Lexus IS 250 Sports Package Revealed
In short terms, the new Sports Package is based on the Prestige trim and comes at a price of $62,990 for the manual transmission and $65,490 for automatic transmission - compared to $71,276 for the initial IS 250 Sports edition. Furthermore, the upgraded model brings leather-accented seat material
"With the introduction of our IS F performance sedan, we’ve seen growing demand for sports-oriented Lexus models, and the IS 250 Sport satisfies this demand," Lexus chief executive John Roca. "The new IS 250 Sports Package has enabled us to offer all the features that customers desire, at a lower price point. The Package also benefits from the recent upgrades to the whole IS line, including a revised manual transmission which now offers faster gear changes."
Lexus IS is being offered in a choice of three different engines, with the 250 version developing 208 horsepower (153 kW) at 6400 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. The car sprints from a standstill to 100 in 8.1 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of around 142.9 mph (230 km/h).
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An example of IS250 posts 0-100km/h in only 6.66sec(according to a Japanese homepage), marvelous for a 2.5-litres+automatic transmission, but no match for the Mercedes C350 and the BMW 330i.
Along with it, it is curious that there's no IS350 imported officially to EU market. In major Continental countries(from Germany to Poland), there has been considerable number of IS350s laid in USA/Canada for several years, it indicates considerable demand for IS350s exists in Europe. I hope the officially imported IS350s would kill parallel-importing dealers in EU, in near future!