The Audi dynamic suspension found on the new A6 unites apparent opposites: sporty driving dynamics and outstanding ride comfort. It comprises a refined version of the 4-link front suspension and the trapezoidal-link rear suspension familiar from the Audi A8 and Audi A4. The four-link front suspension guarantees maximum steering comfort and extremely precise steering sensitivity. As far as kinematics is concerned, the trapezoidal-link rear suspension has been developed with the focus on its sporting characteristics, one of the key development goals of the new Audi A6. An identical rear suspension design is used for front-wheel-drive and quattro® models, which also helps to optimize chassis tuning. Thanks to the considerable increase in body rigidity of around 34 percent compared with the previous model, it has been possible to increase the spring rates at the front axle and to reduce them at the rear axle, and adjust damping forces accordingly. The results are a reduction in unwanted body vibration, greater directional stability and improved traction.