Armoured cars are a growing business, and Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the new G-Guard - their ultimate in business protection transport. This unique version of the E-Class sedan is mainly distinguishable from the standard model by a network of intelligently conceived protective features made from special steel, which are invisibly integrated beneath the otherwise identical body. This protective cocoon also includes all round polycarbonate glazing. As a result the new E-Guard Saloon offers its occupants effective protection against the risk of criminal attack. With this new Guard model, Mercedes Benz is continuing its eight decades of expertise in the design and production of special protection vehicles.
The E Guard features all of the engineering and design strengths of the E Class, along with special protection equipment. This consists of all road protection against criminal attack in the street. Specially trained experts installed precisely formed protective elements, which precisely fit the contours of the body-shell without encroaching on the interior space. The result is a comprehensively protected passenger cell of special, high-strength steels and aramide components, which are complemented with highly resistant polycarbonate glazing. All these measures are invisible to the naked eye. Despite the high level of special protection, the comfort-related advantages of the new E-Class are fully retained. This applies equally to the generous spaciousness of this fully-fledged five-seater, the spatial acoustics, the sun protection and the lighting / control functions. The rear window is heated, and the power windows on the driver and front passenger sides are fully retractable.
Efficient power windows are also available for the rear. Optional 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. An intercom system allows communication between the protected passenger cell and the outside world. In addition the new E-Guard features the numerous, innovative driver assistance systems of the new E-Class. The new E-Guard meets the stringent requirements for High-Protection according to protection class VR4 (formerly B4) and more. This means that the vehicle is able to withstand handgun bullets of up to .44 Magnum in calibre - at random angles of fire, to provide the most realistic protection possible. Underbody armour is also available on request. This makes the entire under floor area of the passenger cell resistant to attack with a DM51 hand-grenade.