2010 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2010 Audi A5 / Cabriolet
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Audi A5/Cabriolet has a very understated appearance, as do its direct rivals from BMW.

The BMW 3-Series continues to set the standard for handling, though the folding-hardtop convertible has gotten quite heavy, with duller responses.

Its interior is more conservative than the Audi two-doors' cockpits, too.

The Infiniti G37 has a firm ride and sharp steering, but it's not quite as comfortable as either the Audi or the BMW coupe, and it's a little noisier.

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and the forthcoming 2011 E-Class Cabriolet have a new hard-edged style that's not universally appealing, but its dynamics are a step up from the former CLK-Class coupe and convertible.

2010 Audi A5 / Cabriolet2010 Audi A5Browse Used Listings2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon 6.3L AMG RWD Angular Front Exterior View2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.6
The 2010 Audi A5/Cabriolet has a stunning shape and a luxurious touch that run counter to the typical two-doors from Germany.
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.
8.0
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
MSRP From  
$36,000$32,700$51,200
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class  
SubcompactCompactMid-Size
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain  
All-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
455
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
ManualManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Audi A5 vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series2010 Audi A5 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class