Greenest Executive Cars – Diesel or Petrol and Hybrid models

Green Car Guide to the most economical and lowest emission executive cars on sale in the UK today. We list our top greenest cars in the executive sector for diesel, petrol and hybrid models with reviews of the vehicles with the highest fuel economy but also with a blend of quality, style, performance and driving entertainment.


Diesel and Hybrid Executive Cars

First place

 Mercedes-Benz E200d/220d  72.4 mpg

The Mercedes-Benz E200d/220d both deliver excellent official fuel economy, which is highly impressive for such a large and refined executive car.

Second place

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF 2.0 E-Performance Prestige 70.6 mpg

Jaguar has finally got a world class diesel engine and it has found the perfect home in the excellent XF.

Third place

BMW 5 Series 520d ED BMW 5 Series 520d ED 68.9 mpg

The 520d ED achieves excellent fuel economy that shames many city cars. With a brilliant blend of quality, style, performance and driving entertainment, it remains our favourite.


Petrol and Hybrid Executive Cars

First place

Lexus GS hybrid petrol electric Lexus GS 300h Executive Edition  64.2 mpg

The Lexus GS 300h uses its petrol-electric hybrid system to deliver an impressive 64.2 mpg, as well as offering a very refined driving experience.

Second place

BMW 5 Series 520i SE  BMW 5 Series 530i SE 51.4 mpg

The 5 Series has always been the most engaging executive saloon to drive and the latest version maintains top spot. The 530i blends performance with strong fuel economy and poise making it the ideal choice for enthusiastic drivers.

Third place

Lexus GS hybrid petrol electric Lexus GS 450h  46.3 mpg

The Lexus GS 450h uses its petrol-electric hybrid system to combine performance and low emissions.


Also consider

First place

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300 h L  61.4 mpg

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class 300 Hybrid has an official combined economy figure of 61.4mpg – impressive for one of the world’s leading petrol-powered luxury cars.


Plug-in Hybrid Executive Cars

First place

 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350e 134.5 mpg

The E-Class is a technical marvel, and with the addition of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain it could also save you a packet in fuel costs. Just make sure you can live with the short electric only range.

Second place

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 113 mpg

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has an official fuel economy figure of 113 mpg and emissions of 59 g/km CO2 – this means that this Porsche is exempt from the London Congestion Charge.


Electric Executive Cars

First place

tesla model s Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is all-electric and has an official driving range of between 248 and 381 miles depending on the model. It also has a 0-62mph acceleration time that competes with supercars yet it’s even available with 7 seats.