I'm excited but how could it be worthy of AMG, S, or M? This is just going to be an F Sport model right? I mean hell our full F's couldn't really compete with AMG or M (S I think they were on par but not the RS).Just make it worthy of an AMG, S, M badged competitor and l am sure there will be a lot of takers.
People buying cars that aren't European aren't as ignorant as those buying the new FWD biased vehicles just to be brand snobs.
I think it could be an IS 500 F-Sport with the 3.5L TTV6 to compete with the M340i, S4 and C43. I doubt they would put a special engine like the 5.0L V8 in an F-Sport model. I also think it won't simply be an engine transplant only, it will probably have some handling upgrades and maybe even larger brakes.
Another possibility is that it's an RX. The RX is Lexus' most popular model, and a good amount of the RX's I've seen on the road were F-Sports. So I think it would make more sense financially for Lexus to make a sportier version of their best selling model. The GLC43, SQ5 and X3 M40i are also pretty good-selling vehicles.
I didn't mean the full fledged high-end vehicles from Mercedes, Audi or BMW. The mid-level performance trims are also slapped with AMG, S and M badges, aren't they?I'm excited but how could it be worthy of AMG, S, or M? This is just going to be an F Sport model right? I mean hell our full F's couldn't really compete with AMG or M (S I think they were on par but not the RS).
But the LS 500 is 3.5 TTV6i think since the name will be IS500 it has to be a 5.0 V8, I mean the 250 is a 2.5 liter and the 350 is a 3.5 so going off of that it should be a 5 liter.