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EVO Comparison: Lexus RC F vs. BMW M4 vs. Audi RS 5

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EVO has a new article comparing the Lexus RC F, BMW M4, and the Audi RS 5. It’s a long read and a little weak in its conclusion, but worth the time and effort.

Lucky for us, someone uploaded it to Imgur — I recommend following that link for readability’s sake, but I’ve also included it below:

The comparison seems to follow a path similar to other recent reviews — the M4 is the more capable car in the hands of a professional, but the RC F is more accessible and easier to drive every day.

Let’s be honest though, more important than the actual article is this photo of the Lexus RC F flying through the air:

Lexus RC F Flying

[Source: EVO] (Thanks Gecko!)

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    Yong Thian Ding
  • January 30, 2015
Anyone read about the review on Autocar ? I heard it was compete with RS5 , and Autocar complain about the stiffness of RC F ? By the way , RC F looks good in White .
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      leopard08
    • January 30, 2015
    it funny how they complain about how unsettle this that the m4 is and how driveable and comfortable the RCF is yet still the m4 wins. on what ground,if i may ask? they never talk about the interior of the BMW. this us very bias review.
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      Yong Thian Ding
    • February 1, 2015
    If you meant Autocar , they always biased .
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      lafars
    • February 1, 2015
    who was the reviewer? there are 3 written reviews of the RC F or was it in the magazine?
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      leopard08
    • January 30, 2015
    i have never read a review telling of the wrong the RCF does. but the loose rear end of the m4 is a big problem and its turbo leg engine and stiff suspention
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    Ayo DocMkize
  • January 30, 2015
Agreed Krew the more I read these comparisons between the RCF and M4. The more I realize that somehow you need to be an xpert in driving sport cars to be able to enjoy the M4.
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      joe
    • January 30, 2015
    Agreed. The M4 is indeed more capable, but needs a lot of skills to drive it real quick, unlike the RCF, which is able to create good lap time anytime, anywhere. Some Taiwanese reviewers say that the rear axle of the RCF is a lot more stable than that of the M4.
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      Travis
    • January 30, 2015
    I dont think the M4 is more capable at all.. its a bit more on EDGE where the RCF V8 is less on edge and more accessible and I don't think that was a mistake. Lexus knows their customers also want comfort and they incorporate that into the RCF. Lexus has no problem in building some hard edged to destroy the BMW but Lexus went their own route with the RCF.
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    Travis
  • January 30, 2015
I will never understand why they test performance cars in wet conditions... the cars don't perform the same. Either way in this review the RCF comes off as the best all rounder and the best off track also which is more these cars will spend most of their lives... off track. I want a car that performs well on the track and takes me home in comfort here is where the Lexus wins. Funny how the Audi lacks in design compared to the other two.
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    car enthusiast
  • January 30, 2015
The M4 looks sexier. It's beefed up in a nice attractive way. The rear of the RCF is ugly for me. Design wise, the M4 wins as the RCF lines and curves are soo confusing to show the world please look at me. I will get bored of it within a year. As for the driving part, any of these cars will feel sporty and upmarket. Only proffesional drivers will notice a BIG difference.
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      z2cents
    • January 30, 2015
    It is true, looks are subjective. IMO, BMWs start looking old within a year. I owned a 330i and and ISF and sold both. To this day, i miss the ISF more and when i see an ISF out on the street vs an M3, the ISF looks a lot sexier to me and stands out. BMWs, both interior and exterior are boring to me. I like everything but the rear of the new RCF, i wish it had the look of the ISF from the rear.
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      car enthusiast
    • February 1, 2015
    I agree with everything you said about the IS-F, I myself own a 2010 IS350 and still love it. BMW's interior is the worst. Lexus in general have one of the best interiors. The only thing I would change is placing a back button next to the mouse. Even the new IS is the best looking in class, for me. But the RCF is just too much. The M4 is sleek and wild at the same time. But price wise, it smokes the M4. In general, I wish lexus does one thing: peak the torque as early as BMW does
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    J.J. Chrizzles
  • February 4, 2015
Audi: "We're here too!"

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