When a car maker is telling you about its new car, it’s customary for it to tell you about the most important features first.
So here we are with the new Audi A6: a 10.1in interface screen, another 8.6in digital display below and a 12.3in digital instrument panel too. Audi Connect, haptic response, head-up display. To follow: driver assistance systems: park pilot, tour assist, efficiency assist.
In the end, though, there it is: the suspension. All-wheel steering to combine “the agility of a sports car with the manoeuvrability of a compact car”. This is an increasingly popular technology, and given there are dynamically deft cars in the segment, in the rear-drive BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, with arguably more superior weight distribution and chassis balance, that sounds like a pretty reasonable idea if Audi is serious about giving the A6 the dynamics to compete with the best cars in the class.
That there’s also quite a lot of aluminium in the suspension is probably a good idea, too, because it’ll reduce the unsprung mass and improve the ride. Which will be particularly handy if you’ve specified 21in wheels on 255/35 tyres.