Mercedes-Benz the pick of chauffeur drivers

Hybrid Mercedes-Benz S-Class wins UK professional driver award.

The hybrid Mercedes-Benz S-Class features a 2.2 litre diesel engine and electric motor - total output is 170kW and 750Nm!

The Mercedes-Benz S 300 L BlueTEC Hybrid has been named Car of the Year by the British Professional Driver Magazine.

The magazine’s annual awards recognize vehicles that deliver the goods for the Chauffeuring and Private Hire industry, and for the people who actually drive the vehicles. This year the Mercedes-Benz not only won the major award but ‘Chauffeur Car of the Year’ as well.

Mark Bursa, Editor of Professional Driver magazine and chairman of the judging panel, said the S 300 L Blue TEC Hybrid is a tremendous all-rounder.

“The luxury saloon features an outstanding combination of interior luxury, hi-tech safety systems, outstanding fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, thanks to a well-packaged diesel hybrid powertrain that does not compromise rear seat luxury or boot space.”

Professional Driver Magazine 2014 Car of the Year Category Winners;

Professional Driver Car of the Year 2014 - Mercedes-Benz S 300 L BlueTEC Hybrid SE Line
Professional Driver Private Hire Car of the Year - Skoda Octavia Greenline 1.6 TDI 110PS 6G
Professional Driver MPV of the Year - Ford Tourneo Custom 2.2TD LWB
Professional Driver Green Car of the Year - Tesla S 85+
Professional Driver Estate Car of the Year - BMW 520d Touring SE
Professional Driver Luxury SUV of the Year - Range Rover Autobiography 4.4 SDV8 LWB
Professional Driver Executive Car of the Year - Audi A6 2.0TDI SE Ultra
Professional Driver Chauffeur Car of the Year - Mercedes-Benz S 300 L BlueTEC Hybrid SE Line

In Australia, the Mercedes-Benz S 300 L BlueTEC Hybrid costs from $195,000.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.