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Good: First four-cylinder AMG model produces 360PS from turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. Impressive handling and grip levels. As quick as you'd expect
Bad: Expensive with a starting price of more than £37,000.
Good: High quality interior. Strong diesels. A250 AMG Sport 4MATIC the best of the range.
Bad: Handling not up to BMW 1 Series. Suspension a little on the firm side.
Good: Supercar looks with huge power and gorgeous sound. Incredibly rewarding when driven hard. Rarer than rivals.
Bad: Cabin quality could be better. Jarring ride quality. Lacks steering feel and lacks the sparkle of the Audi R8.
Good: Loads of cabin space front and rear. Comes with lots of safety kit. Engines are all frugal and even the most powerful ones deliver low CO2 emissions. All electric B Class from Spring 2015.
Bad: The ride is too firm in all conditions. Inconsistent steering response undermines driving pleasure. Dash-top information screen could be clearer.
Good: Fabric roof folds down in 20 seconds and works at up to 30mph. Very serene with the top down even at higher speeds. 220 d is economical and reasonably refined.
Bad: Firmer ride than coupe. Small boot.
Good: Elegant and sleek styling. Beautifully judged balance of ride quality and handling. Incredibly refined at high speed. All models get navigation and heated seats. 4Matic available.
Bad: Rear space is as tight as you'd expect.
Good: Fantastic depth of quality. Lovely cabin ambience and improved interior space. Very refined, quiet and composed – even the four-cylinder diesels.
Bad: No 4Matic four-wheel drive models for the UK. Expensive options required to get the best from it. Only a minor luggage space improvement. Unintuitive infotainment interface.
Good: Much improved interior quality. More refined and better to drive than predecessor. C200 Bluetec is impressive and economical. New six-speed manual.
Bad: C220 CDI with automatic gearbox is disappointing.
Good: Most refined and comfortable small van on the market. Big improvement on the Renault Kangoo it's based on. 109 CDI BlueEfficiency returns a claimed 65.7mpg.
Bad: Rival vans are cheaper.
Good: Small and stylish saloon based on the A-Class. Better quality ride. Decent sized boot given its size. Well finished interior. Better looking estate version from 2015.
Bad: Not particularly engaging or rewarding to drive. Rear seats are only really any good for occasional use.
Good: Handsome looking alternative to the standard small estate. Good interior quality. CLA 200 CDI is economical. Boot is surprisingly useful.
Bad: Diesels and 7G DCT automatic don't make for the best combination. Top models are expensive new. Cramped in the back seats.
Good: Big CO2 reductions. Four-cylinder CLS 250 CDI available at last. Precisely-built interior. Retains unique style of original CLS. Comes with full LED headlights.
Bad: Rear headroom tight for taller passengers. Options expensive.
Good: Stunning estate version of the CLS. Has rakish coupe-like looks combined with 'shooting brake' practicality.
Bad: Top models are expensive. Exterior styling will not be to everyone's taste. Isn't the most engaging car to drive. Load space is awkward reach due to low hatch height.
Good: More rugged version of the E-Class Estate with increases ground clearance.
Bad: Not arriving until 2017.
Good: Impressive refinement, solidity and a top quality interior. 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol and diesel engines; 3.0 litre V6 petrol and diesel; 9-speed automatic transmission.
Bad: Not in UK until November 2017
Good: Very refined, plenty of space for a coupe, 9/10ths as good as S-Class Coupe for half the price, brilliant base model diesel engine, lovely looks, beautiful cabin
Bad: Pricey – especially with options, tall folk will still feel cramped in the back, not as sharp or dramatic as a BMW 6-Series, E 300 petrol doesn’t sound great
Good: Stylish and well-equipped. Impressive official fuel economy. Has one of the biggest boots in its class.
Bad: More expensive to buy than any of its its premium rivals. Initially only the AMG versions get a petrol engine. Delays in deliveries. Terrible seats in SE.
Good: Beautiful cabin design and quality. Lovely high-speed refinement. Very quiet and staggeringly efficient four-cylinder diesel. Futuristic equipment and more spacious than ever
Bad: Lots of safety kit and tech is on the options list, Best-riding air suspension a high-priced option. COMAND system still clunky. Terrible seats in SE.
