The Mahindra MPV-i
The Mahindra MPV-i:
The Mahindra MPV-i APC is a a rugged 230bhp engine and a 6x6 transmission, the MPV is a specialist vehicle for off-road. The Mahindra MPV-i combines excellent ballistic and mine protection, with a top and side protection of CEN Level B6, and blast protection up to Stanag Level 4A.
Built for anti-terrorist and anti-Naxal operations the Mahindra MPV-i is a rugged MPV with its high torque and power to weight ratio it can handle the most challenging terrain.
Top: Withstand direct hit of 7.62x51 mm ball, 5.56x45 mm, 7.62x39 mm ammunition from a distance of 10 metres at 90° angle of attack.
Mine Blast Protection:
Side Mine Protection: IED 10kgs TNT (Minimum) from a distance of 5 metres and height of 1.5 metres from the ground.
Bottom Under-Carriage: Protected against landmine blast of Minimum 14kg of TNT and equivalent under the hull and minimum of 21kg of TNT and equivalent under the tyre of the vehicle.
BAE Land Systems OMC conducted a landmine certification test on the Mahindra MPV-i and concluded that the vehicle structure provides adequate protection to the occupants of the vehicle against 14kg TNT explosives underneath the hull of the vehicle and 21kg TNT explosives underneath the rear wheel of the vehicle. All Sides: Can withstand direct hit of 7.62x51 mm ball, 5.56x45 mm, 7.62x39 mm ammunition from a distance of 10 metres at 90° angle of attack.
Mahindra MPV-i Specifications:
|Engine||Engine Type||V6 Direct Injection CRDi with Turbo Charger, Intercooler|
|Power||260bhp @ 1250rpm|
|Torque||960 Nm @ 1250rpm|
|Transmission||Transmission Type||5 Speed Manual|
|Suspension||Front (option)||Multi Leaf Spring with Shock Absorbers|
|Brakes||All Six Wheels||Pneumatic Dual Brake Circuit of 10 Bar System with Parking brake on all 6 wheels|
|Steering||Steering Type||Tiltable Power Steering|
|Turning Circle Radius||21,000 mm|
|Drivetrain||Drive System (option)||6X6|
|Capacity||225 Litres with Fire Suppression Agent|
|Tyres||Tyre||14 R 20 W RFS (As per Finnable 50km)|
|Seating||Vehicle Capacity||2 (Front) + 14 (Rear) + 2 Jump Seats|
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Founded in 1945 as a steel trading company, Mahindra & Mahindra entered automotive manufacturing in 1947 to bring the iconic Willys Jeep onto Indian roads. Over the years, M&M diversified into many new businesses in order to better meet the needs of our customers. M&M follow a unique business model of creating empowered companies that enjoy the best of entrepreneurial independence and Group-wide synergies. This principle has led the growth into a US $19 billion multinational group with more than 200,000 employees in over 100 countries across the globe.