Best luxury car: Mercedes S350 Bluetec L SE Line
It would be overly simplistic to say that this new Mercedes S-Class carries on exactly where the old model left off.
True, it offers a combination of talents that its rivals in this price point cannot match, just like the previous S-Class. However, it's the way this latest model does everything better - far better - than its rivals that really sets it apart.
Take the cabin. It's stunning to look at, the materials are sumptuous and, despite all the high-tech equipment, the buttons and switches are easy to use. Then there's the engine. It's one of the smoothest and quietest diesels we've ever experienced, and delivers effortless performance while using little fuel. Low CO2 emissions also make this an impressively tax-efficient luxury car.
The high-speed ride is equally as impressive. No matter what road you're on, you'll be kept blissfully unaware how bumpy the surface is.