The 2016 Lexus RC Adds a Turbocharged, AWD Option

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The 2016 Lexus RC coupe lineup is growing, with the addition of some more exciting options.

The Japanese luxury automaker has announced the Lexus RC 200t, available with rear-wheel drive only and powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-four model will have its engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is the same powertrain found in the NX 200t, IS 200t and GS 200t models.

In addition to the new RC 200t, Lexus is also adding the RC 300 AWD to the lineup, featuring a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 255 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The RC 350 lives on in both rear- and all-wheel drive variants and continues to have a 3.5-liter V6 with 306 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque paired to an eight-speed Sports Program Direct Speed (SPDS) transmission.

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The 2016 model year also benefits from optional orange brake calipers and limited slip differential on the RC 200t F Sport and 350 RWD F Sport models. Performance dampers will be standard on the RC 200t model and available for the RC 350 AWD F Sport while the Eminent White Pearl exterior paint will replace Starfire Pearl.

Buyers can now opt for Lexus Enform Service Connect that allows customers to remotely view information about certain aspects of their Lexus vehicle through the MyLexusandBeyond mobile app.

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