DETROIT – Forthcoming performance models, including the RC F coupe, finally will put Lexus on par with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the Tier-1 luxury segment, a top company official says. “We absolutely think not having as many high-performance vehicles, high-performance engines, as our German competitors minimizes our ability to flourish as well as they are today,” Jeff Bracken, group vice president for Lexus in the U.S., tells WardsAuto in an interview here. For years, ...

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