Monday, 18 June 2018

Mercedes gets the thumbs-up from pro drivers for eco-cred

MERCEDES-BENZ vehicles scooped four awards at the Professional Driver Magazine Awards, including car of the year for 2013 for the

MERCEDES-BENZ vehicles scooped four awards at the Professional Driver Magazine Awards, including car of the year for 2013 for the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

Described as a “game-changer” for the chauffeur sector, the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid also won green car of the year and executive car of the year — this is the first time any car has triumphed in more than one category at the awards.

Mark Bursa, editor of Professional Driver magazine and chairman of the judging panel, said: “The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is a genuine game-changer. It’s really the car chauffeurs have been waiting for.

“It’s a truly green luxury hybrid car without any compromise to rear seat or luggage space.

“With so many blue chip companies demanding that their suppliers have eco-friendly credentials, it’s vital that chauffeur operators have demonstrably green cars on their fleets.

“Already we’re seeing many chauffeur fleets switching over en masse to this Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.”

In addition, the Viano 2.2 CDI Ambiente long wheelbase won MPV of the year.

By Nigel Wigmore

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