The new Mercedes E-Class has been named the best in its class at the Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year awards.

The Mercedes-Benz E 220 d AMG Line Saloon underwent rigorous testing before being declared the best tow car between £35,000 and £45,000 – against 10 competitors.

Grenville Chamberlain, chairman of The Caravan Club, said: “The judges were unanimous in their appreciation of this fine executive express which makes a very credible towcar alternative to a 4×4. The powerful, torquey, yet frugal diesel engine, twinned with an incredibly refined nine-speed automatic gearbox made for a joyful driving experience. This car feels absolutely unshakeable at speed.”

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon was launched at the beginning of this year and boasts a range of innovative driving assistance systems, making it one of the most advanced cars in its segment. The new E-Class Estate is now also available, which combines ground-breaking technology with even more everyday practicality.