Mercedes-Benz main dealer Declan O’Hara of MSL, Cork pictured with the new E-Class which can now be viewed at their showrooms in Little Island.

Fitted with automatic transmission and over €7,000 worth of standard features, it is available in three style and equipment lines – Avantgarde, Exclusive and AMG – and is priced from €52,850, some €850 less than the previous model.

Now in its tenth generation, the E-Class is described as a masterpiece of intelligence that brings the era of autonomous, accident free motoring even closer.

Buyers can choose between models with a bonnet-mounted or one (pictured) with grille inset star.