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IS F Model Details

2008
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The all-new IS F is a high-performance sports car that boasts a level of handling and capability normally associated with exotics. The 5.0-liter V8 produces 416 horsepower [1] and 371 lb-ft of torque [1]. The eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission can upshift in just 0.1 seconds. As powerful as it is impressive, the IS F sets new levels for performance luxury. Features for the 2008 model include:
- Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [2] with Sport Mode
- 19-inch BBS® forged aluminum wheels [3]
- High-performance Brembo® brakes [4]
- Eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission
- Perforated leather-trimmed interior
- Lexus Premium Sound System with 13 speakers and an auxiliary input
- Four-passenger seating

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Engine & Performance
Engine Type V8, 90-degree with aluminum block and cylinder heads  
Horsepower 416 @ 6,600 RPM [1]  
Torque (lb-ft) 371 @ 5,200 RPM [1]  
Displacement (L /cu in) 5.0-liter, 4,969 cm3 [4] / 303.2 cu in  
Valvetrain DOHC, 32-valve, intake camshaft with electronic Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-iE), exhaust camshaft with hydraulic Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)  
Designation 2UR-GSE  
Bore x Stroke 3.70 in x 3.52 in  
Compression Ratio 11.8:1  
Emission Certification Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II)  
Maximum Engine Speed (redline) 6,800 RPM  
Performance    
0 - 60 mph (mfg. estimates) 4.6 sec [1] [5]  
Top Track Speed (mfg. estimates – electronically limited) 170 mph [1] [5]  
1/4-Mile Acceleration (sec) 13.0 [1] [5]  
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.30  
Fuel Economy
City (mpg) – EPA estimated 16 [6]  
Highway (mpg) - EPA estimated 23 [6]  
Fuel Capacity 16.9 gal  
Fuel System SFI D-4 direct and port fuel injection system  
Fuel Requirement Premium 91 octane unleaded  
Transmission & Drivetrain
Drive Type Rear-wheel drive  
Transmission Type Eight-speed sport Direct-Shift automatic with paddle shifters and Manual mode  
Gear Ratios    
1st 4.596  
2nd 2.724  
3rd 1.863  
4th 1.464  
5th 1.231  
6th 1.000  
7th 0.824  
8th 0.685  
Rev 2.176  
Differential Gear Ratio 2.937  
Body & Chassis
Body Type Five-passenger high-performance luxury sport sedan  
Doors Four  
Construction Welded-steel unibody  
  High-tensile strength sheet metal used on 40 percent of the body for lightweight rigidity  
  Braces installed between the rear subframe and front floor reinforcement provide torsional and transverse rigidity  
  Rust-resistant steel used on main body parts  
  Resin rocker moldings add durability and chip resistance to lower body panels  
  Use of rigid, low-density foam-type asphalt sheets help reduce noise and vibration  
  Foam material in side members/pillars used to help reduce wind noise  
  Narrow and precise body panel gaps  
  Flush surface body panel and glass  
  One-piece color-keyed Super Olefin Polymer front and rear bumpers  
  Acoustic glass windshield to reduce noise  
Suspension    
Suspension, Front Double-wishbone with high-mount upper arms, high-rate coil springs w/bound stopper, monotube gas-filled shock absorbers, large-diameter hollow stabilizer bar  
Suspension, Rear Multilink suspension, high-rate coil springs w/bound stopper, monotube gas-filled shock absorbers, large-diameter stabilizer bar  
Steering    
Steering Electronic Power Steering (EPS): Vehicle speed-sensing coaxial rack & pinion, power assist, F-sport™ mode adjustable  
     Overall Ratio 13.6:1  
Turns (Lock to Lock) 2.91  
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 33.5 ft  
Brakes    
Brakes Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes (Brembo® manufactured for Lexus) [4] with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [7]  
Discs, Front (in) 14.2-in drilled rotors with six-piston opposed aluminum calipers, high-friction brake pads [4]  
Discs, Rear (in) 13.6-in drilled rotors with two-piston opposed aluminum calipers, high-friction brake pads [4]  
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) Four-sensor, four-channel  
Wheels & Tires
Wheel Size/Type 19 x 8 in front / 19 x 9 in rear; directional 10-spoke forged aluminum alloy (BBS® manufactured for Lexus) [8]  
Tire Size/Type 225/40YR19 front – 255/35YR19 rear  
Spare Tire and Wheel Temporary spare  
Tire Brands Bridgestone Potenza, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 (both built to IS F spec)  
Safety & Security
Airbag    
  Dual-stage driver’s and front passenger’s airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [9]  
  Front passenger’s twin chamber airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [9]  
  Driver and front passenger knee airbags Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [9]  
  Front seat-mounted side airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [9]  
  Front and rear side curtain airbags Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) [9]  
Electronic Traction Control Traction Control (TRAC)  
Electronic Stability Control Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)  [2] with cutoff switch and both Normal and Sport modes [integrates VSC, TRAC, ABS, EBD, BA, EPS, and throttle input] and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)  [10]  
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) Front-ventilated and rear-ventilated disc brakes  [4] with single brake booster and four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)  
Braking Assist Brake Assist [7]  
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)  
Pre-Collision System (PCS) Radar  [11]

