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Best coupés

The definitive ranking of the best and worst coupés on sale in the UK

This is the definitive ranking of the best and worst coupés on sale in the UK.

How can we make such a bold claim? Because this list isn’t just based on our opinion. We’ve pulled together tens of millions of key data points on every new car (as well as a growing number of near-new used cars), including more than 15,000 new car reviews from 35 of the UK’s top motoring websites. We also factor in complete safety data from Euro NCAP, reliability data and five-year running cost information.

All this adds up to the most comprehensive analysis of expert opinion and real-world data found anywhere in the motoring world.

BMW 4 Series Coupé

The BMW 4 Series Coupé is a fine-driving two-door and scores highly with reviewers. You just need to get past that enormous grille.

BMW M4

The new 2021 BMW M4 is incredibly powerful but equally flexible, but the front-end styling is dividing opinion among reviewers.

BMW 2 Series Coupé

Fast, fun and refined inside, reviewers agree that the 2 Series Coupé is a great showcase of BMW’s abilities, though space is limited in the rear.

Rolls-Royce Spectre

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is one of the most luxurious electric cars money can buy, but its ride quality is hindered by its heavy weight.

Ferrari 296

A supercar that's more eco-friendly but no less ferocious, the Ferrari 296 is a 819hp plug-in hybrid and the Italian brand's first modern V6 model.

Maserati GranTurismo

The Maserati GranTurismo is a powerful and glamorous grand tourer that reviewers conclude lacks the comfort and driving thrills of its rivals.

Alpine A110

The Alpine A110 has received many glowing media reviews and has won several awards, although it's unsurprisingly impractical to live with.

Toyota GR86

The Toyota GR86 is one of the most exciting and affordable options on the sports car market, but rivals have more interior quality.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is astoundingly powerful and seriously good-looking, but reviewers conclude that it lacks the finesse of its mid-engined siblings.

McLaren Artura

The McLaren Artura is the company's new entry-level supercar and first plug-in hybrid, offering improved levels of performance and comfort.

Toyota GR Supra

The Toyota GR Supra has received consistently positive reviews and, based on review scores so far, appears to be the very definition of a 'four-star car'.

McLaren 765LT

The seriously potent McLaren 765LT is described by many as the best supercar in McLaren's modern catalogue, with sharp driving dynamics and blistering pace.

BMW M2

Reviewers agree that the second-generation BMW M2 is certainly an exhilarating performance package, but is it as charming as its predecessor?

Porsche 718 Cayman

The Porsche 718 Cayman is an exemplary handling sports car with potent power too, and to many is the most complete Porsche.

Ferrari Roma

The Ferrari Roma mostly succeeds in ticking two different boxes – comfortable long-distance touring in a car with blistering pace.

Aston Martin DB12

Improving on its predecessor, the Aston Martin DB12 offers a convincing blend of performance and comfort that rivals the best in its class.

Porsche 911

The new Porsche 911 has received consistently outstanding scores from the UK media, and is considered a big step forward from the last model.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has received mostly outstanding media reviews, with praise for its performance and comfort.

Audi A5 Coupé

The Audi A5 is a sophisticated, refined and comfortable coupé, but it's uninspiring to drive and lacks emotional punch.

Maserati MC20

The Maserati MC20 has burst onto the supercar scene with the driving dynamics and straight-line performance to challenge any rivals.

Aston Martin DBS

The Aston Martin DBS is a supremely powerful flagship GT with a price to match – but is it actually too fast?

Porsche 911 GT3

A rewarding track-focused coupé with class-leading driving dynamics, the Porsche 911 GT3 is a real reviewer favourite that is hard to fault.

Lexus LC

The Lexus LC earns wide praise as a coupe bordering supercar territory, though for the full effect the hybrid cannot compete with the V8.

Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán range has received very good media reviews, although not to the same level as its rivals from Ferrari and McLaren.

BMW 8 Series

The BMW 8 Series is a luxurious and very powerful large two-door coupe or convertible – but its price is equally as large.

Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley Continental GT has received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media, ranging from good to outstanding, with particular praise for its improved driving dynamics and luxurious cabin.

Audi R8

The Audi R8 tops desirability lists for many performance fans, but is it actually too sensible to be a proper supercar?

Lotus Emira

Reviewers agree that the Emira coupé is a big leap forward for the Lotus brand, with impressive driving dynamics and a high-quality interior.

Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage has received positive media reviews and much praise, although not quite to the same rapturous degree as the latest Porsche 911.

Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type has an Expert Rating that falls well behind the Porsche 911 and Cayman, but it's still a favourite of motoring journalists.

McLaren GT

The McLaren GT is the brand’s first grand tourer, but it's very different to most luxury GTs – which has both positive and negative results.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Faster and more involving than ever before, the Porsche 911 Turbo is more capable than its predecessors, but criticisms of its ride comfort remain.

Audi RS 5

The Audi RS 5 has alluring looks, a comfortable cabin and rapid acceleration, but it lacks the high-octane cornering thrills of its rivals.

BMW M8

WIth supercar speed and a tech-laden interior, the BMW M8 is a heavyweight coupé and convertible available for a steep six-figure price tag.

BMW 4 Series Coupé (2013 to 2020)

Sleek styling and impressive performance make the original BMW 4 Series Coupé a stand-out choice, but it is a bit dated in the tech department.

BMW Z4 (2009 to 2017)

The second-generation BMW Z4 offered strong performance and stylish looks, but it was more a comfortable tourer than a sports car.

Toyota GT86 (2012 to 2020)

The Toyota GT86 was a pacey small sports car that offered plenty of driver appeal and character, but was pretty basic on the inside.

Polestar 1 (2019 to 2021)

The Polestar 1 was the first car from Volvo's new electric car brand. It received positive media reviews, albeit with some reservations.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (2017 to 2023)

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé is comfortable, refined and attractively styled, but it is not as fun to drive as its rivals.

Alfa Romeo 4C (2013 to 2020)

The Alfa Romeo 4C turned heads with its alluring looks, but reviewers agreed that the sports car was underwhelming in many areas.

BMW M2 (2016 to 2021)

The BMW M2 was the most basic model in the 'M' line-up, but due to its pace, practicality and looks, some affirmed it was also the best.

Lexus RC (2015 to 2020)

The Lexus RC coupé boasted an upmarket interior and a quiet driving experience, but didn't have the pace to match its looks.

Volkswagen Beetle (2012 to 2018)

The Volkswagen Beetle was instantly recognisable thanks to its nostalgia-inducing looks, but alternatives were more practical.

Aston Martin DB11 (2016 to 2023)

The Aston Martin DB11 has received unanimously positive scores from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its blend of performance and comfort.

McLaren 720S (2017 to 2022)

The McLaren 720S received unanimously positive media reviews, with praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.

Ferrari F8 (2019 to 2023)

The Ferrari F8 Tributo and F8 Spider are the latest in a long line of mid-engined V8 Ferrari sports cars, and possibly the best of the lot.

Lamborghini Aventador (2011 to 2023)

Available in coupé and targa-top form, the Lamborghini Aventador was a mid-engined supercar notable for its "outrageous" looks and pace.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé

With its distinctive looks and energetic performance, the Mercedes-AMG GT is certainly an exciting sports car, although not the most agile.

Rolls-Royce Wraith (2014 to 2023)

The Rolls-Royce Wraith was one of the most luxurious coupes you can buy, but even during its long lifespan, its age was starting to show.

Audi TT (2014 to 2023)

The Audi TT has long been a style icon, but the third-generation version has much improved driving dynamics to match it looks.

Ford Mustang (2015 to 2023)

The Ford Mustang has received polarising reviews, ranging from average to outstanding. It scores better on enthusiast sites than consumer ones.

Audi TT RS (2016 to 2023)

The Audi TT RS is sports car with blistering pace and an alluring soundtrack, but its rivals are more engaging on the road.

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