Despite all the accusations that the MINI was too big, it was still too small to appeal to many 'lifestyle' customers. They needed something with a bigger boot. A long time before the hefty Countryman was a twinkle in it a product planner's eye, the Clubman answered the call. A four-door estate version of the MINI it added a little practicality without taking anything from the driving experience. Used examples are worth a look but make sure the Clubman fits your needs. It's not as big in the back as you might think.
MG has decided its budget-priced family hatch, the MG6, needed more than a mere facelift but a complete far-reaching revision. Can this much improved model make more headway in the Focus and Astra segment than its predecessor managed? Andy Enright takes a look.
The V-Class has long been one of the oddballs of the Mercedes range, but it's back and this time round, its audience might well be wider than airport cab companies. Andy Enright reports.
The Mercedes S-Class has always been the luxury car benchmark. Can it also be an economy car yardstick too? Sounds crazy but it might just be possible. Andy Enright reports.
The Mercedes S400 Hybrid makes petrol power a realistic mainstream option again for mainstream S-Class buyers. Jonathan Crouch drives it.
We've seen Mercedes petrol-electric hybrids before. Can a diesel-electric S-Class make the grade? Andy Enright reports.
The much improved eighth generation Mercedes-Benz E Class makes business sense in E300 BlueTEC Hybrid form. Jonathan Crouch reports on this diesel/electric executive express
Mercedes-Benz once again surprises us with the CLA Shooting Brake, a small estate with big aspirations. Andy Enright reports.
We love wieldy estate cars and we also love big power. Mercedes delivers on both fronts with the supremely capable CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake. Andy Enright reports.
The four-door coupe-like CLA-Class injects an extra dose of style into Mercedes' compact car model line-up. Jonathan Crouch reports
The Mercedes C-Class ought to be at its best with a bit of extra space in the back. Andy Enright reports.
The Mercedes C-Class might not be the obvious choice for a plug-in hybrid but the results brook little in the way of argument. Andy Enright reports on the C350e variant.
How about a Merc you run off the mains? Andy Enright takes a look at the B-Class Electric Drive.
Could the underachieving Mercedes B-Class come good at last? Andy Enright takes a look at the latest model.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is these days a very different premium compact executive proposition. Especially in A200d diesel form. Jonathan Crouch reports.
Hanker after a Mercedes-Benz but hate being parted with your money? The entry-level diesel A180d model is the car for you. Jonathan Crouch reports.
The least expensive A180 petrol version of Mercedes' A-Class is still surprisingly desirable. Jonathan Crouch reports on the revised version.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class now offers a stronger proposition to buyers in the premium compact hatch segment. The experts at Car & Driving check out the revised version.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has never been a car to excite the enthusiast driver. The AMG-engineered A45 4MATIC model comprehensively rewrites those rules. Jonathan Crouch reports.
The Tourer estate version of the third generation Mazda6 may be shorter than the saloon on which it's based but it's still a very practical choice. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved version.