BMW 3 Series vs. Lexus RC

Alpine White
VS
Ultra White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$33,215 - $36,292
$44,351 - $48,148

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.89 / 5
53 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
311 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
3.5L V6 DOHC 24

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
45.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
37.8 - 39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
27.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
34.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
10.4 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 in.
184.8 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
72.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3295 .lbs
3748 - 3891 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
311 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
280 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Not Available

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 18 mpg
19 - 26 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
18 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
24 - 28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Lexus RC

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Coupe

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3295 lbs.
3748 - 3891 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 - 28 mpg.
21 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 - 24 mpg.
18 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 mpg.
24 - 28 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
_BC32_
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Port/Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
205, ZMT, _6MT05
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 4.71
3.52 - 4.60

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 - 3.14
2.04 - 2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 - 2.11
1.40 - 1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.67
1.00 - 1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - 1.28
0.71 - 1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - 1.00
0.58 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 - 3.29
3.17 - 4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 - 3.15
3.13 - 3.77

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - 6.5
7.7 - 8.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170
100

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18, P225/45YR18, P225/50VR17
P235/40VR19, P235/40YR19, P235/45VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18, P225/50VR17, P255/40YR18
P235/40VR19, P235/45VR18, P265/35VR19, P265/35YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 9 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.1 ft.
34.2 - 34.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 - 14.6 in.
13.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 13.6 in.
12.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
37.8 - 39 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
45.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
54.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
34.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
27.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
50.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
107.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.5 in.
184.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in.
72.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.3 in.
54.9 - 55.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.3 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.9 in.
61.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 ft³.
10.4 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.69

Model Group

Model Group
3 Series
RC 350

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Coupe

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4