Lexus is making a lot of headlines with its new Lexus RC F, the first time the Japanese automaker actually has a true competitor to the BMW M4 (previously known as the BMW M3 Coupe), the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe and the Audi RS5.
What makes the Lexus RC F so interesting? Well, while most of the RC F’s competitors are going for less cylinders, turbocharging, and less weight to achieve higher levels of performance, the Lexus RC F sticks to a powerful naturally aspirated V8.
Based on the new Lexus RC Coupe, the first traditional coupe from Lexus, the Lexus RC F is powered by a 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine making 467 horsepower. Now that’s not too shabby seeing as the BMW M4, which is considered the leader of the pack, produces 425 horsepower.
So can Lexus stand a chance in fighting the years and years of success that the BMW M4 has? Of course the only way to find out is to test drive one at your local AutoNation store but let’s break it down in the game of numbers in today’s Face-off Friday!
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2015 Lexus RC F Specifications
|Engine:||5.0-liter V8 making 467-hp and 389 lb-ft of torque|
|Transmission:||8-speed Sports Program Direct Shift and available Torque Vectoring Differential|
|0 to 60 mph:||4.4 seconds|
|Top Speed:||168 mph|
|Curb Weight:||3,958 lbs.|
2015 BMW M4
|Engine:||3.0 liter twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder making 425-hp and 406 lb-ft of torque|
|Transmission:||6-speed manual; 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.|
|0 to 60 mph:||4.1 seconds with manual transmission and 3.9 seconds with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic|
|Top Speed:||154 mph|
|Curb Weight:||3,585 lbs.|
|Fuel-economy:||17/26 mpg (city/highway)|