Lexus IS: Boasting Comprehensive Improvements

Lexus IS, A Future Leader in the World of Innovative Cars

Lexus IS offered a range of comfortable cars for fresher car drivers; the car is in its third generation and produced by lexus from nearly 15 years. Manufacturers definitely have put in a lot of throught before giving the designation IS, which means Intelligent Sport. Lexus is an international car seller and they have placed this car under ES version from lexus series and in other countries except North America it has achieved a place under GS version. Earlier Toyota Altezza was the official seller of IS in Japan, it includes Altrezza nameplate. Altrezza is originally an Italian word that means highness. When Lexus was introduced to market in 2006 along with its second production, all rights were officially taken out from Altrezza although the name is somewhere still connected to IS especially through some features of its first generation like Altrezza taillights or also known as Lexus-style lights.

Altrezza and Lexus IS was introduced in almost the same period since first production of Altrezza was released in October 1998, the IS was launched as fresher friendly car in European markets and later on in year 2000 it was introduced to the markets of North America with a different name IS 300. Since then, Lexus IS is active in markets and almost every year it comes up with some new versions, you can estimate it by the fact that it is just around 15 years and the car is in its third generation.

A Look at All the Generation of Lexus IS

Primary production of IS inline 6 power includes two versions such as sedan and carrying vehicles. Unlike first production in its second production in 2005, it includes a number of variations such as sedan versions V6-powered IS 350 & IS 250. In addition, powerful versions of V8 powered sedan, IS F and in 2007 it added a range of roof function convertible versions. Just as stated earlier, manufacturers keep on adding new models, in 2008 they added IS 250C and IS 350 C. In Junuary 2013 Lexus IS entered in its third production and introduced their new models to the world, new versions are more improved and powerful. New versions are hybrid IS 300h, V6-powered IS 250, V6-powered IS 350 as well as performance adjustable Sport variations.

Considering their performance graphs, this brand definitely have come long way and manufacturers definitely have intelligence along with will to make it number one in world of affordable vehicles.

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Technical Characteristics of Lexus IS

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Lexus IS350 AWD produced by Lexus (JP).

Body Type Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1680 Kg
Length 4580 mm
Height 1425 mm
Wheelbase 2730 mm
Front Track 1534 mm
Rear Track 1534 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 65 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels All wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System direct petrol injection
Max Power 310HP (228 kW) @ 6400 rpm
Max Torque 375Nm @ 4800 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 3456 cc
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 83 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 6
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 24
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 8 x 17 / 8 x 17
Standard Tyres 225/45 VR 17 / 245/45 VR 17
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 13.07 l/100km
Road 9.41 l/100km
Mixt 11.76 l/100km