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2009 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

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The 2009 Audi A5 has a very understated appearance, as do several of its peers like the 3 Series and CLK-Class, but the A5's interior is more stylish and inviting, and the 3 Series’ interior is a bit more conservative.

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

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 CLK has the most dated appearance of these three, in a fickle portion of the market where it counts to be seen in what’s newest.

2009 Audi A5 2009 Audi A52008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-Series2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe2008 Mercedes Benz CLK Class 6.3L AMG Black Series2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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The 2009 Audi A5 isn’t as much fun to drive as all-out sport coupes, but the interior will wow even jaded luxury buyers.
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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.
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The Infiniti G37 Coupe is the best-selling coupe in the segment for a number of good reasons: it’s incredibly fast and handles well, and it’s good-looking in a well-heeled way.
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If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
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Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe Manual4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Base2-Door Coupe 3.5L
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
ManualManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
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