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
BMW 2 Series Coupe 218d SE Automatic 68.9 mpg
The BMW 2 Series Coupe combines strong performance, good economy and low CO2 emissions in a compact, agile rear-wheel drive sports coupe.
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 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.
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.
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE 47.1 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.
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
BMW i8 148.6 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 148.6 mpg.