Mukesh Ambani, who resides in world’s most expensive private property, the Antilia has a grand private garage. The Ambani family likes to move in style with some of the most expensive cars. The chief of Reliance Industries also gets the highest Z+ security detail to keep him safe. Here is a video of the convoy of the Ambani family showing how they roll.
The convoy was recently caught on tape at Marine Drive in Mumbai and it looks grand. The convoy lead is a BMW 5-series sedan though we are not sure if it is the part of the convoy. Then a BMW X5 can be seen following closely. This special BMW X5 have roof mounted flashers and police stickers on the side. Earlier, the X5s were seen with CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) stickers.
Following closely the leading first X5 is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Guard. The Mercedes-Benz S-Guard is a bulletproof vehicle that looks identical to the regular S-Class. Another BMW X5 with similar flashers on the roof is behind the S-Guard.
Just behind the second BMW X5 is a Mumbai police Scorpio and behind that, we can see the Bentley Bentayga. Following the Bentayga is a Porsche Cayenne. Trailing the whole convoy are two Ford Endeavours that also get roof-mounted flashers and Police sticker on the sides. In another video that has surfaced shows similar vehicles in a different arrangement.
What is so special about this convoy?
All these cars are rarely seen as a part of a single convoy. It is possible that the family members had to go to the same place but are travelling in different cars for safety reasons.
To start with, there is no other citizen of India who uses BMWs as an escort vehicle in a convoy. Of course, except the Prime Minister of India whose security detail is provided by the SPG (Special Protection Group) while Mukesh Ambani’s security cover is handled by CRPF. This is definitely India’s most expensive civilian convoy. The vehicles seen in the video belong to Reliance Industries and not the government. Possibly Ambani upgraded his convoy vehicles to make sure that they can follow the fast-moving vehicles in which he and his family travel.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Guard that can be seen in the convoy costs around Rs. 5 crores and looks similar to the regular S-Class. This has been done to disguise the vehicle. It gets discreet reinforcements on the body and weighs much more than the regular S-Class. The vehicles get a very high-level of ballistic protection that is even safe against the military grade weapons. The S-Guard gets fire extinguishing mechanism and run-flat tyres that can do up to 80 km/h without no air in them. Ambani also owns a BMW 7-Series High Security armoured vehicle, which is the official vehicle of the Prime Minister of India too.
The Bentley Bentayga is priced at around Rs. 3.85 crores, ex-showroom. It is one of the fastest SUVs in the world. The Ambani heirs use the vehicle often. It is powered by a massive 6.0-litre W12 engine that churns out a maximum of 600 Bhp and 900 Nm. It can do 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. The car seen here is in brilliant British Racing Green colour.
The BMW X5s are quite powerful too and the variants seen here are the xDrive 30 that cost around Rs. 70 lakh each. The X5 is powered by a 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder engine that gets twin-scroll turbo. It generates a maximum of 258 Bhp and 560 Nm. The car can reach 100 km/h from standstill in 6.9 seconds.
The Ford Endeavour is powered by a 3.2-litre engine that generates 197 Bhp and 470 Nm. There is a lower spec powered Endeavour available in the Indian market too. The Scorpio seen in the convoy belongs to Mumbai Police.