Best and worst performance cars
The best performance cars combine sports car-rivalling acceleration and engaging handling with impressive everyday usability, but which should you consider – and which are best avoided?...
4. BMW M4
Essentially a two-door version of the M3 performance saloon, the M4 is available as a coupé and a convertible, has a huge amount of front-end grip, and is almost completely roll-free in corners. It's the coupé that's best, thanks to its lower weight.
3. Mercedes-AMG E63
With a rip-snorting twin-turbo V8 which produces up to 604bhp, a luxurious interior and a boot reminiscent of a jumbo jet’s cargo hold, the estate version of the E63 is a car that can do it all. As long as you have very deep pockets, obviously.
2. Mercedes-AMG C63
Like the E63, the C63 has a muscle car brutishness, courtesy of a thundering V8 engine. And it's no drag-racing, one-trick pony that's effective only in a straight line; it steers well and has a delightful chassis balance that makes it comically easy to go sideways.
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