Good: Huge road presence. Very exclusive and hand built to exacting standards. Bomb-proof reliability. Unstoppable off road but with a luxurious interior.
Bad: Only available through the Specialist Products Division at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Surrey. High list prices. Not designed for corners.
Good: Impressive ride quality. Available with two or four-wheel drive. Good rear passenger and load space. High quality interior finish.
Bad: Lacklustre dual clutch automatic. 220 d noisy and not as good as competitor diesel engines. Driving position not as high as other compact SUVs.
Good: Brilliant ride quality. Sharper to drive than most SUVs. Beautiful cabin design and plenty of interior space. Diesels are quiet.
Bad: Best ride quality is on optional adaptive dampers. High starting price and expensive options. Shallow boot. Lots of reported problems with steering at low speeds.
Good: Excellent refinement and very composed ride quality. Quiet diesel engine. Superb cabin quality. Spacious for rear seat passengers. Capable off-road if need be.
Bad: High price. Best ride quality depends on optional air suspension. COMAND system is still frustrating to use. Four-seat accommodation only. No room for a spare wheel. Lots of reported problems with steering at low speeds.
Good: Luxurious and spacious. One of the most comfortable big seven-seat 4x4 SUVs. Outrageous performance from GLS 63 AMG.
Bad: Expensive to buy and run. Difficult to park due to its colossal size. You have to pay extra for the off-road system.
Good: Surprisingly capable off-road. Luxurious cabin. Impressive V6 diesel.
Bad: Ride can be choppy on poor roads. Boot space on hybrid models is poor. BMW X5 and Volvo XC90 offer better value for money.
Good: Immense road presence. Big improvement on the ML on which it is essentially based. 350d engine offers all the performance you need. Impressive nine-speed automatic.
Bad: Limited rear visibility makes it hard to park. High boot lip isn't ideal for loading pushchairs.
Good: New camper van from Mercedes-Benz built in-house. Will rival the Volkswagen California. Expect high quality.
Bad: Marco Polo Activity doesn't come with a sink, fridge or hob.
Good: Amazingly quiet, comfortable and refined. Beautifully finished cabin. Tastefully designed and of course very quick.
Bad: Poor rear seat space. High price and running costs matched by far cheaper Mercedes-Benz models in many ways. Dated-looking infotainment.
Good: Sleek successor to CL bursting with high tech features. S63 AMG Coupe offers Ferrari performance in an opulent 4-seater coupe.
Bad: S63 AMG Coupe Starts at £125,000. S65 AMG Coupe starts at £183,000. Not as 'engaging' to drive as an S500.
Good: Supremely comfortable with an elegant yet modern interior. Handles impressively well for such a big car. Reasonable economy and emissions.
Bad: S300 has a 2.1-litre diesel which can be noisy at times.
Good: Impressively refined with a smooth ride. Metal folding roof means it's as quiet as a coupe. AMG versions are brutally fast.
Bad: Doesn't feel particularly special given the price tag. Comfortable rather than outright sporty. Steering lacks feel.
Good: New name for revamped SLK, decent sized and useable boot for a folding hard top. Mightily impressive claimed 70mpg from SLC 250 d. AMG 43 sounds terrific.
Bad: A revamp rather than a new model. Cabin started to feel dated. Expensive list prices alongside Audi TT.
Good: Improved Sprinter gets sharper look. Engines more economical. Better interior comfort. Quieter on the move than before. Still the best van on the market.
Bad: Not a brand new van more a thorough revamp.
Good: Luxurious and comfortable cabin. Easy and relaxed to drive. Well-equipped as standard. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: Expensive to buy. Engines gruff when pushed hard. Rearranging the rear seats requires an extra pair of hands.
Good: Excellent quality and great to drive, Car-like refinement and cabin. Crew cab and minibus variants. Good standard equipment levels.
Bad: Foot-operated parking brake is a pain. 1.6-litre engine a little lethargic when laden. No high roof option.
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