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2008 Audi S5 vs. Its Competition

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The natural competition for the Audi S5 is BMW's M3 coupe, and the two are near equals in performance in price--though'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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The 2008 Audi S5 boasts performance like a BMW M3, styling like a Chevrolet Camaro, and a brilliant handling setup that's distinctly Audi--but only the well-heeled need to apply.
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Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
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The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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