Compare 2019 BMW 4-Series vs 2019 Lexus RC

2019 BMW 4-Series
2019 Lexus RC
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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 24 34 $49,745 $52,950
4 Series 430i Coupe 24 34 $42,165 $44,800
4 Series 430i Gran Coupe 24 34 $41,980 $44,600
4 Series 430i xDrive Convertible 22 32 $51,605 $54,950
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 23 33 $44,025 $46,800
4 Series 430i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 33 $43,840 $46,600
4 Series 440i Convertible 21 29 $56,300 $60,000
4 Series 440i Coupe 21 32 $48,115 $51,200
4 Series 440i Gran Coupe 21 32 $47,930 $51,000
4 Series 440i xDrive Convertible 20 29 $58,160 $62,000
4 Series 440i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $49,975 $53,200
4 Series 440i xDrive Gran Coupe 21 31 $49,790 $53,000
M4 CS Coupe 17 23 $96,385 $103,100
M4 Convertible 17 25 $72,715 $77,650
M4 Coupe 18 25 $64,810 $69,150
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 18 24 $40,767 $43,835
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $46,533 $50,035
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $44,510 $47,860
RC RC 300 RWD 21 30 $38,264 $41,145
RC RC 350 AWD 18 24 $43,003 $46,240
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $48,732 $52,400
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $47,236 $50,790
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $40,992 $44,075
RC F RWD 16 25 $60,219 $64,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,745
$40,767
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,950
$43,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$883 / month
$731 / 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 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 107.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 184.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 10.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 34.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4037 3891
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 236 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 24
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 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 -

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