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Compare 2020 BMW 4-Series vs 2020 Lexus RC vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 BMW 4-Series
#15 in Coupes
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2020 Lexus RC
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
#3 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
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $60,865 $64,750
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,990 $58,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $72,662 $77,300
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $65,706 $69,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $79,806 $84,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $72,850 $77,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $71,158 $75,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $64,014 $68,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 30 $45,073 $47,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $50,713 $53,950
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $43,193 $45,950
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 35 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,885
$40,907
$60,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,100
$43,985
$64,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$885 / month
$733 / month
$1079 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.0
7.3
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. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 45.4 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 34.8 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 50.8 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.7 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 27.3 32
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 107.5 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 62.2 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 184.8 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 55.1 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 10.4 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.2 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.2 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 34.8 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
258 NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4037 3891 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 236 @ 2000 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 260 @ 6600 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.77 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40 2.25
Trans Type
8 6 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.17 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.72
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52 5.35
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Lexus RC Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 8.5 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- - --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
- - --
Side Barrier Rating
- - --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- - --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- - --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- - --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- - --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- - --
Rollover Rating
- -
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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  • Discounts: Up to $4,500 off (sedan)
  • Lease: $449/mo. (sedan)
  • Finance: 0% APR for 36 mo.
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