8. BMW 2-Series: 11,737
From the 248-horsepower 2.0L turbo four of the 230i to the 365-horsepower twin-turbo inline six in the M2, the BMW 2-series offers a wide range of coupes and convertibles.
It has sharp BMW handling, compact size for nimbleness and agility, and a driver-focused cockpit. Step up to the M2 and experience performance that was exclusive to supercars just a few years ago. But the BMW 2-Series saw a sharp drop in sales this year, down 3,782 units.
7. Audi A5: 21,301
The Audi A5 and S5 might cover the widest range of offerings on this list. There are coupes, convertibles and the the four-door-coupe-hatchback Sportback. If that’s not enough, they are offered as the sporty A5 and the full-on sports car S5.
The A5 offers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft from a turbocharged four-cylinder, along with standard quattro all-wheel drive. The S5 has a 354-horsepower turbo V6 with an optional sport rear differential. With the Sportback joining the lineup for 2017, it’s no wonder sales spiked from 8,354 in 2016.
6. Chevrolet Corvette: 25,079
The base Corvette Stingray starts with a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough, the Z06 adds a supercharger to the engine that boosts power to 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft.
A seven-speed manual is standard, with an eight-speed automatic optional. Add the Magnetic Ride Control suspension and the Corvette is one of the biggest performance bargains around. But sales were down from 29,995 in 2016.View on One Page