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gl550 4MATIC
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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: GL550 4MATIC
Curb Weight: 5,540 lb/2,512 kg
Seating: 2 + 3 + 2
Engine: 4.6L biturbo V8 Gasoline
Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
Power: 429 hp @ 5,250 rpm
Tire: 295/40R21 (run-flat inserts)
Height: 73 in. (185 cm)
Length: 202 in. (513 cm)
Width: 84 in. (213 cm)
Wheelbase: 121 in. (307 cm)
Final Weight: 7,860 lb (3,565 kg)


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Click on the links below to view sample videos of the armoring process and the testing of ballistic glass, steel & patented composite material uniquely retrofitted on various vehicles that are armored by Alpine Armoring Inc.



  • All opaque material surrounding passenger area is replaced with hardened ballistic steel
  • Roof (at an angle) & floor (anti-mine protection including DM51 grenade/fragmentation)
  • Protection against high-power rifles such as 7.62x39, 5.56x45, 7.62x51 and M80 ball
  • All original glass removed and replaced with NIJ tested multi-layered ballistic glass
  • Additional areas of armoring are the fuel tank, battery and computer module
  • P.A./multi-siren system and LED strobe lights, per client's specifications
  • Rear partition ballistic glass with swing door and locking mechanism
  • Reinforced door hinges to support additional weight of the armor
  • A complete set of four (4) high-grade Run-Flat inserts installed
  • Patented designed armoring for the firewall and wheel wells
  • Additional protection for the floor and the radiator
  • Vision enhancement systems (camera/monitor)
  • All door and window openings are overlapped
  • Driver and passenger side power windows
  • Customization per client's specifications
  • Customized tailpipe protection