Compare 2017 Audi A5 vs 2017 BMW 4-Series vs 2017 Lexus RC

2017 Audi A5
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2017 BMW 4-Series
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2017 Lexus RC
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2.0 TFSI Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Sport 21 29 $45,198 $48,600
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport Manual 23 32 $38,316 $41,200
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport Tiptronic 21 30 $39,246 $42,200
S5 Convertible 3.0 TFSI 18 26 $56,824 $61,100
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI Manual 17 26 $49,384 $53,100
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI S Tronic 18 28 $50,314 $54,100
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430i Convertible SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible SULEV 23 34 $47,280 $50,300
4 Series 430i Coupe SULEV 23 34 $39,700 $42,150
4 Series 430i Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $39,515 $41,950
4 Series 430i xDrive Convertible SULEV 22 32 $49,140 $52,300
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe SULEV 23 33 $41,560 $44,150
4 Series 430i xDrive Gran Coupe SULEV 23 33 $41,375 $43,950
4 Series 440i Convertible 21 29 $53,790 $57,300
4 Series 440i Coupe 21 32 $45,605 $48,500
4 Series 440i Gran Coupe 21 32 $45,420 $48,300
4 Series 440i xDrive Convertible 20 30 $55,650 $59,300
4 Series 440i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $47,465 $50,500
4 Series 440i xDrive Gran Coupe 21 31 $47,280 $50,300
M4 Convertible 17 26 $69,970 $74,700
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 19 26 $39,776 $42,770
RC RC 300 F Sport AWD 19 26 $39,776 $42,770
RC RC 350 AWD 19 26 $42,015 $45,175
RC RC 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $42,015 $45,175
RC RC 350 F Sport RWD 19 28 $39,999 $43,010
RC RC 350 RWD 19 28 $39,999 $43,010
RC RC Turbo F Sport RWD 22 32 $37,345 $40,155
RC RC Turbo RWD 22 32 $37,345 $40,155
RC F RWD 16 25 $59,673 $64,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,198
$47,280
$39,776
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,600
$50,300
$42,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$810 / month
$838 / month
$713 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.6
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 coupe and convertible are sleek and supple, providing relaxed yet sporty dynamics in a tidy package. The 2017 BMW M4 is a near-perfect performance coupe that can be hugely rewarding to competent drivers. All Lexus RC models offer engaging dynamics and plenty of style, though this sporty coupe could stand to drop a few pounds and its base engines aren't up to snuff.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - 82
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.1 27.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2 45.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.1 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 49.8 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.4 39
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 44.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.6 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.5 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.6 107.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 7.8 10.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.1 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4046 3995 3891
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 258 @ 1450 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 248 @ 5200 255 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23 19
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Cabriolet BMW 4 Series Lexus RC
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 6.6 8.4

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