Car Advice Comparison: The Lexus RC 350 F SPORT vs. BMW 435i

CarAdvice in Australia have compared the Lexus RC 350 F SPORT & BMW 435i in a realistic review: Lexus has thrown the gauntlet down to the opposition, pricing the RC350 F Sport at $74,000 – just $1000 over the IS350 sedan with which it shares its interior and rear suspension. The 435i coupe, meanwhile, costs …
Kevin · December 11th, 2014

Motor Trend Comparison: Lexus RC F vs BMW M4

Motor Trend has published a comparison between the Lexus RC F & BMW M4, and it’s a total mess of conflicting information: We preferred the Lexus around town, as it’s a more interesting car to sit in thanks to its wealth of technical and visual details. The styling may be a large miss, but we …
Kevin · December 8th, 2014

Video Comparison: Lexus RC F vs. BMW M4 & Audi RS 5

AMCI Testing, one of the most respected independent automotive testing companies in the world, has conducted a comparison between the Lexus RC F, BMW M4, and Audi RS 5: Considering the video is being hosted on the Lexus USA Youtube page, it would be easy enough to write off the results — however, this quote …
Kevin · December 8th, 2014

Auto Express Comparison: Lexus IS 300h vs. Mercedes C300 BlueTEC Hybrid

Auto Express prefers the Lexus IS 300h over the new Mercedes C300 BlueTEC Hybrid: In the battle of the hybrid saloons, the IS 300h takes a narrow win. Its hybrid powertrain feels better resolved than the Mercedes’, as it relies on the electric motor more frequently to save fuel, is more refined and switches between …
Kevin · November 30th, 2014

Lexus IS 350 F SPORT Wins Road & Track Sports Sedan Comparison

Road & Track has compared the Lexus IS350 F SPORT, BMW 335i, Cadillac ATS V6, and the Infiniti Q50 — here’s the result: From the moment we sunk into the black-on-black interior, we were struck by how determinedly idiosyncratic the IS 350 seems. There are deep seats with handsome stitching set in an angular collection …
Kevin · October 12th, 2014

Lexus LFA Honored in EVO Magazine’s Top Five Cars of the Modern Era

In celebration of its 200th issue, the writers at EVO Magazine gathered their top five cars of the modern era in order to crown “the one that best represents the Thrill of Driving”. As you can probably tell from the image above, Lexus’ very own LFA was included alongside the Ford GT, Renaultsport Mégane R26.R, Porsche …
Kevin · August 18th, 2014

More Rumors on the Lexus/BMW Sports Car Collaboration

Georg Kacher from CAR Magazine has some new details on rumored sports car being developed by Lexus & BMW: Developed under the codename Silk Road 2, the proposed BMW Z7 and Lexus ZC/ZR are cutting-edge sports cars which will cost around €90,000, or £73,000. Slap bang in Porsche Carrera territory, then. This will be the …
Kevin · June 10th, 2014

More Lexus & BMW Supercar Rumors

Japanese magazine Best Car remains convinced that Lexus & BMW are working together on a new LFA supercar, devoting their cover to the idea for the second time in six months. Here’s a better look at the rendering: The rumor of BMW & Lexus working on a next-generation supercar is a recurring theme, but it …
Kevin · May 11th, 2014

Autos Canada Comparison: Lexus GS 350 AWD vs. Cadillac CTS 3.6 AWD

Autos Canada conducted a comparison between the Lexus GS 350 AWD and Cadillac CTS 3.6 AWD: It’s easy to assume the Lexus – especially in this “Luxury Package” trim and not fitted with the F-Sport’s variable suspension – would be the soft, roly-poly competitor in this test.  And while the Lexus’ ride is notably better …
Kevin · April 9th, 2014

Toyota & BMW Finalize Agreement to Develop Sportscar Platform

BMW & Toyota have finalized an agreement to develop a joint platform for sportscars, according to Reuters: “We have agreed on a joint architecture for a sports car. What is important is that there will be two different vehicles that are authentic to the two brands,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung today quoted [BMW’s development chief Herbert] …
Kevin · January 6th, 2014

Motor Trend Comparison: Lexus GS 350 F SPORT vs. Cadillac CTS V SPORT

In this latest Motor Trend video, host Jonny Lieberman puts the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT against the Cadillac CTS V SPORT: With all of its performance upgrades and 100+ horsepower advantage, the CTS V SPORT was almost guaranteed to win this track-focused comparison. However, this didn’t stop Lieberman from being extremely positive about the …
Kevin · November 12th, 2013

Lexus & BMW Working Together on a Hybrid Supercar?

