Courtesy of Jared Paul Stern at Luxist we have this:
Mercedes' New Armored E-Class Stops .44 Magnums, Hand Grenades
Posted Feb 11th 2009 8:02AM by Jared Paul Stern
Mercedes-Benz is coming out with an armored version of its all-new 2010 E-Class, able to withstand fire from weapons up to a .44 Magnum, and with optional underbody armor, hand grenade blasts as well. The E-Guard, which will be available when the sleek new 2010 E-Class goes on sale this summer, receives reinforced "protective elements" around the bodyshell consisting of high-strength steel and aramide components, aided by resistant polycarbonate glazing, MotorTrend reports. Despite the additions luxurious interior space and comfort levels remain the same as the standard E-Class, and pricing begins at about $58,000 depending on the specific model and drivetrain selected.
And just in time for a new gun control bill. Now isn't that timely marketing?