Vehicles

Wider Variety, Finer Amenities Define 2013 Chauffeured Vehicles

Michael Campos
Posted on January 11, 2013

LCT offers its annual round-up of limousine and livery model vehicles for 2013 which will be on the trade show floor of the 2013 International LCT Show on Feb. 5-7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. All exhibitors were contacted with the option to be included in the annual vehicles gallery below.

American Limousine Sales
Vehicle: 2013 Chrysler 300 stretch
Type: 70 in. limousine
What makes this vehicle unique? This vehicle can handle airport pickups, wine tours, nights on the town, prom, etc. This is the type of vehicle that brings back the limousine experience to a personal level, where the client’s comfort is priority over the capacity.
Passengers: 6
MSRP: $59,995
Engine type: 3.7-liter V-6 RWD, 296 HP
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 16-18
Website: www.americanlimousinesales.com
More info: (877) 546-6716


BMW
Vehicle: 5 Series Gran Turismo
Type: sedan
What makes this vehicle unique? The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo sports a coupe silhouette that retains a sleek roofline without compromise on headroom, and it also features the 7 Series wheelbase, giving it a longer profile than other sedans in the segment.
Passengers: 5
Legroom (rear): 41.8 in.
Engine type: TwinPower Turbo I-6cyl or TwinPower Turbo V-8
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 20/30 or 16/24
Cargo capacity: 10.4 cu. ft.
Website: www.bmwusa.com/fleet
More info: (201) 307-4455

Vehicle: 2013 7 Series LWB (long wheelbase) Sedan
Type: sedan
What makes this vehicle unique? The 2013 7 Series features an updated V-8 with +45hp/ +30 lb. ft. of torque for faster 0-60 mph times and better fuel economy. An automatic engine start/stop has been added to all 740/750 models. The exterior has been refined, including bumpers, lights and larger Kidney Grill. A hands-free trunk opening has been added to Comfort Access, standard on all models.
Passengers: 5
Legroom (rear): 44.3 in.
Engine type: TwinPower Turbo I-6cyl or TwinPower Turbo V-8
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 19/28 or 16/24
Cargo capacity: 17.6 cu. ft.
Website: www.bmwusa.com/fleet
More info: (201) 307-4455

Cadillac Professional Vehicles
Vehicle: 2013 Cadillac XTS W20 Livery Sedan
Type: sedan
What makes this vehicle unique? Recently named “Tops in Vehicle Dependability”, “Customer Service Champion” and “Outstanding Customer Service” by JD Power & Associates, the Cadillac XTS is well-equipped with unique features for the livery industry. The New York Times called XTS “The Cadillac Your Livery Driver Has Been Dreaming Of.”
Passengers: 5
MSRP: $43,650 (with $3,000 LVY fleet incentive)
Engine type: 3.6-liter V-6 FWD
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 17/28
Cargo capacity: 18 cu.ft.
Website: www.cadillac.com/professional-vehicles
More info: (877) 331-3399

Vehicle: 2013 Cadillac Escalade
Type: SUV
What makes this vehicle unique?The Cadillac Escalade ESV has been the industry’s SUV-of-choice for the past several years. With seating for up to seven passengers plus a driver, the ESV surrounds its passengers in supple leather-trimmed seating and technologically advanced comfort.
Passengers: 8
MSRP: $62,765 (with $4,000 LVY fleet incentive)
Engine type: 6.2-liter V-8 RWD
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 14/18
Cargo capacity: 45.8 cu. ft. (w/ third row seats in place) / 137.4 cu. ft. (w/ third row seats removed)
Website: www.cadillac.com/professional-vehicles
More info: (877) 331-3399


Chrysler
Vehicle: Chrysler 300
Type: sedan
What makes this vehicle unique? The performance of the proven 3.6-liter Pentastar is matched by its partner, the innovative 8-speed automatic; both help increase fuel efficiency and performance. It also has large 19 in and 20 in. wheels. The 300C luxury series includes leather trim on the doors and instrument panel, premium perforated Nappa leather-trimmed seating, and hard-sanded wood trim; exterior features include platinum chrome.
Engine type: 3.6L (8-speed)
Fuel mileage: (city / highway mgp): 19/31
Cargo capacity: 16.3 cu.ft.
Livery price: $30,995
Website: fleet.chrysler.comwww.chrysler.com/en/2013/300
More info: (800) 999-FLEET; Acton Fleet Sales, (888) 384-2841


CH Bus Sales, Inc.
Vehicle: Temsa TS30
Type: 30-foot motorcoach
Manufacturer: Temsa
What makes this vehicle unique? The TS30 coach is a fully integral designed mid-size coach that offers the same level of comfort and amenities as a full-size coach. It is fuel efficient, appropriate for smaller groups, and more economical to purchase and operate than a larger coach.
Passengers: 30
Engine type: Cummins ISB 6.7 250
Transmission: Allison B300
Fuel tank capacity: 76 gallons
Website: www.chbussales.com
More info: (507) 331-1338

Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles
Vehicle: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Type: sedan
What makes this vehicle unique? Cabin air filtration system, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Lincoln Sync, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with brake-actuated traction control, SOS — Post Crash Alert System, Reverse Sensing System, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler.
Passengers: 5
MSRP: $34,645
Engine type: 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 191 net HP
Fuel mileage (city/highway): 41 /36
Cargo capacity: 11.8 cu. ft.
Website: www.fleet.ford.com/limo
More info: Acton Fleet Sales, (888) 384-2841; Towne Livery,  800) 730-3683

