For Estate cars don’t come much bigger or better than this. A hugely fast wagon that's still a comfortable cruiser. It sounds fantastic, too.
Against Twin-clutch MCT gearbox can be a little jerky at times.
What Car? says
A bit pricey, but with a car like this, driver reward is everything. We reckon the E-class is the best for delivering thrills without compromising to the luxurious experience.
What Car? readers say
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Target Price team says:
The Mercedes E-Class is one of the most practical estates you can buy, with a huge, well-shaped boot and several thoughtful touches that make life that little bit easier.
Each version comes on a different suspension set-up, which changes the car’s character. The SE’s soft suspension is comfy, but the handling is a little soggy. AMG Sport models are firmer, while the models with air suspension are terrific, but pricey.
There’s a wide range of engines to choose from, too, but we reckon the E350 CDI diesel is the pick of the range because it’s smooth and strong, and averages over 45mpg. True, the E220 CDI, E250 CDI and E300 Hybrid models are even more efficient, but they sound far too grumbly, which ruins the car’s refinement.
Reader test team says:
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