At the heart of the IS 350 is a potent 3.5-liter V6 that churns out an incredible 306 horsepower
. And with 277 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, the IS 350 can go from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds
. The IS 250 is swiftly propelled by a 2.5-liter V6, providing 204 horsepower
and 185 lb-ft of torque.
Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype
vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures.
Do not attempt.
Dual Variable Valve Timing
Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) optimizes both the intake
and exhaust valve timing throughout the rpm range, according to engine and
driving conditions. The system continuously monitors the engine's speed and load
to respond to the driver's demands. This helps improved fuel efficiency,
lower exhaust emissions and optimum power across all driving ranges. Torque is increased at lower speeds for better thrust. And power is boosted at higher speeds for better acceleration.
By injecting gasoline directly into the combustion chamber, the direct injection system
results in a more effective mixture of air and fuel. Not only does this boost overall power, but with the extra control over the air/fuel ratio, mileage is also significantly improved.
While high performance can often mean higher emissions, the IS has been
certified as an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II). For more information
on emissions ratings, please visit www.epa.gov.
The smooth automatic transmission that's available on the IS employs an
additional sixth gear. This results in exceptional performance at any speed and enhanced fuel economy.
Sequential Paddle Shifters
IS sport sedans with the available automatic transmission are fitted with race-inspired steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. They allow drivers to quickly upshift or downshift gears without taking their hands off the wheel.
The IS 250 features floating two-piston front calipers for impressive braking
power. The IS 350 offers even greater stopping power, utilizing alloy
monoblock four-piston front calipers, as well as larger front-brake rotors.
All-Wheel Drive (IS 350,
Available for both the IS 350 and IS 250, all-wheel driver offers another degree
of assurance while cornering. By directing engine power to both the front
and rear axles, this system helps provide improved traction and control in a
range of adverse road conditions.
Specifications, features, equipment, technical data,
performance figures, options, and color and trim are based upon
information available at time of posting, are subject to change without
notice, are for the State of Hawaii vehicles and may differ in the
mainland U.S.A. vehicles and in other regions. For more
information, call 808-54-LEXUS (808-545-3987).