Compare 2018 BMW 4-Series vs 2018 Lexus RC

2018 BMW 4-Series
2018 Lexus RC
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Gran Coupe 430i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Gran Coupe 430i 24 34 $40,770 $43,300
Coupe 430i 24 34 $40,955 $43,500
Gran Coupe 430i xDrive 23 33 $42,630 $45,300
Coupe 430i xDrive 23 33 $42,815 $45,500
Gran Coupe 440i 21 32 $46,720 $49,700
Coupe 440i 21 32 $46,905 $49,900
Convertible 430i 24 34 $48,535 $51,650
Gran Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $48,580 $51,700
Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $48,765 $51,900
Convertible 430i xDrive 22 32 $50,395 $53,650
Convertible 440i 21 29 $55,090 $58,700
Convertible 440i xDrive 20 29 $56,950 $60,700
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RWD RC 300 F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD RC 300 22 32 $37,795 $40,640
RWD RC 300 F Sport 22 32 $37,795 $40,640
AWD RC 300 18 24 $40,298 $43,330
AWD RC 300 F Sport 18 24 $40,298 $43,330
RWD RC 350 20 28 $40,520 $43,570
RWD RC 350 F Sport 20 28 $40,520 $43,570
AWD RC 350 18 24 $42,534 $45,735
AWD RC 350 F Sport 18 24 $42,534 $45,735
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,770
$37,795
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,300
$40,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$677 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 4-Series is an above-average coupe or convertible with sharp road manners and confident powertrains. The bad news? The 4-Series has personality like business casual. The Lexus RC coupes step gradually from luxury liners to engaging sport coupes.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45.4
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 54.9
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 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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P265/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/40YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3610 3737
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Lexus RC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 6.8

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