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It's not cheap, but the Mercedes E-Class Estate is classy and impressively refined. It's also generally comfortable, easy to drive, well equipped and a compelling option in the luxury estate car sector. Crucially, its boot beats the BMW 5 Series Touring's and Volvo V90's for luggage room, although the V90 does have more spacious rear seats. The E300de plug-in hybrid has the best fuel economy of any equivalent PHEV once the battery is depleted.
The trimSee full equipment
On top of the AMG Line Edition, this adds adaptive LED headlights and a gesture-controlled powered boot lid.
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This 191bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine has the lowest CO2 emissions of any non-plug-in E Class and it's RDE2 compliant. It comes with a nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard and is a surprisingly strong and flexible performer, with a 0-62mph time of 7.8sec. It's reasonably quiet and should average 45mpg if you drive it respectfully. It's our pick of the range.
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