Mercedes-Benz makes great luxury super-sedans, and their newly unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600 is no different, touting cutting-edge comforts that your E-class-leasing manager could only dream of. But here's something your boss doesn't know: This $250,000 car is almost completely useless.
The Mercedes-Benz W140 was the underworld’s transport of choice for not only the Yakuza, but for the emerging gangsters of post-Communist Central Europe as well. Watch this video and you’ll see why.
Mercedes has a long history of providing shrapnel protection to heads of state via its Special Protection Group, and the company's latest S600-based Pullman Guard limo appears to live up to its lineage. Not just a stretched S600, the Pullman Guard is basically a custom-built limo with armoring designed into the body…