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.
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|2010 Audi A5Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Prestige||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD|
|All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
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|2010 Audi A5 vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series||2010 Audi A5 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class|