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According to MT we'll be seeing it soon enough...

As we previously reported, Lexus is getting a new SUV rather than an RC convertible, but the RC is getting some love in the form of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The forthcoming IS 200t turbocharged four-cylinder variant is a poorly kept secret, but no one is talking RC yet. Well, now we are. It’s coming, and like the IS 200t, the RC 200t will use the brand’s all-new motor which debuted in the NX 200t crossover.
On CL its expected te 2.0T will show up in september 2015...
 

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The 2.0t in the NX200 is only 175kW at 4800. The torque (350Nm at 1650) is good, but the weight of the NX200 is 2350kg.

By comparison, the 3.5 V6 in the RC puts out 233kW at 6400 and 378Nm at 4800, and the RC350 weighs 2170kg.

If they do put a 4 cyclinder turbo in the RC, it had better be at least 2.5 liter and/or they had better trim some more weight off.

I'd love it if they put in a 3.0 liter straight-six twin-turbo, like my MKIV Supra had!
 

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The 2.0t in the NX200 is only 175kW at 4800. The torque (350Nm at 1650) is good, but the weight of the NX200 is 2350kg.

By comparison, the 3.5 V6 in the RC puts out 233kW at 6400 and 378Nm at 4800, and the RC350 weighs 2170kg.

If they do put a 4 cyclinder turbo in the RC, it had better be at least 2.5 liter and/or they had better trim some more weight off.

I'd love it if they put in a 3.0 liter straight-six twin-turbo, like my MKIV Supra had!
I'm fairly confident that Toyota has engineered plenty of capability into that little motor. Tweak the boost pressure by a few psi and re-program the ECU for sporty instead of shopping and you'll have a fun little 428i rival... >:D>:D

I hear you on the inline, its unfair how GOOD they sound and how hard they pull!
 

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I'm fairly confident that Toyota has engineered plenty of capability into that little motor. Tweak the boost pressure by a few psi and re-program the ECU for sporty instead of shopping and you'll have a fun little 428i rival... >:D>:D

I hear you on the inline, its unfair how GOOD they sound and how hard they pull!
it might be more economy focused..
 

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BMW inline engines always sound good.
It was one of the reasons that motivated me to get my e36 over 10 years ago, till I sold it a couple after.
 
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