In Geneva and lov­ing my life

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

cedes fully-au­ton­o­mous self-driv­ing sys­tem fit­ted to each. This is a very clever piece of on­board com­puter wiz­ardry which ad­justs the speed ac­cord­ing to traf­fic con­di­tions and guides it­self through bends. It’ll even over­take the car in front. How­ever, it does take a mas­sive leap of faith to trust its pi­lot­ing skills are as good as yours.

Switch off the au­topi­lot, take back con­trol, and this new E-Coupe is just as ac­cu­rate un­der hu­man guid­ance. Opt for the £1,495 air sus­pen­sion (again, fit­ted to our test cars), and you’d be hard pressed to find any 2+2 coupe, even those cost­ing twice as much money, which would soak-up long-dis­tance miles so ef­fort­lessly.

But there’s some­thing else you need to un­der­stand about this car, the thing which makes it so spe­cial. The E-Class Coupe is more than just be­ing another smart coupe; it’s a spirit-soar­ing, life-af­firm­ing, gift of a car which will keep on giv­ing.

And that’s the rea­son why I re­ally rate it.

Iwrite to you on the first press day from the ex­hi­bi­tion halls of the 2017 Geneva Mo­tor Show, which will open its doors to the pub­lic from 9-19th March. Thus far, I’ve seen the satin cov­ers pulled back to re­veal a fine ar­ray of new and con­cept cars. And, oh my, the As­ton Martin Valkyrie hy­per­car is bitethe-back-of-your-hand gor­geous, as is the amaz­ing look­ing Audi 450hp twin­turbo V6 RS5. Just off to see the de­but of the all-elec­tric Bent­ley EXP12 Speed 6e con­cept, a 800hp nat­u­rally-as­pi­rated V12 Fer­rari, an all-new McLaren and a ‘ring record break­ing’ Lam­borgh­ini. There are some days when I’m so pleased to be me, and to­day is one of them.

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