We first drove this C6-generation A6 in 2004, but the model has aged incredibly well, thanks in part to the extreme degree of modernity it exhibited way back then. Still, I'm anxiously looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the redesigned 2012 A6, if only because I fell in love with it when I saw it at the 2011 Detroit show.
As good as it is, the outgoing A6 does still have a few of the issues we complained about with our Four Seasons 2005 A6, such as a brittle ride, annoyingly variable steering effort, and an overly sensitive gas pedal that can make it tricky to drive smoothly around town. I must say, however, that the interior still looks great, particularly in this two-tone leather, and the HID headlights are excellent.
Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor