2012 Lexus IS-F

LEXUS IS F




At Lexus, was nicknamed "the beast". Furthermore, we stick to "2012 IS F" F as in Fuji Speedway, the famous Japanese circuit. Is that this variant of the Lexus luxury sedan is the sport of driving - the market share of the BMW M3 , Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG and Cadillac CTS-V .


Ultra Strong limousines are not the domain of the Germans. The Japanese Lexus IS-F is a fascinating alternative when it comes to package performance and driving pleasure to discreetly hide in a discreet envelope.
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The driving assistance system VDIM can be set in three different modes of dynamic - or off completely. And on circuit, the pilot will have all the freedom you want.

However, the passenger is not without its luxury: Bluetooth connectivity, stereo with 13 speakers, navigation system, steering column, electrically adjustable leather seats and Alcantara ... nothing is missing. Note also the smart key, the bi-xenon headlights and windscreen wipers automatically activated by rain.





The Japanese luxury brand Lexus in Europe is nowhere near the point of penetration of the German top dogs, but it has created an attractive niche ├ľkomobilen demanding. No one survived the hybrid concept consistently positioned higher than the Toyota subsidiary, nowhere is the electrification solved convincingly. A brand entirely to the taste environmentalist industry critic, then, would there not another side, a dark and fascination that you can not resist: We're talking about the activities of the mark under the heading "F".
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The Japanese luxury brand Lexus in Europe is nowhere near the point of penetration of the German top dogs, but it has created an attractive niche ├ľkomobilen demanding. No one survived the hybrid concept consistently positioned higher than the Toyota subsidiary, nowhere is the electrification solved convincingly. A brand entirely to the taste environmentalist industry critic, then, would there not another side, a dark and fascination that you can not resist: We're talking about the activities of the mark under the heading "F".
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The rear-wheel-driven Lexus IS, a compact sports sedan of classic proportions, is a perfect technical base for the F-variant, with its uprated five-liter V8. He works with a visible bulging front hood, its maximum power is at 6,600 r / min, which is a naturally aspirated exceptionally high torque of 505 Nm at 5200 r / min available. Result: The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h takes just 4.8 seconds and a governed top speed of 270 km / h This sets the IS-F is a comfortable distance between himself and the German offers that are still - get a subject in the 80 years and received commitment of 250 km / h - at least in Serientrim. The combined fuel consumption is given as 11.6 liters per 100 kilometers - and the value can be restrained in lead foot reach.

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Under the hood is a 5.0 L V8, 416-hp and 371 lb-ft of torque - enough to take the fireball from 0 to 100 km / h in under five seconds. An automatic transmission equipped with a manual mode and paddle shifters, switches the eight reports smooth and fast.

In terms of braking, "the beast" is equipped with ventilated discs, size 14.2-inch front and 13.6-inch rear and brake pads from directly from Brembo.


This reluctance is in the IS-F but exceptionally difficult because of changes at low speeds as brave innocence occurring eight-cylinder in its character around 4,000 U / min, almost like a button. Then the engine is approaching its maximum power and torque, and the combination of air intake, combustion and exhaust note takes on a brilliant character. The sharper the car will approach taken, the more attentive he interprets the commands of the driver. The normally soft-switching eight-speed automatic flash, then throws the desired response, accompanied by aufbellendem Between gas, and the Japanese formally reacts with its Torsen limited-slip differential then to take the next bend in a controlled drift. It is exceptionally easy with this car, but the driver should be prepared - and especially in wet weather, the force should not be underestimated, which is headed to the rear wheels. The amount supplied by Brembo brake system bites to bite and is also a high continuous load growth.
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Despite his talents as an extreme athlete, the IS-F is good as a long-distance car. The suspension is taut, the comfort satisfactory. For the well-being is the class standard in accordance with spacious interior, which is enhanced in this version with sports seats and silver shimmering fiber-optic applications. The instrumentation with the dominant tachometer and digital speedometer is designed more sporty, which met at the site shifted analog speedometer more of a decorative function. By the way, waiting for the 70 600 € expensive IS-F with a very complete standard equipment that includes a hard drive navigation system with a now somewhat dusty graphics. In the compact charge list are only the metallic paint, a glass sunroof and a combination of adaptive cruise control and over-priced pre-crash system.
Compared to its competitors mentioned above, the strong IS-F compete without compromise. The image of the brand he's doing well anyway. For if you look like staged by electrification and hybrid modules as the savior of the environment - but always intriguing is the dark side. Especially when it occurs in such perfection.
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