Compare 2017 BMW 4-Series vs 2016 Lexus RC

2017 BMW 4-Series
2016 Lexus RC
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Gran Coupe SULEV 430i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Gran Coupe SULEV 430i 23 34 $39,515 $41,950
Coupe SULEV 430i 23 34 $39,700 $42,150
Gran Coupe SULEV 430i xDrive 23 33 $41,375 $43,950
Coupe SULEV 430i xDrive 23 33 $41,560 $44,150
Gran Coupe 440i 21 32 $45,420 $48,300
Coupe 440i 21 32 $45,605 $48,500
Convertible SULEV 430i 23 34 $47,280 $50,300
Gran Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $47,280 $50,300
Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $47,465 $50,500
Convertible SULEV 430i xDrive 22 32 $49,140 $52,300
Convertible 440i 21 29 $53,790 $57,300
Convertible 440i xDrive 20 30 $55,650 $59,300
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2-Door Coupe RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 19 28 $39,787 $42,780
2-Door Coupe AWD 19 26 $41,863 $45,015
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,515
$39,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,950
$42,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$699 / month
$713 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a small dose of added flamboyance, the 2017 BMW 4-Series is the fun-loving sibling to the more pedestrian 3-Series sedan and wagon. 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 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 27.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 107.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
45.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3610 3748
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.06
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Lexus RC 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 8.0

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