INKAS Armored Announces First Bulletproof Mercedes-Benz G63 Limousine
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing introduces the first of its kind fully armored and stretched Mercedes-Benz G63 executive limousine. With a 60" stretch the vehicle easily serves as a fully-functional executive mobile office. Moreover, armoring and stretching adds both extra safety and comfort to one of the most popular vehicles in its class, essentially creating a virtual boardroom on wheels with power to match.
“We’re proud to introduce this first of its kind bulletproof limousine based on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG platform. The vehicle was fully designed, stretched and armored in-house at our facility in Toronto, Canada. Due to the recent increase in Mercedes-Benz G-class orders for armoring and stretching, we have scheduled the deployment of a new dedicated assembly line for this model, which will strengthen our world-leading positions in the field of armored and stretched Mercedes-Benz vehicles,” said Philip Daskal, VP of Sales at INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing.
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Limo has an exclusive customized interior, which incorporates innovative top-quality materials such as exotic leather and curved wood for the dashboard, armrests and other parts of the interior. The vehicle is equipped with captain style heated and cooled leather seats with luxurious massage systems, an executive customized safe, a bar, innovative light system as well as advanced multimedia and audio systems. Furthermore, the partition between the driver and the passenger compartment contains built-in TV screens allowing for maximal form and function.
The vehicle incorporates perimeter armoring of the passenger compartment in order to provide protection against 7.62mm, 308 Winchester FMJ ammunition, in accordance with NIJ Standard 0108.01 Level 3 and/or CEN 1063 Level B6. The vehicle’s floor is armored to withstand blasts and shrapnel from the effects of 2 x DM51 grenades detonated simultaneously. All doors and windows apertures are overlapped with bullet catchers installed between all open crevices. In order to ensure that the vehicle’s factory characteristics are left mostly intact after armoring, INKAS® Armored has upgraded suspension and braking components to ensure maximal ride quality and control.
In terms of window protection, INKAS® employed a new generation of bulletproof glass, which is more transparent in comparison with other ballistic glass available on the market all while maintaining the necessary ballistic properties. Also, a custom-engineered solution by INKAS® Armored allows the windows to maintain operability and be rolled down for limited use on toll ways, checkpoints and during document transfers.
Currently, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing is working on yet another new generation of armored Mercedes-Benz G-class limousines. The first model is scheduled to be released in September 2014.