Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Review

Lexus is expanding its popular options is the line sports sedan for 2011, adding a 306-horsepower Lexus IS 350 wheel-drive (AWD) and the model offers a new group for the IS 250/350 F Sport rear wheel drive (RWD). Revised details of style front and rear tuning all IS models for 2011. In addition, small sedans change depending on the inner frame.

The new front grille and bumpers distinguish the Lexus IS sport sedans in 2011, while the latter, the new models show the tail light cover and check the exhaust pipe design. The new HID headlamps with LED lamps are standard on the Lexus IS 350 and 250 are in conformity with attention Lexus' for details, 2011 IS models, the new design standard 17-inch wheels and optional 18-inch , and a review of exterior color options.

Lexus IS 350 AWD model is part of the IS 250 AWD, which represented 30 percent (nationally) of the IS 250 sales since the introduction of the model. Now customers can get traction and grip with four-wheel drive Lexus IS 350 is more efficient.

The F package available for the IS 250/350 2011 Sport RWD IS F is based on the ultra-performance sedan that combines special suspension tuning and steering and 18-inch wheels with a distinctive design touch. Give the IS 250 and IS 350 F Sport package sporting behavior of the model are the front spoiler and rear spoiler, alloy wheels plus 18-inch, ultra-chrome black finish. There is also a chrome grille insert for a new black and blue exterior color ultrasound is available in combination with sports package M.

Within a specific F heated front seats Sport microfiber insert feature and part of the skin to provide support for driver and passenger more grip in corners. In addition, the package of F Sport badging and wheel, knob, doorsill and threshold lists.

The engine / transmission / transmission performance

IS 250 engine 2.5-liter V6 produces 204 horsepower 6400 rpm and 185 Nm of torque at 4800 rpm. Lexus IS 350 3.5-liter V6 offers a more powerful 306 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 277 Nm torque at 4800 rpm. IS 350 rear-wheel drive model can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Both engines use two variable valve timing, and intelligence (VVT-i), which regulates the timing of both intake and exhaust cams.

Except for the larger displacement, 3.5-liter V6 is different in that it increases the injection port to direct fuel injection. Light-and medium-sized load, these additional injectors help produce a precise burn to optimize power and efficiency. Two of the exhaust system reduces backpressure at higher engine speeds.

An indication of the six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddles is standard on the Lexus IS 350 and IS 250 AWD models. The IS 250 RWD comes standard with a manual six-speed network transmission with steering wheel paddles optional automatic.

Chassis / body / suspension / Tyres / Brakes

Lexus IS models provide a sporty driving experience while offering a smooth, quiet ride. components Suspension Double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension use high strength steel and aluminum to reduce unsprung weight. sophisticated monotube dampers incorporate multi-leaf linear control valves to optimize damping force, plus rebound springs to control internal body firmer, without degrading ride comfort.

All-wheel drive system available for the IS 250 and IS 350 offers more grip in various situations. planetary gear center differential and a wet clutch-type multi-disc front brake control and rear power distribution. normally sends 70 percent of the available power to the rear wheels to provide the performance advantages of a rear wheel drive cars and varies the torque-split ratio of 30:70 and 50:50 in response to driving conditions and driver input . The AWD system is an electronic control strategy takes inputs such as steering angle and throttle driver activity combined with vehicle signals from wheel speed and yaw rate sensors.

Help IS models, traction and dynamic stability of the vehicle integrated management (vDIMM). More advanced than traction and stability systems other vDIMM are designed to accelerate the emergence of a vehicle skid or slide and help resolve the situation with a combination of braking and throttle control. VDIMM integration provides precise management for Electric Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle stability (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and engine torque (via the throttle electronically controlled). The driver can disable the VSC via "TRAC OFF" which may be useful in certain situations.

The Lexus IS 350 is the brake system with ventilated discs front and rear aluminum calipers on the front with four pistons. Standard tires are all season performance 225/45R17 front and 245/45R17 rear (225/45R17 on IS 250 and IS 350 AWD). Eighteen-inch wheels are available.

Security Features Security /

Reinforced cockpit to protect passengers in the front and rear crush structures. pre-tensioners and force limiters for front and outboard rear. In addition, Advanced Dual-front airbags and front seat side airbags, the Lexus supplemental restraint system (SRS) and the IS includes side-curtain airbags that extend beyond the C-pillar and the pillar of the airbag knees and driver and front passenger. front passenger airbag has two rooms, creating a hollow in the middle of a collision, which helps to provide a total protection of passengers.

IS 250 offers optional high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Lexus IS 350 models have standard HID headlights with LED daytime running lights and headlight washers. The rearview camera that comes with the optional navigation system, automatically projects an image of what the lens can detect behind the car on the navigation screen when the transmission is in reverse. The exterior mirrors integrated turn signals.

The optional Intuitive Park Assist (IPA) system uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects close to the front and rear bumpers to help warn the driver and showing distance to objects multi-information display within the speedometer. When everything is a model is also equipped with the optional navigation system, information on detected objects is shown in detail the system of seven-inch touch screen.

Luxury / comfort and amenities

Lexus IS models have a standard leather trim seats with 10-way power front, vehicles are competitive with leather interior as an option. The standard equipment in many IS models also control dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear vents and a pollen filter (plus a smog filter on the Lexus IS 350), power sunroof with one touch open / manual tilt close and seven open position parameters, and telescopic steering wheel, all power windows with auto up / down feature and jam protection, Homelink ® and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The AWD models feature standard heated seats. The SmartAccess keyless entry and start button start allows the driver to keep the access fob in a pocket or bag.

The standard Lexus Premium Audio system features a six-disc CD changer in the dash, 194-watt (maximum) total power, 13 speakers, iPod ® / USB, Bluetooth ® hands-free streaming music and radio integrated satellite receiver. The automatic sound level (ASL) maintains consistent sound levels at different speeds.

Luxury Options

Luxury Plus package includes optional wood trim, perforated leather seats front seats, trim and heated and ventilated seats and three-position memory, steering wheel and outside mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, power tilt and telescopic steering column and auto-dimming exterior mirrors.

Like all Lexus models, propose its own version of Mark Levinson ® Premium Surround Sound is available in combination with the optional DVD navigation system with touch screen. It has 14 speakers 5.1 audio separate multi-channel playback with 7.1 channel architecture. Its 10 amplifier channels provide 300 watts of total power from 0.1 percent total harmonic distortion (THD). Mark Levinson system plays conventional CDs and DVDs plus CDs MP3/WMA-formatted. DVD movies can be viewed on the color screen navigation system optional seven-inch touch when the parking brake is engaged.

Lexus also offers a telematics system, Lexus Enform ® with security CONNECT ® which is available via subscription. Free one year trial subscription is included on all purchases of new Lexus vehicles equipped with these features. Safety Connect is standard on all vehicles, while the Lexus Enform Safety Connect for cars equipped with optional navigation system. Lexus Enform and security centers CONNECT response function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Enform Lexus vehicles are ready for planting subscriptions to a variety of innovative services, including XM XM ® NavTraffic ™ and XM NavWeather Sports and XM Stocks. XM service, an XM subscription distinction. Sports and XM shares comes with a subscription to XM Radio. XM offers all services free trial subscription of 90 days.


Lexus IS sedans show a strong family reminiscent of the Lexus GS models and the creation of its own distinctively sporty identity. In particular, the wide track stance and long term, combined with well-shaped body, is to give the sport, road-hungry yet sophisticated style. contours of the body in the form of caution, a thin Ducktail curve back door, and "air kick" tail lamps contribute to a low 0.28 coefficient of drag (Cd).

A highly rigid body structure is the starting point of the intrusion of noise control. Strategically placed noise suppression materials, including special windows and door seals, acoustic windshield and asphalt sheeting, take over from there.

Interior Design

IS cab models offer a display of luxury and intelligently designed controls that are easy to see and use. Clear and bright and intelligent instruments Optitron integrated metallic trim, or available eye maple trim, which contributes to an elegant and sporty. Premium interior materials and meticulous attention to detail convey the Lexus identity.

multi-information display located in the speedometer and trip computer to combine the oil maintenance reminder and warning system, all grouped in one convenient location. When equipped with Intuitive Park Assist available (IPA), can show a car icon location and distance of objects detected near the bumpers.

F Sport Performance Accessories

Lexus offers a choice of F Sport Performance Accessories for the IS models, including supporting improved performance as wheels 19 inch forged alloy brake upgrades, suspension, air intake, exhaust, etc.. F Sport Performance Accessories Lexus USA was developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). When installed by a licensed dealer is the accessories that are under warranty for 12 months or the remainder of the new vehicle warranty, whichever is greater.