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.

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