Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe
Power, style and performance; the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is without a doubt one of the best cars of 2014 and carries on the spirit of the legendary E-TYPE model.
Priced from £51,235, the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is available in three versions: F-TYPE Coupe, F-TYPE S Coupe and F-TYPE R Coupe, with each offering a distinctive power output and all coming extremely well equipped.
Standard kit across the range includes 20-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlamps, climate control, Bluetooth, DAB radio, sat-nav, eight-inch colour touch-screen, Meridian Sound System with 10 speakers, sports seats, deployable rear spoiler and much more.
Numerous desirable optional features are also available, such as dual-zone climate control, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers and wind deflector.
The entry-level Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe comes equipped with a 335bhp 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, while the same engine has had its power output boosted to 375bhp for the upgraded F-TYPE S Coupe version.
Topping the range is the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe, which features a monstrous 543bhp 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine. All models come fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Depending on the version chosen, the new Jaguar F-TYPE will return average fuel economy of between 25.5mpg and 32.1mpg, while emitting between 205g/km and 259g/km of CO2.
For ultimate performance, we suggest going all-out and getting the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe version – it’s simply stunning.
BMW 4 Series Coupe
Replacing the outgoing 3 Series Coupe is the BMW 4 Series Coupe, a sleek and sexy model that sets pulses racing among motorists.
Priced from £29,420, the BMW 4 Series Coupe is available in the following trim levels: SE, Sport, Luxury, Modern and M Sport.
As with all BMW models, the 4 Series Coupe comes very well equipped. Standard kit includes dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, front and rear parking sensors, heated electric front seats, sport-multi-function leather steering wheel, 6.5-inch colour screen, Comfort Go and USB connectivity.
Moving up the trim levels will add numerous desirable features like leather upholstery, two-tone colour door panels, Business Media Package, larger alloys and numerous ‘M’ styling pieces.
The BMW 4 Series Coupe engine range consists of two petrol units and one diesel powerplant.
Depending on the version chosen, the BMW 4 Series Coupe will emit between 124g/km and 189g/km, while returning average fuel economy of between 34.9mpg and 60.1mpg.
If you’re going for this model, why not treat yourself to the stunning BMW 435i M Sport Coupe, which offers high performance and an excellent ride.
An all-new Audi TT will arrive in the UK later on this year, with the eagerly-anticipated model set to inject an extra dose of class in the coupe segment.
Although prices for the new generation Audi TT have not yet been announced, you can expect the model to cost from around £28,000. Two versions will be available from launch: the Audi TT and the more powerful Audi TTS Coupe.
Standard equipment is generous across the range, with models receiving MMI radio, electromechanical parking brake, 12.3-inch TFT screen and much more.
Customers also have a wide variety of options to choose from, including Audi Phone Box, Bang & Olufsen Sound System and MMI Navigation plus with its large flash memory, two card readers, DVD drive, Bluetooth interface and voice control system.
At launch, the new Audi TT and TTS models will be available with three four-cylinder engine featuring turbocharging and direct injection. The range comprises two TFSI petrol units and one TDI powerplant, with power outputs ranging from 181bhp to 306bhp.
Depending on the version chosen, the new Audi TT will return between 41.5mpg and 67.2mpg, while emitting between 110g/km and 159g/km.
When it arrives in UK dealerships, our choice would be the Audi TTS 2.0 TFSI 306bhp, for its awesome power. However, if you want a ‘greener’ coupe, go for the Audi TT 2.0 TDI, as this emits just 110g/km of CO2 – a new record low level in the sports car segment.
The Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic cars of all-time, with the sleek and stylish beauty an easy inclusion on our ‘best coupes’ list.
Many versions of the Porsche 911 are available to purchase in the UK today, with prices starting from £73,509. The Porsche 911 coupe range comprises the 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 50th anniversary edition and 911 GT3.
As with any Porsche model, standard equipment is plentiful, with all versions receiving 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, Bi-Xenon headlights, CDR audio system with seven-inch colour touchscreen and Sound Package Plus.
