Armoured Mercedes M-Class Guard Announced

Mercedes-Benz is now offering armoured versions of the ML350 BlueTEC and ML500. Both new M-Guard models meet the requirements of protection level VR4.

The armoured versions come with individual protection elements integrated in the raw vehicle bodyshell from scratch in an autonomous process.

The M-Guard bodyshell has specific adaptations for the attachment of the armour elements, modified doors and a front structure with reinforcing elements.

The windows have the highest optical quality Special laminated glazing with a uniform thickness all-round and polycarbonate layer on inside to protect against shards. Special steel is used for the roof, A-, B- and C-pillars.

So what does the VR4 level mean? In real life tests, the M-Guard passed the following ballistic and explosives tests successfully:
-Fire from different angles
-Blasts, for example with DM51 hand grenade. Both in the front and in the vehicle rear.

Both the ML350 BlueTEC Guard and ML500 Guard ride on 20-inch AMG light alloys wrapped in tyres with run-flat capability, making it possible to drive on safely for up to 18 miles at a maximum speed of 50mph even if the tyre has suffered a total loss of air.

The ML 350 BlueTEC Guard is powered by a 258bhp V6-cylinder diesel engine with 620 Nm of torque, while the ML500 Guard uses a 408bhp uses a V8 petrol.

Both LHD and RHD variants will be available. German pricing starts from €105,050 (£92k) for the ML350 BlueTEC Guard and €118,650 (£104k) for the ML500 Guard.

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