Bulletproof. A term coming to mind when hearing about state leaders. Mercedes-Benz S-Class. A car coming to mind in the exact same context. But how bulletproof is the S-Class?
Armored from head to heels, able to withstand war circumstances and capable of running with flat tires. This is the S-Class sedan of today, especially converted for state heads. But has it always been like that? A YouTuber did the test with a W220. Can it handle gun fire? What kind of gun fire?
Well, the YouTuber going by the name of Edwin Sarksisian, used, among other guns, a 9-millimeter Glock 19X, simulating attacks from various angles. Not quite a weapon that would take down an entire village. It wouldn’t actually dismantle a car either. But the video shows that the bullets easily puncture through the body of the car. A semi-automatic Desert Eagle would be just as dangerous. The manual of the car eventually blocked one of the bullets, so it’s obvious to have them on-board, even if you don’t read much of them.
The test was also performed using a semi-automatic rifle, the AR15. The bullet shot from the back, like it would probably happen in a car chase, easily went through multiple layers of metal, through the rear seats and reached all the way to the front seats, which would cause serious wounds to the driver or the front passenger.
So if you’re planning on getting a bulletproof Mercedes, just think twice. Not all companies selling armored sedans are actually selling armored sedans.