Optional equipment across the range is also in abundance, with customers able to specify such extras as Bluetooth, heated seats, metallic paint, multi-function steering wheel, 445W BOSE Surround Sound System and the 821W Burmester High-End Surround Sound System.
Numerous engines are available to power the Porsche 911, with power outputs ranging from 345bhp to a whopping 552bhp.
Depending on the version chosen, the Porsche 911 will return average fuel economy between 23.0mpg and 31.4mpg, while producing between 212g/km and 289g/km of CO2 emissions.
It’s hard to choose just one model from the Porsche 911 range, so we are going to opt for the entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera, which has enough performance capabilities for any driver.
The Volkswagen Scirocco combines the reliability of a German-made car with the performance of a coupe.
Volkswagen’s Scirocco coupe is available in four trim levels: standard, GT, R-Line and GTS, with prices starting from £20,550.
All versions of the VW Scirocco come well equipped, with standard kit including 17-inch alloy wheels, multi-function leather steering wheel, rain sensor and auto-dimming rear view mirror, touch-screen sat-nav/radio system, dusk sensor and multi Device Interface (MDI).
Moving up the range brings additional features such as larger alloys, rear tinted windows, adaptive chassis control, dual-zone climate control, front fog lights, panoramic sunroof and R-Line/GTS-branded styling cues to the mix.
Numerous petrol and diesel engines are available to power the VW Scirocco, with outputs ranging from 120bhp to 207bhp.
The VW Scirocco will return average fuel economy of between 37.7mpg and 70.6mpg, while producing between 118g/km and 177g/km of CO2 emissions. Depending on the version chosen, the Volkswagen Scirocco will fall under a VED tax band from ‘C’ to ‘H’.
Our pick of the range is the Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI GT six-speed manual, for its combination of performance, efficiency and generous specification.
The ever-popular Mazda MX-5 is one of the most stylish coupes on the market today and is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
Priced from £19,995, the Mazda MX-5 is available in five trim levels, which are SE, Sport Tech, Sport Tech Nav, Powershift and Sport Venture, with all models coming well equipped.
Standard kit includes 16-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, climate control, dual front airbags, single CD player with MP3-compatibility and six speakers with aux-in connectivity.
Opting for the upgraded MX- models brings additional features such as larger alloys, sat-nav with 6.1-inch screen, integrated Bluetooth, front fog lights, alloy pedal set, bright silver door mirrors and stone leather trim with five-stage heated seats.
Two engines are available for use in the Mazda MX-5 roadster coupe: a 1.8-litre petrol unit and a 2.0-litre petrol powerplant. Depending on the version chosen, the model has a 0-62mph sprint time of between 7.9 seconds and 9.9 seconds, along with a top speed between 123 and 136mph.
The Mazda MX-5 coupe will return average fuel economy of between 36.2mpg and 39.8mpg, while emitting between 167g/km and 181g/km of CO2.
We say the more gadgets the merrier, so our pick of the range is the Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture model.
Alfa Romeo 4C
New for 2014 is the eagerly-anticipated, heart-stopping Alfa Romeo 4C. It wowed the public at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 and is set to be a superstar on UK roads.
The new Alfa Romeo 4C is limited to a worldwide production of just 3,500 units per year, with the coupe priced at £45,000 in the UK.
Only one version of the Alfa Romeo 4C is available for customers to buy, but this comes with everything that is needed from a performance coupe.
As standard, the mid-engined coupe comes equipped with 17-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, while the option for larger 18/19-inch wheels is also available.
Other standard kit includes launch control, sports seats, aluminium pedals, electric windows and a radio, while features such as air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connection and web applications are available as no-cost options.
The model comes fitted with a new 1.8-litre Turbo Petrol engine, which generates 237bhp and 350Nm of torque.
Alfa Romeo’s new model can complete the benchmark sprint in just 4.5 seconds, before going on to reach a top speed of 160mph.
In addition, the new coupe returns average fuel economy of 41.5mpg and emits 157g/km of CO2.
With only one version of the Alfa Romeo 4C available, it is up to you to specify the model how you would like.