As Skoda launches its latest estate car, which Pulse Cars reported earlier, motoring show Top Gear has announced its top 5 cars in the same category and its no suprise that the new Skoda's predecessor makes the cut.

1. BMW 5-Series Touring

Top Gear choice: 520d SE

Price: £34,565

Specs: 187bhp, 295lb ft, 0-62mph 8.1secs, 142mph top speed, 61.4mpg, CO2 122g/km

2. Mercedes E-Class Estate

Top Gear choice: E220 Bluetec AMG Line

Price: £38,555

Specs: 175bhp, 295lb ft, 0-62mph 8.8secs, 136mph top speed, 56.5mpg, CO2 129g/km

3. Mercedes C-Class Estate

Top Gear choice: C250 Bluetec Sport

Price: £35,630

Specs: 201bhp, 369lb ft, 0-62mph 6.9secs, 150mph top speed, 62.8mpg, CO2 118g/km

4. Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Top Gear choice: 3.0D 240 R-Sport

Price: £40,665

Specs: 237bhp, 369lb ft, 0-62mph 7.1secs, 149mph top speed, 46.3mpg, CO2 163g/km

5. Skoda Superb Estate

Top Gear choice: 2.0 TDI CR 170 SE

Price: £24,340

Specs: 168bhp, 258lb ft, 0-62mph 8.9secs, 136mph top speed, 60.1mpg, CO2 122g/km