2016 Lexus IS Sports Three Engine Options Including Turbo Four - Motor Authority

With the arrival of its new NX crossover last year, Lexus joined the wave of automakers introducing downsized turbocharged engines to help meet tough new fuel economy and emissions regulations. Around the same time as the arrival of the turbocharged NX, badged an NX 200t, we discovered that Lexus had registered the trademark “IS 200t” , suggesting that the IS small sports sedan was next in line to receive the turbo treatment. Lexus has now confirmed the arrival of an IS 200t as part of its 2016 IS sedan range for the United States (it was confirmed for other markets last month). Other IS variants include an IS 300 and IS 350, both of which get a 3. 5-liter V-6. The IS 250 and its anaemic 2. 5-liter V-6 has finally been dropped from the lineup. The IS 200t features a turbocharged 2. 0-liter four-cylinder engine, the same unit fitted to the NX 200t. The engine delivers 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in the IS sedan, the latter of which is available from just 1,650 rpm. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic and drives the rear wheels only. Performance estimates include a 0-62 mph time of around 7. 0 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph. Those looking for the most grunt should opt for the IS 350. This model is available with rear- or all-wheel drive, and like the IS 200t it has an eight-speed automatic. Source: www.motorauthority.com