Mercedes E-Class - most comfortable cars

The Mercedes E-Class utilises tech from S-Class to deliver limousine ride quality in an executive saloon body

Mercedes E-Class - Best executive cars

The Mercedes S-Class tops our list and it's a testament to that car that the smaller E-Class appears too. Mercedes’ knowledge of producing a saloon with incredible refinement which has noticeably trickled down into the E-Class from the S-Class, except the E-Class is more versatile with saloon, estate, coupe and convertible models in its line-up.

Even the base E 220 d SE offers tremendous refinement with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel much more quieter and also more powerful than the old 2.1-litre diesel. There’s an E 300 de ‘EQ Power’ diesel hybrid which can switch between pure-electric, combustion and a combination of both. The transitions between each power source are smooth and helped by a well-integrated nine-speed automatic. 

Despite shedding around 100kg over its predecessor, the E-Class still feels solid and well-built. Mercedes has clearly focused, making the car the comfiest car in its segment - even if it falls short of the BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF in the fun department.

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    1. 1. Mercedes S-Class
    2. 2. Rolls-Royce Phantom
    3. 3. Range Rover
    4. 4. BMW 7 Series
    5. 5. Bentley Mulsanne
    6. 6. Audi A8
    7. 7. BMW 5 Series
    8. 8. Bentley Bentayga
    9. 9. Audi Q7
    10. 10. Mercedes E-Class

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