When it comes to the Auto World, it’s inevitable that cars would go head to head, particularly when we look at how some of these vehicles are touted as the best in their class. Sometimes, the companies themselves volunteer to test their vehicles against those from other companies. While most of the time, it is other parties that choose to run these models against each other. This time, we’ll be taking a look at how the BMW M4 compares against the Cadillac ATS-V and the Lexus RC F.
For this particular test, it’s Cars.com that is behind the trial. They basically took these vehicles out to a drag strip and tested them to see which one is the fastest.
The factors that went into the trial included the 0-60 mph measurement. The measurement was done with a quarter-mile acceleration and a 60 mph to zero braking. All of it was done at the Byron Dragway in Byron, IL. After the initial phase, they also included a riding evaluation as well as a handling test at the Autobahn Country Club, located in Joliet, IL.
The BMW M4 that was used in the test came with a 7-speed, DCT. It produced up to 425 horsepower, which was lower than the other two. Still, its torque is at 406 lbs-ft and that was only at 1,850 rpm. As for the 0-60 mph test, it made it in just 3.97 seconds. It made the quarter mile in 12.05 seconds too, at 118.35 mph.
The Cadillac ATS-V came pretty close to the M4 thanks to its 3.6L, twin-turbo, V6 engine that gave it 464 horsepower. It ran the 0-60 mph in 4.32 seconds and made the quarter mile in 12.41 seconds while at 115.62 mph.
As for the Lexus RC F, its 5.0L, V8 engine goes for a whopping 467 horsepower and torques at 389 lbs-ft. It also came with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It was the slowest to make the 0-60 mph line though at 4.88 seconds. It also made the quarter mile at 13.12 seconds, though at a rather disappointing 109.11 mph.
During the tests, the weights of the ATS-V, the M$ and the RC-F were at 3,700 lbs, 3,585 lbs and 3,058 lbs respectively.
For a final touch, the brakes of the three models were upgraded. The stopping distance from 60 mph of the ATS-V, the M4 and the RC F were at 119.47 feet, 122.85 feet and 127.68 feet respectively.