Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Track Battle: BMW M4 Coupe vs. Lexus RC F

The Lexus RC F is taking the fight to the mighty BMW M4. How does it fare on the track? The folks over at AutoExpress headed to the track to see which one is a better car.

The Lexus RC F is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0 liter V8 engine producing 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.5 seconds. It weighs 1,840 kg (4,057 lbs).

In contrast, the new BMW M3 and M4 have dropped the V8 naturally-aspirated engine and are now using a 3.0 liter, six-cylinder inline turbocharged unit.


READ ALSO: BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F – Choose Your Favorite

Lexus RC F Tech Tidbits

The all-new, 3.0-liter BMW M4 engine is approximately 10 kilograms lighter than its V8 predecessor and packs an even stronger punch. With 425 horsepower from 5,500 – 7,300 rpm, 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and capable of 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds when equipped with the M-DCT transmission (4.1 seconds with standard 6-speed manual). It has a DIN-balanced weight of 1497 kg (3,300 lbs – without driver and luggage).

Let’s have a look.

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