For the first time in the 14-year history of paultan.org, we gave our readers the opportunity to experience two plug-in hybrids – the Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription Plus and Mercedes-Benz W213 E 350e – in the metal. Traditionally, we bring you the reviews, but this time it’s the other way round!

The Meet and Greet took place at the Driven Studios in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, where readers spent half a day being intimate with both cars. To be specific, the models on display were the E 350e AMG Line, which costs RM395,888, and the S90 T8 Inscription Plus, priced at RM388,888. The Mercedes was fitted with the Night Package (which nets a high-gloss black finish to the exterior instead of chrome), hence the more imposing look.

Between conversations, readers were asked at random (and voluntarily, might I add) to provide their first impressions, and ultimately decide which between the two was their pick. Are the responses surprising? Find out in the full video above, and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below as well.

For those who had missed out on the opportunity, don’t worry, your time might come soon, because there will be many more Meet and Greet sessions to come – we promise :).