Lexus USA has announced there will be a special F-Sport promotion during the month of June — three new option levels have been made available on the IS, IS-C, & GS 350(RWD only):
- The F-Sport suspension kit will be offered for $1,450, a savings of $549, and will include lowering springs and rear chassis member brace. RWD models will also get a front and rear anti-sway bar set, while all-wheel-drive (AWD) models have a rear anti-sway bar.
- The next level package includes the F-Sport suspension kit plus wheels and tires, and will retail for $4,495, a savings of $1,499. All models but the IS 250 AWD will feature F-Sport forged 19″ and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. The IS 250 AWD sedan will instead be equipped with F-Sport 18″ and Yokohama Advan S.4. all-season tires.
- The top package includes the F-Sport suspension kit, wheels and tires, and adds a brake upgrade, all for $8,995, which words out for a savings of $1,479. The front kit features six-piston calipers and cross-drilled 14″ rotors, with the rear brake upgrade having four-piston calipers and 13.6″ rotors. This package also includes exterior F Sport fender badging.
Note: These packages are only available on brand new purchases.
The IS 250 I’m driving right now is equipped with the F-Sport suspension, and it’s a huge upgrade in the handling and fun-factor. Ride quality is affected, of course, but not in any significant factor. If you’re planning on buying an IS next month, I can’t recommend it enough.
Lexus Announces Special Pricing on F Sport Performance Packages
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 10, 2010) – To build on the excitement surrounding F Sport performance accessories, Lexus today announced a special offering on select F Sport accessories.
The promotional pricing will be available for all applicable models including: IS sport sedan, IS convertible coupe and GS 350 rear-wheel-drive (RWD) luxury sport sedan. All F Sport accessories have been engineered respectively for each Lexus. This exclusive promotion will run from June 1 – July 31, 2010 and include three different packages.
The F Sport suspension kit will be offered for a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of (MSRP) of $1,450 representing a savings of $549. The F Sport suspension kit includes lowering springs that reduce ride height approximately one-inch in the front and rear; and a rear chassis member brace for better cornering and enhanced chassis stiffness under aggressive driving conditions. RWD models also feature a front and rear anti-sway bar set, while all-wheel-drive (AWD) models have a rear anti-sway bar. The anti-sway bars help reduce body lean and provide flatter cornering.
A package including the F Sport suspension kit plus wheels and tires will have a MSRP of $4,495, a savings of $1,499. The RWD models of the GS 350, IS 250, IS 350, IS 250C and IS 350C equipped with F Sport forged 19 x 8-inch front wheels and 19 x 9-inch rear wheels ride on Michelin 225/35ZR19 and 255/35R19 Pilot Sport PS2 tires, respectively. The IS 250 AWD sedan features F Sport forged 18 x 8-inch wheels and Yokohama 225/40R18 Advan S.4. all-season tires.
An additional package including the F Sport suspension kit, wheels and tires, and a brake upgrade will carry a MSRP of $8,995, a savings of $1,479. This package also includes exterior F Sport fender badging. The F Sport High Performance Brake Upgrade offers a firmer pedal feel and helps enhance fade resistance in repeated severe use. The front kit features six-piston fixed calipers and cross drilled cast-iron 14-inch diameter rotors with patented internal fin design mounted on anodized aluminum hats. The rear brake upgrade has four-piston fixed calipers and cross drilled cast-iron 13.6-inch diameter rotors. Low-dust performance brake pads are on both front and rear sets.
Lexus launched its signature line of sport performance parts in Spring 2008 with accessories for the IS 350 and IS 250 luxury sport sedans. After its successful launch, Lexus expanded the F Sport performance accessories line for the current generation GS Series (gas) and the IS C.