2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport - WR TV POV Test Drive
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2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport RWD
Engine: V-6, 3.5 liters, 24v
Output: 306 hp/277 lb-ft
0-60 MPH: 5.6 sec
Top Speed: 143 mph
Fuel Economy, City/Hwy: 19/28 mpg
Base Price: $43,085
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2014 Lexus IS 350
Press preview day and test drive of the new Lexus IS models at Pinehurst
2015 Lexus RC F
The Lexus RC F will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show next
week. Based on the recently launched Lexus RC Coupe, the RC F is powered by
a new 5.0-litre V8 engine with an output said to be 'well above' 450bhp.
NEW!!! 2014 LEXUS IS LIVE AT DETROIT AUTOSHOW
Lexus is evidently dead serious about removing some of the starch from its
collar, as evidenced by the boldly styled new IS sedan just unveiled here
at the Detroit Auto Show. We didn't know what to make of Lexus' entry-level
sport sedan when we first saw images of it earlier this week. Dominated by
the gaping maw of a spindle grille and flanked by headlamps with Nike
swoosh daytime running lamps, the photos showed a distinctive (if not
completely cohesive) design. Having now seen the design in the metal, we
have to admit it comes together better than it does on screen.
The new model will feature both rear- and all-wheel drive models in both
2.5-liter V6 (IS250) and 3.5-liter V6 (IS350) trims. Lexus also showed an
IS300h hybrid model at the reveal, but it is earmarked for Lexus' home
market of Japan, along with Europe and other markets. No word yet on why
the model probably won't be sold here in North America, but our
AutoblogGreen compatriots are looking into it.
Aside from its bold new look front and rear, the IS carries forward a lot
of the ideas seen in other newer Lexus models, namely the GS. Hidden
beneath the IS' sheetmetal is the multilink rear suspension from the GS,
along with its electric power steering setup. The new IS rides atop a
three-inch longer wheelbase for better rear seat room, but during our brief
time sitting in the car at the press conference melee, it still didn't feel
terribly roomy (it rarely does in this class). At least the seatbacks fold
60/40 for the first time for additional utility.
Executives promise that the Fuji Speedway- and Nürburgring-tuned IS350
will make in excess of 300 horsepower. More detailed
specifications have yet to be released, but performance figures to be
formidable, especially now that the IS receives the eight-speed automatic
borrowed from the existing IS F, complete with full torque converter lockup
for crisp shifts and manual mode throttle blipping. In addition, F Sport
models like the white showcar above includes recalibrated suspension and
electric power steering settings to go along with their more aggressive
visuals and interior trimmings.
The IS is scheduled to hit dealers in June, at which point you can all make
up your minds about Lexus' new styling direction.