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Check Out the Car of President of India

With Ram Nath Kovind swearing in as the 14th President of India, we decided to have a look at the car that serves one of the most powerful men in India. The official state car plays many roles. Obviously, its primary role is to transport the head of a state. Also, the car might be used, very occasionally, to ferry around important visiting dignitaries from other nations. The President’s car offers a high level of security and enough stateliness for its duty. Currently, the President of India uses a Mercedes Benz S600 W221 Pullman limousine. Let’s read more about the car of President of India-

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The President’s car is one of the safest specimen of automobiles in the entire country. Much like the PM’s armoured BMW, the President’s Merc can survive-

  • VR9-level ballistic protection
  • Handguns shots of upto .44 Calibre
  • Military Rifle Shots
  • Bombs
  • Other Explosives
  • Gas Attacks

The President’s motorcade comprises of several other vehicles other than his black Mercedes-Benz S Class (S600) Pullman Guard. One of the cars in this convoy is the former presidential car, another black Mercedes-Benz armoured limousine, which can be used as a spare car. The car of President of India doesn’t have a registration plate. It just displays the National Emblem of India instead of a registration number.

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Car of President of India – Price

Price ₹ 1050,00,000

The price of the Mercedes S Class (S600) Pullman Guard is around ₹ 1050,00,000 (ex-showroom).

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Car of President of India – Safety Features

Ballistic Protection VR9 level
Emergency Fresh Air System Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system Yes
Airbags Yes (Driver and front passenger airbags, front and rear sidebags and window bags) (Crash sensors in the doors for optimum deployment of the airbags in a lateral collision)
Panic Alarm System Yes
Attention Assist Yes (Attention Assist Plus)
Hill Start Assist Control Yes (with HOLD function)
Underbody Coating Yes (underbody armour plating)
Rear View Camera Surround view camera
Front Seat Belts Yes (3-point ELR) (With automatic comfort fit feature)
Night View Assist Plus Yes
Adaptive Brake Lights (Flashing) Yes (with HOLD function)
Parking Sensors Yes (PARKTRONIC)
Automatic Fire Suppression System Yes
Acceleration Skid Ccontrol (ASR) Yes
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Yes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes
Traction Control Yes
Brake Assist Yes

The car is so safe that it runs on bullet proof alloys and tyres. There’s supply of oxygen to protect occupants in case of a gas attack. On the inside, there are Automated Lock Controls and Preventive Shields.

Car of President of India – Specifications

Engine Description 6.0-litre V12
Maximum Power 523 BHP
Maximum Torque 830 NM
No. of Cylinders 12
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Overall Length 5448 mm
Overall Width 1900 mm
Overall Height 1494 mm
Wheelbase 3368 mm
Seating Capacity 4
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Boot Space 530 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 litres
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Front Suspension Airmatic Suspension
Rear Suspension Airmatic Suspension
Alloy Wheels Yes
Tubeless Tyres Yes
Tyre Size 19″ Multi-spoke
Tyre Size 275/45 R19
Runflat tyres with Runflat indicator Yes

Powering the Mercedes S600 Pullman S-Guard is a 6.0-litre V12 that outputs 523 BHP and 830 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. The car gets an airmatic suspension. The tyres and wheels are bulletproof. The car can run on flat tyres for several hundreds of kilometres. Thanks to a high kerb weight, the car has a top speed of less than 200 KMPH. It can dismiss 100 KMPH from standstill in less around 8 seconds.

So, what do you think of the car of President of India? Do share your views in the comments section below.