4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate E 220 d SE Premium 9G-Tronic
Target price cost per month: £409 Target Price (on the road): £36,219 The deal: Three years on a PCP finance deal with 5.1% APR and with a finance contribution of £1777
Mercedes-Benz has a rich history of brilliant estates, and the latest E-Class’s vast, flexible boot, cushy ride and quiet interior make it one of the all-time greats. The four-cylinder 220 d diesel engine doesn’t lose much to the six-cylinder 350 d in terms of smoothness and performance, and has far better fuel economy, so it’s the one we’d recommend.
3. Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro SE S tronic
Target Price cost per month: £451 Target Price (on the road): £35,877 The deal: 3 years on a PCP finance deal with 6.3% APR
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the new Q5 large SUV is the quality of its interior, which puts rivals to shame. Similarly remarkable is its whisper-quiet engine and how well you’re protected from wind noise. And the ride is comfortable, even on sports suspension.
2. Porsche 718 Cayman 2.0
Target Price cost per month: £446 Target Price (on the road): £40,433 The deal: 3 years on a PCP finance deal with 6.4% APR
You can only have the entry-level Cayman for this money, but its 295bhp output makes it fast enough to thrill without ever being intimidating. This, along with balletic handling and wonderfully accurate steering, is the perfect recipe for having fun on the road, and easily makes up for the slightly tuneless engine note.
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