For many shoppers, the allure of a sleek, 2-door coupe is stronger than the need for a practical 4-door sedan. If that's you, our list of coupe deals will help you find the right model in May -- regardless of whether you're looking to buy or lease your next car.

BMW 1-Series

The BMW 1-Series is a compact, rear-drive BMW available as a coupe or convertible. The best lease deals available in May are on 1-Series coupe models. For shoppers interested in a 230-horsepower 128i, BMW is offering a 36-month lease with payments starting from $319 per month. Drivers who want more power will have to upgrade to the 300-hp 135i, which starts at $379 per month. In both cases, drivers will have to put down around $3,500 to start the lease on their sporty new 1-Series coupe. BMW also is offering low-interest deals this month to qualified shoppers. Through the end of the month, the 1-Series is available with 3.05 percent interest for up to 36 months.

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Chevrolet Corvette

The high-performance Chevrolet Corvette offers V8 power and coupe or convertible body styles. Several great offers are available in May on the Corvette Coupe. For qualified shoppers looking to finance, the Corvette is available with interest rates as low as 1.9 percent for up to 60 months. For those paying in cash, Chevrolet is offering up to $2,000 back on the 2013 Corvette. Best of all, those deals apply to all models, from the base-level Corvette to the high-performance ZR1.

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Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a sporty, rear-drive 2-door available as a coupe or a convertible. In May, it offers incentives for shoppers who are looking to lease, finance or buy with cash. For buyers looking to finance their next car, the Mustang is available with zero percent interest for up to 60 months. That deal increases to 1.9 percent for shoppers who want to spread out their payments over 72 months. Either way, it includes $1,000 cash back, as well. For drivers paying in full, Ford is offering up to $2,000 cash back. And for those looking to lease a Mustang, Ford is offering a 24-month lease with payments from $269 per month after $2,669 down at lease signing.

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Honda Accord Coupe

The Honda Accord Coupe is a sporty, 2-door version of the popular Honda Accord sedan. In May, it's available with one special interest rate offer for qualified shoppers looking to finance their next coupe. That deal is 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months, or 1.9 percent interest for up to 60 months. If your car-shopping needs send you looking for a 4-door sedan this May, as well, Honda is offering the same low-interest deal on its Accord sedan.

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Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz C250 is available in sedan or 2-door, 4-seat coupe body styles. In May, the C250 Coupe is offered with an impressive lease deal. Through the end of the month, shoppers interested in leasing the coupe can get a 36-month lease with payments starting at $379 per month. While that offer requires putting down nearly $3,800, it also includes the C-Class's recently updated design and a spry 201-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

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Nissan Altima Coupe

The Nissan Altima Coupe is a 5-seat, 2-door version of the 2008-2012 Nissan Altima sedan. In May, it offers incentives for shoppers looking to finance, lease or buy outright. For finance shoppers, Nissan is offering the all-important zero percent interest rate for up to 36 months, plus up to $500 cash back. Shoppers looking to lease a new Altima can get a 39-month lease with payments as low as $249 per month after $2,999 at lease signing. And for buyers paying in full, Nissan is offering up to $1,500 cash back on all trim levels of the Altima throughout the month.

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What it means to you: Our list of coupe deals gives shoppers a look at some of the top incentives on sleek new 2-door cars.

Incentives can vary based on where you live, so residency restrictions may apply. Also, only buyers with very good credit will qualify for most of these deals. Not all incentives are available to all customers.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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