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Bullet-proof Mercs are in the pipeline

GUN-PROOF versions of top Mercedes-Benz cars are to go on sale in Britain.

Specially built to protect their occupants from armed assailants, the E-class and S-class models will be on sale alongside regular versions at each of the German firm’s 172 UK dealerships.

Available from next summer, the cars will cost between £35,000 and £160,000 more than the standard vehicles, according to the level of equipment specified.

Designed to appear identical to ordinary models, the seven-strong high-security range is going into the showrooms as a result of heightened fears of attack or kidnapping, claims armoured cars senior manager Rainer Gartner.

He said: ‘We are the biggest manufacturer of armoured cars in the world and it is sad to report that our factory has never been so busy.

‘The rise in drug-related and violent street crime is a big problem for wealthy individuals and business executives in particular.’

Just how many of the special cars Mercedes builds is a secret, but the firm is expected to produce several hundred armoured models this year.

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  • Peter - 20/11/2016 15:51

    This senior manager Rainer Gartner violated your Benz reputation and dignity by making derogatory comments on Chinese people today, please help us find a way to report to the top management of Benz, taking it seriously and urge Mr. Gartner to apologize for his insulting remarks. Thank you!

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