Details on the Lexus NX 200t Turbo Engine

Lexus NX 200t Turbo Engine

Auto Week has some finer detail on Lexus NX 200t and its Lexus-first turbocharged engine:

The NX 200t will feature Lexus’ first turbo engine, a 2.0-liter four with VVT-iW. Yes, that W is new. It signifies advance and retard of the intake cam. At low loads and rpm it can operate as an Atkinson cycle engine for greater efficiency and lower pumping losses. At higher engine speeds and greater loads it switches to the more standard Otto cycle…

The turbo is a twin-scroll for even more efficiency while the intercooler is an air-to-water-to-air unit. Output is said to be “over 200 hp.” It will be mated to a six-speed ECT automatic transmission which has been engineered for smooth transfer of power and seamless, linear acceleration, according to Lexus.

The dual Atkinson/Otto cycle of the NX 200t is the very same technique being used with the new RC F 5.0L V8 engine — it makes for an interesting balance in boosting fuel economy without sacrificing performance.

Considering the NX’s other North American powertrain is the same 2.5L hybrid engine used in the 200 hp ES 300h, how much horsepower should we expect in this Lexus-first turbo engine?

[Source: Autoweek]

Questions About the Lexus NX? Ask Chief Engineer Takeaki Kato

Lexus NX Compact Crossover

Have a question about the Lexus NX? Takeaki Kato, the chief engineer of the new compact crossover, will be answering questions about the NX direct from the Beijing Motor Show:

You can ask questions online now via Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag #LexusInBeijing — answers will be posted on the Lexus International Facebook page & Twitter account starting April 21st.

2015 Lexus NX F SPORT Photo Gallery

Lexus NX Photo Gallery

Lexus has released a massive new photo collection of the new NX F SPORT compact crossover — here’s the full gallery, posted without comment (that’s coming later):

First Live Photos of the Lexus NX F SPORT

Lexus NX Autoguide Hero

Autoguide has posted the first live photos of the new Lexus NX F SPORT — here’s a selection of exterior shots:

Lexus NX Exterior

There’s also an extensive interior gallery — here’s a small taste:

Lexus NX Interior

Definitely head over to the Autoguide website and look through the photos — I’ve been going through the galleries for the last 20 minutes and still haven’t seen them all.

See the Lexus NX F SPORT photo galleries from Autoguide

2015 Lexus NX & NX F SPORT Information


Lexus has released the first real details on the new NX, including 11 new photos of the compact crossover in both standard and F SPORT models:

The Full Lexus NX Press Release


Lexus will unveil its new luxury compact crossover, the Lexus NX, at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition to be held in Beijing, China from April 20 to April 29. Lexus will exhibit the NX 200t equipped with a newly developed 2.0-liter turbo engine and the NX 300h equipped with a 2.5-liter hybrid system.

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