Listen up seniors, Lexus has unveiled the 2011 IS. It features minor changes and a new diesel engine.
Lexus has revealed the 2011 IS, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.
While it looks virtually identical to the 2010 IS, the model features restyled wheels, modified taillights, and LED daytime running lights (on cars equipped with high-intensity discharge headlights).
The IS F-Sport gains a new front spoiler, a revised grille, a modified rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there's new "titanium-effect" trim and an anthracite headliner.
In the performance department, the IS 220d has been replaced by the IS 200d. It is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine with 148 bhp (110 kW / 150 PS) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the engine enables the IS 200d to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 10.2 seconds, average 55.4 mpg (imp) in the combined cycle, and emit 134 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The V6 engine, in the IS 250 and IS 250C, has been modified to meet the stringent Euro V emissions standards. Despite the changes, it still produces 205 bhp (153 kW / 208 PS) and 252 Nm (186 lb-ft) of torque. In the sedan, combined fuel consumption climbs to 33.6 mpg (up from 31.7 mph) while CO2 emissions fall to 194 g/km (down from 209 g/km). For the convertible, the figures are 30.7 mpg and 213 g/km. Sadly, the six-speed manual will be dropped (this could be for the UK only).
Check out the press release for more information