Mercedes E-class estate
* Mercedes E-Class estate, seven-seater, E220CDI, automatic, 2.2-litre diesel (2,143cc, 170bhp), 141g/km, €280 (manual), €390 (auto) road tax depending on model.
* Equipment includes air con, heated front seats, leather upholstery, lots of airbags (window and knees), several safety technology/aids such as warnings about getting drowsy while behind the wheel and collision prevention assist.
* Prices from €50,765 for manual; €53,765 for seven-speed automatic transmission. Elegance version on test with seven seats: €60,336. Remember delivery and related charges are extra.