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The Lexus RC is a compact executive car (D-segment in Europe) manufactured by Toyota’s deluxe branch, Lexus. The RC is the two-door coupé version of the Lexus IS, the XE30 model to be precise. It is the Lexus equivalent of the Audi A5 (in relation to the A4) or the BMW 4 Series (in relation to the 3 Series). Its acronym RC stands for “Radical Coupé”. It was first presented to the public at the Tokio Motor Show in 2013.

The Lexus RC uses the same platform as the Lexus IS, a shorter version except for the front, which uses the same car front as the Lexus GS L10. It has multiple versions available, such as the Sports Luxury, the F Sport and all the F lines, being the RC F Track Edition and the RCF Performance the most popular two. The RC F has even raced in GT3 championships (just like the Lexus LFA), in the IMSA and in Super GT.

There is only one generation of the Lexus RC to date. Among some of its competitors we can find vehicles such as the BMW 4 Series, the Audi A5, the Mercedes-Benz C Class Coupé or the Ford Mustang.

Lexus RC. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Lexus RC models which have been produced so far. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Lexus RC.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Lexus RC I – First Generation (SC10) (2014)


Diesel Engines

There are no Diesel Motor Engines for the Lexus RC Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • 8AR-FTS 2.0T 200t 245 CV (2015)
  • 2GR-FSE 3.5 350 (GSC10_) 310 CV (2014)
  • 8AR-FTS 300 (ASC10_) 245 CV (2017)
  • 2GR-FKS 350 (GSC10) 315 CV (2018)
  • 2GR-FSE 350 (GSC10_) 311 CV (2014)
  • 2GR-FKS 350 AWD (GSC15) 315 CV (2018)
  • 2UR-GSE 5.0 F (USC10_) 449 CV (2014)
  • 2UR-GSE 5.0 F (USC10_) 468 CV (2014)
  • 2UR-GSE 5.0 F (USC10_) 477 CV (2014)
  • 2UR-GSE 5.0 F (USC10_) 464 CV (2018)
  • 2AR-FSE 2.5 300h (AVC10_) 178 CV (2014)
  • 2AR-FSE 2.5 300h (AVC10) 178 CV (2014)

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