What an engine! It's incredibly smooth, refined, and somewhat unassuming. That is, until you mash the throttle to make a quick pass on the highway. Power from the supercharged V-6 is instantaneous and copious.
I'm not sure if it will be offered in the new A6, but I think the optional sport package would benefit from the addition of driver-selectable settings, especially for the suspension. More often that not, the firmer setup that comes with the sport package is an improvement but on several occasions when the pavement was uneven or seriously broken, I wished for a more forgiving ride.
Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor