Lexus IS200 Turbo: Combines performance and fuel efficiency

Lexus IS200 Turbo: Combines performance and fuel efficiency

The pulsating Lexus IS is now even more powerful. Powered by a new 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine – with innovative D-4ST fuel injection technology for both fuel economy and instantaneous torque – the Lexus IS 200t sports sedan delivers 245 DIN hp (180kW) with a maximum torque of 350 Nm.The IS200t also stands out with its aggressive yet elegant presence and the brand’s unmistakable spindle grille, L-theme LED daytime running lights and dynamic bodylines. It combines multi-link rear suspension with finely tuned electronic power steering to deliver a rousing driving experience.

The IS200t is equipped with the 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift transmission with paddle shifts, originally developed for the RC F high-performance coupe. The rear wheel drive IS200t is the first Lexus sedan to vary gear shifting in accordance to G-forces.

The IS200t returns a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7.0 seconds. An innovative, combination of engine technologies has been designed to provide a high level of responsiveness with minimal turbo lag and enhanced low speed torque, and yet return an improved fuel economy.

The Drive Mode Select feature in the IS200t can tailor powertrain response and other settings to suit conditions or the mood. The Normal Mode offers relaxing driving performance within the city and on the highway. The Eco Mode offers controlled driving performance for optimum fuel economy, while the Sport/Sport S Mode offers a sporty driving feeling and excellent acceleration performance. An additional driving mode, Sport S+ for F SPORT models only uses an Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system and refines the powertrain, so the driver can fine tune the ride for even more stability and fun when driving.

Featuring a breakthrough combination of water-cooled cylinder head, integrated exhaust manifold and twin scroll turbocharger, this all-new Lexus 2.0-litre turbo engine delivers fast throttle response, performance and high torque at low engine revs. For enhanced fuel economy, innovative valve timing (VVT-iW: Variable Valve Timing intelligent – Wide) allows the engine to switch between the Otto and Atkinson cycles.

D-4ST (Direct injection 4 stroke gasoline engine Superior version with Turbo) combines a high pressure fuel system for injection directly into the cylinders with a low pressure system for injection into the ports. Injection is split between the direct and port injectors according to the engine load, optimising fuel combustion in all driving situations to enhance both low speed torque and fuel economy.

This advanced fuel injection system works in combination with turbocharging technology to create a high level of compatibility between the ‘high tumble ratio’ achieved by optimising the shape of the cylinder head intake ports and the piston tops, and turbo ‘boost control’.

The power of design to create an emotional reaction has never been more apparent than in the IS200t. The exquisitely crafted form of this exceptional vehicle will evoke feelings of desire, anticipation and adrenaline-charged excitement. The IS200t looks fast and powerful, even standing still. From the front, the unique trademark spindle grille is elegant but aggressive and powerful. From the side, the lines of the car flow smoothly from the door sill up to the taillights in the rear which are angled down and out, with the rear spoiler integrated into the trunk lid’s trailing edge.

Drivers will love the interior with its exciting cockpit-like design. The multi-way adjustable front seats are supportive and secure. The dashboard has an operation zone and a display zone, reducing visual clutter and allowing drivers better situational awareness and control. The cabin’s contemporary lighting, premium materials, and other features suggest the highest quality and luxury. The long wheelbase allows for more rear seat space and luggage capacity.

Customers can now turn the excitement up another level and get behind the wheel of the race-inspired F SPORT version of the IS200t. Its exclusive spindle grille is eye-catchingly bolder. The bottom corners of the front bumpers feature aerodynamic intakes that not only look great but enhance brake cooling. The unique 18-inch wheels’ Y-spoke design recalls the LFA. Interior trim detailing includes an F SPORT steering wheel and shift knob, and aluminium pedals and scuff plates with the Lexus logo. Both the front and rear suspension systems and the Electric Power Steering (EPS) are exclusively tuned. Optional Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) controls steering angle in accordance with vehicle speed and driver operation to realize better control at all speeds and improve driving feel during lane-changing and navigating winding roads.

In Oman every Lexus vehicle comes with special benefits and privileges such as 6 years unlimited extended mileage protection and 24 hours on-road assistance from AAA.