Mercedes is taking no chances. Cameras and mobile phones are checked in at the desk, and we’re ushered into a darkened room, deep within Mercedes’ advanced technical centre near Stuttgart.
I’m here with an elite group of UK journalists to see what’s inside the room - three examples of 2013’s most anticipated car, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-class. But there’s a catch – Mercedes wants us to see the car from the inside only. So the three cars are covered with light-absorbing black material, hiding the car’s distinctive lines.
Supercars and city cars may have grabbed the headlines at the Geneva Motor Show – but there was plenty of interest for the chauffeuring and private hire market - across the full spectrum from Bentley to Dacia. Professional Driver editor Mark Bursa hasn’t missed a Geneva Show since 1992 – here are his highlights of the 2013 event.
Professional Driver magazine is on a quest... to find the best. We are proud to announce the QSi Awards - Quality, Service and Innovation, designed to reward the best and most innovative operators and drivers within our bustling and growing industry.
The Professional Driver QSi Awards are open to every chauffeur and private hire company in the UK. And with 10 categories, there's something for every size and type of operator, from one-man chauffeurs to large private hire fleets. Special categories will reward innovations in marketing, environmental performance and local community activities.