Mercedes S-Class Guard: The Chancellor’s tank is so well protected
The two ladies pull out their phones. visible irritatedwho there now in he 5.50 meter long sedan drives past them and waves statesmanlike. Anyway, they’re waving return. Better safe than sorry, am End is it the chancellor Even if Olaf Scholz yes neither hair still glasses carries.
Mercedes S-Class Guard costs around 540,000 euros
Guard construction takes 50 days each
A completely independent construction
But under the sheet metal dress hidden a vehicle with the normal Stuttgart upper class not much anymore has to do. The passenger compartment is like this sealed off like the coalition negotiations last autumn. To put it bluntly, there weren’t just a few steel plates welded into the doors as before. The new guard is independent designed, not based on the production car.
attacks the Chancellor’s tank withstood the opposition at all times. It doesn’t matter whether they are from extreme right or extreme left come (above or above are of course also no problem). “The Guard has the highest protection class VR10“, says Schierholz. Just as reference point: Against attacks with a AK47 rapid-fire rifle the protection class helps VR6.
Test passed with 12.5 kg of explosives
This Benz even has one sniper rifle no chance. “For the certification, more than 300 shots handed over to the vehicle,” says Schierholz. There isn’t an office for everything!
Added a further test With 12.5 kilos of explosives. All passed. The doors alone weigh 180 kilos – per piece. So that they can be opened at all, they are equipped with a special mechanism. Difficult it still goes up and down. It doesn’t matter, he does driver.
“I will then catapulted outif I press it?” I ask chauffeur Schierholz. “No, then the car will shift gears all what lights and sirens are there to draw attention to yourself.”
MBUX wants to send us to Dortmund
Little government experience seems to still have the MBUX system. When we Ministry of Foreign Affairs the target via voice control “Swiss Embassy“, the system wants to Dortmund – for whatever reason. So be it, it knows them for that Embassy of Brunei. Oh yes, if you want to ask for the way or wave like a statesman, you have to Windows as an extra order.
Because for the heavy tempered glass does it need a special hydraulics. “Costs around 10,000 euros extra,” says Schierholz. After all, the tax reduction is standard – just press the button to the left of the steering wheel. So, Herr Schierholz, where can I do that now order? “Just at yours Mercedes dealer.” Okay, but for that I have to have one at home with my coalition partner supplementary budget say goodbye.