What is the best chauffeur car?
Choosing the best chauffeur car is subjective
One could argue that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best chauffeur car. Similarly, the Rolls-Royce Phantom would also make it to the very top of many lists.
We all have personal favourites. But what is really the best?
Is it the safest, most comfortable, or luxurious? Perhaps you would choose the vehicle with the best environmental credentials? Or the largest boot?
Read on to discover what is the best chauffeur car for UK chauffeurs.
Beloved by our clients, as well as a firm favourite with the chauffeurs, the S-Class is the chauffeur car to beat. For years the S-Class has set the standard in safety. The latest recently launched seventh- generation brings more of the same. Its consistent performance year on year has set the S-Class apart from strong competition from BMW and Audi.
For those with £160,000 budget, the new 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class luxury limo comes with lashings of technology, styling and safety, but its price tag then starts to move closer to the Bentley Mulsanne’s price which starts at £241,000.
The V-Class doesn’t have any peers when you are travelling with more than 4 passengers. Offering luxurious travel for up to 7 passengers, and their luggage – A stylish minivan/MPV for group travel. The V-Class is a versatile and capable vehicle and has always been the chauffeur’s first choice in people carriers, even with the previous Vito and Viano models.
Mercedes pure-electric EQV luxury MPV is on sale in the UK now, with prices starting from £70,665 and is the obvious eco-friendly choice. Mercedes has mounted the EQV’s battery pack under the vehicle’s floor – which means there’s no real difference to the amount of interior space over the standard V-Class.
Always in the running for the best chauffeur car award. Handcrafted in Goodwood where a space-age aluminium chassis is fused with the finest leather and woodwork. The Phantom is an exquisite chauffeur car.
The eighth generation Rolls-Royce Phantom starts at £351,486 so is a far more expensive choice. The Phantom has always stood unchallenged at the top of its super luxury vehicle class. Owning this classic gem adds prestige to any chauffeur outfit.
More affordable than its big brother the S-Class, the popular E 300 e AMG Line Edition plug-in hybrid, is priced from £46,230. The E-Class is a capable executive class chauffeur car hire. A polished performer with an upmarket interior. With autonomous emergency braking and nine airbags as standard, safety is strong.
Although the E-Class is not as luxurious as the other chauffeur cars, it is popular with chauffeurs within the business class sector, and is a reliable workhorse.
Range Rover Autobiography
Go-anywhere in safety, comfort and style in the Range Rover Autobiography. Enjoy an elevated ride with luxury in abundance. An incredibly refined SUV with a spacious interior. The long wheelbase (LWB) version of the current Range Rover is some 200mm longer than the standard model and has larger rear doors for more legroom.
The new Range Rover LWB is likely to go on sale in 2021. Expect it to cost beyond £170,000 for the most expensive long-wheelbase model.
The Mulsanne is the first ground-up new design from Bentley in 80 years and does not disappoint. With a plush inviting interior to delight its passengers. And complete with acres of torque make this a very smooth ride – it also has real driver appeal.
Prices start from £240,930 in 2021 from Crewe’s production line. In 2016, the Mulsanne came facelifted to stand up to the Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Mercedes-Maybach S 600.
The best chauffeur car verdict
Each of the above vehicles could legitimately lay claim to being the best chauffeur car. Your reasons for hiring one will differ.
If you want a grand entrance, choose the Rolls-Royce Phantom. If you want to keep the accounts department happy choose the E-Class.
For many the S-Class or larger V-Class will tick all the right boxes. For others the Bentley or Range Rover are the only cars that matter.
But rest assured, all are great chauffeur cars, the real question is: which is best for you?
But remember, almost anyone can buy a fancy chauffeur car, what is harder to find is a great chauffeur.
Call or contact us to discuss finding the best chauffeur car for your next journey.
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