Monday, 19 November 2018

Luxury car that hugs you

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OU, how the rich live! I have never driven a car with a fridge before, except in the early Seventies when I owned the ubiquitous VW Camper Van.

Not that I was ever a hippie: but a car with a refrigerator? Obviously for a few bottles of Moët et Chandon Imperial Champagne Brut and not for chilling flowers.

Anyway, after enjoying this week’s rather exclusive drive, I know now how your average Dubai sheikh feels when he takes the family off for a picnic in the desert. And I have more than an inkling of how captains of industry who flit from factory to factory might bask in the sublime comfort of a very different kind of motoring world.

The world we are talking about is that of the executive supercar — in this case the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which recently collected its third honour of 2014 — Luxury Car of the Year in the BusinessCar Awards, voted for by magazine readers. These business types are obviously not so busy that they deny themselves the finer things in life.

Imagine for a moment if you will an everyday thing you do and how routine it becomes, how commonplace. Like driving to the office. Your car does the job for you, gets you there in one piece, and you probably think nothing of it.

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