2015 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2015 Audi A5
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2015 Audi A5/S5/RS5 come in enough flavors to suit just about anyone: coupe or convertible; four-, six- or eight-cylinder engines; manual, CVT, or automatic transmissions.

By comparison, the BMW 4-Series now offers a similar variety of options, thanks to recent addition of the convertible and M4 models.

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn't offered in a two version yet, nor is it offered as an all-powered AMG model to compete with the RS5 for this model year.

The Infiniti Q60 comes in both coupe and convertible forms, but it's not as powerful as the performance variants of the Audi.

There's also the all-new Cadillac ATS Coupe–which we haven't yet driven–but if it's anywhere near as good as its sedan sibling, it'll make for a compelling alternative to the A5.

2015 Audi A52015 Audi A5
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2018 Infiniti Q602018 INFINITI Q60
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2015 BMW 4-Series2015 BMW 4-Series
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2015 Lexus IS 2502015 Lexus IS
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
8.6
The Audi A5 coupe and convertible are sleek and supple, but make the most sense in their S and RS guises.
7.2
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 is a luxury coupe with a knockout one-two: devastating shape and savage performance in top trims.
8.2
The 2015 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible build on the bones of the 3-Series sport sedan, with comparable performance but a little more flesh and flair.
8.0
The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
8.6
Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
MSRP From    
$40,000$39,950$40,300$36,550$38,400
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige2.0t PURE RWD4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe4-Door Sport Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
44555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
quattro CoupeCoupeHatchbackSedanSedan
Transmission    
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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