Armored Mercedes Maybach 57S developed using Light composite. This composite is 63% lighter than conventional ballistic steel. The process was done with a goal of maintaining the interior and exterior details of the vehicle; upon completion the armored vehicle is indistinguishable from the OEM vehicle. Ultra-light composite armored package was used for the Maybach and took approximately 7 weeks from start to completion.
The Maybach will accommodate a driver and one passenger in the front and two passengers in the back.
“The Maybach is just another of the unique projects that has been tasked with developing. Our team is very specialized; they are experts in what they do. They face numerous challenges combining the protection required while not losing the integrity, design and performance elements of the vehicles. As we receive more and more requests for both innovative personal security as well as SWAT and law enforcement vehicles, our dedicated team is tasked with finding solutions to meet their needs.
The line of Rapid Deployment Vehicles (RDV) is NATO tested and recommended.
If there’s one thing you need to know about the new Mercedes-Maybach 57S Guard it’s this: it’s the first vehicle to be certified with the highest ballistic protection level (VR10) for civilian vehicles. In other words, these guidelines specify the big sedan’s bodywork and windows can withstand bullets fired from a freaking assault rifle. Rocket propelled grenades? You’re covered. Because you might have enemies out there that you may or may not know about. You can never be too careful these days.
The sedan’s bodyshell is composed of special steel that’s integrated into the cavities between the body structure and the outer skin. The windows are coated with polycarbonate on the inside for splinter protection.