BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F – Choose Your Favorite

BMW M4 | January 9th, 2014 by 36
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The 2014 Detroit Auto Show will host the world premiere of two new and extremely exciting premium super sporty coupes: BMW M4 and Lexus RC …

The 2014 Detroit Auto Show will host the world premiere of two new and extremely exciting premium super sporty coupes: BMW M4 and Lexus RC F.

Both coupes will go on sale later this year and will aim to conquer the same market and attract an identical demographic. With the M4, BMW focused on weight savings technologies coupled with the typical BMW design which stands out even more with the first M4 Coupe.

That exterior design of the M4 starts with notably bolder front fascia treatments that include distinctive takes on the signature BMW quad headlamps and black-accented twin-bar kidney grille. Oversize air intakes are part of the lower valence area, along with the BMW Air Curtains.

BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F   Choose Your Favorite

Profile views on the new M4 are enhanced by unique Air Breather vents on the front fenders and muscular wheel arches.

The BMW M4 Coupe has a DIN kerb weight of 1,497 kilograms, thanks to the rigorous application of intelligent lightweight design measures. These include the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminium for a number of chassis and body components.

Featuring a return to the inline-6 engine format made famous by BMW M, 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).

BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F   Choose Your Favorite

Lexus RC F will take on the BMW M4 Coupe with an equally aggressive look and stance, the oversized front grille gives the carBMW M4 vs Lexus RC F   Choose Your Favorite a muscular and massive look, while the LFA-inspired active rear wing offers additional traction and stability. The RC F Coupe also features air outlets on the sides and angle-stacked exhaust outlets at the rear of the car.

Under the hood lays a naturally-aspirated 5.0 liter V8 engineBMW M4 vs Lexus RC F   Choose Your Favorite producing 480 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Additional performance specs will be released next week.

In the mean time, let’s have a look at these two cars side-by-side, and in the comments section below tell us which one you like the most.

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  • Clay Moorhead

    The BMW just KILLS that ugly looking Lexus!

    • bmw_lover

      My grandma said – rc f is better looking car inside and out in every category except weight. After driving 50000 miles bmw m4 will have overheating problem, oil leaking problem, electrical problem, transmission problem, lexus will be driven at least 200000 miles with no problem!!!
      common!!! all bmw owners – please stop wasting your money on overpriced bmw m4 !!!! Now it is time to take a look on UNPRESEDENTED and most reliable super car on the road LEXUS!!!!
      LFA IS F RC F AND NISSAN GTR FOREVER
      BMW IS SHIT WRAPPED IN CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

      • Ninong

        My 1995 BMW 3er has 189,000 miles on it and the only thing I have ever had to replace was the water pump at 186,000 miles. The brake pads routinely last at least 65,000 miles! The original shocks lasted 150,000 miles! And it still gets over 30mpg on the highway!

        • bmw_lover

          Most bimmers are garbage after 100000 miles and you know this Ninong. I said most not all bimmers. Ii is just impossible to say that RC F is ugly car for any car owner. This car is gorgeous. I like bimmers a lot and their handling is one of the best but you can not compare exterior and interior of new RC F to any coupe on the road today. By the way, my honda s2000 (my second car) handles on the road better then any bmw!!!!

  • Giom

    Trying a bit too hard?

  • Stevie

    BMW M4 looks so elegant…not saying that Lexus rcf looks ugly but definitely tries too hard. A bit harder and it will be a ricer! also a bit like Toyota 86 on steroid.

    • bmw_lover

      Please remember Stevie – Toyota is most reliable, most voluble car brand in America. More Toyota camry on the road then any another car brand…Remember Stevie:
      rc f is better looking car inside and out in every category except weight. After driving 50000 miles bmw m4 will have overheating problem, oil leaking problem, electrical problem, transmission problem, lexus will be driven at least 200000 miles with no problem!!!
      common!!! all bmw owners – please stop wasting your money on overpriced bmw m4 !!!! Now it is time to take a look on UNPRESEDENTED and most reliable super car on the road LEXUS!!!!
      LFA IS F RC F AND NISSAN GTR FOREVER
      BMW IS SHIT WRAPPED IN CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

  • khan_i_m

    The BMW M4 is a benchmark while the Lexus RCF is a once off

  • Arch

    M4 all the way. The Lexus has no style, its all over the place.

  • Duron

    Possible that BMW is making the most beautiful steering wheels?

    The one from the Lexus is looking like from the 90′ compared for it’s exterieur which is looking like from 2050.

