2015 Coupes That Are Worth Waiting For

 

BMW M42015 BMW M4

Engine: 3.0L
Horsepower: 425
Fuel Economy: 17 City / 26 Hwy
MSRP: Starting at $64,200
Given the roughly $65,000 price point, the all-new BMW M4 may be the best deal for a luxury coupe on the market. After much fanfare and waiting, the M4 replaces the M3 Coupe and Convertible and is set to take the sport coupe world to a new level. The twin-turbo six cylinder engine pumps out 425 ponies and reaches 60 MPH in 4.1 seconds (3.9 with double-clutch transmission). The $64,200 base price quickly goes up when you consider possible upgrade options like the $8,000 carbon-ceramic brakes. The gas mileage isn’t anything to write home about, but when you drop that much coin on a set of wheels, you’re not likely complaining about a $5 latte or the 17 miles on a gallon while driving around town.

 

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Engine: 4.6L
Horsepower: 887
Fuel Economy: 20 city / 24 Hwy
MSRP: Starting at $845,000
Typically when you buy a car for over $800,000 you expect the view under the hood to be just as impressive as the view from the outside. To save weight, you actually won’t be able to pop the hood for the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder because the screws and hinges were never added. You’ll just have to trust us that it probably looks very impressive given the specs provided. Being catapulted from 0-60 MPH in 2.8 seconds shows the power of this partial hybrid that consists of a 608 horsepower V8 engine with two electric modules that combine for 281 horsepower.

 

MINI Cooper 2015 Mini Cooper Coupe

Engine: 1.6L
Horsepower: 121+
Fuel Economy: 29 city / 37 Hwy
MSRP: Starting at $22,000
The Mini Cooper has been redesigned for 2015 and should appeal more to the average car buyer. Previous Coopers have looked a bit boxy, whereas the new 2015 model finally has some attention-grabbing curves. In addition to the new design, this 2015 model’s standard features include automatic windshield wipers and climate control. The Mini Cooper also is available in a hatchback and convertible option, but drivers will enjoy the increased handling that the two seat coupe provides. At speeds over 50 MPH, a speed-sensitive spoiler deploys to aid in rear stability.

 

2015 Subaru BRZ2015 Subaru BRZ

Engine: 2.0L
Horsepower: 200 HP
Fuel Economy: 25 city / 34 Hwy
MSRP: Starting at $25,695
Debuted in 2012, the Subaru BRZ has a very simplistic design and construction. Although this sporty coupe doesn’t have a big block V8, or even V6 engine, the smaller boxer engine, meaning the pistons move on a horizontal plane, combined with lightweight body design give the BRZ a great fuel economy for the size of the vehicle. The interior features a touch screen navigation system that comes standard in all models. Starting at $29,490, The BRZ Series.Blue is a limited edition of only 1,000 vehicles and includes special trim options and leather interior.

 

2015 Nissan 370Z2015 Nissan 370Z

Engine: 3.7L
Horsepower: 332+
Fuel Economy: 19 City / 26 Hwy
MSRP: Starting at $29,990
The Nissan 370Z may not have the notoriety as some of the other vehicles on this list, but this coupe should not be overlooked as a vehicle to consider in 2015. The two seat design won’t make this a practical daily driver vehicle, but the thrill of the ride will beg you to take it for a spin every day. Upgrades and options on the 370Z will have the car buyer drooling. The SynchroRev feature is one of those options and operates by automatically matching engine speed to wheel speed for a smooth downshift.