Lexus IS250C Review The Wheel Deal

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Lexus IS250C Review

February 24th, 2010 | By Falkiner

Forget the ills of the old the new IS250C proves that really can make a decent writes The Wheel Deal .

Not too ago those looking for a Lexus had to make do with the firm’s and decidingly uninspiring SC430; a car left us more than a cold when we tested it at the of last year. But thankfully of this prestigious Japanese can now choose to ruffle their with the brand new IS250C; a machine launched especially to on the open-aired might of cars the Audi A5 and BMW 3 Series. Based on the successful IS sedan, the heart of classy convertible lies in its folding metal roof forged out of aluminium, takes no than 21-seconds to disappear inside the confines of the boot. An Transformer-like spectacle to behold, stowed it affords you an opportunity to in this Lexus’s lavish Built to the same standards have seen the sedan pip the prestigious J.D Power survey, leather-wrapped environment has been put together and loaded with a list of luxuries. And unlike its rivals, all of them are

standard. Indeed, for the price tag comes tacked on it, the new IS250C with satellite navigation, connectivity, park sensors and a sound system featuring integration and a 40GB hard Incidentally if you were to spec all of trinkets plus cruise and heated/electric leather seats in the A5, you’re looking at forking out R80 000. Yep, there’s no this Lexus for value.

Comfort is another big block the IS250C ticks as its suspension has tuned to deliver a ride despite the car’s increased rigidity, makes mincemeat out of imperfections. Sure, with the top along diabolically bumpy – think the R511 – you can expect a amount of scuttle shake to through the cabin but on the whole car feels incredibly refined and more polished than its sister. But as brilliant as the IS250C be as a cruiser, its laidback demeanor that it’s not very quickening when you aim it through the at speed. For although it may blessed a whack load of grip its four 17-inch alloy wrapped with 225/45 those softly sprung generally make this too roly-poly for gutsy driving. coupled with steering transmits very little of the wheels’ relationship with

the asphalt, gives both the A5 and the 3 an edge over the IS250C it comes to dynamics. Caning it in a line reveals a similar as that smoothy of a V6 lounging the bonnet struggles to propel 1750kg Lexus along much gusto. But while acceleration may be underwhelming, even the six-speed automatic gearbox to Sport Mode, this hushed characteristics and useful torque make it an absolute gem out on the Impressively, for a convertible, road and noise have been to a minimum, further boosting car’s credentials as a long-distance

Backed up by class-leading boot and seating for four adults, the new has righted the SC430’s wrongs and turned Lexus into a droptop contender. Of course seeking a more overt of sportiness would be better off the Beemer or the Audi but if practicality, and superb value are what you on, look no further.

Lexus IS250C Fast

Engine: 2500cc V6 petrol

153kW at 6400rpm

Torque: at 4800rpm

0-100km/h: 9.3-seconds

Top Speed: 210km/h (claimed)

Consumption: 9.3l/100km (claimed

Price: From R550 200



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