September 21, 2023

The story of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine that became PM Li Qiang’s ride at the ASEAN Summit

  • September 10, 2023
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The story of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine that became PM Li Qiang’s ride at the ASEAN Summit

Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang arrived in Jakarta to attend the 2023 ASEAN Summit on Tuesday, September 5 2023. His arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport was welcomed directly by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. After the reception, Li Qiang was taken away using a Mercedez-Benz S600 Pullman Guard. For your information, the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is a presidential car that is often used as a vehicle for state guests.
Some of them include the President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Bin Zayed and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, who recently came to Indonesia. So what are the specifications of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard?

At first glance, the name Mercedez-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is similar to the Mercedez-Benz S600 Guard used by President Joko Widodo or Jokowi as an official car.

Perhaps quite a few people think that these two cars are the same vehicle. Both are different, especially in terms of design. The Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard stands out for its longer size. In terms of size, the “Pullman” version of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard is 115 centimeters longer than the regular Guard. This limousine has a very spacious interior thanks to a wheelbase of 4,315 millimeters. In it you can even hold secret meetings between VIPs. This version is quite limited, apart from being very expensive, it is not sold freely or only by order.
This was stated by Mercedes-Benz Indonesia Sales Operation and Business Network Development Kariyanto Hardjosoemarto. Kariyanto said that the buyers were only certain people who really wanted special specifications, aka custom. He even said that consumers who want to order the Pullman version of the Mercy have to wait a year and prepare more than IDR 20 billion.

“The price is definitely expensive because it is custom, depending on consumer demand,” he said to Tempo, Thursday, March 2 2017.
The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard prioritizes threat protection features as superior. This vehicle is often used by high-ranking state officials and other important people. Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, stated that not only is it resistant to military-standard ballistic projectiles, this car is also claimed to be able to protect passengers from attacks by hand grenades and other explosives.

The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard series is designed with European resistance levels with B6/B7 resistance.

This car is said to have been tested and certified by organizations and recognized by various countries. In terms of frame, the shell is assembled from steel. Meanwhile, the glass uses a bulletproof coating. The tires are also different from other cars, namely the Run Flat type which can still be used even in emergency situations.

Another feature that makes the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard series a safe limousine is the leak-proof self-sealing fuel tank and fire extinguishing system. Meanwhile, in terms of power. The Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard has a 12 cylinder engine with 5,500cc DOHC Direct Injection petrol. Maximum power reaches 530bhp per 4900-5300rpm and maximum torque 830Nm per 1900-4000rpm.

As a safety feature, the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard is equipped with brake assist plus and pre-safe brakes. This feature is combined with DISTRONIC PLUS which is combined with LED Intelligent Light System. Adaptive High Beam Assist Plus, Exhaust System With Two Chrome-Plated Twin Tailpipes. These are the complete specifications of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard limousine. Which is the official vehicle for Chinese PM Li Qiang during the 2023 ASEAN Summit.

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