This V6-powered A6 is a lovely driver -- nimble, fast, flat in corners and rock solid. When I say “fast” I don’t mean sports-car-off-the-line fast. It’s much more subtle than that. Midrange acceleration, say, on the freeway, is impressive. This 3-liter just pulls and pulls in a refined, under-the-radar way.
Ride quality is terrific, thanks to the air suspension and solid structure (I just can’t stop yapping about how stiff this chassis is -- fantastic). I’ve been tooling around in comfort mode but tried the other modes. They definitely stiffen things up. I like comfort mode best - it’s not too soft.