2016 Lexus RC vs 2017 Infiniti Q60

Lexus RC Press Release Highlights

Engineered as a stand-alone model, rather than as a two-door derivative of a sedan, the RC delivers all the performance, individuality, and unique luxury and technology that its body promises. Lexus expects the RC to attract the next generation of luxury buyers and those new to the brand.
• The 3.5-liter Lexus 2GR-FSE V6 propels the 2015 RC 350 with 306 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque.
• Aluminum block
• Intelligent dual variable valve timing (VVT-i)
• Lexus D-4S system of direct and port fuel injection. With one injector installed in the combustion chamber and a second mounted in the intake port, D-4S combines the strengths of both for maximum efficiency and low emissions.
• Eight-Speed SPDS Transmission
• The SPDS transmission combines the best of both worlds: torque converter smoothness with shifting speed of a dual-clutch unit when shifting manually.
• The SPDS transmission has three driver-selectable modes - NORMAL, SPORT and MANUAL (M)
• Downshifts are made in just 0.10-second in M mode
• Throttle blipping control matches the engine speed to the gear
• Front suspension is double wishbone
• Rear suspension is multi-link with a toe control arm
• Monotube dampers offer ideal damping and control
• Most of the suspension components are new
• At the front, the RC gets a new suspension upper support, coil spring, damper, stabilizer bar, stabilizer bar bushing and lower number two bushing.
• The rear coil springs, dampers, stabilizer bar, and stabilizer bushings all are new for the RC.
• RC 350 F Sport - Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system and the Lexus Dynamic Handling system with Dynamic Rear Wheel Steering. Electric Steering, Electrifying Handling
• Electric power steering (EPS)
• RC 350 F Sport - available Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) automatically changes the steering gear ratio in response to vehicle speed and driving conditions
• Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) - variable damper system designed to enhance ride comfort and body lean control, contributing to natural, smooth changes in vehicle attitude
• The RC 350 RWD and AWD variants have 13.15-inch diameter brake rotors front and rear.
• RC 350 F Sport gets its own 14.06-inch diameter two-piece rotors and high-friction brake pads. The rear brake calipers are lightweight aluminum alloy.
• Lexus RC has eight SRS airbags, including a dual-stage driver's airbag, dual-stage and dual-chamber front passenger airbag, driver's and passenger's knee airbags, front-seat side airbags and first and second row side curtain airbags.
• All RC 350 models have Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM), the Lexus system that coordinates control of the powertrain, ABS, electric power steering, traction control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) systems.
• Available Pre-Collision Brake and Pre-Collision Brake Assist systems. Using the radar sensors of the Adaptive Cruise Control, these systems are designed to detect the potential for a collision between the RC and an obstacle or vehicle ahead.
• A 4.2-inch thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) at the center of the instrument cluster presents the full-color Multi Information Display (MID)
• Linked to the car's multi-media system, the MID can display vehicle, audio and navigation information.
• Both the standard and optional audio systems play all popular digital formats, whether from CD, iPod®, USB or other device.
• The standard audio system drives its 10 speakers - including a 10-inch subwoofer -- with 256 watts total output.
• Available in the RC, a new Mark Levinson 17-speaker system creates a stunning 360-degree, three-dimensional sonic space. The system produces 835-watts total output while consuming less power than other systems of similar output.
• For navigation equipped vehicles, a new Remote Touchpad uses smartphone-like touch control
• The RC debuts a new version of Blind Spot Monitor with an extended detection area. The system can assist the driver when changing lanes by providing information not only about vehicles in the side mirror blind spot zones. The new system in the RC is able to provide information up to 196 feet behind the vehicle.
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) assists the driver when backing out of a parking space or driveway.

Infiniti Q60 Press Release Highlights

The new Infiniti Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics.
• 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine
• Comes in two power ratings: 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower
• The high-output version of the V6 delivers 400 horsepower (298 kW, 405 ps) at 6,400 rpm and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) maximum torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm
• The 300 horsepower (224 kW, 304 ps) version (at 6,400 rpm) produces 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) torque at 1,600-5,200rpm.
• A four-cylinder turbo-charged 2.0-liter gasoline engine is also available. This engine delivers 208 horsepower (155 kW, 211 ps) at 5,500 rpm and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) maximum torque at 1,500 rpm.
• 23 mpg (U.S.) and 154 g/km CO2 (estimated) for the 300 horsepower version
• 22 mpg (U.S.) and 206 g/km CO2 (estimated) for the 400 horsepower model
• 24 mpg (U.S.) and 154 g/km (estimated) CO2 for the four-cylinder 2.0-liter
• Power is channeled through the Q60's rear wheels
• Available rear-biased Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system
• Seven-speed automatic transmission
• Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) enhances gear selection patterns according to the changing conditions.
• An all-new electronic suspension system, Dynamic Digital Suspension, comes standard on the Q60 Sport grades
• Dedicated new set of dampers
• Infiniti's second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering - Direct Adaptive Steering transmits the driver's input to the wheels faster than a mechanical system while requiring fewer steering corrections.
• Infiniti Q60 models equipped with the new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine feature standard Rack Electronic Power Steering.
• The four-cylinder turbo-charged Q60 models are equipped with a speed-sensitive hydraulic electronic rack-and-pinion power steering system as standard
• Drive Mode Selector allows the steering response to be selected from six available options: "Customize," "Standard," "Snow," "Eco," "Sport," and - new for certain models - "Sport+."
• Drag coefficient of 0.28
• All-new 13-speaker, Bose® Performance Series sound system
• The Q60 comes standard with Infiniti's InTuition central control system, the latest generation of the company's advanced infotainment set-up. Allows occupants to personalize the interior environment of the Q60 according to their preferences, with fully adjustable temperature, seating positions, audio-visual settings, navigation and more.
• Around View® Monitor
• Intelligent Cruise Control with Distance Control Assist
• Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection
• Lane Departure Prevention
• Blind Spot Intervention and Backup Collision Intervention

Photo Comparison

Lexus RC

  • 2016 Lexus RC Front View
  • 2016 Lexus RC Side Front View
  • 2016 Lexus RC Side View
  • 2016 Lexus RC Side Rear View
  • 2016 Lexus RC Rear Side View
  • 2016 Lexus RC Rear View
  • 2016 Lexus RC Interior

Infiniti Q60

  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Front View
  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Side Front View
  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Side View
  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Side Rear View
  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Rear Side View
  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Rear View
  • 2017 Infiniti Q60 Interior

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