We’ll start off by admitting that four-door coupés are sly marketing tactics that manufacturers have come up with to give their saloons a sexier edge, but there’s no denying that these are inarguably some of the sleekest, best executed four-door cars around.

Coupés — two-door cars by definition — have long been recognised for being infinitely more attractive and fun to drive, despite also being largely impractical. In a world where crossovers make up for almost half of the car population now, it was only a matter of time before firms also applied the sleek swooping rooflines and sharper driving dynamics of a coupé to versatile four-door rides.

Paradox or not, there’s no denying the charm these four-door coupés bring to the roads. From Mercedes-AMG’s asphalt buster to BMW’s soon to be released Gran Coupe, here are the fastest models you can get your hands on today.