Lexus RC F vs. BMW M4 Coupe Front - Comparison #1

Lexus RC F vs. BMW M4 Coupe
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Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

Lexus RC F vs. BMW M4

Lexus' all new compact luxury coupe is up and ready to compete against the Germans.

Power and Performance

Those who miss the M4's predeceasing V8 M3 Coupe might get appealed by Lexus RC F's 5-liter V8, which pulls 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque. That's 42 hp more but 17 lb-ft less than what you get from M4's 3-liter inline-6 twin-turbo.

The BMW M4 with M Double Clutch Transmission goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, which is .3 seconds faster than RC F's 4.4 second sprint time. The Lexus also burns more fuel, averaging 19 miles per gallon in combined driving, which is 1 mpg less than that of M4 Coupe's.

Exterior and Interior Dimensions

The Lexus is longer, wider, and taller compared to the BMW. But bigger size comes with heavier weight and that's the reason the RC F burns all the extra power and looses to M4 in performance; not even an extra gear in transmission comes to help.

Despite larger exterior dimensions, Lexus RC F offers less head and shoulder room for both front and rear seats.

Specification Comparison

2016 Lexus RC F2016 BMW M4
Configuration
TrimBase CoupeBase Coupe
Price
MSRP$62,805$65,700
Powertrain
Engine5.0L V-83.0L Inline-6 Twin-Turbo
Power467 hp425 hp
Torque389 lb-ft406 lb-ft
Transmission8-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic
DrivetrainRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Performance
0 to 60 mph4.4 sec4.1 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)16 / 19 / 25 17 / 20 / 26
Tank Capacity17.4 gal15.8 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width81.5 in79.3 in
Width w/o Mirrors72.6 in73.6 in
Length185.2 in183.9 in
Height54.7 in54.4 in
Min. Ride Height-4.8 in
Wheelbase107.5 in110.7 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Leg Room45.4 in42.2 in
First Row Head Room37.8 in39.8 in
First Row Shoulder Room50.7 in57.7 in
First Row Hip Room53.9 in-
Second Row Leg Room27.3 in33.7 in
Second Row Head Room35.0 in36.1 in
Second Row Shoulder Room46.1 in55.1 in
Second Row Hip Room47.8 in-

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