STUTTGART, Germany - The Mercedes M-Guard SUV, the latest special model from the German automaker, is so well armoured that it can withstand small=arms fire and even shrug off hand-grenades.

The M-Guard is based on the automaker’s M-Class SUV and sports a number of armoured modifications such as reinforced steel doors.

Optional floor armour enables the vehicle to cope with a grenade explosion.


Polycarbonate bullet-resistant glass is standard and the customised tyres enable the car to be driven despite punctures for 30km at 80km/h.
Powering the M-Guard is a 192kW V6 diesel and the car comes at a premium price owing to the many security features.

The model carries a price tag of R1.2-million. The M-Guard version weighs 600kg more than the standard M-Class.

A more powerful and expensive M-Guard variant with a 304kW V8 engine is also available.

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