The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate looks more stylish than the old car.

But it’s still a very practical estate, despite boot capacity falling from 695 litres to 640 litres.

And it’s packed with clever technology and driver aids.

What’s more, according to the official figures it delivers exceptional fuel economy for such a quick and heavy car, returning 72.4mpg on the combined cycle.

The E-Class is expensive, though. Our E220d SE test car has a list price of £38,700 before options.

We know the E-Class Estate is big, but how well has that space been used?

Is it worth the price?

And most important of all, what tow car ability does it offer caravanners?