2015 Lexus IS-F Price Specs and Release Date
With the Lexus RC F coupe having been recently released, Lexus confirmed the release of the new 2015 Lexus IS-F. This new generation could be ready for release by the start of next year. To most this sounds like it’s a long wait and others have already booked units through the window provided by Lexus. This model is set to effectively compete against the upcoming C 63 AMG and the BMW M3 and with its delayed release; Lexus is expected to provide an impressive vehicle that will make the wait worthy.
This model will be available in both sedan and coupe versions and is likely that it will lose some of the engines that we are used to. This car is set to be popular once it hits the market as it will come complete with a high quality finish, luxury cabin and good performance.
Lexus IS-F Design and Interior
At first the 2015 Lexus IS-F was criticized for being an overly tough ride when it was first showcased as a concept and Lexus decided to retouch on that by giving this model fine, suspension, a Torsen rear differential and also updated its electronic power-steering system. It also has enhanced damper and spring rates besides the large diameter stabilizer bars which give this mode a responsive and crisp handling.
2015 Lexus IS-F exterior also has major upgrades that have seen this model have an outstanding look. These modifications, mainly touch on the aerodynamic lines that have been redesigned to give this new model better maneuverability and to greatly reduce drag; it has new design side mirrors with indicators in the rear ends. It will maintain its grille design, but shall have new headlamps that incorporate the LED running lights and new design tail lights that cut well into the rear side of each wing.
Other recent changes are the; new IP meter/gauges, a silver colored steering wheel, its sport button shall now be on the steering for easy access and a dark aluminum composite finish and ornamentation. The trims with the black interior will come with the Alcantara seat inserts and shall also have leather bolsters which boost its sporty appearance. The previous Terra Cotta interior will now be replaced by a black and orange interior with contrasting stitching flaunting the IS F’s new attitude.
For its entertainment and other interior features this model will be equipped with a large touch screen display that will come with the Enform information system-which lets one access Bing, iHeartRadio, open table, movieticket.com, Yelp, Pandora and Facebook via connectivity with the supported smart phones.
The following are the standard features expected on this 2015 Lexus IS-F model versions; perforated genuine leather upholstery, 6-disc CD changer with 13 speakers for premium audio sound, AUX/USB inputs, Sirius XM satellite radio aluminum pedals, 19 inch aluminum alloy wheels and an enhanced Bluetooth and audio connectivity.
Performance of new 2015 Lexus IS-F
This 2015 Lexus IS-F will have a single engine that will power it. This is the; 5.0l V8 engine that will deliver a powerful 416hp and 371lb-ft torque and only 6,600rpm and 5,200rpm respectively. This powerful engine is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission with there being an option for the manual gearbox. The automatic gearbox will feature a unique torque converter lock up that will allow for faster shifting.
This will make this car have the ability to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds and also maintain a great fuel economy of 18mpg-city and 23mpg-highway. Lexus recently confirmed that this new model will have a top speed of 185mph while in the U.S it will be limited to just 168mph.
2015 Lexus IS-F Price and release date
2015 Lexus IS-F will be available in different trims, which all shall have their different prices. These are; the; IS 250 Starting at $36,550, the IS 250 F SPORT Starting at $40,135, the IS 350 Starting at $40,065 and lastly the IS 350 F SPORT Starting at $44,155. The exact release date of 2015 Lexus IS-F is not yet confirmed but we expect this car to be out by the wake of 2015.
See also: http://www.lexus.com/models/IS