Peter Lyon from Motoring Australia is reporting that BMW & Lexus are working on a next-generation LFA supercar: It’s been nearly two years since Toyota and BMW announced an agreement to co-develop sports cars using state-of-the-art hybrid technologies, and now a source close to the two companies says the pair has decided on its first …
Kevin · November 6th, 2013

Aston Martin to Use Lexus Engines?

German newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Aston Martin is interested using Lexus engines to power future models.
Kevin · July 23rd, 2012

Lexus GS F Sport Challenge Photos

If you haven’t seen the Lexus GS Challenge feature running in Motor Trend & Automobile Magazine this month, then you’ve missed out on the photography of Scott Dukes, and I just can’t allow that to happen.
Kevin · February 23rd, 2012

Lexus GS Challenges BMW 535i & Mercedes E350 Sport

To prove how much the new GS has improved, and show how it stacks up to the competition, Lexus invited Automobile Magazine & Motor Trend to do some independent testing of the GS 350 F Sport against the BMW 535i and Mercedes E350 Sport.
Kevin · February 21st, 2012

Lexus LFA in Supercar Meetup

Pro photographer Jonathan D’Amato has taken some cool photos of the Lexus LFA parked alongside other supercars.
Kevin · October 11th, 2011

Lexus GS-F Engine Rumors

The Lexus GS-F rumors are back out in full force, and judging from the conflicting reports from Inside Line & Motor Trend, it’s less a question of if Lexus will be making it, but rather what will be powering the high-performance sedan.
Kevin · September 6th, 2011

EVO Comparison: Lexus LFA vs. Ferrari 599 GTO [w/ Video]

EVO Magazine has brought together Lexus UK’s Pearl Blue LFA and a Ferrari 599 GTO for a matchup in their latest issue — and while it may not hit newstands until next Wednesday, here’s a fun little video showing the two cars battling for top speed bragging rights.
Kevin · August 15th, 2011

Comparison: Lexus CT 200h vs. Nissan Leaf vs. VW Golf GTD

This Auto Express video showdown between the Lexus CT 200h, Nissan Leaf & VW Golf GTD had all the potential for a very interesting comparison, but ultimately fizzles with its focus on superficial testing criteria rather than examining the differences between the three models.
Kevin · June 15th, 2011

Hyundai Equus/Lexus LS Photocopy

Motor Trend recently had an article that named the Lexus LFA as one of the top 9 halo cars — but that wasn’t what caught my attention. Take a look at this Hyundai Equus picture: Now compare it with this 2007 Lexus LS 600hL image: I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but …
Kevin · January 28th, 2011

Car & Driver Comparison: Lexus LS 460L vs. Hyundai Equus

In a classic Car & Driver move, the magazine has taken a $98k Lexus LS 460L AWD and compared it against the new $65k Hyundai Equus, then declared the winner based almost entirely on price: Were this match based on price alone, we might have pitted an Equus with the Ultimate package ($65,400) against a …
Kevin · January 12th, 2011

2011 Lexus IS F Competes in Car & Driver’s Lightning Lap

The 2011 Lexus IS F took part in Car & Driver’s annual Lightning Lap at the Virginia International Raceway, and found that the freshly revised sedan has really stepped up its game: Three years back, an IS F turned a less-than-impressive 3:14.0. We said then, “A little attention to springs and damping might make this …
Kevin · January 2nd, 2011

Lexus LFA Places Fourth in EVO Car of the Year

The Lexus LFA took part in EVO Magazine’s Car of the Year showdown, where it went up against the best and brightest of 2010, including the Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes SLS AMG & Porsche’s GT2 & 3 RS. Lucky for us, someone over at German Car Forums has scanned and uploaded the entire article, which …
Kevin · December 30th, 2010

Lexus RX Commercial: Photocopier

The Lexus RX goes on the offensive in this new commercial: Bringing competitors into the mix is something that we saw last month in the IS & ES commercials, and it signals a new, more aggressive direction in Lexus advertising. Cool concept, too.
Kevin · November 8th, 2010

Car & Driver Comparison: Lexus LFA vs. Ferrari 599 HGTE

As proof that anything can happen once, Car & Driver has declared a Lexus the winner in a comparison — even more shocking, it was the LFA against the Ferrari 599 HGTE: The Ferrari is beautifully made and trimmed, but it isn’t quite as special inside as the LFA. The Lexus feels more athletic than …
Kevin · November 5th, 2010

Lexus Performs Well in Consumer Reports 2010 Auto Survey

Consumer Reports has released the findings of its 2010 Annual Auto Survey, where Lexus performed very well in light of recent safety recalls. First off, the Lexus LX 570 was named the most reliable luxury SUV overall, and only the AWD GS & IS 250C scored below average. All other Lexus models were named average …
Kevin · October 26th, 2010