While rivals might offer a more hardcore driving experience, we love the incredible refinement and comfort served up by the latest E-Class. Its stunning interior is wall-to-wall of classy materials and it feels every inch the junior S-Class. It’s bristling with technology too, with the option of dual screens spanning across the dashboard to keep you connected on the move. We’re big fans of the latest 2.0-litre diesel engine too, not only because it’s as fuel-efficient as some superminis, but for its smooth and quiet character.
Price Ј36,030 to Ј56,350 Trim levels SE, AMG Line, All-Terrain Edition Engines 2.0 Diesel (148bhp), 2.0 Diesel (192bhp), 3.0 Diesel (255bhp), 2.0 Petrol plug-in hybrid (282bhp) Engines 4-door saloon, 5-door estate, 2-door coupй and 2-door convertible CO2 emissions 49 to 179g/km Combined fuel economy 41.5 to 134.5mpg