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Thread: 2015 BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F

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    2015 BMW M4 vs Lexus RC F

    Watch as Motor Trend puts the Lexus RC F up against the BMW M4

    Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by hundreds of engineers that get paid thousands of dollars for something you bought at Pep Boys because your buddy who doesn't have a job told you it was 'better'?!?

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    Faster is always great, but more fun usually wins out. The M4 really takes the cake this time.
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    M4 is the faster car and faster always wins. It has shown real power completing the lap 0.7 second faster and stops 9 feet shorter from 60mph.

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    I feel like in that timed lap they didn't push the M4 as far as they could. It seems like they brake a bit more and slow down to a slower speed before all the corners. Its noticeable when they brake and you see how low the m4's speed goes down compared to lexus which maintains a higher speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inicent Child View Post
    I feel like in that timed lap they didn't push the M4 as far as they could. It seems like they brake a bit more and slow down to a slower speed before all the corners. Its noticeable when they brake and you see how low the m4's speed goes down compared to lexus which maintains a higher speed.
    Maybe the M4 was carrying more speed into the corner or maybe the RC F had to be pushed into the corner to avoid losing too much speed on corner exit?
    Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by hundreds of engineers that get paid thousands of dollars for something you bought at Pep Boys because your buddy who doesn't have a job told you it was 'better'?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
    Maybe the M4 was carrying more speed into the corner or maybe the RC F had to be pushed into the corner to avoid losing too much speed on corner exit?
    From my knowledge if the m4 can generate better grip on the G meter it should have always maintained a higher speed through corners. It seems like they slowed it down a bit more than necessary. I feel like the lap time gap would be larger if they kept pushing it more.

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    I test drove them both not having seen this comparison and came to same conclusions. M4 just gave you that feeling like you're looking over the edge of the top of a tall building. The Lexus, while nice, seemed ho-hum. Got the '15 M4 3 days ago. Listed at $88k. Leased for $6k down, $950/mo. 39 mos.

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