Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate will start from GBP29,785, with all levels carrying a GBP1750 premium over the equivalent saloon.
The E-Class Estate has plenty of attributes but what's attracting many customers is its class-leading load capacity. The car has 695 liters of space with the rear seats up and 1950 liters with the seats down, which is 266 liters more than the new BMW 5-series GT.
Under the car's floor, there is an additional 112 liters of load space. Mercedes said that the rear self-leveling air suspension comes as standard due to its capacity for large, heavy loads.
Consumers can choose from seven engines: three diesels and four petrols. Fuel consumption and emissions are down by as much as 33.3% compared with the outgoing equivalents.
In June, a fourth diesel option will be added -- the E350 Bluetec -- which is being billed as the world's cleanest diesel engine as it meets EU6 standards that come into effect in 2014.
Pollutants are significantly reduced, especially nitrogen oxides, by injecting a water-based urea solution into the exhaust flow.
There are three trim levels available: SE, Avantgarde and Sport. For safety, what comes as standard are a drowsiness detection system, a pedestrian protection system and adaptive high-beam assistance.