The 10 best coupes on sale

Coupes – a fine choice if you’re happy to sacrifice a little sensible stuff in the name of style. These handsome two doors needn’t be completely impractical though, with many offering both four seats and even tax-friendly diesel engines. We take a look at 10 of the best on sale today with descriptions below.

1. Mercedes C-Class Coupe

The Mercedes C-Class Coupe cuts a sleek and graceful shape on the road. True to Mercedes tradition, the C-Class Coupe is set set up for cruising rather than screaming along a B-road – unless of course you choose the ballistic AMG C43 – and, as a result, it’s a deeply relaxing car in which to while away the miles.

Thanks to two usable rear seats, there’s enough room for others to come along to enjoy the ride, too. Taller adults sat in the back may find headroom a little tight but, otherwise, the cabin is a comfy place to be.

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2. Audi A5

The Audi A5 is a car that doesn’t shout about itself, rather one that translates the sharp creases and Teutonic style loved by Audi customers onto a handsome coupe body. Sharing plenty in common with the A4 under the skin, the A5 benefits from the same levels of refinement, comfort, and fantastic cabin design.

There’s more than enough space inside for four and a 465-litre boot is enough to cater for their holiday luggage. Fuel economy and performance are impressive across the range and the A5’s aerodynamic shape minimises wind noise at motorway speeds to the tiniest whisper.

3. BMW 2 Series

Despite the BMW 2 Series compact size, there’s still enough room inside for four people. The cabin feels solidly built, the iDrive infotainment system is the envy of its rivals and the boot volume is a match for a family hatchback. Overall, living with the 2 Series will be effortless.

That doesn’t mean it’s lacking in the fun stuff, though. Thanks to its rear-wheel-drive chassis, the 2 Series is more than able to involve the driver when they feel like it. The precise steering has a pleasing heft that suits its sporty nature and the range of engines perform strongly – particularly if you pick one of the silky six-cylinder units.

4. Audi TT

The Audi TT has always found popularity with buyers thanks show-stopping looks, but the latest model manages to offer a little for the driving enthusiast, too. Thanks to compact dimensions and a low weight compared to rivals, the TT feels agile next to many of the larger, heavier options on our list.

The TT’s cabin is a thing of beauty – ahead of the low-slung driving position sits the Virtual Cockpit display, replacing the traditional analogue dials for a customisable 12.3-inch screen. Though the TT is technically a four-seater, even small children will find it cramped in the back – it’s makes more sense to just fold the token rear seats away and make the most of that useful hatchback boot opening.

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5. Toyota GT86

The Toyota GT86 may not be the most stylish car in our top 10, nor is it the fastest, but it’s easily one of the most fun. Barely a hundred yards pass before the precision of the gearshift and steering become obvious, and the driving position is perfect for enthusiastic driving. Find a suitably twisty road and the handling balance reveals itself to be precise, playful and – most importantly – fun.

It isn’t an extremely awkward car to live with, assuming you don’t need the useless rear seats – if the driver is over average height, the backrest will almost brush the rear seat base. While the ride is firm, it never feels irritatingly uncomfortable.

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6. BMW 4 Series

The BMW 4 Series manages to offer a little more for the driving enthusiast when pitted against its competitors. While the suspension isn’t set up to be rock hard, the 4 Series feels a little sharper to drive than rivals from Audi and Mercedes. It more than matches them for space, too, and a useful 445-litre boot offers plenty of room for luggage.

The engine range is huge – from the 67.3mpg-rated 418d diesel to the M4 super coupe, there’s something for almost everyone. With the exception of the M4, we’d recommend pairing the 4 Series with the optional automatic gearbox if you can – it’s much better than BMW’s disappointingly clunky manual ‘box.

7. Mercedes E-Class Coupe

The Mercedes E-Class Coupe‘s subtle look will attract the occasional admiring glance without demanding too much attention. The cabin feels as solidly built as they come, though, like several of the coupes on our list, the rakish exterior profile means taller occupants in the back might scuff their hair against the roof lining.

The laid-back chassis setup is best suited to the 3.0-litre diesel engine – the V6 is smooth and quiet, while a huge wave of torque makes overtaking manoeuvres utterly stress free. It all adds up to a wonderfully capable mile-muncher. A new model will launch imminently, so there are currently great deals on this outgoing model.

See the reductions available by finding your ideal Mercedes E-Class Coupe on our deals page.

8. Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is loud, brash and attention-seeking – meaning it’s going to attract double takes wherever you go. Driving it feels like an event but, unlike Mustangs of the past, it needn’t be a scary one. Though some European rivals feel sharper to drive, the Mustang corners securely and predictably.

Just bear in mind you’re just a flex of the right foot away from gigantic drifts if you turn the safety aids off. The 5.0-litre V8 found in the Mustang GT delivers enormous straight line speed and an all-American soundtrack, while a less powerful turbocharged four-cylinder offers buyers a more frugal option. That said, ordering a Mustang without a V8 is like buying a quarter pounder without the beef…

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9. Mercedes S-Class Coupe

If travelling in the ultimate in comfort and grace is your thing, few cars are better at any price than the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. The driver and front passenger are offered excellent support thanks to sports seats equipped with inflatable side bolsters and the ride is eerily smooth. Though handling will never be the highlight of a two-tonne car, the S-Class feels secure and capable. It’s at its best when paired with the optional Curve Tilting function that actively leans the car into each turn.

While the epic performance of the AMG S65 brings with it an involuntary juvenile giggle each time you decide to deploy its full 621hp, for most the S500 will be more than adequate – the big V8 up front delivers strong yet refined performance and makes a pleasing growl during hard acceleration.

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10. BMW 6 Series

The BMW 6 Series feels built for the Autobahn – every engine boasts a top speed limited to 155mph and, thanks to its sheer size, it feels utterly composed and comfortable at speed. Pick a diesel version and – despite the epic performance – its 52.3mpg fuel economy delivers a potential for an 800-mile range. If your next appointment is a little more pressing, the thunderous M6 – complete with a 552hp twin-turbocharged V8 – might just be the ideal choice.

The interior feels solid and functional in typical BMW fashion, though the rear seats don’t offer up quite as much space as one might hope for from such a large coupe. As a vehicle for two (and maybe a couple of children), it shrugs off countries with ease.

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Mercedes C-Class Coupe

Good-looking coupe is fun to drive and luxurious
£32,120 - £50,155
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Audi A5

A well-sorted executive coupe with a range of good engines
£30,700 - £41,375
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Audi TT

Speedy coupe's interior and comfort will make you grin
£28,080 - £38,380
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