You get loads of space, power and ability with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate. The BlueEfficiency name means the engine isn’t just powerful, its emissions are low, too. So while there’s 457lb ft of torque to call on, expect 44.1mpg, according to official figures. Hitching up a van barely seems to slow the E-Class as it breezes from 30-60mph in just 9.1 seconds.
Testers had no complaints about stability up to the legal limit, but one or two needed to make steering corrections at higher speeds.
There are 690 litres of luggage space with the seats upright. Our practicality judge found good towing information in the handbook.