2016 Audi A5 vs. Its Competition

2016 Audi S5
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2016 Audi S5 Coupe and Cabriolet have cohesive designs and styling details that really set them apart from key rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 335i and M3, and Porsche Boxster and Cayman, among other sporty luxury coupes.

The Infiniti Q60 Coupe and Convertible are close in performance, yet they fall far short on traditional luxury measures like ride, noise, and general refinement.

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are true sports car, without rear seats, although their driving experience is more vivid than that of the S5.

On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes the other way—in more of a luxurious grand-touring direction that makes it the high-class pick for road trips.

The BMW 4-Series—even the high-performance M4—lands in the middle; it's a nicely balanced, comfortable, and tech-loaded coupe or convertible.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder2016 Porsche Boxster
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2016 Porsche Cayman GT42016 Porsche Cayman
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2016 Audi S5 Coupe and S5 Cabriolet are among the best-looking (and best-performing) luxury coupes on the market.
8.0
The 2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible break away from the 3-Series sedans with a little more flamboyance.
8.4
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.
8.8
The 2016 Porsche Boxster is a thrill to drive; but beyond that it's a great car in nearly every way, and one of the best-value sports cars you can get.
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The 2016 Porsche Cayman offers most of the driving satisfaction and practicality of the fabled 911—and perhaps with even more thrills.
MSRP From    
$40,500$41,650$52,650$52,100$52,600
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Diesel I-4Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD2-Door Roadster2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45522
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
quattro CoupeHatchbackSedanConvertibleCoupe
Transmission    
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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