Compare 2016 BMW 4-Series vs 2016 Lexus RC

2016 BMW 4-Series
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2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $46,500 $50,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $48,340 $52,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 31 $52,895 $56,950
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i xDrive AWD 20 29 $54,735 $58,950
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 22 34 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 34 $40,840 $43,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 20 31 $44,800 $48,150
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $46,640 $50,150
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $38,820 $41,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 22 34 $40,660 $43,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $44,615 $47,950
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 30 $46,455 $49,950
M4 2-Door Conv 17 26 $68,765 $74,200
M4 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $60,945 $65,700
M4 2-Door Coupe GTS 16 23 $123,050 $133,205
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC 200t 2-Door Coupe 22 32 $37,196 $39,995
RC 300 2-Door Coupe 19 26 $39,627 $42,610
RC 350 2-Door Coupe AWD 19 26 $41,863 $45,015
RC 350 2-Door Coupe RWD 19 28 $39,787 $42,780
RC F 2-Door Coupe 16 25 $58,408 $62,805

2016 BMW 4-Series vs. 2016 Lexus RC: Compare cars

If you're buying a luxury sport coupe, you're right to expect a few things: gripping performance, haute style, the latest luxury features.

With its 4-Series, BMW has long reigned in this niche, back to the days when its two-doors were dubbed 3-Series. Lexus thinks it has a strong challenger in its new RC coupes.

 

Pricing

Invoice Price

$46,500
$37,196

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$50,000
$39,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$833 / month
$667 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible break away from the 3-Series sedans with a little more flamboyance. The 2016 Lexus RC adds more low-end models, but it's still the racy RC F that comes closes to the Teutonic performance titans.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 54.7

Second Leg Room (in)

33.1 27.3

Passenger Capacity

4 4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 45.4

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 34.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.8 50.8

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 39

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 82

Second Hip Room (in)

- 44.9

Front Hip Room (in)

- 53.9

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

182.6 184.8

Height, Overall (in)

54.5 54.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.8 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

110.6 107.5

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.9 72.4

Track Width, Front (in)

60.8 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

7.8 10.4

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 13.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 12.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 34.2

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3995 3737

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 18 X 8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

900 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 100

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

255 @ 1250 258 @ 1650

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

240 @ 5000 241 @ 5800

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 32

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.72

Trans Order Code

2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.69

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.15 3.13

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 1.86

Trans Type

8 8

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.82

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.23

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 4.06

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 4 Series Lexus RC 200t

Body Style

Convertible Coupe

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 6.8

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