From £40,1808

Price, fuel economy, range and depreciation

The simple five-car line-up of the E-Class Coupé starts with the E220d at £40,180 and goes up to £41,070 for the E300 petrol before this E400 model comes in at £50,820.

It’s offered exclusively in AMG Line trim, which means every model comes with a lengthy list of standard equipment, including cruise control, adaptive dampers and 19in wheels.

Very sturdy values compared with the more expensive 640i; likely to stand up well to the cheaper S5 Coupé, too

It’s excellent value in its class, being BMW several thousands of pounds cheaper than an equivalent 6 Series and Audi A7, while going toe to toe on equipment and space and, similarly, having a three-year warranty. It also matches rivals with respectable residual values and offers decent running costs.

This E400 is more about performance than economy, though: high CO2 emissions of 189g/km mean company car users are better catered for by the frugal E220d, but fuel economy for the 3.0-litre V6 is a claimed 33.6mpg, which is respectable for a car that can cover 0-60mph in 5.6sec and in line with its rivals.

Those wanting even more performance may wish to wait for the AMG-engineered E50 4Matic mild hybrid, which will be unveiled later this year, to join the line-up.