Browsing Category

Transport News

Audi to Collaborate with BMW for Autonomous Project

In the modern world of business, we are seeing a great deal of collaboration, with many big brands joining forces with similar businesses and even competitors for different ventures and projects.

Just this week it was suggested that direct rivals, Audi and BMW, will be working together on an autonomous car project, an announcement that came as shock to most of us. 

Referred to as the ‘autonomous vehicle project’, the firms will pool their resources in a plea to take driverless technology up a gear. According to sources, the project will focus on creating driving functions to allow ‘Level Three’ autonomous driving on motorways. They are reportedly working on autonomous parking technology also.

Putting the industry one step closer to rolling out fully autonomous cars, the brand promises to launch the next phase of self-driving tech by 2024.

But, this is not the only project that has seen car rivals come together. Audi and BMW have also announced a $1 billion electric mobility partnership, aligning themselves with one another for many years to come.

But, why the sudden interest in collaboration? 

Well, with such great overheads associated with developing new technologies and so much risk involved, partnering with like-minded brands with the same goal reduces costs and allows companies to bring new products and services to market quickly. This is the thinking behind the BMW/Audi setup. 

Audi and BMW car hire deals

Here at Limo Broker, we are huge fans of both German car brands, hence why we are keen to promote our BMW and Audi car hire deals. Available for all sorts of events and occasions, you can hire vehicles for birthdays, anniversaries, airport transfers, weddings, city tours and much more. What’s more is that our Audis and BMWs can be hired for self-drive purposes or with a professional chauffeur driver in toe. 

To request a free quote, contact us today! 

Elvis’ Limo up for Auction

Now, we all knew that Elvis Priesley was the king of rock, but did you also know he was the king of the limos? That’s right, the Hound Dog singer actually boasted quite a fabulous collection of cars, said to have owned over 100 vehicles in his time.

But, he was particularly fond of stretched limos, many of which can be found across America on display at museums.

Just this week, it has been announced that one the legend’s motors will go up for auction in California. Presley’s 1967 Lincoln Continental Executive Limousine is expected to fetch a fair whack; mainly due to the Limo’s fascinating backstory.

The beautiful limo was actually gifted to the star and his wife, Priscilla, on their wedding day. The present came from “Colonel” Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, presented to them in the late 60’s.

But, for a limo from that era, it is rather revolutionary. Sporting a variety of modern features, Elvis’ limo has power steering, air conditioning, powered windows; the works!

What’s more is that the vehicle became to be known as Elvis’ family car, used regularly by the Rockstar and his loved ones.

And, whoever picks this car up at auction won’t only be receiving a bit of Elvis history but a rather rare, worthy number plate too. The limo will come with its original plate; “1-Elvis” which could alone be worth millions.

Limo hire through Limo Broker

If, like Elvis, you love to travel in luxury limos, then be sure to make use of the incredible limo hire deals accessible through LimoBroker.co.uk. From stunning Lincoln Towncar Limos to rare party buses and everything in between, whatever type of limo you are looking for, you will find.

Airport Transfers: Luxury Car Hire Options

When heading out of the area for a holiday, business trip or even to visit family, travelling here, there and everywhere can be stressful. This is especially the case if needing to get to and from busy airports.

For this reason, many are now utilising luxury car hire, renting fine vehicles to make the process of getting from A to B that bit more enjoyable.

Below, we at Limo Broker take a look at the top luxury car hire options available for airport transfers.

Rolls Royce hire

While offering a fine selection of cars and limousines, we are highly in demand for Rolls Royce hire, finding the following marques to work well for trips to and from the airport:

  • Rolls Royce Phantom
  • Rolls Royce Ghost
  • Rolls Royce Cullinan
  • Rolls Royce Wraith
  • Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

All being stunning on the outside and incredibly comfortable and luxurious on the inside, Rolls Royces make long trips across the country a delightful event.

Limousine hire

Travelling to the airport with quite a few others? If so, then maybe a limousine would be more suitable. Coming in 8, 12 and 16 seat options, limos are as practical as they are beautiful.

