2007 Lexus IS 250 | car review @ Top Speed

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The 2007 IS line offers three models, powered by a new-generation, high-output V6 The IS 250 is powered by a 204-horsepower 2.5-liter of the new V6 and is available as a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive

New for 2007, the X Package option for the IS models combines sport and five-spoke, 18-inch alloy with a boldly styled spoiler, sport pedals, and door scuff plates. A new Package has been made for the all-wheel drive IS 250 and optional for the models and includes perforated seating trim and heated and front seats. The comprehensive and Luxury option packages much of their content, the Sport Package also sport suspension.

Lexus offers a unique choice in the segment, with the rear-wheel-drive and IS models emphasizing the sportier and the front-wheel drive ES 350 focusing on comfort, said Lexus Vice President and General Bob Carter. The ES and IS models, of course, the expected Lexus dedication to along with true that enhances the driving rather than distracting it.

True to Lexus tradition, the IS 250 has been rewarding customers exemplary quality. Most the IS was named Highest-Ranked Entry Car in the in the 2006 J.D. Power and Initial Quality StudySM.


The Lexus IS sedans a strong family resemblance to the GS, while establishing their own upscale, sporty presence. A wide stance and long coupled with tightly bodywork, give the IS an athletic yet style. Carefully shaped contours, a subtle ducktail-curved lid and air kick tail lamps to a low 0.28 coefficient of drag Close attention to underbody-airflow reduces drag and also minimize and balance front and lift to enhance high-speed and handling.

While the sound of powerful V6 will resonate with enthusiasts, all vehicle occupants appreciate Lexus’ ability to undesirable noises to a minimum. A rigid body structure is the point for controlling noise Strategically placed noise-suppression including special window and seals, acoustic windshield and asphalt sheeting, take from there. The attention to reducing aerodynamic drag is evident in the A-pillar and outside mirror designs, which wind noise from a difficult area. No detail has overlooked, down to sound-absorbing sun

High-Technology Safety and Luxury

In to their performance-oriented powertrains, the IS bring a wide array of and available features designed to the true Lexus feel Lexus’ focus on safety for the IS includes standard Vehicle Control (VSC) for the IS 250. The IS 350 is equipped with a sport-oriented of the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated (VDIM) system, an advanced that integrates all of the car’s systems. All IS models feature standard airbags, and the IS was the first car in its to offer an optional pre-collision that can help reduce damage.

The Lexus IS also premium, high-technology options often associated with models, such as Dynamic Cruise Control; Adaptive lighting System (AFS); and ventilated front seats; a steering wheel and exclusive to a 14-speaker Mark Levinson® Surround Sound Audio


Following the next GS, the new Lexus IS sedan is the second iteration of L-finesse, the unique design philosophy. Deeply in Japanese culture, this rationale informs every of the new IS,

developing strong visual between the interior and exterior of the new Lexus.

Combining a wide and prominent wheel arches short front and rear to give the car a low centre of gravity and a muscular stance, the next IS marries the elegance of powerful, coachwork lines with an contrast of convex and concave The resultant purity of overall is complemented by a substantial reduction in component gaps in some to just 0.35 mm.

On board, a stunning new interior has from the further combination of and concave surfaces. Rigorous fit and management has reduced, and in some eradicated altogether, gaps interior components, creating an of clean, uncluttered luxury in this class. Careful has gone into the modelling and of individual components, with a coordination of new, LED interior chrome highlighting to key touch such as the steering wheel gear shift paddles, and a eye maple wood centre finished by Yamaha’s piano craftsmen.

Rear seat has been significantly improved the addition of 60 mm to the wheelbase of the new Lexus, the distance between front and passengers to a class-leading 881 mm. Seating is available in a choice of standard sports fabric and perforated, leather, double stitched to tolerances.

Exterior Design

The generation IS marries the elegance of sweeping lines with an contrast of convex and concave which reinforces the central of the L-finesse philosophy. The resultant of overall form is complimented by a reduction in exterior component those between bumpers and body panels having reduced to just 0.35 mm.

To the a trademark, vertically latticed instantly identifies the new IS as a dynamic of the Lexus marque; its wide and prominent wheel arches with short front and overhangs to give the car a low centre of and a broad, robust yet sophisticated The aggressive, twin-barrel headlamp are positioned on a

higher plane than the itself. This carefully disposition of the key frontal elements become a unique characteristic of Lexus models, focusing the eye at the apex of the vehicle to strengthen the of speed and agility.

