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The RC is a coupe version of the IS sedan. It uses a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic.
Ordinarily, it's a rear-drive car, but an all-wheel-drive version is available with a six-speed automatic. High-performance RC F versions come with a 5.0-liter V8. That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels, and it makes the RC F super-quick, with a loud exhaust bark. The various driving modes sharpen throttle and steering response, but the car's weight ultimately compromises its agility. There is a symbolic rear seat that can accommodate two small passengers. Controls are frustrating because of a fussy touchpad that interacts with the infotainment screen. Automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane keeping assistance are standard, but blind spot warning is optional.
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2015-2019
2015 Redesign Year
The new RC is an aggressively styled sports coupe with seating for four. Essentially a coupe version of the IS sedan, it uses a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine hooked up to an eight-speed automatic.
An all-wheel-drive version is available with a six-speed automatic. Top-trim RC F versions, fitted with a 467-hp, 5.0-liter V8, target the BMW M4. That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels with a torque-vectoring differential, which sends power to the wheel that has the most grip. The RC F is super-quick, with a loud exhaust bark. The various driving modes sharpen throttle and steering response, but the car's weight ultimately compromises agility.
$40,125 - $64,125
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$34,950 - $56,575
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$29,150 - $49,575
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$26,750 - $43,000
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$26,025 - $37,100
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