BMW 520d SE Touring

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We know how popular a roomy estate car is with operators that specialise in taking families or larger groups to the airport or the railway station, especially when you want a versatile car rather than an MPV.

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BMW’s national leasing manager Adam Harley collected the trophy for Estate Car of the Year

Spanning compact, full-size and luxury estate cars, we’ve introduced a new category for 2015, and our inaugural winner is the BMW 520d Touring, an executive car that the judges felt had it all – a great combination of style, practicality and driveability. This is all backed with a great brand image and a first-rate chauffeur support programme.

Our new category turned out to be one of the closest-fought this year, with only a handful of points separating the top three. The BMW narrowly beat a car that most judges felt was both the most handsome and the most enjoyable to drive in the category, the classy Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2D.

In an equally close third place was the Audi A6 Avant 2.0TDI Ultra, a car with excellent practicality, elegant styling and low running costs, together with excellent support from its manufacturer.

The winners

1 - BMW 520d Touring SE

2 - Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 D SE

3 - Audi A6 2.0TDI Avant SE


Roll of Honour

New Award for 2014

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ProDriver Congress London, June 6, 2017 - Panel Session 4: Autonomous vehicles

Kevin Meeks, Volvo
Daniel Severin, Plan Insurance
Mike Galvin, Addison Lee
Bob Nixon, iCabbi
Safa Alkateb, Autocab

Kevin Meeks from Volvo gave an opening presentation on the subject of autonomous cars, outlining, with the aid of a short video presentation, the company’s DriveMe project.

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ProDriver Congress London, June 6, 2017 - Panel Session 3: Employers, workers and the gig economy

Gary Jacobs, DriverServ
David Harmer, Accountax
Mike Bell, Driven Worldwide
Sean Sauter, Green Tomato Cars
Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, Public Policy Matters

The session was opened by Gary Jacobs, who provided an overview of the subject in the light of recent developments that have affected the so-called “gig economy”, such as the Uber and Pimlico Plumbers employment court cases.

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ProDriver Congress London, June 6, 2017 - Panel Session 1: Disrupting the disrupters

Dominick Moxon-Tritsch, Public Policy Matters
Mike Bell, Driven Worldwide
Sean Sauter, Green Tomato Cars
Catherine Faiers, Addison Lee
Daniel Severin, Plan Insurance

The first session kicked off with a question posed by congress chair Mark Bursa: “What does disruption look like?” First response was from Dominick Moxon-Tritsch from Public Policy Matters, responding with a broad overview of the challenges facing private hire today.


Geneva Motor Show 2017

Mark Bursa reports from Europe’s premier auto exhibition