The Audi A5, S5, and RS 5 are all about choice: convertible or coupe; four-, six-, or eight-cylinder engines; CVT, automatic, or manual transmission.
The variety goes unmatched by most of its competition.
The Mercedes C-Class is only offered as a coupe (and sedan), but it's in lockstep with the A5 in offering all those engines as well as fluid handling and optional all-wheel drive.
The Infiniti Q60--what we used to call the G37--comes as either a coupe or a hardtop convertible, but performance isn't on par with the hottest RS5.
Cadillac's CTS lineup has a new sedan this year, but the coupe is a carryover--and it still comes in awesome CTS-V form.
Finally, the Lexus IS is new for 2014, but it's only offered as a sedan, for now; handling's better and so is styling, but it's still not up to par with the others in this class.
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