2008 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2008 Audi A5
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Like the 3-Series, the 2008 Audi A5 has a very understated appearance, but while the A5's interior is more stylish and inviting, the 3-Series interior is a bit more conservative.

The 3-Series has nimbler handling than the A5, and the base 328i accelerates almost as quickly as the A5's only engine, but the A5 has a roomier trunk than the 3-Series or other rivals.

The Infiniti G37 Coupe has a firmer ride and sharper steering like that of the 3-Series, but it's not quite as comfortable as either coupe, and its interior can be noisy.

The CLK has the most dated appearance of these three, in a fickle area of the market where buyers must typically be seen in what's new and fresh.

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Quick Specs
8.2
Understated on the outside, gorgeous on the inside, the 2008 Audi A5 has a stylish presence and grand-touring comfort.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
8.2
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
MSRP From  
$39,900$32,700$46,450
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class  
CompactCompactSub-Compact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Manual4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Coupe 3.5L
Drivetrain  
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
ManualManualAutomatic