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Top 10 V6 Coupes 2017

By Matt Zimmerman


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The V6 technology adds some more fuel to the performance rides. The V8s are massively big, and the inline-4 are pretty small. But the V6 are subtle and do the business quite neatly. There are plenty of automobile manufacturers who are working on the V6 development. While the coupes are certainly the best match for this drivetrain. The minimal weight lets the V6 engine to gird its loins. Well, we have selected some V6 Coupes from a notch of hundreds of cars. And have listed them in Top 10 V6 Coupes 2017. Let’s give them a look:

1. Acura NSX:

Acura NSX

The naturally aspirated V6 is fast but not really fast. The turbocharged or the twin-turbo V6 takes some additional power. While the supercharged take in some more power. But the hybrid V6 are the real performance machines. The Acura NSX comes with a 3.5 L V6 engine. The mechanical and electric motors combine to produce 573 hp of power rated at 406 lb – ft of torque. It is a V6 but rates almost to the caliber of a V8 engine. Well, Acura NSX is able to make the 0 – 62 mph run in 2.7 seconds and its top speed is 191 mph. That is truly a powerful coupe today!

2. Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400:

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

Some underpowered coupes even get the V6 engine. Actually, they are not underpowered because of the engine. Sometimes the transmission is a wreck on the wreck. The Infiniti Q series share the same powertrain. It is pretty strange, but it happens. The Q60 Red Sport 400 gets the 3.0 L twin-turbo V6 engine which makes 400 hp at 350 lb – ft of torque. Well, Q60 launches from 0 – 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and has the top speed of 155 mph. These are certainly some powerful figures. But, the Q50 even has the same figures.

3. Mercedes AMG C43:

Mercedes AMG C43

The Europeans love to drive the performance cars. And the Germans love to produce the performance cars. The Daimler’s Mercedes-AMG is a profound automobile maker, having the expertise of coupes and sports suspensions. The Mercedes AMG C43 gets its rank amid the Global Cars Brands Top 10 List of V6 Coupes for 2017 with its 3.0 L turbocharged V6 engine. This powertrain makes 367 hp of power at 384 lb – ft of torque. Well, the 0 – 62 mph mark is covered in 4.7 seconds by C43. And its tests top speed is 155 mph. Spectacular!

4. Audi S5:

Audi S5

The Audi has hands over the luxury and performance rides. The company has plenty of experience for crafting an all in one performance cum luxury car. The S5 is yet another masterpiece from Audi. The S5 is powered by a 3.0 L supercharged V6 engine making 333 hp of power. It’s a pretty decent powertrain, but on the track, it goes wild. The S5 takes 4.9 seconds to reach the 0 – 62 mph mark with a track best of 155 mph. Indeed she’s a beauty and the beast as well.

5. Nissan Z:

Nissan Z

A performance package from Nissan is enchanting, but somehow they are becoming obsolete day by day. One of the present day, vintage, performance ride from Nissan is the Z. The Nissan Z has a 3.7 L V6 engine which offers 332 hp of power. The drivetrain is pretty suitable for the manual transmission, but the optional automatic destroys the fun. Well, the Nissan Z makes the 0 – 62 mph run in 5.1 seconds. And its track best is 157 mph.

6. Chevrolet Camaro:

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet has been working on developing the performance cars for long. The company has converted the muscle cars into the sports cars. The Chevrolet Camaro takes in the new 3.6 L V6 engine. This engine is rated at 335 hp @ 284 lb – ft of torque. With this fresh powertrain, the Camaro is capable of launching from 0 – 62 mph in 5.2 seconds with the track best of 155 mph. Indeed, she is a Camaro.

7. Cadillac ATS Coupe:

Cadillac ATS Coupe

The Cadillacs have been rocking the North American market since 5 decades. From the basic long haul sedans and coupes, they have reached the performance chassis. The Cadillac ATS Coupe is one of the performing examples of the Cadillac cars. The ATS comes with an optional 3.6 L V6 engine, producing 335 hp rated at 275 lb – ft of torque. Well, it’s not a huge powertrain but still, ATS is capable of reaching the 0 – 62 mph mark in 5.6 seconds. Actually, ATS is common among the family guys, especially the errand runners. They won’t ponder the acceleration and speed of the car. But they would definitely like if their Cadillac would take them back home from the grocer at 150 mph.

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8. Ford Mustang:

Ford Mustang

The Mustangs have been leading the performance market for long. But the competition has made them set at par. The fastback Ford Mustang comes with the 3.7 L V6 engine, which is more like a Thanksgiving machine, rather than a track Bella. The powertrain offers 300 hp of power delivering 280 lb – ft of torque. On top of that, the Mustang has a combined fuel mileage of 21 mpg. Indeed, it is a V6 fuel saving machine. Well, this fuel-saving engine makes the 0 – 62 mph run in 5.5 seconds with the top speed of 124 mph.

By the way, for all the Ford Mustang V6 lovers, this is the last year of the V6 Mustang. Farewell!

9. Dodge Challenger:

Dodge Challenger

The muscle coupes are nowhere behind the performance lines. They are well equipped, classically dressed up and ready to jump in any competition. The Dodge Challenger, the evergreen muscle, has recently launched an AWD V6 engine. It is a 3.6 L V6 engine which is installed in the Dodge Challenger GT. Well, this powertrain makes 305 hp and is capable of saving your budget for refueling. With this muscle car, you can attain the 0 – 62 mph acceleration in 6.3 seconds. The figures are much like the errand runners. Well in our tests Challenger with the V6 was capable of reaching 145 mph. That is certainly a decent figure for a city car.

10. Lexus RC300 F Sport:

Lexus RC300 F Sport

Japanese are pretty expert in designing the sports cars. They tune the same engine to perform at multiple ratings. Well, same is the case with the Lexus RC300 F Sport. It gets the 3.5 L detuned V6 engine with 255 hp @ 236 lb – ft of torque. Though it’s an all – wheels – drive car, but it has been designed for bringing groceries. This car takes 6.6 hefty seconds to move from 0 to 62 mph. And the track best of this errand runner is 145 mph.

The purpose of creating this list is to help those people who are looking for a V6 coupe this year. Hopefully, we have done justice to this article. Your comments and feedback will definitely help us in improving.

About Matt Zimmerman

Matt is no stranger to the automotive world, writing about cars since 2008 as a contributor for several huge automotive websites such as Car and Driver, AutoEvolution, Motor1, CarAdvice or MotorTrend. A true fan of everything with wheels, his garage includes a dozen of different cars, including an old BMW M3 and a Tesla Model S. Learn more about GCB's Editorial Process.

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