Fortune tellers predict the coupe is not long for this earth, and while they may be right, European manufacturers apparently disagree. There’s still plenty available from each manufacturer across the pond. Prices vary wildly, but there’s something for everyone. Here is every coupe in Europe for under $100,000 that’s sticking around in 2022.
Audi is still trucking
Several coupes make it into Audi’s 2022 lineup. The A5 starts at $44,500 and includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that sends 261 horsepower to all four wheels via an automatic transmission. There’s also the S5 which starts at $53,900 for the same configuration, except with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 pumping out 350 horsepower. The cream of the crop is the RS 5, which uses a 444-hp twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6, which starts at $75,100. The A5 and S5 have convertible versions as well.
Audi continues to make the TT, the TTS, and the TT RS. The TT uses a 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, while the TTS makes 288 horsepower from the same size engine. The RS uses a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-five that makes 394 horsepower. Each model has all-wheel-drive. The TT starts at $49,800 and goes all the way up to 72,500.
BMW brings the party
As you can imagine, BMW has done this properly. It offers three different series, each with its own coupe. The 2-series starts at $36,350 for the 230i, which uses a turbocharged inline-four and rear-wheel drive. The only other 2-series coupe is the M240i xDrive, which uses a turbocharged inline-six with all-wheel-drive. It starts at $48,550.
The slightly bigger 4-series starts with the $45,800 430i, which uses the same engine as the 230i, and goes to the 430i xDrive, starting at $47,800 and uses the same turbocharged inline-four. There are five 4-series M cars to choose from, starting with the M440i that uses a 382 horsepower turbocharged inline-six, the same as in the M240i. Then there’s the M4, the M4 Competition Coupe, and the M4 Competition xDrive Coupe. With all-wheel-drive, the M4 Competition starts at $78,800 and gets a 500-hp turbocharged inline-six. BMW sells the 4-series as a convertible as well.
Then there’s the BMW 8-series. Half of the 8-series coupes run just shy of $100,000. The 840i uses a turbocharged inline-six with 335 horsepower, while the 840i xDrive is the same but with all-wheel-drive. Unfortunately, the M850i xDrive, the cheapest M8, starts at $99,900 which is too close to call. The M8 Competition Coupe is way outside the limits, starting at $130,000.
Jaguar: one and done
There’s only makes one coupe from Jaguar, and it’s the F-Type. The car starts at $61,000 and comes with a lot of features, but the powerplant is wanting at best. The only engine worth getting in the F-Type is the 5.0-liter supercharged V8, but that starts at $103,000. It is a gorgeous car though.
Lotus: one “affordable” coupe
Its lineup is limited, but Lotus does offer the Evora GT, and it barely scrapes by under the $100,000 mark. For $96,950, the Evora comes with a 416-hp 3.4-liter supercharged V6. It gets to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 188 mph. In other words, it’s blistering. It also comes with a manual transmission and weighs 3,175 pounds, and if you think it can’t be driven across the country, think again.
Mercedes-Benz has the most coupes
With a coupe for each class, Mercedes offers the most cars in this class, but only a few are less than $100,000. The C-Class coupe starts at $47,200 and comes with a 255-hp turbocharged inline-four. The E-Class starts with the E450 and gets 362 horsepower from a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, and starts at $64,950.
The CLS Coupe starts at $70,300 and includes the same drivetrain as the E-Class. All three cars have AMG versions, and can all be had with all-wheel-drive. Mercedes also offers all three classes as convertibles, but only the C and E-Class come under the $100,000 budget.
Porsche makes it count
Just one coupe made it to Porsche’s lineup for less than $100,000, and it’s the 718. Luckily there are several different trims to choose from. The Cayman is the cheapest at $60,500 and gets up to $89,500 with the Boxster GTS 4.0. After that, it starts to get expensive. The GTS 4.0 comes with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six, pumping out 394 horsepower to the rear wheels. It’s a considerable step up from the Cayman, which has 300 horsepower from a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four.
With all the talk of coupes dying off, it certainly doesn’t seem to be the case with European carmakers. There’s plenty to choose from, although the prices can get expensive really fast. The BMW 230i seems to be the best bet. It comes with a turbocharger and a manual transmission, all for a modest price. It’s one of the last proper sports coupes on the market.