Kim Jong Un seen in 1 million USD bulletproof Mercedes S 600 Pullman
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Kim Jong Un Mercedes S 600 Guard Pullman

Kim Jong Un seen in 1 million USD bulletproof Mercedes S 600 Pullman

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Kim Jong Un left the meeting with Donald Trump in Singapore in a 1 million USD bulletproof Mercedes S 600 Pullman Guard. 

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Kim Jong Un is well protected in a Mercedes S 600 Pullman Guard W221

It seems that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has the same car preferences like the US president Donald Trump who own at least three Mercedes models.
Kim Jong Un left the summit with Donald Trump in a Mercedes S 600 Pullman Guard sedan. Kim’s car is an older version sold between 2008 and 2013 based on the former generation S-Class code name W221. But it still has a V12 bi-turbo 5.5 liter with 517 HP under the bonnet.

Kim’s sedan is armored and the interior is wrapped completely in white leather. According to businessinsider.com, the former S 600 Pullman Guard is estimated to have been worth well over 1 million USD at the time of purchase.

The new Pullman was launched in February 2015 and the Guard version came in autumn 2016

The current generation Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman was launch in February 2015 and with 6,499 mm in length is another 1,053 mm longer than the Mercedes Maybach S-Class. The V12 biturbo engine in the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman has an output of 530 HP. It has a displacement of 5,980 cmc and maximum torque of 830 Nm from 1,900 rpm.

The name Pullman was originally applied to railway carriages with luxurious open-plan compartments manufactured by the American Pullman Palace Car Company.

The armored version Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard was launched in September 2016 and provides complete protection of protection class VR9 (in transparent and non-transparent areas) and is certified for blast resistance in accordance with Directive ERV 2010. Its protection concept is based on that of the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard.

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Pullman 2

The kerb weight of the Pullman Guard is 5.1 tonnes, while its gross vehicle weight is 5.6 tonnes. From the outside, the special protection equipment is barely discernible, like on all S-Class Guard models. This comes courtesy of the dark-tinted windows in the passenger compartment, for example.

Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Pullman 3

Maximum comfort is provided by the power-assisted opening and closing feature of the rear doors. An electric motor increases the manual force applied. As a result, the large and, due to their armouring, heavy doors are convenient to open and close. The windows are hydraulically opened – the current Pullman builds a technical bridge here to what is perhaps the most famous Pullman in history: the car from the 100 model series dating back to 1965.

The price of the non-armoured version starts at around half a million euro. The German list price of the Pullman Guard is just under 1.4 million euro (prices include VAT at 19% in each case).

The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman was facelift in March 2018

The current Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman was facelifted in March 2018, is named now Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Pullman and has a more powerful engine.The V12 biturbo 6.0 liter engine has now an output of 630 HP and an incredible maximum torque of 1,000 Nm.

The VIP occupants sit on two standard-specification executive seats facing the direction of travel. They can enjoy the largest legroom in the segment; and can get in and out of the car with the greatest of ease and comfort. As is typical for a Pullman, the four passengers can sit facing each other in the compartment with an electrically operated partition. Also new for the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman is a front view camera. Rear passengers are thus able to monitor the traffic in front of the vehicle even when the partition screen is closed.

But an armored version of the new Mercedes S 650 Pullman was not released yet, so Mr. Kim Jong Un must expect until the latest armored generation of the most luxurious Mercedes limo will be released.

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