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Compare 2017 BMW 4-Series vs 2016 Lexus RC

2017 BMW 4-Series
2016 Lexus RC
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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
M4 Coupe 17 26 $62,065 $66,200
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,280
$37,196
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,300
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$838 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW M4 is a near-perfect performance coupe that can be hugely rewarding to competent drivers. 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
258 @ 1450 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 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
6.6 6.8

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