The new Audi A6 has barged it's way into the company car park and is determined to stay, but can it live up to the hype and fend off the competition of its premium German rivals?
To find out, Auto Express has grabbed the keys and tested it face-to-face with traditonal rivals the Mercedes E-Class and last-year’s class-winning BMW 520d.
All of these big-selling entry level cars offer a slightly different take on the executive driving experience, with the BMW's stiff chassis and sharp dynamics putting it ahead in terms of driver appeal, while the big Mercedes is a classy, comfortable cruiser.
So can the new kid on the block compete? The A6 is the most economical, and should offer the best balance between the two, watch our video review to see how it fares, or read the full road test here.