Summer is a great time to show off. Refresh your wardrobe, change your hairstyle, pump up your body and drive into town in a fancy car. What's the best car for this? A daring, squat coupe, of course. We present to your attention an overview of "inexpensive" two-doors, officially sold in Russia.
Just note that the word "inexpensive" means more or less common coupes on Russian roads, with a price still different from the space one! More precisely, cheaper than three million rubles in order to avoid paying the luxury tax.
In addition, buyers often confuse coupes with three-door hatchbacks like the O12el Astra GTC and Renault Megane Cou14e. And manufacturers, for marketing and advertising reasons, do not correct this mistake.
In our review, true coupes are presented, that is, two-door sedans. Those with the boot lid opening without the rear window.
However, while making the list, we, unfortunately, did not manage to fully comply with the status quo.
Some models are so skillfully disguised, and in the absence of pragmatism, they are so similar to coupes that we could not but include them in the review, albeit with some reservations.
Kia Cerato Кou31
Cost - from 799,900 rubles
Actually, the most inexpensive coupe on the Russian market. Therefore, you should not demand much from the car, especially from the driving characteristics. In fact, this is an ordinary Kia Sid, covered with a less practical, but more showy body, which attracts the car in the first place. Another vote in favor is the presence in the base of a two-liter engine and a good list of included options.
Cost - from 888,000 rubles
The smallest "kupeshka" on the Russian market. Mini is another car that does not formally belong to a coupe, being a three-door hatch. And in terms of driver's qualities - in general, cards, and in the best sense of the word! But a very specific appearance with a cut-off roof in the rear and a strictly two-seater saloon still make it possible to separate the MINI Cou78e from its more familiar counterpart.
Cost - from 1,069,000 rubles
A machine with an amazing history of serial appearance. The concept shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show was so warmly received by the public that the French decided to put the experimental car into production with little or no changes.
In all senses, a very interesting and driver's car in Europe is sold with a bang, and in Russia it is very bad, despite the initially attractive price. It is not so much the presence of only two versions with a capacity of 160 and 200 horsepower that affects, as the extremely biased attitude of Russians towards French cars. And unfortunately, due to extremely low demand, the charismatic coupe will soon leave the Russian market.
Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86
Cost of Toyota GT86 - from 1,294,000 rubles
It makes no sense to separate these cars. The BRZ and GT86 are one and the same machine, created by joint Japanese efforts during a period of overall cost savings.
But the car is very good. The rear-wheel drive coupe turned out to be truly sporty and gambling. For a sophisticated driver!
Subaru BRZ cost - from 1,436,000 rubles
Coupes are divorced for the market exclusively financially. Subaru, which considers itself a premium brand, only sells BRZ in one top-end version. Toyota has three modifications with two gearboxes.
The engine is one for two - a two-liter 200-horsepower "opposed".
The cost of BMW 2-series - from 1,331,000 rubles
According to the new ideology of the brand, BMW brought coupes and convertibles into a separate even series. So the ideological follower of the "kupeshka-penny" is now called the BMW 2-series. In fact, the car, unique for the Russian market, is the only rear-wheel drive model in the golf class. Possessing excellent driving qualities and "hooligan" character, the BMW 2-series is offered here in three modifications: with a gasoline or diesel "two-liter" engine with a capacity of 184 horsepower each and in the top-end M235i with 326 horses.
The cost of BMW 4-series - from 1 750 000 rubles
"Senior" BMW 4-series, despite the innate driver's "vein", has already been made with a great regard for comfort. It is still necessary to select clients from the main rivals with a three-pointed star! The range has the same motors as the "two", except that the most powerful one no longer has the "M" designation.
Renault Laguna Cou161e
Cost - from 1,499,000 rubles.
Unfortunately, another car "dying out" in our market due to its origin. Russia is not yet ready to buy "Frenchmen" at a price of one and a half million rubles.
Dealers sell the last leftovers. Anyone who decides to buy will get a very unconventional outside, stylistically ascetic inside, but in any case, a calm and comfortable car with a single 2-liter petrol engine with 170 "horses".
