Compare 2017 BMW 4-Series vs 2017 Lexus RC

2017 BMW 4-Series
2017 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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RWD RC Turbo F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD RC Turbo 22 32 $37,345 $40,155
RWD RC Turbo F Sport 22 32 $37,345 $40,155
AWD RC 300 19 26 $39,776 $42,770
AWD RC 300 F Sport 19 26 $39,776 $42,770
RWD RC 350 19 28 $39,999 $43,010
RWD RC 350 F Sport 19 28 $39,999 $43,010
AWD RC 350 19 26 $42,015 $45,175
AWD RC 350 F Sport 19 26 $42,015 $45,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,515
$37,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,950
$40,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$699 / month
$669 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.7
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. 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
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 34.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
45.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 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 P235/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P265/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3610 3737
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Lexus RC
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 6.8

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