Again with the turbo! This time in the new Lexus coupe. For the 2016 model year, Lexus will be offering a few different variants on its RC model. The 2016 Lexus RC will be joining the ranks of the Lexus IS 200t, GS 200t, and NX 200t by gaining an available 2-liter turbo engine (8AR-FTS).
As you might have guessed after hearing the news about the IS 200t, the 2016 Lexus RC 200t will host an 8-speed automatic transmission (AA81E). This transmission build was borrowed from the Lexus RC 350 RWD. By adding two gears, drivers will gain added fuel economy and extra passing power.
The turbocharged RC will be offered as a rear-wheel drive only and provide 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is an EPA estimated 22/32/26 (city/highway/combined) mpg.
Additional Changes for 2016 Lexus RC
Eminent White Pearl (which replaces Starfire Pearl) will be offered as an additional exterior color option for the 2016 model. The 2016, like the rest of the 2016 Lexus models, will come available with Lexus Enform Service Connect.