Hyundai Genesis Cou182e
Cost - from 1,599,000 rubles
The strategic task of the Koreans is to fill all existing niches by any means. Hyundai's lineup should have everything, including, of course, a coupe. Genesis is a car for those who need a maximum of .
.. show-off for the minimum money. Spectacular appearance, powerful 250-horsepower engine, 8-speed "automatic", rear-wheel drive and top of the range. Cool? Cool! Only the average driving characteristics for such a car in the absence of a pretentious logo make buyers look in other directions.
Cost of Mercedes-Benz C-cou210e- from 1 620 000 rubles
As in BMW, Stuttgardians also honor true tradition and keep their brand, offering customers traditional rear-wheel drive coupes. The most inexpensive of these is the C-cou225e. The two-door "shop" has three gasoline engines in the range from 156 to 306 horsepower and, of course, a hyper version with a 457 "horses" engine from the AMG studio!
The cost of Mercedes-Benz E-cou238e- from 1,995,000 rubles
Mercedes has, of course, and a larger and more thoroughbred coupe, marked with the letter "E". Oddly enough, the car has an indirect relationship to the E-class sedan, since the model is technically based on the same C-class. What Mercedes does not advertise, and buyers are not particularly interested in it - it says E-class, which means E-class! After all, any Mercedes is good, especially when handsome and strong.
Under the hood of the "yeshki-kupeshka" there can be one of four motors with a capacity of 184 to 306 horsepower.
The cost of Audi A5 - from 1,630,000 rubles
In the model range of this German manufacturer, there is, in fact, only one classic coupe - the A5 model. The car has attractive forms in the range of four engines and (according to Audi tradition) two sports modifications: S5 and RS5. And the only drawback of the car is its age - the model has been produced for the eighth year (!), Periodically undergoing modernization.
Cost of Audi TT - from 1 643 000 rubles
Even older is the Audi TT, which we also conditionally classify as a coupe, although in fact the car does not belong to this class.
But the TT is really not much different from the coupe in its appearance and driving capabilities. To date, the car has lost the image of an "alien saucer", and behind it, and its former popularity. The range includes four motors with a capacity of 160 to 340 horsepower.
Cadillac CTS Cou289e
Cost - from 2,015,000 rubles
The futuristic looking American coupe has a very good set of consumer qualities. Consumer, of course, within the touring coupe! The CTS immediately includes a powerful 311-horsepower engine, excellent equipment and a respected badge on the hood.
You can even choose between rear- and all-wheel drive versions. At the same time, the price of the car, taking into account the "armament", remains at a reasonable level. But they still don’t take Cadillacs. Why? There are no cheaper versions: in our country it is not supposed to cost more than classmates from Mercedes, BMW and Audi!
Cost - from 2 095 000 rubles
The legendary muscle car with the same V8 under the hood, which has managed in its history not only to win the hearts of thousands of motorists and gather around you whole sects of loyal fans, but even star in the main role in the blockbuster "Transformers". Unfortunately, the same problem as the Cadillac: the price of a car in Russia is three times higher than the American one, which nullifies all the advantages of the car.
Even the presence of a weaker version with a V6 engine does not save - it's still expensive.
Infiniti Q60 Coupe
Cost - from 2,249,000 rubles
Ideological successor of Nissan 350Z, which, in turn, was itself created as a legacy of the popular ZX series and a "budget" version of the legendary Skyline. As a result, under the Nissan brand the car did not gain the expected popularity in Russia, but it remained in Infiniti as an image model. More than decent performance: 333 horsepower, 5.9 seconds to 100 km / h and 250 km / h "top speed"!
Cost - from 2 566 000 rubles
The only representative of a premium sports coupe that allows you not to pay luxury tax .
.. True, only in the basic version. But even there there is already a minimum of 275 horsepower and 5.7 seconds to 100 km / h.
And most importantly - a sea of adrenaline and driver's buzz. It will seem that it is not enough - there is also a Cayman with an engine of 325 and 340 horsepower.