Over the past decade, the Maybach name has become synonymous with style, power, and over-the-top luxury. After a brief hiatus, Mercedes brought the brand back as the range-topping version of its iconic S-Class sedan. Now, the three-pointed star has taken the Maybach to a whole new level with an armored stretched limousine version called the S600 Pullman Guard.
For the vast majority of the Maybach’s clients, either the “regular” non-armed Pullman limo or the normal length S600 Guard versions will do. But there are a select few who require both the room of a stretched limo and the armored protection of the S600 Guard. Hence the creation of the Maybach S600 Pullman Guard.
However, it should be noted that this isn’t the first armored Maybach limo on the road. Canada’s Inkas Armored Vehicles Manufacturing has been bullet-proofing Maybachs since 2015. The S600 Pullman Guard allows customers to get bullet resistance straight out of the factory.
“Besides providing spacious seating in first-class comfort for high-ranking passengers, the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman is of course the embodiment of exclusivity at its highest level,” Mercedes sales and marketing boss Ola Källenius said in a statement.
“One can sense the significance and greatness of it in every detail”.
According to Mercedes, the S600 Pullman Guard lists for whopping $1.57 million in its native Germany. Even though Maybach expects to begin delivery of the Pullman Guard in the second half of 2017, the company won’t be offering the armored limos for sale in the US.
Here’s a closer look at the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard.
The Pullman Guard limo is a stretched version of Mercedes’ $513,000 Maybach S600 Guard armored sedan.
Stretched to more than 21-feet in length and loaded with armored protection, the Pullman Guard tips the scales at more than 5.5 tons or 11,000 pounds.
Power for the Pullman Guard comes from a monster 6.0 liter, 530 horsepower, twin-turbocharged V12 engine. There are no performance specs available, but expect the limo to be able to hustle even with its hefty weight.
Armored protection includes integrated steel protection panels inside the body along with overlapping protection panels in critical areas of the car. The Guard also features armored floors to protect occupants from bomb blasts. In addition, the ultra-thick laminated glass windows have been coated with polycarbonate on the inside to prevent splintering. According to Mercedes, the Pullman Guard is certified at resistance class VR9 and blast proof to comply with ERV2010 standards.
Inside, the Pullman Guard is as luxurious as you would expect from a Maybach limo. The cabin can be made bespoke to fit the needs and tastes of the individual customer. Passengers in the back enjoy private jet-like legroom and reclining captain’s chairs.
The Pullman Guard’s rear cabin can also be fitted with rearward-facing jump seats to increase seating capacity for in-car meetings.
Due to the added weight, the doors open and close with the assistance of an electric motor while the windows are now powered by hydraulics. In addition, the limo can be fitted with sirens, flashing lights, emergency starter battery, and external communication systems.