  • TangoUrilla

    The expensive Toyota is a joke, the whole design is horrendous from the oversized grille to the stacked exhausts, your cars are for tasteless attention seekers and no doubt they will flock to this hideous plastic monstrosity.

    • jason bourne

      Spot on. The Lexus is an over-engineered, hideous poser.

    • bmw_lover

      rc f is better looking car inside and out in every category except weight. After driving 50000 miles bmw m4 will have overheating problem, oil leaking problem, electrical problem, transmission problem, lexus will be driven at least 200000 miles with no problem!!!
      common!!! all bmw owners – please stop wasting your money on overpriced bmw m4 !!!! Now it is time to take a look on UNPRESEDENTED and most reliable super car on the road LEXUS!!!!
      LFA IS F RC F AND NISSAN GTR FOREVER
      BMW IS SHIT WRAPPED IN CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

  • cristi

    To bad bmw have up the naturally aspired engines… That v8 and the v10 from the m5 will forever remain my unfulfilled dream.

  • jason bourne

    Lexus and Audi seem to be battling for the World’s Biggest and Ugliest Grille.

    BMW all the way.

    • bmw_lover

      Jason take a look at this:

      rc f is better looking car inside and out in every category except weight. After driving 50000 miles bmw m4 will have overheating problem, oil leaking problem, electrical problem, transmission problem, lexus will be driven at least 200000 miles with no problem!!!

      common!!! all bmw owners – please stop wasting your money on overpriced bmw m4 !!!! Now it is time to take a look on UNPRESEDENTED and most reliable super car on the road LEXUS!!!!

      LFA IS F RC F AND NISSAN GTR FOREVER

      BMW IS SHIT WRAPPED IN CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

  • Behzad

    Lexus rc f coupe is Beauty .m4 With m5 engine’s is better.

  • Desmond Cronin

    It looks like the Lexus designers threw ideas into a hat and then decided to use all of them..

  • Jade Young

    The BMW hands down! Whenever I look at a Lexus at the Auto Show one word comes to mind…WHY? I don’t find anything that gets my heart pumping, inside or out. I own a BMW and have absolutely NO REGRETS!

    • bmw_lover

      What do you find in bmw? It is only illusion of overpriced “ultimate driving machine” that breaks every second. Get the new one, more electronics – the more problem you will have. Even Kia or Hyundai are more reliable. When I look at a bimmer at auto show one word comes to mind….WHY SUCH CRAP COST SO MUCH. Well, i dont care because i do not drive BMW – BAD MACHINE WHATEVER !!!!

  • Noel

    Actually I think the Lexus isn’t that bad however the BMW is simply AMAZING killing the Lexus in every point!

    • bmw_lover

      Noel keep dreaming or you probably just woke up!!!

  • Daniel Guedes

    two beatiful cars… but hey, this is a bmwblog, so, only blind people.. not saying that bmw is ugly, because ITS NOT!!, but for blind people, all cars that arent bmw, are ugly… what can i say, for me, lexus all the way!!

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Many people on this site like other cars than BMW, including Audi, MB, Cadillac or Lexus

      • Daniel Guedes

        Exactly, so, concluding, its 2 beautifull cars

    • jason bourne

      Not blind… Eyes are wide open.

      And the Lexus is an ugly dog.

  • digivue

    I am happy this cars exist despite this EPA crap. The more the merrier.

  • Alex

    Lexus always been ugly no surprise but at least they have a proper V8 non-turbo
    engine.

  • Laurens Hoornstra

    The LEXUS is better and beautifuller

  • Mowler

    Too much like a M3 with same dated dash layout.

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  • kr_metal

    I like the RC and the M4, for opposing reasons. The RC looks very conceptual, wild and Japanese. The M4 looks very chiseled, taut, and German.

  • Ninong

    Lexus should drop the snow-plow front ends. Ugly!

    • bmw_lover

      m4 is shit in chocolate

  • Ustas

    M4 will no doubt be a faster car, lexus is too fat to really compete in performance. As a whole package, I don’t know, however if you just drive from A to B why would you need any of those.

    I can bet Lexus will be on different level in terms of reliability. I know there’re lucky ones which had 1900BC BMWs which never broke, I am not one of those. My old 335i was in service all the time, current e92 M3 is better but small things break here and there all the time.

    • bmw_lover

      Ustas, its hard to say that m4 with no doubt will be a faster car. 2013 M3 is not faster than 2013 lexus IS F, In fact IS F had better track time. We are talking here which car is better looking. Without any doubt lexus RC F is better looking car inside and out.

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