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The top three best four seater sports cars are:
The Mercedes C Class is available in saloon, cabriolet, coupe and estate form, with the AMG tuning forming the top of the range for the C Class. There’s two seats in the back of this coupe version.
This coupe takes the already-phenomenal saloon and gives it a sporty two-door AMG body, lowered sports suspension and 18-inch titanium-grey alloy wheels. The previous generation was powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine, which has actually been downsized despite improving the performance.
The AMG C63 Coupe now has a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 monster, which returns 503bhp and sprints from 0-62mph in 4 seconds. As standard, you’ll get AMG’s Performance exhaust system, which delivers a pleasing growl from the engine. The seven-speed automatic gearbox is smooth and allows the car to perform at its best.
Inside, you get the same dash as you’ll find in the saloon and estate versions of the C Class, which is no bad thing. It’s luxurious and comfortable, with a supremely upmarket feel to it. There’s a few differentiating interior factors for the AMG tuned version, though, such as metal pedals with grippy rubber studs and some trim changes to the leather seats.
BMW M4 (2014-)
A close rival to the above Mercedes, the M4 delivers great performance qualities, and has two seats in the back that adults can sit in relatively comfortably.
The M4’s a replacement for the outgoing M3 coupe, weighing 80kg less thanks to the use of more lightweight materials, which has helped improve performance and efficiency. Its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine is rear-wheel drive and boasts 425bhp, and whilst a six-speed manual gearbox is standard, you may be better off opting for the optional seven-speed dual clutch automatic. This shifts through the gears exceptionally quickly and smoothly, enabling you to make the most of the engine’s performance: in automatic form, you’ll race from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds.
Adaptive M Suspension is standard, and you’ll also get 19-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors and distinctive red sports seats in the M4. Like the Mercedes, inside, the front of the car is similar to the regular 4 Series, which has a fantastic dashboard layout. The iDrive entertainment system, particularly, is exceptional. Regarding the two seats in the back, they’re easy to get into thanks to how far forward the front seats fold, and even tall adults will find enough legroom. At 445 litres, the M4 can also boast a bigger boot than the C63 Coupe, adding to its appeal as a car that has a few practical qualities as well as breath-taking performance.
Nissan GT-R (2008-)
Although the rear seats are better-suited for children, the Nissan GT-R can still lay claim to being a four-seater sports car, and its performance leaves most other vehicles in the dust.
The GT-R has a 3.8-litre V6 turbo engine with 473bhp; in 2014 a face lift boosted the performance to 542bhp. This ferocious power means that you’ll accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds.
Despite this performance, the introduction of a two-wheel drive mode in a 2010 facelift made the GT-R more suitable for low-speed driving too. The active suspension system, which uses sensors to constantly adjust the shock absorbers to the required setting, ensures a smooth ride even when going through those impressive levels of speed and acceleration.
When driving at speed, the interior is well-refined, meaning that even though you’re driving a car with supercar-like levels of performance, you won’t be made uncomfortable by excessive levels of road, wind or engine noise. Additionally, the four leather heated seats provide great levels of comfort and support, and as standard you’ll get entertainment features such as a BOSE sound system. In true Japanese sports car style, the dashboard is covered in bright digital dials and meters, which can take a bit of getting used to, but overall, the interior is exceptionally well-made and a pleasure to travel in.
This is also a famously reliable vehicle, so even when buying used, you can be relatively confident in the car you’re buying.
These four-seater sports cars offer exceptional performance, but the addition of two seats in the back means they’re practical enough to take a few passengers along to enjoy the ride. With all of these models available on Carsnip at varying price points, you’re only a few clicks away from finding the ideal sports car with four seats.