Hilarious Video Explains Why the Lexus RC 350 Is Better than the BMW 435i

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There are a couple of things that some manufacturers will never have. Leaving aside the technical details and the fact that some rather new companies will never admit that they still have a lot to work on before challenging veterans, class is something a lot of them don’t have.
Lexus just released a rather hilarious video in which they try to explain why their RC 350 is better than its rival from BMW, the 435i Coupe. For this purpose, they brought out their secret weapon, Ming-Jou Chen of the Lexus College, that should provide some irrefutable reasons why the Japanese car is the one to get.

From the very first minute you understand just how wrong this entire endeavor is as she starts her comparison with the styling which is basically the most subjective area possible. You can’t simply say that one car is better looking that the other and behold it as the absolute truth. It’s even more stupid to do so when referring to your own creation.

Later down the road, the same technique is used when talking about the interior design which, according to Ming, is boring and all too familiar in the BMW. As if knowing exactly what every button does without learning a 100-page manual by heart is a bad thing. We won’t even discuss the infotainment system comparison as the higher-spec navigation screen in the RC is showing horrendous resolution.

We agree with some of their arguments, however, like the fact that a spare tire will always be better than runflats and that the RC is cheaper but that’s not nearly enough to claim that one is better than the other.

And there’s the engine comparison... The Lexus uses a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 that is rated at 310 HP (306 BHP) and 376 Nm (277 lb-ft) of torque. At the same time, the 3-liter turbocharged inline 6 N55 mill under BMW’s bonnet makes 306 HP (300 BHP) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

Therefore, the BMW has more torque and weighs around 200 kg (441 lb-ft) of torque in similar configurations. No matter how good the adaptive suspension they talk about in the video is, on the dynamic front, the RC has a lot of ground to cover before touching the 4 Series.

Take just the acceleration numbers, for example: the 435i is no less than 0.7 seconds faster than the RC 350 from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h). That says a lot.

Of course, when it comes to comparing cars, not only the numbers count but this exercise sure brought a smile to our face.

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