How BMW M4 beats Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F in head to head challenge
According to Cars.com, the 2015 BMW M4 is the best performance coupe on the planet. It beats Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F in a head-to-head competition. In their Luxury Performance Coupe Challenge, Cars.com took all three performance coupes and put them through some performance tests on the street and track. They also had a consumer test all three luxury coupes.
What did the test include?
Cars.com put the three performance coupes through a week of testing that included real-world tests, track testing and testing by an actual consumer who was in the market to buy.
Here’s how the BMW M4 beat the Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F. The editors drove the performance coupes on a 160 plus mile drive on a mixture of roads to determine real-world mpg. BMW M4 came out on top.
There was also a round-robin test where the Cars.com experts drove each car back-to-back on the same course to evaluate ride, handling, comfort and acceleration. There was also 0-60 mph sprint times, quarter-mile times, top speed testing and 60-to-zero-mph braking distance tests. This was all done on a closed circuit track. They also spent a full day on a closed road course to determine which coupe had the best handling. BMW M4 came out on top in all the testing done by Cars.com.
Finally, the tests included an actual consumer who was in the market ready to buy a performance coupe. Patrick Olsen, Cars.com Editor-in-Chief said, "The BMW M4 delivers all the go-fast goods any enthusiast should expect. Right off the bat, it feels like a race car that can perform on the track but also act as a fun-to-drive, everyday car."
Cars.com said their goal with this challenge was to test three of the top performance coupes against each other on the street and on the track to find out which one came out on top. According to Cars.com, the best luxury performance coupe on the planet is the 2015 BMW M4, an established contender, while the Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F are all-new models. You can check out their full test here.