Mercedes Benz has unveiled its 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC with protection class VPAM VR10 for head of state and business leaders. The new armored (bulletproof)sedan comes with a wheel drive for the first time, 615 hp engine among other notable features. I will be reviewing the specifications, release date, and price of the 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 (S-Class)GUARD 4MATIC in Nigeria.
Mercedes Benz has been building special protection vehicles since 1928, that’s 90 years ago and they are still in the business even bigger, better, and stronger. Customers of the all-new S 680 GUARD 4MATIC will benefit from so many years of experience. The integrated protection system (iss) is on another level, a whooping VR10!
The 2022 Mercedes Benz S680 GUARD 4MATIC comes with a newly developed GUARD-specific bodyshell of protecting element, unlike older versions that had the protection elements integrated into the bodyshell structure for the GUARD saloons.
The aluminum outer skin gives you the feel of a true S-Class with its inconspicuous appearance. In addition to the armoring, the iss includes the adaption of the suspension, engine, and transmission to ensure proper and smooth handling.
The armored glasses
The transparent area of the window is an integral and essential part of the protection concept. The material and thickness of the multi-layer glass “sandwich” meet the high requirements of the VR10 safety classification.
The inner surface of the glass is coated with polycarbonate for splinter protection. Mercedes Benz did a great job, despite its thick layer, the glasses still offer excellent visibility.
The beauty of an armored car is to be unnoticed, Mercedes Benz achieved this by integrated the armored features in such a way that they are not noticeable at first glance and that’s another advantage.
The interior was not left out in the massive design. It also benefitted from the elaborate iss concept, as the comfort dimensions largely correspond to those of the long S-Class, this means that the S 680 is the same height as the 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 Maybach. As with the production model, it was possible to keep the joins in the bodyshell to a minimum, so fulfilling the “Seamless” claim of the Sensual Purity design philosophy.
They all come with either four or five-seater versions. Over 80 individualization options are available for the S-Class, they include active ambient lighting and a media display featuring OLED technology through to a First-Class rear suite and rear airbags.
In the armored S 680, there are almost no restrictions on trim parts and color combinations. Options like sliding roof that will contradict the protective purpose are not available.
The 2022 S 680 GUARD 4MATIC comes with the highest civilian protection class in terms of ballistic and first use of biofidelic dummies in blast tests. It has also been certified according to directives of the VPAM (Association of test centers for attack-resistant materials and structures).
Beschussamt Ulm being the only testing and certification body for weapons, ammunition, and safety technology in German state Badenn-Württemberg and one of the most state-of-the-art institutes of its kind carried out the test on the new S 680 GUARD.
The new S-Class GUARD meets the requirements of the highest civilian protection class VR10 according to the standard VPAM BRV version three (Bullet Resistant Vehicles). In this test, the body and windows must withstand fire from an assault rifle using armor-piercing ammunition. The S 680 GUARD 4MATIC also meets the requirements of Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).
Protection against blast attacks is documented by compliance with the latest version of the VPAM ERV(Explosive Resistant Vehicles) standard, the test criteria for which are not freely available. The S 680 GUARD 4MATIC was not only the very first vehicle to complete the current tests, it also achieved the top scores in all three tests (roof, floor, and side) with three out of three stars. Test result: “no damage” to dummies and indicators according to assessment scheme VPAM ERV.
For the first time, the VPAM ERV certification, in this case, included tests with so-called biofidelic dummies. Consideration was given to the damage to the dummies on all seats, which differ in design (depending on the test case). The Primus model used was developed by the company CTS together with the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) and the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden), incorporating findings from the Berlin Charité research-based teaching hospital. Primus is particularly well suited for this special use: bone density and structure are modeled on the human skeleton in every detail. Epoxy resin aluminum powder is used as a bone substitute, and webbing made of propylene is used as ligaments and tendons. The tissue and internal organs of this biofidelic dummy are made of silicone and acrylic. Thanks to the human-like structure, injuries are easily recognizable from the outside. The evaluation was based on the most severely affected dummy or seat.
New technical refinements include new door actuators and hydraulically operated window lifters. The new door actuator is an electromechanical system that helps open and closes the heavy doors at only operating forces. This feature applies on both level ground and sloping grounds. The stepless door arrest also proves its worth in this situation. The door’s sensor technology detects when and how it is to be moved or stopped. Algorithms from human-supporting robotics (cobots) are used. The system facilitates the work of the bodyguards in particular, and at the same time, they can keep one hand free.
Other special equipments designed specifically for the S 680 GUARD 4MATIC include a fire extinguishing system with an automatic triggering function and an emergency fresh air system that protects the occupants from penetrating smoke or irritant gasses and supplies fresh air.
Other options include an extensive range of equipment for official authorities, such as sirens, flashing lights, and radios, as well as a panic alarm system.
The 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC will debut with the Michelin PAX run-flat tires as standard, this means that even with defective tires, it is possible to move out of the danger zone up to a distance of 30 kilometers, this is quite impressive.
The 2022 S 680 GUARD 4MATIC is debuting with a revised V12 biturbo engine that produces 612 hp and a displacement of 5,980 cc. the maximum torque is 830 Nm from 2,000 rpm.
Important features of the new engine include an all-aluminum crankcase, a one-piece chain drive, a forged crankshaft made of high-quality quenched and tempered steel, forged pistons, and a multi-spark ignition system with twelve double ignition coils.
Standard across all trims is the all-wheel-drive system that includes a low system weight optimum traction and driving safety, and the highest levels of ride comfort and dynamics. 31 percent of torque goes to the front axle and 69 percent to the rear axle. Stronger side shafts were adapted due to the vehicle’s weight.
The 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC will make its first debut at the IAA in Munich.
Global pricing of the 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC
The base price of the 2022 S 680 GUARD 4MATIC is 457,100 Euros plus value-added tax. That’s about $539,796.
Price of 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC in Nigeria
The price of the 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC in Nigeria will start from 350,000,000 Naira, without customs duty, it will cost 229,000,000 Naira.
Where can I buy the 2022 Mercedes Benz S 680 GUARD 4MATIC in Nigeria?
This type of high-end vehicle comes on pre-order due to its low demand. You can contact us on 08107992356 for business.
You can also go through our listings on brand new, tokunbo, and locally used Mercedes S-Class for sale in Nigeria at a good rate.
|Model||S 680 GUARD 4MATIC (Bulletproof)|
|Engine||V12 Bitrubo engine|
|Global pricing||457,100 Euros|
|Price in Nigeria||from 350,000,000 Naira|