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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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Report: 2015 Lexus IS Model Information (Updated: 06/30)

Today Lexus USA released some details about the 2015 model year of the brand’s compact sports sedan – the IS.

Generally speaking there is no major mechanical changes. New options are listed below:

– LED fog light;
– AWD models equipped with heated steering wheel;
– Siri eyes free system;
– Lexus Enform remote system (control some car functionalities from smartphone app)
– Upgraded backup camera (added dynamic grid lines);
– Enhanced heated/ventilated front seats available for the FSport model;
– Updated interior trim, with piano black on several areas such as the window switches;
– Stratus Gray interior color replaces the current Light Gray color.

Although the 2015 model ...

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Lexus 2.0L turbo engine output confirmed

On last Monday, we are the first media to report the output of the Lexus’ new 2.0L turbo engine used in the NX model, to be around 240hp.

Today this is again confirmed to be true: another report from the Lexus Enthusiast website indicates that, the actual output for the Lexus NX200t will be 237hp.

Also the news reveals that the next Lexus model to receive this new engine will be the IS250 (we guess it will be called IS200t when that day comes). Since it is extremely easy to boost the output of a turbo engine, the version that used on the IS may reach the 250hp mark.

Once the IS receives the turbo engine, the trend will obviously affect the GS and RX models...

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