Sunday, January 11, 2015

Car Profiles - Lexus RC


Lexus's second attempt in a coupe and unlike its first attempt, the Lexus RC was designed from the ground up to be a two-door sports coupe. The Lexus RC is the marque's middle finger to the BMW 4 Series. A substantial weight penalty deters the Lexus RC F from taking the BMW M4's crown, but it redeems itself with its mighty naturally aspirated V8 which sounds a lot better than the latter's turbo inline-6. 

The Good: Fun to drive, same league with the Germans
The Bad: A heavyweight

Price Range: P3,648,000-P5,868,000
Our Rating: ****

Last Update: January 11, 2015

Warranty3 Years or 100,000kms3 Years or 100,000kms
Engine2UR-GSE 5.0 DOHC 32V V82GR-FSE 3.5 DOHC 24V V6
Horsepower467hp @ 7,100rpm305hp @ 6,400rpm
Torque530Nm @ 4800-5600rpm377Nm @ 4,800rpm
Fuel TypeGasoline/91 octaneGasoline/91 Octane
Fuel SystemVVT-iE, Dual VVT-I, D4-S Direct and Port Injection, Dual Mode Otto and Atkinson CycleDual VVT-I and D4-S Direct and Port Injection
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity66 Liters66 Liters
Curb Weight1,840kg1,767kg
Body Style2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Rear Wheel DriveFront Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Front SuspensionDouble Wishbone with StabilizerDouble Wishbone with Stabilizer
Rear SuspensionMulti Link with StabilizerMulti Link with Stabilizer
Front BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Tires255/35 R19 (Front), 275/35 R19 (Rear)235/45 R18
Wheels19 Inch Alloy18 Inch Alloy
Anti-Lock BrakesYes, with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake AssistYes, with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist
Traction/Stability ControlTraction Control, Hill Start Assist, and Vehicle Stability ControlTraction Control, Hill Start Assist, and Vehicle Stability Control
Other Safety FeaturesFront and Rear Sensors with Rear View CameraFront and Rear Sensors with Rear View Camera
Fog LampsNoneLED
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: Quad Exhausts, Active Rear Spoiler, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, Lexus Dynamic Handling, Limited Slip Differential, Adaptive Variable SuspensionAutomatic Full-LED Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights and Cornering Lamps, LED Tail Lights, Electrochromic Side Mirror With Reversing Tilt and Memory, Sun Roof, Side Mirror Signal Repeaters
Steering Wheel AdjustmentPower Adjust Tilt and Telescopic with MemoryPower Adjust Tilt and Telescopic with Memory
Steering Wheel MaterialLeatherLeather
Seating AdjustmentPower, Driver and PassengerPower, Driver and Passenger
Seating MaterialSemi-Aniline LeatherLeather
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: 8 Inch TFT LCD Virtual Gauge Display with G Sensor and Lap Timer, Sports Seats7 Inch TFT LCD Touchpad-Operated Lexus Remote Touch Interface with HDD-Based Navigation, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Ambient Lighting, Shimamoku Wood Trim, Paddle Shifters, Electrostatic Touch Slider Panel AC Controls
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors Steering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors
Climate ControlAutomatic, Dual ZoneAutomatic, Dual Zone
Audio SystemLexus Remote Touch Interface with AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/Navigation/Bluetooth Telephone and AudioLexus Remote Touch Interface with AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/Navigation/Bluetooth Telephone and Audio
Speakers17 Speakers, Mark Levinson Sound System10 Speakers, Lexus Premium Audio
Steering Wheel ControlsYes, Audio, Cruise Control, and TelephoneYes, Audio, Cruise Control, and Telephone
Keyless EntryYes, Smart Entry and StartYes, Smart Entry and Start
RIVALSBMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Audi A5

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