When it comes to choosing a new car, families and executives alike are opting more and more frequently for saloon models, and it’s easy to see why. These spacious four door vehicles are large enough to fit in four adults comfortably, yet small enough to still be able to park easily, and then there’s the added bonus of a secure load space in the boot. Interestingly, German models are gaining popularity, but when you consider the country’s motoring heritage, and the fact that they prize craftsmanship and technology incredibly highly, it’s hardly surprising.
First manufactured in 1975, the BMW 3 Series has since been produced in six different generations, and five different body styles. The current models, however, are nothing short of magnificent; priced from around £23,185 brand new and receiving consistently high reviews, it’s clear that you get a lot of bang for your buck. Available with both diesel and petrol engines, adaptive suspension and a five star crash rating from Euro NCAP, the BMW 3 Series offers both a smooth and safe ride, while the spacious cabin, dual zone climate and Bluetooth capabilities mean you can really travel in comfort.
With a nod to current environmental concerns, the Mercedes C-Class Saloon has an on-the-road price from £26,585 and ticks all of the relevant eco-friendly boxes. The ECO start / stop automatically cuts the engine when it’s not in use, helping to reduce both emissions and your fuel bills, and the car’s CO2 output is as low as 109 g/km. As well as looking beautifully stylish on the outside, the Mercedes C-Class also offers a beautiful experience in the cabin – agility control suspension, ergonomically designed front seats and individual climate zones make it a comfortable experience for both the driver and passengers.
With start-stop technology, electromechanical parking brake and electronic stabilisation program (ESP) the Audi A6 Saloon is one of the most technologically advanced cars on the market. With an on the road price from £30,985, and the option of several different specifications, there’s an Audi A6 model for every budget and style. As well as offering both petrol and diesel engines, there’s the Biturbo option and for the environmentally conscious buyers, the Hybrid technology engine. The A6 Saloon is a great car when it comes to comfort– the back seat can comfortably fit three adults, zoned climate control leaves everybody feeling comfortable and adaptive air suspension takes driving conditions into consideration before adjusting the suspension accordingly.