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There is something magical about a coupe with world-class performance. Since the market is saturated with performance coupes, choosing the right car can be quite the challenge. Whether your focus is budget, power, or daily usability, there is a coupe for you on this list. Here are the five best performance coupes according to TrueCar.

2022 BMW 4 Series is a new car with luxury credentials

2022 BMW 4 Series sprints down road surface
2022 BMW 4 Series | BMW

Adorned with the famously controversial grille, the 4 series BMW has had a difficult time on social media. However, this bad press doesn’t mean that the 2022 BMW 4 Series is anything less than a performer. TrueCar claims that the newly refreshed 4 Series is an all-around performer, boasting impressive power and luxury credentials. The 4 Series’ recent refresh gives the BMW an advantage over rivals such as the Audi A5, says TrueCar. Additionally, the BMW will be available as a convertible or sloping “Gran-Coupe,” so the 4 Series comes in a variety of flavors.

2022 Subaru BRZ is a performance coupe for everyone

White 2022 Subaru BRZ at an auto show
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Already a crowd favorite, the new Subaru BRZ presents an affordable, performance-oriented prospect to fans everywhere. With a starting MSRP of $28,990 and an available six-speed manual transmission, the merits are simply obvious. TrueCar states that the newly redesigned BRZ features improved handling, more horsepower, and a more refined interior. The result of the refresh on this affordable performance coupe is an even better driver’s car than before. Pair these credentials with two back seats, and the BRZ is also more practical than the competing Mazda MX-5 Miata.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is stuffed with technology and comfort

Silver 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the city at night
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class | Mercedes-Benz

For years, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has served as a pioneer of technology and luxury in the sedan segment. The 2021 model is no different, boasting top-quality interior materials, a supremely comfortable ride, and no shortage of options. The AMG S63 Coupe is at the top of the list of performance coupes, with a turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine and 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. However, the options will drive the price of the 2021 S-Class upwards of $174,150 when fully equipped.

2022 BMW M4: comfortable coupe with a performance pedigree

What list of performance coupes would be complete without the mention of an M car? The BMW M4, representing the king of what a 4 Series can be, is a marriage between power, performance, and user comfort. The M4 is available as a coupe or convertible, in either a base or Competition model. TrueCar claims that the M4 Competition, complete with 503 horsepower, is a match for any other car in the segment. 

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The 2022 BMW 2 Series is the perfect balance of sporty short wheelbase and daily driver comfort

White BMW 2 Series at an auto show
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5 Decades of the BMW M Series

TrueCar has a lot of faith in BMW, with three of the Bavarian coupes rounding out the dominated top five list. The 2 Series presents an agile canyon carver with daily driver credentials in a lineup of longer wheelbase BMWs to consider. TrueCar says that the 2 Series is a tremendous all-around coupe with usable power, handling, and fuel economy. The 2022 2 Series is available as both the established two-door or a four-door Gran Coupe, not unlike the larger 4 Series. However, the Gran Coupe formula is as steeped in controversy as the grille the 2 Series managed to escape. 

The performance coupe is still alive, and TrueCar picked the contenders as its top five. 

Although BMW dominates this list, the Subaru BRZ presents an accessible and usable sports-oriented coupe at a wallet-friendly price. Additionally, the Mercedes S-Class continues to be a staple of comfort, luxury, and capable performance. Whichever car you choose, you likely won’t be disappointed with any of these five performance coupes.