Mercedes-Benz S300L BlueTec Hybrid
The Professional Driver Chauffeur Car of the Year category is usually the closest category – though this year we had a clear winner – the Mercedes-Benz S300L BlueTec Hybrid.
Proud moment for Mercedes-Benz’s Brian Luff as he displays the Chauffeur Car of the Year award
Our 2014 winner is a brilliant fusion of classical style and cutting-edge technology. The same diesel hybrid powertrain that powers the E300 BlueTec Hybrid offers genuine 50mpg performance in the S-Class.
This is the first year the new S-Class has been eligible for the Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards and the judges were unanimous in their praise of its beautifully put-together interior and its advanced technology and convenience features, with large high-resolutions screens replacing a conventional dashboard.
Our runner-up is once again last year’s winner. Better fuel economy, further improvements to the styling and additional safety features have raised the game once again on the evergreen Audi A8L 3.0TDI.
In third place it’s the BMW 730Ld, a car that has twice won this award in the past, and is still proving to be a highly competitive car six years on from its launch. An all-new replacement is due in 2015.
1 - Mercedes-Benz S300L BlueTec Hybrid SE Line
2 - Audi A8L 3.0TDI SE
3 - BMW 730Ld SE
Roll of Honour
2013 Audi A8L 3.0TDI
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350L
2011 BMW 730Ld
2010 Jaguar XJL 3.0D
2009 BMW 730Ld