S500 Mercedes 'Guard'

Pluses: Unlike competitors it's built from outset as armoured car - although

it doesn't look like one.

Minuses: Are you really in enough danger to justify spending Pounds 130,000, (US$150K in the US), on this when you could be spending it on a yacht?

Verdict: Second to none of its kind

Contact: In the UK, Simon Croft, Mercedes HQ, Milton Keynes, 01908 245886.

In the US - Jim Resnick, Product and Technology, PR, USA

00 1 800 367 6372

FOR double the price of a ...

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