BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F

Picture of Lexus RC F
Picture of BMW M4
Category Lexus RC FBMW M4
Max power (ps / bhp) 477 / 470431 / 425
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 530 / 391550 / 406
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1818 / 40081574 / 3470
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 262 / 259274 / 270
Average price €83,000€88,000

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Lexus RC FBMW M4
0 - 30 mph 1.7 s1.7 s
0 - 40 mph 2.4 s2.5 s
0 - 50 mph 3.3 s3.2 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s3.7 s
0 - 70 mph 5.5 s5.0 s
0 - 80 mph 6.9 s6.1 s
0 - 90 mph 8.4 s7.4 s
0 - 100 mph 9.9 s8.5 s
0 - 150 mph 24.2 s20.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 94.4 mph8.6 s @ 99.4 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s @ 112.2 mph12.0 s @ 119.3 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Lexus RC FBMW M4
0 - 40 kph 1.5 s1.4 s
0 - 50 kph 1.7 s1.7 s
0 - 80 kph 3.3 s3.1 s
0 - 100 kph 4.5 s4.0 s
0 - 160 kph 10.2 s8.8 s
0 - 180 kph 12.3 s10.5 s
0 - 200 kph 15.1 s12.9 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed Lexus RC FBMW M4
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.7 s3.5 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.1 s4.3 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.1 s5.3 s
80 - 120 kph (7) 11.5 s7.6 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 9.1 s7.3 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 11.8 s9.3 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 15.5 s11.7 s
80 - 160 kph (7) 23.7 s16.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.3 s9.5 s

General performance

Category Lexus RC FBMW M4
Top speed 275 kph (171 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 17.2 s @ 1440 ft15.4 s @ 1276 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.68 g (7 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom 68.4 kph (42.5 mph)71.1 kph (44.2 mph)
Fuel economy 11.6 l/100 km (20 mpg US / 24 UK)7.6 l/100 km (31 mpg US / 37 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.92 g (9 m/s²)1.00 g (10 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 35 m (114 ft)33 m (109 ft)
200 kph - 0 141 m (463 ft)140 m (461 ft)
60 mph - 0 33 m (107 ft)30 m (98 ft)

Summary

Category Lexus RC FBMW M4
Track Performance 10371093
Straight line speed 27033873
Total 37404965

Verdict

M4 is the fastest by considerable margin.

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saxy  3y ago

Come on, if you’re gonna say the RCF is stupidly expensive for how slow it is, the. There’s the LC500 which carries a 6 figure price tag which is slower than any of the F series lexus cars

 

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PPZ  3y ago

at least the LC500 is priced reasonably compared to its direct rivals.


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hostboy  3y ago @PPZ

LC500 isn't supposed to be a "performance" car like Lexus says. It's supposed to rival the BMW 650i and Jaguar F-Type S


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BR2+  3y ago

Not sure id call 0-60 in 3.9s, Or 190mph top speed slow..


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hostboy  3y ago @BR2+

RCF doesn't do 0-60 in 3.9.



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hostboy  3y ago @BR2+

Typo. They updated in another R&T article that it is 4.4



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saxy  3y ago @BR2+

I'm not sure about that. It's a heavier car than the RCF or the GSF.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/lexus-lc-500-8th-place-2017-best-drivers-car/
Motortrend got 4.7s to 60, and 13.0 to the 1/4 mile. Hell, even my car can do that, but i didn't even spend half of the what it costs for the lexus

Edit: oh you're talking about the RCF...


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BR2+  3y ago @saxy

What did you think i was referring too?.


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BR2+  3y ago @hostboy

Nope.


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hostboy  3y ago @saxy

A C43 and 440i can do that


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ProudMan  9m ago

Lexus is way more reliable than bmw and it is worth the price!


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dante  9m ago @ProudMan

reliability is important, but why does it suck when they put it to the test against its rivals ? lfailed reborn ?

sutcliffe had a word with the chief engineer and was about to call his bluff :)

https://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/new-cars/why-does-new-lexus-rc-f-weigh-so-much

so this lexsux was built just for shits and giggles or for those that are looking for corolla reliability in a baby elephant wearing a pair of geta ? :)


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FastestLaps  9m ago @ProudMan

I don't know. Saying that Toyota is super duper reliable is a bit of a cliche by now. Not sure if data backs it up. Also saying that BMWs are particularly unreliable is a bit odd too. These days car parts are built all over the world, quality no longer is as differentiated as it used to be when, for example, you knew that Japanese have best metallurgy and best steel, or that Germans had excellent engineering and manufacturing process. Today its really difficult to tell what is what. Every brand is making cars in multiple locations.

For example, motorcycle brands which are Japanese now (just like European brands too) make lower tier motorcycles in India (everything including final assembly). If you want quality Japanese brand (or any brand), it no longer matters just to choose the right brand, you even have to choose specific models, based on where and how well they are made.


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Smithson  5d ago @FastestLaps

One of the single most ridiculous, inane, idiotic comments I've ever read. "saying Toyota is super duper reliable is a bit of a cliche by now"

No, that's not how that works. Lexus have a solid track record of ULTRA reliable cars, especially their big displacement V8's. The same most definitely can't be said with BMW engines dating all the way back to the early 2000's. They're amazing, the M cars, but they're about as reliable as a pikey doing your driveway. There's literally no competition here.


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Fastedee  3y ago

Wins ten of eleven tracks and the M4 gets only forty more points.


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PPZ  3y ago

Wow the RC-F is so embarrassing for a $65k sports coupe


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hostboy  3y ago

A 0-150 time of 24 seconds is very impressive for a car that traps 112 mph in the 1/4 mile. That's the acceleration of an NA Lexus. 119 mph is normal for a car that does 150 in 21 seconds.


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Leon  3y ago

It’s all about feel and sound. Do you prefer a proper n/a engine or a “ Dyson” under your hood !


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M Powaaa  3y ago

Dry: M4
Wet: LCF

It´s like a tyre comparison


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BR2+  6y ago

No i ment his choice


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dddd  6y ago

Why is it surprising ? Lexus weighs ~ 300 kgs more than M4 and M4 has about 470-480 bhp for real.


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BR2+  6y ago

Thats surprising.


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Shaggy  6y ago

I'd still take the Lexus.


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AMG1  6y ago

Unfortunately, the rcf is no match for the m4.

Does anyone know when lexus will introduce a twin clutch transmission for their f performance cars ?

are nissan and mitsubishi the only jdm cars using twin clutch in japan ?