Like the 3-Series, the 2008 Audi A5 has a very understated appearance, but while the A5's interior is more stylish and inviting, the 3-Series interior is a bit more conservative.
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 Infiniti G37 Coupe has a firmer ride and sharper steering like that of the 3-Series, but it's not quite as comfortable as either coupe, and its interior can be noisy.
The CLK has the most dated appearance of these three, in a fickle area of the market where buyers must typically be seen in what's new and fresh.
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|2008 Audi A5Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe Manual||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV||2-Door Coupe 3.5L|
|All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe|
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|2008 Audi A5 vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series||2008 Audi A5 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class|