Mercdes-Benz rival for the BMW5-Series, AudiA6 and JaaagXF.
The W212 (2009-) generation is/was available with 2.1-litre four- and 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel and 1.8-litre turbo four-cylinder, 3.0- and 3.5-litre six-cylinder, 4.7- and 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged and 5.5-litre naturally aspirated eight-cylinder petrol engines.
The E63AMG is/was available with a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine or a 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine.
Based on the AudiA8, the Continental GT is a 2-door coupé made by British car manufacturer Bentley.
The GT is available with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder or a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged twelve-cylinder petrol engine mated to an automatic gearbox and an AWD system and can go on to a top speed of 195 mph.
"What's that coupé over there?"
"It's a Bentley Continental GT 4.0."
The W212 generation (2009) E-Class customers could be had with a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, 3.0-litre and 3.5-litre six-cylinder, 4.7-litre turbocharged, 5.5-litre naturally-aspirated and twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder petrol engines and 2.1-litre turbocharged and twin-turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engines.
The E63 AMG variant used a 6.2-litre eight-cylinder petrol engine.
"What's that executive car over there?"
"It's an E-Class with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel."
A BMW3-Series competitor from Volvo. It is available with 1.6- (T4) and 2.0-litre (T5) turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.0-litre (T6) turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines and 1.6-litre (DRIVe) four-cylinder and 2.0- (D3) and 2.4-litre (D5) five-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines. The T6 and the D5 are available with four-wheel-drive.
The S60 available with either a six-speed manual, a (Ford) six-speed DSG-esque Powershift dual-clutch gearbox (which is, according to UK press articles, better than VW Group's offering) and a six-speed Geartronic automatic.
The F01 generation is available with 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder (740i), 4.4-litre turbocharged eight cylinder (750i) and 6.0-litre turbocharged twelve cylinder (760Li) petrol engines and a 3.0-litre six cylinder (730d and 740d) diesel engine.
James May on the V12 7-Series:
"This is the 760Li. Or to give it it's other name, the BMW "Move Over Poor Person"".