Based on Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Luxury vehicles based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been armored in Bremen since 1985. This also includes the latest model V223, which was presented in 2020. The new S-Class from TRASCO is currently being offered with ballistic protection in level 6 A-KIP and in a fully certified level according to VPAM BRV 2009 VR6. Versions in higher protection classes are also possible.

The S-Class is the most requested armored Head of State vehicle in the high end market. In more than 25 years of company history over 1000 armored sedans and stretched limousines, armored and unarmored, were built by TRASCO. TRASCO's employees are among the most experienced within the industry having armored several generations of the S-class in Bremen, Germany, going back up to the W100 Pullman.

Armoring

Threat

Testlevel according to
VPAM APR 2006

Classification by
PM 2007 (PM)    
BRV 2009 (VR)

Stanag 4569
AEP 55 (level)

Comparable to*                        
DIN EN 1063 (BR),          
DIN EN 1522/23 (FB),      
BRV 1999 (VR)          

Type of Weapon

Calibre

Type of bullet          

Testcondition

Standoff (m)

Standard Hit Spacing

4

PM 4
VR 4

 

BR 4
FB 4
VR 4

357 S/W

.357 Magnum

FJ(1)/CB/SC

10 +/- 0.5      

3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm

44 S/W

.44 Magnum

FJ(2)/FN/SC

6

PM 6
VR 6

 

( B4+ not classified)

PS Ball
(AK 47)

7.62 x 39mm

FJ(1)/PB/SCP(3)

10 +/- 0.5

3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm

 

Suspension
Brakes

Special manufactured heavy duty discs, calipers and pads are being used due to the increased weight of the armored vehicle, which keep the brake performance and reduce fading for all time safety braking.

Tire and Rims

Due to the weight of the armored sedan or limousine, the vehicle is equipped with special tires with an increased load index.

Rims with special unique design and proven payload include the run flat system for emergency driving with a puncture up to a range of 50 km with 50km/h speed.