A smooth and powerful 3.0L supercharged V6 engine makes 310 hp. Acceleration feels quick and effortless, in part because the quattro AWD system puts all four tires to work, but also because the eight-speed tranamission always has the right gear.
There's a tremendous feeling of grip and turn-in is quick and direct. No regular midsize sedan this; the Audi A6 feels eager and tossable.
The ride is smooth with a hint of firmness. It's the right kind of firmness, though, because impacts are well-damped.
Good wind noise suppression, but this luxurious and sporty sedan makes some unexciting engine and exhaust noises.
It seems as if all the switches were moved from the center stack to the console. While Audi fans may be familiar with this, others may be put off by the numerous controls in that console area.
A combination of slim pillars and adequate glass area creates good sight lines.
Seat Access & Space
There's plenty of room up front, but the somewhat upright rear seat is a bit tight for three-across usage.
Cargo & Storage
There isn't as much trunk volume as we'd like. It's no more than adequate for this class and it feels as if there was more in the last generation.
Impressive materials are found throughout and everything fits together nicely. Our sample car did have a slightly misaligned quarter-panel, though.