The A6’s interior is a bit dated now, but you wouldn’t know it. Thanks to the crispness of the LCD display in front of your nose, and the fold-out 8-inch display above your left hand, the architecture has the hi-res highlights required to keep the Audi RS6's interior box-fresh.
The standard RS6 is certainly well-equipped as you would expect of a range-topping model, with sat nav, DAB, LED headlights, Bose sound system and a leather upholstery all part of the package. But this is an Audi Sport creation, so expect a dramatically aggressive bodykit, RS decals and badging, but the RS6 gets an enhanced braking system, electronic differential, RS-tuned adaptive air suspension.
Upgrade to the RS6 Performance and you get 596bhp at your disposal, a titanium styling pack, 21in alloy wheels and a leather and Alcantara interior.
Without trying too hard (BMW’s problem) or not trying hard enough (Mercedes), the dashboard hangs together quite beautifully; the foot-wide centre console and sweeping horizontal lines - picked out with aluminium - cementing the notion that the RS6 is an impeccably cultured ground-hugger.
Just as the chassis barely demurs under your bodyweight, so the facia stands up to your touch. Its switches and toggles click with elemental assurance. The three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel is a fist-filler and a trademark, while the embossed ‘super’ sports seats have mighty bolsters that lock you in position.