Which used Mercedes E-Class estate should I buy?
The 2.1-litre diesel engine offers the best blend of performance and fuel economy, but with one considerable downside: it’s the noisest power unit of the lot. If you can live with that, it’s the one to have, but if you’d rather have something quieter, go for the 2.0-litre petrol, which isn’t quite as efficient but is smoother and quieter to drive.
The E-Class Estate had a facelift in 2013, at which point more equipment and, crucially, better safety technology was introduced. In our book, that makes it the one to have – if you can stretch to it.