Arguably the biggest coupe news for 2015 is the arrival of Ford’s sixth-generation Mustang. An independent rear suspension is standard across all models and Ford is offering a turbocharged four-cylinder model for the first time since the SVO exited production in the mid-1980s.
But it’s hardly the only standout because Dodge is also selling its ludicrous 707-hp supercharged Hellcat V8 in the Challenger, leapfrogging Chrysler to the head of the American horsepower battle.
Cadillac will soon launch its new ATS-V powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that makes 435 hp and is available with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The company hopes to compete with BMW’s M3 and M4 siblings, which are already on the market if you have cash to burn.
There’s also the less expensive ATS Coupe powered by either a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6.
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Jaguar is cancelling its XK coupe and convertible for now, but there are already rumors of it making a return after being revised to avoid competing with the F-Type.
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The S-Class coupe arrived at dealers in late 2014 and offers extremely comfortable, yet impressively sporty transportation if you can afford the payments.
BMW has the new M4, which uses a twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine that offer 425 hp and what feels like relentless acceleration thanks to the fact that it has 406 lb-ft of torque at only 1,850 RPM.
Ford will release the new Shelby GT350 Mustang later this year with a 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 capable of revving much higher than the 5.0-liter Coyote that powers the GT model. There is also a rumor circulating that there will be a hotter “R” variant as well.
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Next year Chevrolet will also introduce its next Camaro based on the same Alpha platform that underpins the Cadillac ATS and CTS. Expect the new Camaro to come with six- and eight-cylinder engine options along with a turbocharged four-cylinder model to compete directly with the new Mustang.
Infiniti also has a new version of the Q60 coming that will be mechanically similar to its Q50 sedan sibling.