When the first 4-door coupes emerged on the market, without a doubt, they were nothing but a marketing move to sell more sedans which have plummeted in sales. However, since then, this segment has evolved significantly and now many major automakers carry these gorgeous grand tourers in their lineups. Today we will explore the best models in the class as well as some recent newcomers scheduled to arrive in 2020.
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#1 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
The revived 8 Series family gets another representative in 2020 – a luxury four-door sedan with a coupe-shaped body. The model has a significantly stretched platform, adding 8 inches to the wheelbase and 9 inches in overall length. At heart of the 8 Series Gran Coupe sits the 3L turbo inline-6 or the 4.4L V8 twin-turbo engine, producing from 335 to 523 horses.
#2 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+ Coupe
The A-Class of Mercedes doesn’t get any better than the flagship AMG CLA 45 modification powered by the world’s most powerful production 4-cylinder engine.
#3 2020 Audi S7 Sportback
Audi has finally announced specifications and pricing for their upcoming 2020 S7 Sportback. As rumored earlier, the Europeans will find the electrified 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine underneath S7 as the only option. Other markets, including American showrooms, will offer a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbocharged mill rated at 444 horsepower and 443 pound-feet.
#4 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is the brand’s answer to the Porsche Panamera Turbo and GTS cars. The vehicle is available in 3 iterations, GT 53, GT 63 and GT 63 S, which are fitted with different powertrains. In 2020, the GT 4-Door Coupe is rumored to get an even more powerful GT 73 hybrid model with 800 horses.
#5 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
Labeled as the most beautiful Volkswagen ever created, the VW Arteon, has stolen the flagship title from the Passat, and now competes with more expensive Audi, BMW and Mercedes models.
#6 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback
Introduced for the 2019 model, the RS5 Sportback is a more practical and spacious 4-door version of the RS5 Coupe, that does not lose any of its sporty performance. Though it is 89 pounds heavier than a 2-door, the Sportback shoots to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, being only one tenth of a second slower.
#7 2019 Tesla Model S
The electric premium model by Tesla goes under many classifications: a large car, a luxury sedan, a 5-door liftback, and of course a 4-door coupe due to the sloping roofline.
#8 2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR
Inspired by the 2017 concept of the same name, the new Rapide AMR is a special edition model that comes wearing AMR racing livery and has production limited to just 210 units. Powered by a 6-liter V12 engine making over 600 horses, this Aston Martin is claimed to be equally capable on a racetrack and when driving on a highway.
#9 2020-2021 Audi E-Tron GT
Though not released yet, the all-new 2020/2021 e-Tron GT has fan of performance 4-doors holding their breath already. The model is expected for production in 2020, and Audi says it will not be much different from the concept of the same name revealed in 2018.