The Most Eco-friendly Sports Cars in the UK

The Green Car Guide 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 Green Car Guide team, with the aim of finding cars that are great to drive but efficient.

Diesel Sports Cars

First place

bmw 220d BMW 2 Series Coupe 218d SE Automatic 68.9 mpg (WLTP 62.8 mpg)

The BMW 2 Series Coupe combines strong performance, good economy and low CO2 emissions in a compact, agile rear-wheel drive sports coupe.

Second place

bmw 420d BMW 4 Series Coupe 420d SE Automatic 61.4 mpg (WLTP 60.1 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.

Petrol Sports Cars

First place

Caterham 160 Caterham 7 160 57.6 mpg

There’s now a Caterham 7 with a 660cc turbo engine and it returns 57.6mpg.

Second place

Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE 44.8 mpg (WLTP)

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.

Third place

Lotus Elise 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.

Plug-in Hybrid Sports Cars

First place

BMW i8 Coupe BMW i8 158.9 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 158.9 mpg.