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Shuttle with a star for a five star house

Clearly, there's him, the legendary Rolls-Royce of the Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz. The VIP-Shuttle par excellence, picked up decades ago, celebrities such

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Shuttle with a star for a five star house

Clearly, there's him, the legendary Rolls-Royce of the Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz. The VIP-Shuttle par excellence, picked up decades ago, celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock (booked 35 years in the same Suite), Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, or Andy Warhol from the train station or from the airport in Samedan. And it still does.

Today, however, the Phantom represents IV glitz, luxury, and also the reputation of the 1896-built five-star hotel impressive when he parked in front of the Hotel – as a popular photo subject for tourists. No wonder, because it is shrouded in many legends around this car. So, it should be the world's only Rolls-Royce, the ever snow chains mounted.

elegance and functionality

snow chains? The Rolls-Royce is definitely no longer an issue – unless you were there at all, ever. Now, since the Cullinan is announced, the first SUV of the British brand with a long tradition and is the first Rolls with all-wheel drive, not more.

anyone Who sees this, however, is an Alternative to the legend of the Badrutt's Palace, is wrong. Because the Nobel hostel looked around for the appropriate Transport of high-profile (and other) guests in all weather conditions, at 1850 meters above sea level elsewhere. And, as, for example, the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland – for the extension of the hotel's own fleet (of course with a new Rolls-Royce) a Shuttle with a star acquired: a Mercedes the V-class. Determines not only its 4×4 drive.

is managed with the third Generation of its large sedan, the experiences in the early summer with a Facelift, a further appreciation, the stuttgarters, the balancing act between elegance and functionality definitely. So, in the as a VIP Shuttle for hotel guests and business customers top version loaded the entire interior and the two individual seats in the rear of luxury and comfort is hard to surpass: air conditioning, reclining feature, Massage all on Board. A first exit, of course with a Chauffeur, makes it clear: In this relationship, the V-class the S-class is nothing more.

you want a Massage? The leather-administer seats such upon request.

in Addition, the seats are on a rail system can freely move, and the luxurious Seating can also be installed against the direction of travel. And for the eye Mercedes offers more exclusivity: New leather covers in the color of Tartuffo. Perfectly matching the Louis Vuitton Luggage, such as a Mercedes-speakers at the presentation noted.

price range

But of course there is the new V-class, which has sold alone, since 2014, thanks to new growth markets in China and India, as well as steadily more popular with providers of Shuttle services, and taxi companies are already over 200'000 Times, even for customers for whom space is more important than the comfort. For the greater Van can be used flexibly with individual seats or seat benches to configure up to eight people to find a good place.

Large the price range is from 55'789 Swiss francs for the base version with front-wheel drive, up to 88'099 CHF for the luxury version Swiss Edition, which will be available in Switzerland starting in June.

No eco-sinner

Whether as a VIP Shuttle, a family friendly cruiser, or as Marco Polo, as Mercedes calls the stylish equipped camping model on the Basis of whichv-class: propulsion concept, all of the Thrifty compression-ignition engine. Because the Stuttgart to bring in your 5,14-Meter-long and 2.2-tonne large sedan with the Facelift of their latest four-cylinder generation with two liters of displacement. The average consumption is even with the top version, the V300 d with 239 HP and a maximum torque of 500 Newton meters, with 6.1 liters of almost as deep as the smaller diesel versions with 163 and 190 HP. All versions of the emission standard Euro 6d meet.

And it comes with regard to environmental compatibility in the near future, even better. At the Geneva Auto Salon in March, the Stuttgart presented with the EQV of the near-series prototype of a fully electronic large sedan, which is expected to lie with a range of up to 400 kilometers, far beyond the claims of a VIP-Shuttle.

Peter Hegetschweiler drove the new V-class at the invitation of Mercedes-Benz, Switzerland, on 9./10. April in Spain.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 25.04.2019, 07:43 PM

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