The IS grille a powerful coachwork line highlights the clean muscular surface before sweeping into the windscreen pillar. An concave surface stretches bonnet and wheel arch to the car’s wide, dynamic stance, and is punctuated by a new, door-mounted mirror design as it into the narrowing belt In profile, tight shoulders and a side surface support a raked windscreen and a “C” glazing motif inspired by a symbol of traditional Japanese that expresses dynamism a rapid, yet fluid change of creating an analogy to Japanese or the movement of a Samurai sword. strong “arrowhead” motif become a key future styling to the Lexus marque.

Astern, rear wheel arches into a short rear topped with powerful LED clusters. The unique sporting graphic of the rear lamp reflects an elegance central to the philosophy, and once more a precedent for the styling of future models. The IS’s widespread of external LED illumination to stop, and licence plate lights not provides a sharper, more light source, but also lamp life and promotes saving 50% in the case of license illumination. The next generation IS be available in a range of ten colours, of two are exclusive to this model. ‘character’ premium quality finishes have been developed to embody the Lexus design philosophy reflected in the styling: Glacial Blue has

an brilliance under strong Ice Blue emphasises the contrasts in and concave surfacing, Desert Green, unique to the new Lexus IS, subtle changes in hue reflecting the of a Lexus saloon, and Morello a wet, glossy look outstanding depth, is a multi-layer employing aluminium for the first coat and artificial

mica for the second, resulting in brilliance and a greater change of intensity from highlight to

Interior design

On board, the design philosophy is perfectly in a stunning new interior, which more combines convex and surfaces; the former denoting functions such as the centre switchgear and engine start the latter accommodating driver and The seamless, dynamic flow of the panel surfaces into the culminate with the projecting binnacle, the focal point of the new IS

The vertical linking of cabin through the centre console and grips, once again by the “Kirikaeshi” principle, further the volumetric homogeny of the interior whilst the apparently dislocated of the side air vents reflects the of another symbol of Japanese culture, “Hazushi”, or “shift out of

This expresses the intriguing of something that is part of a but, at the same time, its independence.

A combination of high slush moulding and vacuum production processes have adopted for the upper and lower as well as the door trim These soft-touch components are in a new, scratch resistant grain pattern which the visual, tactile and acoustic of the new IS interior. A black, upper finish may be combined with a of three lower dashboard matching black, frosty or ivory.

Rigorous fit and finish has reduced, and in some cases altogether, gaps between components, creating an environment of uncluttered luxury unprecedented in class. And careful consideration has into the modelling and spacing of components, with a detailed of both interior illumination and to touch surfaces such as the highlighting to door handles, shift paddles, gear and starter button.

Used in conjunction with incandescent bulb lighting, more focused LED illumination to and rear map reading lights, passenger footwell and gear puddle lighting adds an elegance to the after-dark ambience of the new interior. Luxury specification IS further feature unique, LED illumination to the stainless steel door scuff plates.

unique to the IS Luxury specification, the console is finished in bird’s eye wood. Only 1% of global eye maple supplies meets exacting standards, and it takes than three weeks to process and finish the wood. from sustainable plantations in the centre console panel is to an aluminium backing plate to optimum rigidity before cut into three component for the manufacture of the main panel, lid and storage compartment lid. approach, though time ensures absolute visual of the finished console.

Body and

With a body shell of torsional stiffness, featuring bonnet, suspension members and to reduce overall weight, the generation IS is wider and lower its competitors. The resultant low centre of combines with a sophisticated system and new electric power to afford the next generation a dynamic driving performance compromising the marque’s legendary quality. Smooth, minimal bodywork and the use of numerous aerodynamic elements combine to promote stability and minimal wind whilst reducing fuel And comprehensive anti-noise vibration and (NVH) measures ensure the of external noise intrusion to a for ultra-quiet cabin acoustics.

Based on a new, luxury platform which it shares the latest generation GS range, the new IS is 175 mm longer and 75 mm wider than its with a track width by 40 mm to the front and 60 mm to the rear.

Moreover, the main powerplant components and suspension elements are all fabricated in to reduce yaw moment and unsprung therefore enhancing the agility of the new IS.


With a drag of just 0.27, the new Lexus IS is one of the aerodynamically efficient cars in its The sleek, flowing bodywork exceptionally narrow panel and minimal protrusions. Flush headlight and windscreen surface minimise airflow separation, door mounted mirrors air turbulence adjacent to the ‘A’ Astern, a duck-tail lip to the boot lid edge and an “air-kick” detail into the tail lamp ensure a clean passage of air to reduce drag and turbulence. A front spoiler, side front and rear tyre and covers to the cabin floor, fuel tank and rear create the smoothest, flattest surface to enhance high-speed stability and reduce wind to a minimum.

LEXUS IS250/300
LEXUS IS250/300

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