Galaxy MPV is MPG king for Addison Lee

One of the country’s leading chauffeur firms, Addison Lee is celebrating following an impressive performance by one of its drivers during the 2010 MPG Marathon. Swapping the trials of London traffic for a challenge of a different kind, driver Dean Coogan piloted a 2.0-litre, 140PS TDCi Ford Galaxy PowerShif around the course to achieve an impressive 57.08 mpg. Success in the MPG Marathon is judged by the improvement in economy...

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Bugs could be ruining your paintwork

Extensive research carried out by the UK’s leading car care expert, Autoglym, has revealed that insect remains are equally as damaging to car paintwork as bird lime. Findings show that similar levels of acidity can be found in both deposits, which, if left untreated and in direct sunlight, can lead to the deterioration of lacquer on paintwork. As part of their continuous product testing regime, Autoglym’s laboratory technicians called...

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Luxury vehicles recognised in chauffeur awards

The most prestigious awards for the chauffeur industry has revealed four winning vehicles following a stringent judging programme. The Chauffeur Car of the Year Awards tried and tested fourteen shortlisted vehicles to find out their suitability for the industry to award the most affordable, yet luxurious and profitable car on offer. The Bentley Flying Spur Speed, BMW 730Ld, Mercedes-Benz E220 CDi and the Hyundai i800 have all been...

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BMW 7-Series scoops award in competitive category

A total of seven vehicles were judged in the £50,000-£100,000 category which made it the toughest section of all. Even though the winner of this section, the BMW 730Ld was awarded the highest points, the top four vehicles were only three points apart, making it the closest year ever. For the first time in the awards history, two vehicles took second place by scoring exactly the same amount of points. The all-new Jaguar XJL and the...

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E-Class sets standards in under £50,000 category
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E-Class sets standards in under £50,000 category

Surveys conducted by thechauffeur.com have always revealed the Mercedes-Benz E220 CDi to be the most popular choice for the UK’s chauffeur industry. The all-new E-Class Saloon was entered into this years £50,000 and Under category and was awarded 77 points, beating other vehicles such as the BMW 530 saloon, 530 GT, Jaguar XF and Skoda Superb. With its 50 plus MPG figures and class leading boot space, the E-class certainly provides...

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Commissioner to decide Excursion limos fate

A court hearing is due to take place next month to decide what will happen to two Ford Excursion limousines which were seized from a West Wales company. The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are holding the vehicles following two separate incidents which are costing The Full Stretch, based in Camarthanshire, thousands of pounds in lost business – it is a situation which owner, Daniel Rosemeyer describes as ‘completely...

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