RC 200t: Lexus puts to

Cologne, July 31, 2015

Who wants to send the Lexus coupe RC driving must in Germany currently take the F variant to be content. Basically, this is not particularly bad, because the two-door car is driven by a five-liter V8 with 477 hp Top sporting performances. But not everyone RC fan wants sprint in 4.5 seconds to 100 or 270 km / h top drive. And also do not have to put at least 74,900 euros on the table. An alternative comes in January 2016 in the form of the Lexus RC 200t, of which the manufacturer has now released a single photo.

7.5 seconds, 230 km / h

Under the hood carries the new a two-liter petrol engine, the 245 hp nevertheless be squeezed by a twin-scroll turbocharger. The power is sent from an eight-speed automatic to the rear wheels ?? the transmission is from the RC - F and has been adapted for the 200t. The turbo engine that already in the Lexus NX is used, among other things, the powers the RC with a maximum torque of 350 Newton meters. The Coupé accelerates from zero in 7.5 seconds to 100 and is up to 230 km / h. The consumption estimated by the manufacturer with 7.2 liters per 100 kilometers, the CO2 emission should be at 166 grams per kilometer. A comparable competitor is the BMW 428i Coupe with 245 hp also. The Bayer manages ( with manual transmission ) in 5.9 seconds to 100 and is electronically limited at 250 km / h. According to BMW, it consumes 6.6 liters.

F - Sport with Torsen differential

The RC 200t is additionally offered in the dynamic F - Sport version. The Sport model comes with not only a Torsen limited slip differential, but also the adaptive variable suspension AVS. Especially for the F - Sport is sportier. In all RC models a setup system comes with four driving modes to Snow, Eco, Normal and Sport S for use ?? the F - Sport gets beyond the Sport S + mode. In this setting, the body roll in curves are further reduced by increases to the outer wheels damping targeted.

19-inch wheels

The RC 200t rolling in the basic version to 18-inch, and the Nobel equipment Luxury Line on 19-inch - Alus. The F - Sport gets 19-inch model in its own design, in addition to a honeycomb grill. And: The Sport model features ?? similar to the LFA ?? an instrument cluster with a movable center ring. There are also perforated leather steering wheel and selector lever knob for coats.

Price under € 40,000?

The exciting question of the price Lexus answered not, he will probably not be available until a few weeks before the launch known. We rake with a value just under 40,000 euros. BMW 428i Coupe is said to have from 42,000 euros . ( hd )