The Sharan comes with a choice of four engines – one petrol and two diesel. The bigger sellers will be the diesels – 2.0-litre units with a choice of 148bhp and 181bhp outputs. Although the 181bhp unit is usefully quicker, it’s less refined around town, with marginally more noise and vibration being evident from the driver’s seat. It also offers the temptation to be driven in a less economical fashion. Both, however, are impressively refined on the motorway.