Test drove BMW, Infiniti and Audi and don't understand why "they" don't see this car as an option versus the S4 (but then again don't really care). What I noticed most about this car was the overall balance of features, performance, engineering and safety (2nd to none). Too many buttons? Who cares as you can do almost everything through a great voice command system. 6MT certainly does allow for immediacy and the handling is idiot proof. Huge rear seat area.
SH-AWD is the epitomy of point and shoot and the ELS stereo.