Words cannot describe how much I desire this car. The specs is enough to make me cream. And the styling. Ah… top class.
The new Lexus IS250 features an all-new direct injection 2.5-litre V6 lump, which is aided by Dual VVT-i – variable air-fuel intake and exhaust valve timing system. All this contributes to a power output of 204bhp at 6,400rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. This may not seem impressive as compared to the 210bhp IS200 Altezza, but being a 6-cylinder in-vee engine, performance should be progressive and silky smooth.
Some specs to dabble with:
Engine type: 4GR-FSE
No. of cylinders and arrangement: V6
Valve mechanism: 24-valve DOHC with VVT-i
Bore x stroke: 83.0mm x 77.0mm
Max. output (SAE-NET) kW/rpm (bhp / DIN [email protected]): 150 kW(204 DIN hp) @ 6400
Max. torque (SAE-NET) Nm/rpm ([email protected]): 252 Nm @ 4800
Automatic transmission: Optional
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS)
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Traction Control (TRC)
LED rear lamp and stop lamp
Driver & passenger front airbags and side airbags
Driver & passenger knee airbags
Passenger airbag cut-off switch
Electrical Power Steering (EPS)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
*Images courtesy of Lexus UK.