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Lexus Announces IS 200t with 2.0L Turbo Engine

Lexus IS 200t Announcement

Lexus Europe has announced the long rumored IS 200t sports sedan will be available starting in September of this year.

Powered by a new 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine with D-4ST fuel injection and the eight-speed transmission from the RC F, the IS 200t sports sedan delivers 245 hp (180kW) with 258 lb. ft. of torque (350 Nm):

The IS is the third model to receive the 200t option, following the NX and the recently announced fourth generation RX. For more details about the new model, Lexus Europe has enough information to fill a book.

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    Lexus Cohen
  • June 26, 2015
Finally!
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    Monwabisi Mbusi
  • June 26, 2015
Good news indeed, I guess this officially 'kills' the refined but lethargic 2.5?
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    Adrian de Leon
  • June 26, 2015
Finally! But there are a couple of questions: -price -since Lexus Europe announced the 200t would the 2.0l turbo be available here in the states, or where its like the RX and the 2.0l turbo is only available outside the US. - another is how long would it be till lexus stops selling the 2.5?
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    Travis
  • June 26, 2015
Finally ! Can't wait to see how this baby drives should be really good work that engine and the great handling and great chassis
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    407Lex
  • June 26, 2015
Take a look at the reverse light on the left side its different than the right side wonder if thats a slight change to to upcoming tailights looks like they are led bulbs
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    ThePenguin
  • June 26, 2015
SO excited about this!
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    LexusTechSA
  • June 26, 2015
WOOOOHOOO Finally
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    corradoMR2
  • June 26, 2015
And.... IS 300 AWD in Canada, posted. 3.5L V6, 6-speed Super ECT automatic 255 hp 236 lb-ft
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    corradoMR2
  • June 26, 2015
To add to above. IS 350 AWD in Canada announced with the carryover 3.5L V6 306 hp, 277 lb-ft torque same as before.
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so no more IS350 RWD?
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    Black Dynamite
  • June 26, 2015
1. I wouldn't expect to see it in The States until next spring, after Detroit. 2. Considering how well it is selling right now, I don't see any reason to kill the V6. It offers unique smoothness in this 4-banger segment, and will give buyers who want more a reason to upgrade. 3. Personally, I'd offer the $36k IS250, the $39k IS 200t and the $42k IS350 as the three trims. People will pay more for the turbo, so why not charge more? It would be bad business if they didn't. If Lexus sales were dipping this year, that would be different, but sales have remained strong. More speed costs you more green. That's fair. BD
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    Black Dynamite
  • June 26, 2015
One more thing. IF Lexus is really focusing on pumping up sales in Q4 to finish #1 in luxury sales, it may come out this fall. I don't think that's the case, and next Spring would mark 3 years since it was introduced. Plus, they have the revised ES and all-new RX at the end of this year to close out a strong 2015. I expect them to wait. BD
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    Tragic Bronson
  • June 26, 2015
Please bring it in a manual!
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    Joaquin Ruhi
  • June 29, 2015
Just wanted to share with you my commentary, analysis and number-crunching over on my.IS on the new IS 200t: http://my.is/forums/f41/2016-lexus-sedans-europe-551945/ Admittedly, I went off on some weird tangents, such as speculating on which European countries might not offer the IS 200t; guessing the shade of red on the car in the press photos, and discovering that the IS 200t is actually 35 kg (77 lbs) heavier than the IS 250! Oh, and a big, heartfelt thank you to corradoMR2, whose educated guesswork and calculations on the IS 200t's U.S. EPA fuel economy numbers over on Club Lexus I liked enough to quote as well.

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