Popular limos to hire include

  • Lincoln Towncar Limousine
  • Baby Bentley Limousine
  • Audi Q7 Limousine
  • Starline Limo Bus

Supercar rental

Fancy something a little more snazzy to travel to and from the airport in? If so, then you may want to hire a supercar for your trip. Here at Limo Broker, this is a service we have been providing for many years now, offering competitive deals to rent cars like the following:

  • Audi R8
  • Bentley GT
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Ferrari Italia

Reserve your cars online

To explore your luxury car hire options and check which vehicles are available on your chosen dates, run a quick quote on our online system now. Saving you time and money, booking through us simply makes sense!

Rolls Royce Appoint Partner Charity

From our amazing Rolls Royce hire deals to our constant blogging about new cars within the Rolls Royce fleet, it is safe to say we are pretty honest when it comes to our obsession with the British carmakers.

Being such a reputable, ethical brand, it is hard not to be in our opinion! And, when we think they cannot get any better, they launch a new employee incentive, further positioning themselves as a great place to work.

According to sources, Rolls Royce employees have been voting for charitable causes that they want the brand to support. The initiative, called the House Charity, has this week been appointed. Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur, will now gain the support of the British manufacturers throughout 2019.

The charity, focused on enriching the lives of young people and families, is understandably thrilled to have partnered with the multimillion-pound organisation.

Catherine Hobson, Business Development Manager at Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur said:

“Home-Start is delighted to be the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars House Charity for 2019. Home-Start supports local families going through challenging times and demand is stronger than ever. We have more families with under fives needing support than we currently have resources for, and demand is increasing. We have an ambition of supporting 170 families with over 400 children this year. Our volunteers make a tangible difference to the lives of parents to ensure the best start in life for their children”.

Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Heritage and Philanthropy at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said:

“Rolls-Royce is proud to be making a long-standing and positive contribution in our local community by supporting local charities. Our employees go to great lengths to support the House Charity every year and we look forward to seeing what creative initiatives they come up with for Home-Start in 2019”.

Rolls Royce cars

If, like us, you have a soft spot for the beautiful cars to come from the Goodwood-based brand, have you considered hiring a Rolls Royce? If so, explore the amazing, vast selection on our website. All coming in pristine condition and driven by an expert chauffeur driver, hiring a Roller is great for all sorts of events, celebrations or just a tour of the city.

For more details, get in touch.

Bentley Flying Spur Turns 60

Here at Limo Broker, we have been hiring out stunning Bentley vehicles for many years now, sharing some of the world’s finest cars with our customers across the nation.

But, one car that we have forged a pretty strong love affair with is the Bentley Flying Spur; a chauffeur car that simply ticks all of the boxes.

Now, as Bentley celebrates 100 successful years in business, they prepare to launch a 60th anniversary version of the popular Flying Spur, with the 2020 Continental Flying Spur set to grace our roads pretty soon. Paying tribute to the original model while utilising the design and technology innovations that have been created since, the new Spur is eagerly awaited.

The new Bentley Flying Spur

Making use of the original platform that was first designed 60 years ago by Porsche, this new Bentley retains the 4-door setup that we have all grown to love and admire. And as the most powerful Bentley of its time, speed is still a huge priority for the carmakers.

According to sources, the new model will be powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine, capable of 626 of horsepower. However, with a need to accommodate the environmentally-conscious generation of drivers, both V-8 and plug-in options are being considered.

Bentley Flying Spur hire

If you are a lover of the Bentley Flying Spur then be sure to explore the many Bentley hire options accessible through Limo Broker. With a whole host of beautiful cars available for weddings, cooperate dos, proms, birthday and other celebratory events, the options really are endless.

Book your Bentley hire online

Don’t fancy waiting to speak to a sales advisor over the phone? No problem. You can now make use of our online booking system; a tool that makes booking Bentleys, limos and supercars take less than a minute!