Daimler revealed today the 2010 Mercedes E-Guard armoured vehicle based on the new E Class. The E-Guard cannot be easily differentiated from the normal sedan just by its exterior looks because the engineers have been doing a lot of work to ensure this.
Made of a special steel and all-around polycarbonate, the new E-Guard package for the new W212 E-Class lineup is an amazing protection system that many would crave for. Resisting attacks from a DM51 hand-grenade or a .44 Magnum firearm, the new E-Guard system is highly sophisticated.
Other extras include an emergency alarm system that causes the headlamps to flash and sounds an alarm at the touch of a button in the event of a threat and an intercom system that allows communication between the protected passenger cell and the outside world.
To compensate for the extra weight brought on by the protective layers of the car, the AIRMATIC suspension and the brakes have been duly adapted while the E-Guard runs on 17-inch runflat tires.Three engine variants are available with the E-Guard badge in both Elegance and Avantgarde trim;the E350 CDI Blue EFFICIENCY, the E500 and the E350.