Compare 2019 BMW 4-Series vs 2019 Lexus RC

2019 BMW 4-Series
#11 in Coupes
2019 Lexus RC
#13 in Coupes
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Gran Coupe 430i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Gran Coupe 430i 24 34 $41,980 $44,600
Coupe 430i 24 34 $42,165 $44,800
Gran Coupe 430i xDrive 23 33 $43,840 $46,600
Coupe 430i xDrive 23 33 $44,025 $46,800
Gran Coupe 440i 21 32 $47,930 $51,000
Coupe 440i 21 32 $48,115 $51,200
Convertible 430i 24 34 $49,745 $52,950
Gran Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $49,790 $53,000
Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $49,975 $53,200
Convertible 430i xDrive 22 32 $51,605 $54,950
Convertible 440i 21 29 $56,300 $60,000
Convertible 440i xDrive 20 29 $58,160 $62,000
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RWD RC 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD RC 300 21 30 $38,264 $41,145
AWD RC 300 18 24 $40,767 $43,835
RWD RC 350 20 28 $40,992 $44,075
AWD RC 350 18 24 $43,003 $46,240
RWD RC 300 F SPORT 21 30 $44,510 $47,860
AWD RC 300 F SPORT 18 24 $46,533 $50,035
RWD RC 350 F SPORT 20 28 $47,236 $50,790
AWD RC 350 F SPORT 18 24 $48,732 $52,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,980
$38,264
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,600
$41,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$686 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW 4-Series distills our favorite parts from the related 3-Series and packages them in a better shape. The 2019 Lexus RC does both comfort and excitement well enough to take on the Germans.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63
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 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
258 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 18 X 8
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)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.06
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Lexus RC
Body Style
Hatchback 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 -
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