Lexus Adds 2-liter Turbo to 2016 RC Coupe, Which Now Offers Four Engines, I Guess

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
lexus adds 2 liter turbo to 2016 rc coupe which now offers four engines i guess

Lexus announced Friday that its RC coupe would get the turbo four treatment for 2016, following the NX, GS, IS and [s]RX[/s] Toyota’s eventual march toward smaller-displacement, boosted engines for many of its sedans and coupes.

According to the automaker, the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 241 horsepower, will be available in the coupe with an eight-speed automatic with rear-wheel drive only. It will join three other engines available in the RC.

The all-wheel drive RC300 will come equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 255 horsepower mated to a six-speed automatic, a rear-wheel drive RC350 with a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 306 horsepower married to an eight-speed automatic, and a 468-horsepower 5-liter V-8 in the RC-F and how many engines does Toyota have on its shelves?

The RC200t follows suit with the automaker’s course of introducing an engine in Europe, then doing about the same thing in the U.S. — despite saying they won’t — about three months later.

Lexus buyers in Japan can get the RC in a hybrid variant, the RC300h, but that appears to be available in Japan only.

Based on this current course, expect an RX200t sometime in November.

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  • Indi500fan Indi500fan on Oct 03, 2015

    Nice looking car, but I can't hack that front end theme. I'm probably in a small minority though.

  • Carguy Carguy on Oct 03, 2015

    What this car needed was less weight not less power.

  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on Oct 03, 2015

    Four-cyl? This isn't a Fusion, it's a Lexus and a Lexus coupe, no less. And a pathetic 241HP in car this size? Fuel-economy, regulations, yadda, yadda. I'd be far more impressed if Lexus showed some the engineering prowess of the LFA by designing a killer 2.5L V8 with 325HP, that would impress me.

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Oct 04, 2015

      @spw But only offered in RWD and evidently slightly over 60 less horsepower vs the V6. Maybe Europe and perhaps Japan have a desire for this, I doubt to see it on US sold models in any frequency.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Oct 05, 2015

    I wonder which engine/driveline will sell and continue oroduction in a few years. Seems Toyota isn't sure either. This just looks like spitballing with the intent to focus on what aells later.