To the towkay who’s always chauffeured to work, a limousine should be spacious, luxurious and boast a badge that’s synonymous with success. Not surprisingly, many of these company bosses would opt for a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is the “traditional” choice for this purpose.
CEOs who are keen drivers, however, would probably want a limo with all the aforementioned attributes, plus a fun-to-drive factor. After all, driving a big business saloon (perhaps when the chauffeur is on leave) doesn’t have to be a humdrum affair.
Looking to stand out in the company carpark is the Jaguar XJ Portfolio, which we test here in short-wheelbase form (the long-wheelbase model wasn’t available). Despite being the oldest contender here (it was introduced to Singapore in early 2010), this big cat still promises to deliver a “growling” performance with its muscular engine and well-tuned chassis.
Understated in looks but not in size is the Audi A8. The largest saloon of the group offers plenty of lounging space, while also aiming to impress with its solid build and advanced infotainment features.
Giving both the Audi and Jag a run for the money is the BMW 7 Series in 750Li configuration. Having recently been updated, the German flagship now packs an enhanced powertrain as well as an upgraded interior that’s filled with even more amenities.
Which of these contenders will put the biggest smile on the face of a towkay? Continue reading to find out.