Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2016 Lexus RC Gains Turbo-Four Engine, New V-6 Variant
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

2016 Lexus RC Gains Turbo-Four Engine, New V-6 Variant

New models expected to lower price of entry into the RC lineup.

Kelly Pleskot
Oct 2, 2015

The 2016 Lexus RC receives two new engines for the new model year, including a turbocharged four-cylinder and a second V-6 option. With these new entries, expect a lower price of entry into the RC lineup.

The RC's new four-cylinder is a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder found in the new IS, NX, and GS models. The new turbo-four, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivers 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Models with this new powerplant are named RC 200t, and are available with rear-wheel drive only.

2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport wheel Photo 2/15   |   2016 Lexus RC Gains Turbo-Four Engine, New V-6 Variant

Those looking for all-wheel-drive can step up to the new RC 300, which boasts a new 255-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This car produces 51 fewer hp than the more powerful V-6 available on the current RC 350. The top-tier engine on the RC 350 carries over for the new model year, continuing to make 306 hp. Like last year, the RC 350 comes with a standard eight-speed transmission on rear-wheel -drive models and a six-speed on all-wheel-drive versions.

Of course, the F Sport lineup also continues on for the 2016 model year. Buyers can now choose a new four-cylinder RC 200t F Sport, which along with the RC 350 rear-wheel-drive model, offers orange brake calipers and a limited-slip differential. Performance dampers are standard on the RC 200t F Sport, while optional on its more powerful counterpart.

Across the RC lineup, buyers can opt for Lexus Enform Service Connect to view critical vehicle information while they are away from their cars. This includes maintenance alerts, warning light notifications, service campaigns, and more.

Lexus has not revealed pricing information for the 2016 RC lineup, but thanks to the new entry-level four-cylinder engine, we expect base prices on the RC to drop. The current 2015 Lexus RC starts at $43,730.

Source: Lexus

2016 Lexus RC 200t F Sport badge 01 Photo 9/15   |   2016 Lexus RC Gains Turbo-Four Engine, New V-6 Variant
By Kelly Pleskot
318 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Recently, a selected number of automotive journalists and media influencers made the journey to Spain to be the first behind the wheel of the much-anticipated 2019 Toyota Supra.
Sam DuSep 20, 2018
The 2019 BMW Z4 will arrive next year, initially with a four-cylinder engine followed by a more potent M40i model.
Stefan OgbacSep 18, 2018
Ferrari launched a new, limited edition duo of supercar barchettas with the Monza SP1 and SP2. Get all the details here!
Jonny LiebermanSep 18, 2018
Preview the Super Street November issue, our Nissan annual! With a trio of Charles Wong’s R34 Skyline, 2 Boss Bunny S14, a baby Godzilla Pulsar GTiR, and more!!!
Bob HernandezSep 14, 2018
Who do you think deserves a trip to SEMA 2018?
RodrezSep 14, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP