The best performance car and hot hatch deals
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The best performance car and hot hatch deals
If you're in the market for a new car, then naturally you want to get the best price possible. And the good news is that by buying through What Car?, you're guaranteed a great deal.
Many people are still understandably nervous about the prospect of going into a showroom and haggling with a salesman, though, which is why we've launched What Car? New Car Buying, a free service that lets you browse through discounted new car deals online.
Today, we've rounded up the best deals on performance cars and hot hatchbacks. Performance and handling are the absolute priorities if you’re buying in either of these categories, but such cars also need to be practical and easy to live with every day.
These deals are all based on our Target Price – What Car?'s way of making sure you don't pay over the odds. It's set by our team of mystery shoppers, and represents a fair price for your car. You could save even more, however, by going through our New Car Buying service.
Simply click on the relevant deal to find out more about it, or call us on 03302 216207 and we will be happy to help.
BMW M2 Competition
How does 404bhp under the bonnet of your BMW M2 sound? If it's music to your ears, then you'll enjoy this sporty coupé immensely. It's seriously fast, with grin-inducing performance and entertaining handling, but is also rather practical for a sports car.
What Car? deal: Save £1090 on an M2 Competition – Target Price £49,940
Ford Fiesta ST
The Fiesta ST might only have a three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine under it's bonnet, but that is still enough to make this hatchback feel pocket-rocket fast. In fact, the Fiesta ST is excellent to drive, with superb handling and a great driving position. It's one of the best hot hatchbacks around.
What Car? deal: Save £1204 on a 1.5 EcoBoost ST-2 [Performance Pack] Navigation – Target Price £20,971
If you're looking for a plush car which will also be fantastic fun to drive, then this go-faster version of the Mercedes C-Class Coupé should be on your shortlist. It sounds fantastic, has jaw-dropping performance and is easy to drive quickly.
What Car? deal: Save £3214 on a C63 9G-Tronic auto – Target Price £63,595
The GLA 45 AMG is a big step up from other GLA models, with a 0-62mph sprint time of less than five seconds putting it in an exclusive club of small SUV rivals – the closest of which is Audi's SQ2. It feels explosively fast, but handles with much more bravado and poise than the standard car. Rock up next to a standard Nissan Qashqai at the traffic lights, and you'll leave it for dust when they change to green.
What Car? deal: Save £2645 on a GLA 45 4Matic auto – Target Price £43,355
The Mini hatchback is consistently one of the best-selling new cars in the UK, and this Cooper S version swaps the standard car's 1.5-litre petrol engine for a more potent 2.0-litre unit. It feels noticeably faster as a result, while still keeping the Mini's agile handling.
What Car? deal: Save £1511 on a 2.0 Cooper S Exclusive II auto [Comfort Pack] – Target Price £24,424
Nissan's two-door performance coupé offers plenty of power for a competitive price, and most versions come well equipped. Its interior is a little low-rent, though.
What Car? deal: Save £623 on a 3.7 V6  – Target Price £29,247
No list of performance cars would be complete without the iconic Nissan GT-R. With a worldwide following of loyal fans, Nissan's performance saloon is well sought after. It's immensely fast, too, and surprisingly practical.
What Car? deal: Save £1036 on a 3.8 Recaro auto – Target Price £84,024
Renault Megane RS
The latest Megane RS has all of the tools it needs to compete with the best hot hatchbacks, including a blisteringly fast 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine, a 0-60mph time of less than six seconds and even four-wheel steering. The result is a hot hatch which feels agile and fun to drive, yet is cheaper than most rivals.
What Car? deal: Save £920 on a 1.8 280 – Target Price £26,915
Volkswagen Golf GTI
The GTI is one of the original hot hatchbacks and remains one of the very best on sale. It's fast and enjoyable to drive, yet remains usable as your daily driver. It also holds on to its value very well.
What Car? deal: Save £2648 on a 2.0 TSI 245 GTI Performance – Target Price £28,832
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Before you buy, visit What Car?’s new car deals section.
We have discounted deals on most new cars on sale, so you're never far away from finding a new car deal in your area.
It's all based on Target Price, which is the price we think you should pay based on research by our team of mystery shoppers, and the best discounts they can achieve.
If you’re still not sure then our deals team can help; call them on 03302 216207 – lines are open from 8am until 10pm seven days a week.