Compare 2020 BMW 4-Series vs 2020 Lexus RC

2020 BMW 4-Series
2020 Lexus RC
#16 in Coupes
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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 23 34 $49,885 $53,100
4 Series 430i Coupe 23 34 $42,305 $44,950
4 Series 430i Gran Coupe 23 34 $42,120 $44,750
4 Series 430i xDrive Convertible 22 32 $51,745 $55,100
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $44,165 $46,950
4 Series 430i xDrive Gran Coupe 21 31 $43,980 $46,750
4 Series 440i Convertible 22 29 $56,440 $60,150
4 Series 440i Coupe 22 30 $48,255 $51,350
4 Series 440i Gran Coupe 22 30 $48,070 $51,150
4 Series 440i xDrive Convertible 20 28 $58,300 $62,150
4 Series 440i xDrive Coupe 22 30 $50,115 $53,350
4 Series 440i xDrive Gran Coupe 22 30 $49,930 $53,150
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 $40,907 $43,985
RC RC 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $45,142 $48,540
RC RC 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $43,120 $46,365
RC RC 300 RWD 21 30 $38,405 $41,295
RC RC 350 AWD 19 26 $43,144 $46,390
RC RC 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $47,341 $50,905
RC RC 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $45,845 $49,295
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $41,130 $44,225
RC F RC F RWD 16 24 $60,357 $64,900
RC F RC F Track RWD 16 24 $90,024 $96,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,885
$40,907
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,100
$43,985
Monthly Payment Estimate
$885 / month
$733 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW 4-Series gets the vintage formula correct with good power in a compact shape. The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.7
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 83.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 185
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 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)
38.7 34.8
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)
4037 3891
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 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 260 @ 6600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 24
Transmission
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 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 3.22
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Lexus RC
Body Style
Convertible 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 8.4

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