It’s not easy to separate these three cars, but it all comes down to character and what kind of driver you are at the end of the day. Ask yourself this simple question – how do you like to take corners? The driver with a hint of racer’s blood will probably get the most pleasure from exploring the fairly accessible limits of the BMW 4-Series, a car that goes out to try and conquer the curves.
Those people who like a balance of comfort and power need to look no further than the all-new Audi A5 Coupe, a car that treads the lines created by the BMW 4-Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe almost exactly. It has a frustrating gearbox, but the engine is the best in class and the interior is too. On the road, instead of trying to go out and conquer the corners, it goes out to try and tame them. A different approach to that of the BMW.
Lastly, there’s the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. Of the three cars here, this is the most laid-back, going purely for comfort and cruise potential rather than out-and-out performance. Its superb interior rivals that of the Audi, but it just isn’t as modern, so falls down at the last hurdle. This is the car that attempts to soften the impact of the curves.
The best overall package is provided by the Audi A5 Coupe, even if the exterior falls well short of exciting and the gearbox can be frustrating. It does everything else brilliantly, and on native roads it is probably just as quick as any of its rivals, but more secure with it.