The natural competition for the Audi S5 is BMW's M3 coupe, and the two are near equals in performance in price--though TheCarConnection.com's car experts prefer the Audi's sleeker styling and standard all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz offers a slightly more sedate coupe, the CLK550; it's powerful, and a Black Series edition can be had with ungodly amounts of power and torque.
It may not seem like a cross-shopped car, but the Dodge Challenger SRT8 can play musclecar even better than the Audi S5, though it's much larger, heavier, and cheaper.
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|2008 Audi S5Browse Used Listings||2009 Dodge ChallengerBrowse Used Listings||2008 BMW M3Browse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V6||N/A|
|2-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door Coupe SE||N/A|
|All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||N/A|