Lexus IS can get a V6 biturbo for 400 hpJuly 6, 2018
While it is not known exactly, the charged version of the Japanese premium IS F sedan can return. According to rumors, this could happen in 2020, when a new generation for the model will be presented.
Remember the modification of the Lexus IS F sedan? How can you forget it? This 416-strong version of the sports sedan/station wagon was first introduced in 2006. It could develop a maximum speed of 271 km / h, and for the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h this Japanese car took only 4.7 seconds. Although representatives of the Lexus brand have not even hinted at the return of the charged versions of their production models so far – such cars received a prefix F. New rumors tell us that the 400-hp version of the model Lexus IS may appear in the coming years.
In the event that this information turns out to be true, the charged modification of the sports car will use the same 416-hp 3.5-liter V6 biturbo equipped with the current version of the full-size Lexus LS sedan as of the time of writing the news.
In this model, the V6 works with a 10-speed automatic or a new 8-speed automatic transmission. There can be no doubt that the Lexus IS F will receive the usual attributes of charged all versions of the F Sport. It is a question of the big wheel disks, high-efficiency brakes and more rigid suspension bracket with sports adjustments.
According to insiders, if the decision to return the 400-horsepower sedan / wagon Lexus IS will still be accepted, then it will become a serious competitor to the Japanese sedan Q50 Red Sport and the British Jaguar XE S. Both of these cars are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that have the maximum power rating of 400 and 375 hp respectively.
Finally, we want to note that at present, the leadership of the Japanese brand Lexus decides the future of the IS and GS models, taking into account the changed demand in the global automotive market – motorists are increasingly choosing crossovers and SUVs rather than sedans.