The new Lexus IS will get a BMW engine from the revived Toyota Supra

The new Lexus IS will get a BMW engine from the revived Toyota Supra

February 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The three-liter inline “six” with a power of about 340 horsepower will be included in the motor range of the next-generation sedan.

The engine of the next generation Lexus IS sedan will include the BMW inline six-cylinder turbo engine, which is installed on the Z4 roadster and the revived Toyota Supra sports car. This is with reference to its own source reports the Japanese edition of Best Car.

On the new Supra three-liter supercharged “six” develops 340 liters. with. and 500 Nm of torque. The engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, allows the coupe to accelerate from zero to the first “hundred” in 4.3 seconds, and the maximum speed of the car is limited to 250 km per hour.

In addition, the next engine lineup of Lexus IS will include 2.0 and 2.4 liter turbocharged engines, as well as a hybrid propulsion unit based on a 2.5-liter unit. It is possible that the sedan will appear “charged” F-modification, equipped with a V6 engine with two turbines, which is installed on the flagship sedan LS500.

The basis of the new Lexus IS modular platform TNGA, making the car get easier than its predecessor by about 150 kilograms. Plus, using the new chassis will increase the wheelbase by about 40 mm, which will have a positive effect on the free space in the cabin.