The Most Eco-friendly Sports Cars in the UK
The Beating Spirit to the lowest emission and most eco-friendly sports cars on sale in the UK today. We list our top diesel, petrol, hybrid and electric sports cars which have all been road-tested by the GCG team. Fast but frugal, these sports vehicles will provide you the thrill of driving but in an environmentally manner – winning on two counts.
Diesel Sports Cars
BMW 4 Series Coupe 420d SE Automatic 61.4 mpg
The BMW 4 Series Coupe features all the benefits of the 3 Series Saloon – including performance, efficiency and rear-wheel drive handling – but in a more sporty Coupe body style.
Audi TT Sport 2.0 TDI Ultra 68.9 mpg
The new Audi TT has a sharper exterior, new digital instrumentation inside, and better economy from the now front-wheel drive-only diesel drivetrain.
Vauxhall Astra GTC 68.9 mpg
The Vauxhall Astra GTC looks great, it’s very economical, and it’s even practical, but it would benefit from a quieter diesel engine.
BMW 2 Series Coupe 218d SE Automatic 67.3 mpg
The BMW 2 Series Coupe combines strong performance, good economy and low CO2 emissions in a compact, agile rear-wheel drive sports coupe.
Volkswagen Scirocco 67.3 mpg
The Scirocco has always been efficient but with the adoption of BlueMotion Technology it is now even better.
Petrol Sports Cars
Caterham 7 160 57.6 mpg
There’s now a Caterham 7 with a 660cc turbo engine and it returns 57.6mpg.
Lotus Elise 1.6 45.0 mpg
Lotus has got away with very few updates for the Elise. The latest introduces a new Toyota derived 1.6-litre engine which dramatically reduces fuel consumption.
Mazda MX-5 1.8i 39.8 mpg
The MX-5 remains a beautifully balanced car. This is good news as it enables the Mazda to maintain class-leading fuel economy and its fine handling.
Toyota GT-86/Subaru BRZ 39.8 mpg
If Beating Spirit got to design a car it would probably be a lightweight, affordable, front engined, rear-wheel drive coupé with a characterful and fuel efficient engine.
Plug-in Hybrid Sports Cars
BMW i8 134.5 mpg
The BMW i8 looks amazing, it’s fantastic to drive, and thanks to its plug-in hybrid electric/petrol powertrain, it has an official economy figure of 134.5mpg.