2014 Lexus IS To Feature IS 250, IS 300h, IS 350 And F Sport Variants

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2014 Lexus IS To Feature IS IS 300h, IS 350 And F Sport Variants

yesterday Lexus confirmed its redesigned 2014 IS sedan, we’ve been spying for the several months, will its official world debut month at the 2013 Detroit Show.

However, some journos have already driven a prototype version and managed to learn many of its new

Those details include that the car will be available in IS IS 300h and IS 350 trims, the latter a brand new hybrid drivetrain in the recent Lexus LF-CC car. On top of this, there also be F Sport packages on all of these.

While we’ll have to until the car’s Detroit to learn of U.S. specifications, we can that the base IS 250 will be by a 2.5-liter V-6 engine, a more IS 300h gets a hybrid consisting of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired in parallel to an electric while a range-topping IS 350 gets the 3.5-liter V-6 offered in the GS 350.

Unfortunately, there’s been no of a turbocharger for the hybrid. like on the concept, and to make matters it’s unlikely the IS 300h even be offered in the U.S. is promoting hybrids as an alternative to for its customers in Europe.

The IS 300h is expected to deliver 240 and be capable of 0-60 mph acceleration of 7.0 seconds. Overall weight of hybrid model is said to be a 3,900 pounds. The IS 350, should get close to 306 horsepower and a time of less than 6 while the IS 250 will be slowest of the with its output just the 200-horsepower mark.

The new 2014 IS shares its platform the larger GS, though its wheelbase is and its track slightly narrower. The has been made stiff to extra adhesives and spot as well as a new construction technique laser screw welding.

The consists of double wishbones up and a multi-link setup in the rear. are also anti-roll bars at ends and softer spring aimed at improving ride Interestingly, the transmission on the hybrid is a The regular IS 250 and IS 350 get Lexus’ own eight-speed

Stay tuned for the 2014 IS’ official reveal in just a few but in the meantime head over to Magazine to read their driving impressions of the prototype IS 350 F

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