Draupadi Murmu was elected the 15th President of India and becomes the only President to be born in independent India.
The car of President Draupadi Murmu has once again come to focus due to its presence at the Republic Day parade. It is a Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman Guard. This beast is the official ride used to transport the first citizen of the country around. In addition to that, it is also used to ferry other prominent visiting dignitaries from various nations. Needless to say, it is supposed to be heavily customized in terms of utmost safety, power and unique features. Let us check out what this special car of the President has to offer.
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Car of President Draupadi Murmu
The convoy of the President includes a bunch of bulletproof cars some of which could also be used as the spare car in the case of an emergency. But in this post, we shall concentrate on the safety features that the Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman Guard comes equipped with. This vehicle has VR9-level ballistic protection, Handgun shots of up to .44 Calibre protection, Military Rifles Shots protection, Bombs, Explosives and Gas Attacks Protection. What is more impressive is the fact that the vehicle runs on bulletproof alloys and tyres and has an oxygen supply to support the occupants in the case of a gas attack.
|Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman Guard||Dimensions|
|Overall Length||5453 mm|
|Overall Width||1899 mm|
|Overall Height||1498 mm|
Since this is a stretched limousine, the dimensions of the S600 are bound to be grand. This is evident in its almost 5.5 m length and around 3.4 m wheelbase. This ensures acres of room inside the cabin to enable utmost comfort for the President.
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The Presidential Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman Guard comes with a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that produces a mammoth 530 hp and 830 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT and comes with air suspension and run-flat tyres. The vehicle has a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of under 8 secs and a top speed of 160 km/h. It seats 4 people and has a boot space of 530 litres and a fuel tank capacity of 80 litres. This beast of a car costs Rs 10 Crore which seems fair considering that this is supposed to be the safest car in the country designed to carry the first citizen of the country.