Vehicle: Lincoln MKT Town Car
Type: crossover
What makes this vehicle unique? Second-row 60/40 bench seat with premium leather-seating surface, 10-way power and heated/cooled drivers and front-passenger seat with power lumbar, Tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Lincoln Sync, Voice-activated navigation system, compass and rear view camera, 110V AC outlet, 12V power points , AdvanceTrac with RSC, SOS – Post Crash Alert System, Reverse Sensing System, power liftgate, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, rear cargo cover and cargo net, fixed glass Vista Roof.
Passengers: 7
Price: about $43,000
Engine type: 3.7-liter V-6
Fuel mileage (city/highway): 17 / 24
Cargo capacity: 39.6 cu. ft. (behind second row)
Website: www.fleet.ford.com/limo
More info: Acton Fleet Sales, (888) 384-2841; Towne Livery (800) 730-3683

Vehicle: Transit
Type: full-size van
What makes this vehicle unique? 3 roof heights, 2 wheelbases, 3 body lengths, lower fuel, operating and maintenance costs, MyFord Touch, lane departure warning, rear-view camera.
Passengers: 15
Engine type: 3.7-liter V-6 with CNG option / 3.5-liter EcoBoost / 3.2-liter diesel
Fuel mileage (city/highway): N/A
Cargo capacity: 500+ cu. ft.
Website: http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit/2014/
More info: Acton Fleet Sales, (888) 384-2841; Towne Livery, (800) 730-3683

Vehicle: Lincoln Navigator L
Type: SUV
Passengers: 7 std. / 8 opt.
MSRP: $59, 830
Engine type: 5.4-liter 8-cylinder, 310 HP
Fuel mileage (city/highway): 14/20
Cargo capacity: 86.3 cu. ft. (behind second row)
Websitewww.fleet.ford.com/limo
More info: Acton Fleet Sales, (888) 384-2841; Towne Livery, (800) 730-3683

Presidential Coach Builders
Vehicle: 2013 Chrysler 300
Type: 140 in. stretch limousine
What makes this vehicle unique? Complete color wash interior, including floor.
Passengers: 10
MSRP: $72,900
Engine type: V-6
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 17-25
Website: www.pcblimos.net
More info: (714) 720-9438


Toyota  
Vehicle: 2013 Toyota Avalon Livery Edition
Type: sedan
What makes this vehicle unique? The new 2013 Avalon offers a new look that includes a refined upscale designed interior, a large trunk to support plenty of luggage and cargo, and improved ride and handling for a smoother and more comfortable experience. It offers a compelling TCO (total cost of ownership) with Avalon’s competitive MSRP.
Passengers: 5
MSRP: $31,360; $33,750 (hybrid)
Engine type: 3.5-liter V-6, 268 HP; 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, 154 HP (hybrid)
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): 21/31/25; 40/39/40 (hybrid)
Cargo capacity: 16 cu. ft.; 13.9 cu. ft. (hybrid)
Website: fleet.toyota.com
More info: (800) 732-2798


Tesla Motors
Vehicle: Model S
Type: all-electric luxury sedan
What makes this vehicle unique?
Model S, the world’s first all-electric premium luxury sedan, has garnered numerous accolades in the automotive world, including Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year. The spacious interior provides comfort and functionality in a timeless interior with a 17 in. touchscreen that provides easy access to built-in maps and navigation. With an EPA-rated range of 265 miles with an 85 kWh battery pack, the vehicle’s total cargo capacity of 31.6 cubic feet is achieved with both rear and forward trunks. Regular software updates easily introduce new features, improving the vehicle’s functionality over its lifetime. Service on Model S is minimal, as the electric powertrain replaces hundreds of moving components found in gas/hybrid vehicles, and results in increased reliability for the livery operator.
Passengers: 5 with option for 7 (five adults and two children with optional rear seats)
Price Range: $72,400 base price for 85 kWh battery equipped vehicle (after $7,500 tax credit)
Engine type: Instead of an engine, Model S has a liquid-cooled, 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor
Fuel mileage (city / highway mpg): MPGe 88/90 (based on 2012 EPA fuel economy method with 5-cycle tests of 85 kWh battery pack)


Warranty: 4 year / 50,000 mile, whichever comes first, new vehicle limited warranty; 85 kWh battery has a 8-year / unlimited mile warranty
Amenities/specs: Recharge as much as 62 miles of range per hour of charge when using twin chargers combined with a High Power Wall Connector
Horsepower: 416 hp @ 5,000 — 8,600 rpm
Rear Cargo - trunk: 26.3 cubic-feet
Front Cargo - frunk: 5.3 cubic-feet
Rear Headroom: 35.3 inches
Rear Legroom: 35.4 inches
Hiproom: 54.7 inches
Interior Volume: 95.1 cubic-feet
Top speed: 130 mph
0 to 60 mph: 4.4 s

Related Topics: BMW 5 series, BMW 7 series, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac XTS, CH Bus Sales, executive vans, Ford Transit Van, Lincoln MKT Town Car, Lincoln MKZ hybrid, motorcoaches, new vehicles, sedans, stretch limousine, SUV, TEMSA Global, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Toyota Avalon

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  • Bill

     | about 5 years ago

    4 1/2 hour to full charge. Haven't seen any charging stations in the Atlanta area. So how do we keep this "must add" vehicle on the road.

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