2012 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2012 Audi A5 2-door Coupe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View

The 2012 Audi A5 is one of very few four-seat convertibles with all-cloth folding tops, along with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet.

The rest offer folding hardtops, including the pleasingly-shaped BMW 3-Series.

The two Japanese luxury makes are newcomers in this arena; the Lexus IS 250C may have more space inside, while the newer Infiniti G37 convertible seems to have more appealing lines with the top down.

2012 Audi A5 2-door Coupe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View2012 Audi A5
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2012 BMW M3 2-door Coupe Angular Front Exterior View2012 BMW 3-Series
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Angular Front Exterior View2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Quick Specs
8.4
Both the Audi A5 Coupe and its Cabriolet convertible sibling are striking designs that offer comfortable, easy-to-drive capacity for two people--and four in a pinch
8.4
Despite the weight gain, the BMW M3's still one of the most stunning performance vehicles we've driven.
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The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
MSRP From  
$37,100$34,900$49,800
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class  
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige4-Door Sedan 328i RWD2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD
Drivetrain  
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
CoupeSedanCoupe
Transmission  
ManualManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2012 Audi A5 vs. 2012 BMW 3-Series2012 Audi A5 vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class