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Mercedes says BRING IT:

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Offers full body protection against continuous automatic-weapons fire such as you might receive from M60 machine guns, which use 7.62 x 51 mm rounds.

The S600 Guard isn’t simply an S-class wearing a bunch of armor. The windows, several times thicker than the stock double-pane glass, are so heavy that each needs its own hydraulic lift to open and close. You’ll want them raised in the event of a gas attack, which is also a good time to activate the oxygen system that seals all exterior vents and delivers clean air to the occupants. IED threats are accounted for by underbody plating.

Your enemies should also forget about using a puny .45 to shoot out the tires, as the Michelin PAX run-flats—all but discontinued elsewhere—incorporate a special rigid ring that attaches to the rim and allows driving with zero pressure for more than 18 miles.

Full writeup and lots of pictures of the car in pristine un-shot condition on Car & Driver.

Wow that’s a nice vehicle.  I’ve always been a fan of the S Class.

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Cool I guess?  These live demonstrations seem kind of pointless though:

Ya it damn well better stop the rounds it is intended to stop.  Because of the ridiculousness of the demonstration, the cost of the Mercedes, and the cost of armoring it, they know that making the video like this will definitely get exposure.  What a terrible video though wow haha.   At least it got the point across that the glass works.  Their website Texas Armoring Corporation is extremely terrible looking too.

I haven’t been the biggest fan of the GL Class… it’s alright looking I guess but definitely has that “Grocery getter / soccer mom” look to it.  If I was going to do a Mercedes-Benz SUV I’d do the G Class, or the ML even in a pinch rather than the GL.   Yea yea I know the GL is long and can hold / tow more etc.. but you know that a high percentage of these will never be used for any of that.

Sonny-Puzikas-AK-Glock-Dual-Wieldhaha ricochets at 2:54 and 2:56 damaged the lighting.

Thoughts?  Anyone else think that Shoothouse Puzikas should have made a cameo?

Hat tip: Joe, Kevin, Jim

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$150,000?  Yea maybe back in the 90s:

Those rims though.  That’s some Master P shit right there UHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  If someone gave that car to me, I’d push it so hard necks would be breaking as I rolled down the street.

Testing bulletproof glass and panels with a live person is so useless, but companies and people who appear to have nothing to lose insist on doing it.

Mercedes-s600-Bulletproof-TestI had a bunch of other posts I was going to link to here where people did stupid stuff with body armor and bullet proof glass, but big surprise all the videos disappeared off YouTube.

The guys in the video are from the car website The Smoking Tire.

Thoughts?  Do you think the claim of “bullet proof” physically needs to be backed up by a person?

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