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Lexus works on IS Coupe


The current Lexus IS line-up includes a sedan and a convertible model. But the future will look a little bit different. Lexus will unveil s new generation IS in 2012, but next to the usual models, the Japanese company will also offer a coupe version. This will compete with models like Mercedes Mercedes -Benz C-Class coupe and the BMW 3-Series Coupe. The coupe version will arrive a year after the new generation will make its official debut. An F version will be also offered.

So, if we’ll get a coupe version, most likely the F version will feature the same 5.0 liter V8 engine as the IS-F sedan . This means a total of 402 HP at 7000rpm and 500Nm of torque at 5200rpm. That sounds more like a sports car, right? Top speed will most likely go up to 170 mph.

However, until we’ll get a new IS, Lexus will bring a new redesign version for the GS sometime next year.

Source: Autoblog


5 comments:

I think its much better if they have remove the corner spoiler or improve the design. I do love the convertible and i do hope that this version wouldn’t call a recall!

Isn’t the CTS-V the quickest 4 door around the Nürburgring. Oh and that was accomplished with the automatic transmission because that is what the engineer who drove it had on hand. I’m sure the wagon will do just fine since mechanically its nearly identical.

As much I hope that the IS will do well. Releasing the IS350 without a proper manual transmission is already a misstep, if Lexus wants to compete properly with the 3. Enthusiasts who used to like the IS300 will look elsewhere.

As far as I’m concerned, Lexus should axe the convertible and build a targa-top model instead of a coupe. A targa roof design along the lines of that featured in the MKIII/MKIV Supra would provide most of the openness of a convertible without overwhelmingly compromising the lighter weight and superior rigidity of a coupe.

I would still like to know where you get the number 402 horsepower from. Every other source say that power will remain the same, while emissions will decrease.

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