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Turbocharged 2016 Lexus IS200t Announced

We have already known it is coming, and today Lexus finally announced the news officially: the 2016 Lexus IS200t.


As the new member in the IS sedan family, the IS200t is equipped with the same 8AR-FTS turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine as in the NX200t. But power output is slightly bumped to be 241 hp and torque is remained the same: 258 lb-ft. Lexus said the IS200t will also borrow the 8-speed automatic transmission from the RC-F.

Below are some major specs:

– 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbochargers: 241hp @ 5,800 RPM, 258 lb-ft @ 1,650-4,400 RPM
– 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds
– Top speed: 143 mph

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2016 Lexus IS Sedan Goes Turbocharged, IS200t Confirmed

Today Lexus has confirmed the 2016 IS200t sports sedan will be coming starting this August or September.


Above photo: the current IS250 which is using the 2.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine

Indicated by its name, the IS200t will be powered by the 8AR-FTS turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which can also be found in the current Lexus NX200t CUV.

Lexus has not released the output specification of the IS200t, but our best bet is the numbers will be the same as NX200t, which means 235hp @ 4,800 RPM and 258 lb-ft @ 1,650 RPM. However, as we have mentioned in our previous article, given the 8AR-TFS is over-built and is capable of delivering a much higher output, also the spo...

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