Pranab Mukherjee is set to be the president of India and will soon be riding the president's car, the Mercedes S600. The President of India's car was earlier the vintage like Ambassador but the need for more secure mode of transport for the head of state resulted in limousines such as the Mercedes-Benz S600 joining the ranks.
Pranab Mukherjee will not be new to government vehicles but as president of India, his car will be a whole new experience. Pranab Mukherjee's new car is the extended wheel base version of the S600. It is longer than the standard S-Class by 1050mm is taller too. The president's car is equipped with top notch communication and entertainment systems.
The S600 Pullman is a special limousine built specifically for the use of VVIPs such as heads of states. The President of India's car is luxurious and comfortable like any Mercedes-Benz. To add to this it is as secure as a tank as it has been built using high strength steel that can repel not only bullets but also grenade attacks too.
The president of India's car has two compartments, the driver's compartment in the front and the rear cabin. The president's cabin has a sound and sight barrier which allows the president to have discreet conversations while being driven.
The car is custom built as per the requirements of the user, here its the president of India. The car is built from the frame up so that all security requirements can be fitted before the construction of the car. The car has loads of armour, literally with just the weight of the armour being equivalent to that of a full fledged car. Such weight will mean the S600 Pullman requires a powerful engine. And Mercedes has done just that by providing the S600 with the massive six litre V12 engine that churns out 517bhp.
Pranab Mukherjee's car is powerful and stately too. Based on the S-class, the flagship sedan of Mercedes-Benz, it has its own distinct style that is striking yet sober. Mercedes-Benz had displayed the S600 Pullman at the Delhi Auto Expo in January where Drivespark had to opportunity to have a closer look at the President of India's car.