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BMW 7 Series wins plaudits off chauffeurs

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Research conducted by the UK Professional Driver magazine, the magazine for professional drivers and chauffeurs, has given plaudits to the BMW 730Ld.  The car has been named the magazines overall Car of the Year winner as well as handing in the victor’s title in the Chauffeur Car category.

Professional driver magazine say that the BMW 730Ld’s victory was secured due to its combination of passenger luxury, driveability, and low running costs.  It also boasts the availability of an excellent manufacturer-backed chauffer programme here in the UK.

The finalists and winners were chosen by a select panel of invited chauffeurs, private hire operators and motoring journalists.  Each judge thoroughly evaluated all of the vehicles that were shortlisted during the one-day judging event.

Professional Driver editor Mark Bursa, who chaired the judging for the awards, said, “The BMW 730Ld offers an exceptional mix of comfort, rear-seat luxury and driveability.”

“It was a very close contest, with the new Audi A8L winning praise for its comfort and good looks, and Audi's chauffeur programme probably edges BMW's. But this wasn't enough to take the top prize from the 7 Series, which was simply the best car on the day.”

By Ben Malkin

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