The Mercedes Benz S-Class has won the 2012 Professional Driver’s Chauffeur Car of the Year award.
Mark Bursa, editor of Professional Driver and chairman of the judging panel, said of the most recent award win: “The S-Class received consistent scoring from all the judges who tested it, and it’s a testament to its quality that a car toward the end of its product lifecycle can still outscore some newer rivals to win our Chauffeur Car of the Year category for 2012.”
He continued: “Good customer support has also played a major part. Mercedes Benz made major improvements to its chauffeur programme this year, with the S-Class now matching its competitors pound-for-pound, so it boils down to taste. And the three-pointed star still carries a lot of kudos in the chauffeur industry.”
The Mercedes Benz S-Class has won three other awards this year including Auto Express Best Luxury Car, What Car? Best Luxury Car, and The Sunday Times Best Executive and Prestige Model.
According to Mercedes Benz, S-Class registrations are up 13.6% year to date (1,709). In the fleet sector specifically, registrations are enjoying a 27% increase year to date.Published 8 November 2012