Is the Lexus RC F better than the BMW M4?

BMW M4 | September 15th, 2014 by 2
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Steve Sutcliffe of Autocars gets behind the wheel of the all-new 467 hp Lexus RC F, a rival for the likes of BMW’s M3 and …

Steve Sutcliffe of Autocars gets behind the wheel of the all-new 467 hp Lexus RC F, a rival for the likes of BMW’s M3 and M4. Lexus engineers claim the car is just as capable on the track as it is on the road – are they right? The video below tells it all.

But first, let’s look at some technical specs.

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.

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0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.5 seconds.

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).

But is that enough to overshadow the Lexus RC F?

Let’s find out.

2 responses to “Is the Lexus RC F better than the BMW M4?”

  1. jason bourne says:

    The Lexus is certainly the uglier of the two cars… That front grille is beyond hideous and definitely takes the top spot for ugly grilles away from Audi.

  2. CDspeed says:

    Seems a lot like an AMG car from Mercedes-Benz, big, heavy, and then they stuff a monster amount of horse power into it. Sadly they turn out to be muscle cars, instead of sports cars.

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