10 Best Coupes 2017

10 Best Coupes 2017

If you’re interested a fun coupe that has incredible performance but also some practical elements, here’s our top 10 sport coupes to choose from.

Two-doors and a solid roof are often all you need to cut a stylish dash, and while coupe cars remain very much a niche market, they’re also extremely popular with image-conscious drivers, with most of the premium brands offering at least one handsome coupe car in their line-up.

If you’re interested a fun coupe that has incredible performance but also some practical elements, here’s our top 10 sport coupes to choose from. 

10. Nissan 370Z

Nissan 380Z

It may be getting a little long in the tooth, but the Nissan 370Z is still a car with bags of appeal. It’s very much an old-school sports car, with a 322bhp 3.7-litre V6 engine and rear-wheel-drive. It’s a proper driver’s car, while at less than £30,000 for the entry-level model, it’s also terrific value for money, making it the ideal choice to kick off our list of the best coupes of 2017.

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9. Audi A5

Audi A5

If subtlety is your style, then the A5 is an ideal companion. It has chiselled good looks, coupled to the sophisticated cabin of the A4 saloon, with an optional ‘Virtual Cockpit’ – an infographic display that replaces the traditional analogue dashboard. There are other coupes that are more engaging to drive, but few that are quite as handsome.

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8. BMW 2-Series

BMW 2 Series

Based on the 1-Series hatchback, the BMW 2-Series is a great-looking small coupe, albeit quite an expensive one. The cabin is simple and uncluttered, and the dynamics truly excellent, as we’ve come to expect from BMW. The range-topping M240i is a pint-sized beast, and one of the most entertaining cars you can by for less than £35,000

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7. Mercedes C-Class Coupe

Mercedes C-Class Coupe

For £2,000 more than the standard C-Class saloon, you can get behind the wheel of a two-door coupe. It shares the saloon’s chassis and dashboard, neither of which should be considered a negative, but with distinctive sloping rear styling and a bolder radiator grille. While its looks may be understated, it’s quite an engaging drive.

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6. Mazda MX-5 RF

Mazda MX-5 RF

Buyers of Mazda’s MX-5 RF get the best of both worlds, thanks to the model’s retractable fastback. It looks and drives like a sports coupe, but at the press of a button the roof folds away into the rear deck giving it the same roof-down appeal as the traditional MX-5 roadster. It has fabulous handling and a 158bhp 2.0-litre engine that punches above its weight.

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5. Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

The 5.0-litre V8 Mustang is as traditional a coupe as they come, with a huge engine and rear-wheel-drive. Its looks echo the classic Sixties muscle car from which it takes its name, but the driving experience is anything but old-fashioned. And with prices starting at less than £40k, there’s nothing out there that comes close to matching it for value for money.

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4. Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

Affordable, entertaining and surprisingly rapid for a normally aspirated car, the Subaru BRZ is a true enthusiasts’ car. The cabin is a bit cramped and some of the interior materials feel a bit cheap, but these small things are easily overlooked once you get behind the wheel, as the BRZ is absolutely terrific to drive, with an agile rear-drive chassis and superb steering.

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3. Toyota GT86

Toyota GT86

Essentially the same as the Subaru BRZ, its Toyota twin gets the vote above the Subaru simply because there’s more chance of finding a Toyota dealer in your local town, and there are more cars available. Those who prefer exclusivity may prefer the Subaru, but the GT86 is every bit as good and is slightly easier to own thanks to the wider retail and servicing network.

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2. BMW 4-Series

BMW 4 Series

It’s far from the newest kid on the block, but the BMW 4-Series is still one of the finest coupes that money can buy, with an exceptional balance of positive handling and ride comfort. It’s also one of the most practical cars of its type, with ample seating for four and a decent sized boot. But it’s the 4-Series’ handsome looks and impeccable build quality that really stand out.

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1. Audi TT

Audi TT

Ever since the very first TT appeared an astonishing 20 years ago, Audi’s smallest coupe has always been one of the best-looking cars on sale, and the latest version is no exception. Its striking looks are complemented by the fact it’s also terrific to drive, whilst the interior is just as stylish as the exterior, if not more so. Be warned, though, although it’s a 2+2, the rear seats are tiny. If that doesn’t bother you, it’s probably the best coupe on the market right now.

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Looking for a great performance Coupe but on a budget? Here’s the best coupes you can buy for less than £25,000 

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