Australia Orders Bombproof Mercedes for G20 Summit

Posted on September 8, 2014

Although BMW is poised to secure the contract to replace the Prime Minister’s fleet of ageing armoured Holdens, rival German car maker Mercedes-Benz won the tender to supply 16 vehicles for the G20 Summit of foreign heads of state, finance ministers and other dignitaries.

But rather than buy the vehicles for $1 million each, it has rented them for the meeting of world leaders at a cost of $1.8 million, or $112,500 a piece.

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