Make of President’s ‘Mercedes’ limousine a state secret: MHA
The Home Ministry has refused to disclose make, model numbers and registration numbers of cars used by the President which display state emblem in place of license plates, saying it concerns national security and revealing such details might pose a threat to the first citizen.
The information denied by the Ministry seems to be available on social media platforms from unconfirmed sources.
One post on 'YouTube' claims the President uses "black Mercedes Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard. It is a custom-built, heavily armored limousine which meets the requirements of the highest protection class VR6/VR7." "The armor is designed to protect against military rifle shots and also offers resistance against fragments from hand grenades and explosives. The president's motorcade also consists of the former presidential car, a black Mercedes-Benz W140 armoured limousine, now being used as a spare vehicle," it claims.