S-Class Hybrids – Electric Dreams, or Not?
Oct01

S-Class Hybrids – Electric Dreams, or Not?

A chauffeur is a businessman, and any sensible businessman does what is best for his company and profitability, which means using a vehicle that minimises costs like road tax and fuel. And for those who ply their trade in Central London, avoiding the London Congestion Charge. TheChauffeur.com reporter, Dr Ian Kuah investigates if the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid range of S-Class models are suitable for the chauffeur business... As full...

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Prices announced for 100mpg, 65g/km, S500 Mercedes S-Class
Sep18

Prices announced for 100mpg, 65g/km, S500 Mercedes S-Class

Prices have been announced for an S-Class that can return 100.9 mpg, emits 65 g/km of CO2, can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 5.2-seconds before reaching a limited 155 mph and is exempt from road tax and London Congestion Charge. Mercedes-Benz is claiming the S500 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the most advanced saloon cars in the world which in long wheelbase form will cost from £87,965 on-the-road and is subject to a BIK rate of just...

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Jaguar XJ clinches best used luxury car award
Sep17

Jaguar XJ clinches best used luxury car award

The Jaguar XJ is the best used car in the luxury car class, according to What Car?. It was awarded the coveted accolade at the magazine’s Used Car Of The Year Awards in London last night – where Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director Jeremy Hicks was on hand to personally accept the gong. What Car? Editor Jim Holder said: “The Jaguar XJ stood above its opposition because it is the one car in its class that delivers a real wow factor...

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Audi A6 gets fresh new face, better economy and equipment.
Sep05

Audi A6 gets fresh new face, better economy and equipment.

Chauffeurs can now offer even more styling and comfort to clients thanks to a number of improvements on the popular Audi A6 range. On the outside, revisions have been made to the Singleframe grille, the air inlets, the bumpers, the side sills, the rear lights and the tailpipes. Xenon headlamps are now standard on A6 SE models, and LED headlights with dynamic ‘sweeping’ rear indicators for S line versions and above. Matrix LED...

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Mercedes reveals fully armoured S600 Guard model
Aug05

Mercedes reveals fully armoured S600 Guard model

Mercedes-Benz has updated its range of special protection models with the new S 600 Guard based on the new S-Class. The S 600 Guard provides all-round protection to the level of resistance class VR9 along with first-class comfort, AIRMATIC suspension, a powerful V12 engine, intelligent driver assistance systems and unrestricted day-to-day suitability. With its Guard models, Mercedes-Benz has the world’s widest range of special...

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E-Class Hybrid covers 1,223 miles on one tank of fuel
Jun27

E-Class Hybrid covers 1,223 miles on one tank of fuel

A standard, British-registered Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has driven from Africa to the UK non-stop on one tank of fuel. British journalist Andrew Frankel was behind the adventure. Averaging 73.6 mpg (3.1 l/100 km), the journey took him from Tangier in Northern Africa to the UK, visiting two continents, four countries and three time zones in a total time of 27 hours on the road which he shared with a relief driver – arriving...

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