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.