* Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury saloon, S350 diesel BlueTEC seven-speed automatic. 3-litre diesel (2,987cc V6, 258bhp, 0-100kmh 6.8 seconds, top speed 250 kmh, 5.5-5.9 litres/100km, 151g/km, road tax: €390).
* Price: from €98,225. Test car: €111,271. Remember: delivery and related charges are extra.
* Standard equipment includes all sorts of airbags and safety elements, air con, cruise control, parking pack, reversing camera, electric/folding mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, auto dimming mirrors, collision prevention assist, attention assist, Bluetooth, automatic headlights/windscreen wipers and audio streaming.
Options on test car included magnetite black metallic, ambient lighting, 19-inch multi-spoke wheels, leather-wood steering wheel and burr walnut wood trim which, with other items, brought the price to €111,271 ex-works.