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
Oh, wow, the CLS. Its standard equipment includes a road crew resurfacing everything just before you get there. They don't always do a perfect job, these guys in hi-vis and hard hats, but they've sure improved it since you went there 10 minutes ago in your BMW or Audi. And despite this softness - on big bumps and small - there's no lack of damping control. It's a superb natural non-adaptive set-up. The sort of thing we thought only Jaguar did.
This lovely quiet ride, and the murmuring engine, are terrific assets away from the tear-arse environment of a road test in the Welsh hills. In town, what more could you want than the CLS's near-silent glide? And if you had to drive overnight tonight to - where d'you fancy or need to be? Bordeaux? Milan? Prague? Berlin? - well, the CLS is, beyond doubt, your car. If it were rubbish weather though, or Zermatt, then, by all means, the Audi. But do change its tyres first.