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The 2021 Lexus LC is a fantastic coupe. This combined with its responsive tuning and massive V8 power makes it a force to be reckoned with. But can it beat the 2021 BMW 5-Series, a dynamic car with a spacious and lavish interior, cutting edge tech, and earthshattering performance of its own?
Design & Style
The BMW 5-Series has the classic shape that enthusiasts have come to adore, as there is no need to change a winning formula. Those that add all wheel drive will receive greater traction during adverse weather while enhancing performance. It is moderately sized with an extended nose and shortened deck with an elongated wheelbase. The adaptive style head lights are slimmer than previous generations and within the cabin passengers will be presented with chrome dash, comfortable seats and dual twelve inch displays.
The Lexus LC is distinctive for its sexy roadster look. Hatpin type headlights can be seen in front, with inlets near the haunches. Passengers within the interior will be presented with high resolution screens and walls covered by semi-aniline style leather, which look best in red colored hides. The controls are low set and readily accessible while the seats provide outstanding back support.
Technology & Safety
Every Lexus LC comes with lane departure notifications, blind area monitoring and emergency automated brakes. Additional safety measures include automated parking, multiple airbags and a reinforced frame. Perks within the cabin include a sound system with ten speakers, powered seats that can be adjusted ten ways, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.
The BMW 5-Series has captured the distinguished Top Safety Pick award. It has aced every crash test sent its way, and has received particular praise for the child LATCH seat, which is proprietary. It has all the safety gear found in the Lexus, including pedestrian detection and blind area monitoring, and perks within its cabin include a camera with surround view, voice commands, digitized instrument cluster, ambient lighting, keyless start, sunroof and steering wheel wrapped in leather.
Those that purchase the BMW M5 Competition edition will get a V8 engine that can generate 617 horsepower with 553 pounds of torque. This allows it to blast from zero to sixty in an incredible 3.1 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars on the planet. Those that purchase the Lexus LC can get a V8, 5 liter engine that can generate 471 horsepower with 398 pounds of torque, which enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds.
The Bottom Line
While the Lexus LC is good looking and well designed, it has too much curb weight and is no match for the BMW 5-Series, which crushes it with superior performance and safety credentials.
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