BMW 6-Series GC takes on the rivals
The days of the traditional boxy saloon are numbered. Meet the new breed of more-door supercoupe
Posted: 07 Aug 2012
The BMW is the most amusing handler. You can lean on it through corners and feel each tyre work, and balance their loads with the accelerator. The steering's weight is a little gluey, but the feel comes through. The Mercedes isn't quite as tightly damped, and there's a bit less steering feel and a bit less accelerator-sensitivity, but it runs the BMW close.
The Audi meanwhile just grips and grips. It feels neutral and balanced, but a bit dead-eyed. Still, if it's wet, the immense traction really is useful. As a side note, the handling on our TG Garage A6 Avant quattro (same chassis basically) felt much more interesting and "delicate" according to its regular driver when it switched from 20s to 17s with winter tyres.