2015 BMW M4 vs. 2015 Lexus RC F – On The Track

Videos | October 29th, 2014 by 7
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This week on MotorTrend’s Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago pits two rear-drive luxury coupes against each other in a battle of tire smoking glory: 2015 …

This week on MotorTrend’s Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago pits two rear-drive luxury coupes against each other in a battle of tire smoking glory: 2015 BMW M4 vs 2015 Lexus RC F.

Also, we find out which one is faster and more fun to drive by visiting the test track, the infamous winding road at Hyundai’s Proving Ground, and the racetrack. Has Lexus built a sports coupe with performance on par with BMW’s M Division?

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).

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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.

READ ALSO: Lexus RC F On The Track

0 to 62 mph is achieved in 4.5 seconds.

7 responses to “2015 BMW M4 vs. 2015 Lexus RC F – On The Track”

  1. Levi says:

    My pick would be the RC F, but that by no means is anything negative for the M4. What weighs in the most is the V8 engine, and unfortunately the RC F also weighs quite much. If BMW kept the S65 and improved it, just a Lexus did, M4 would be my pick.

  2. KevinJ says:

    The front end of the Lexus is terrible.

  3. jason bourne says:

    What is the deal with that Lexus front end?

    I thought it would be impossible for a manufacturer to top Audi in the ugly front end competition, but Lexus has done it… The car looks like a street sweeper.

    Awful.

    • lafars says:

      “And like the previous IS-F, it’s overweight.”

      if you didn’t notice in the video, it was 0.3 seconds slower, remove 200kg and add carbon brakes an it’s gonna be faster than the M4

      simple physics

    • lafars says:

      “And like the previous IS-F, it’s overweight.”

      if you didn’t notice in the video, it was 0.3 seconds slower, remove 200kg and add carbon brakes an it’s gonna be faster than the M4

      simple physics

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