The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is known for being rather capable off-road, while also offering luxurious accommodations inside. AMG-tuned models are also known for being stupid fast and defying the laws of physics for something of such size. This particular creation doesn’t wield AMG firepower, but there is a cutout in the roof where real firepower can pepper bad guys. And if they return fire, the armor on this urban-assault Merc should be able to handle it.
War And Peace:
Folks, say hello to the Gruma Enok P1, and in case you haven’t already figured it out, this isn’t your normal G-Class. Built by Gruma Automobile GmbH in association with Armored Car Systems, it’s designed for duties a bit more ambitious than a standard G500 might otherwise encounter. The German military already uses something like this, but the P1 is a civilian model with an eye towards personal security.
Gallery: Gruma ENOK P1 Armored Mercedes G500
Among other things, the swanky G-Class interior is still in full effect, right down to leather materials with contrast stitching and carbon fiber trim. There’s also a 416-horsepower (310-kilowatt) 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood where a 3.0-liter diesel might otherwise be. It’s not AMG G63 quick, but it should still move along with reasonable gusto.
Fight Your Own Battles:
We say reasonable because it is burdened with some extra weight. Specific details of the P1’s armor aren’t available, but reports explain the passenger compartment is steel-reinforced and protected to withstand assault rifle fire as well as anti-tank ordinance. The windows are also replaced with bullet-proof materials, and it rides on armored Beadlock wheels with big 37-inch tires. Along with portal axles underneath for the four-wheel-drive undercarriage, this armored Merc certainly doesn’t need roads to find emergency escape routes.
Price or performance stats aren’t available, but for high-value executives who need to navigate a warzone going to and from the office, we suspect money is no object.