Optional

Electronic Tire Pressure Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System  [12]  
Frame Impact-absorbing door and body construction  
Impact Resistance Impact-dissipating soft upper headliner and pillars  
  Impact-absorbing structures integrated in engine hood, fenders and cowl  
  Front-and rear-door side-impact beams  
Crumple Zones Front and rear energy-managing crumple zones  
Steering Column Collapsible steering column  
Seatbelts Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, front and rear outboard with pre-tensioners and force-limiters; height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors  
Locking Seatbelt Control Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) and Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) function for all positions except driver (driver's only equipped with ELR)  
Child Restraint Child Restraint Seat (CRS) top tether anchor brackets (adopted to comply with phase-in of the new CRS Anchorage Points Regulation)  
Child Safety Locks Manual for the rear passenger doors, window lock button on driver door control  
Electronic Park Assist Intuitive Parking Assist

Optional

Anti-Theft Protection Vehicle theft-deterrent system with engine immobilizer  [13]  
  Remote-activated, SmartAccess-linked illuminated entry [14] (dome-light ring illuminates when doors are unlocked, remains illuminated for 15 seconds or until door is opened)  
  Multifunction in-key remote  
  Entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open and “panic” features, volume-adjustable confirmation tone and rolling code technology  
Defogger Auto-off timer for rear window  
Windshield Wipers Variable intermittent wipers with mist cycle  
  Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle  
Mirrors Power-adjustable, auto-folding outside mirrors with puddle lamps  
  Electrochromic auto-dimming outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse  
Glass Water-repellent front-door glass  
First Aid Kit Included  
Tool Kit Included  
Exterior Specs
Length (in/mm) 183.5 / 4,660  
Width (in/mm) 71.5 / 1,815  
Height (unloaded) (in / mm) 55.7 / 1,415  
Wheelbase (in/mm) 107.5 / 2,730  
Tread Width    
Front (in / mm) 61.4 / 1,560  
Rear (in / mm) 59.6 / 1,515  
Weight Distribution 54% front / 46% rear  
Fuel Capacity 16.9 gal  
Exterior Features
Headlamps Bi-Xenon™ HID, auto-leveling headlamps Smoked bezel  
  Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)  
  LED brake, tail and license plate lamps  
  Puddle lamps (mounted on underside of outer mirrors) Daytime Running Lights (DRL); illuminated running boards  
Running Lights Daytime Running Lights (DRL)  
Foglamps Integrated foglamps  
Taillamps LED brake, tail and license plate lamps  
Windshield Wipers Variable intermittent wipers with mist cycle  
  Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle  
Mirrors Color-keyed electrochromic outside rearview mirrors with memory  
Glass Top shade/tinted glass on front windshield  
  Ultraviolet and infrared ray–reducing glass on all windows  
Fenders Wide front fenders with air vents  
Spoiler Aerodynamic rear spoiler  
Exhaust Quad exhaust tips  
"F" logo "F" logo on fenders and rear badging  
Interior Specs
Seating Capacity Four  
Headroom, Front (in/mm) 37.2 (39.0 without moonroof) / 945 (991 w/o moonroof)  
Headroom, Rear (in/mm) 36.7 (36.9 without moonroof) / 932 (937 w/o moonroof)  
Legroom, Front (in/mm) 43.9 / 1,115  
Legroom, Rear (in/mm) 30.6 / 777  
Shoulder Room, Front (in/mm) 54.4 / 1,382  
Shoulder Room, Rear (in/mm) 52.7 / 1,339  
Hip Room, Front (in / mm) 54.1 / 1,374  
Hip Room, Rear (in / mm) 53.7 / 1,364  
EPA Passenger Volume 85.7 cu ft (88.3 without moonroof)  
EPA Cargo Volume 13.3 cu ft  
Interior Features
Interior Trim Leather-trimmed interior with "F" logo embroidered in sides of seat cushions  
  Blue or Terra Cotta accents exclusive to "F" marque

Optional

  Steering wheel and rear-seat console with "F" logo  
  Hand-finished aluminized composite trim  
  Piano black center-console trim

Optional

  Fabric sun visors and headliner  
  One-piece cut pile carpeting  
  Two front and two rear articulating assist grips  
Armrest Front center armrest  
Center Console Rear seat center console in four-seat configuration  
  Leather-trimmed sport seats with enhanced lateral support, four-seat sport configuration; "F" badging on console and side of each seat  
Seats 10-way power front sport seats, including power lumbar support, and three-position memory for driver and front passenger  
  Heated front seats  
  Height-adjustable front-shoulder belt anchors  
  Rear-seat trunk pass-through  
Coin Holder Coin holder  
Cupholder Console-mounted dual rear cupholders  
  One front cupholder located behind the shift lever and one cupholder in the center console  
Memory Systems Lexus Memory System to control power driver’s seat (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel  
  Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) [15] to customize select electronic functions  
Comfort & Convenience
Cruise Control Cruise control  
  Dynamic Radar Cruise Control  [16]

Optional

Air Conditioning Automatic  
Climate Control Dual-zone automatic climate control with automatic recirculation mode and smog sensor  
Air Filtration Dust/pollen interior air filter  
Navigation System Voice-activated DVD Navigation System [17] with backup camera  [18] and Bluetooth® technology [19]

Optional

Bluetooth® Technology Included with voice-activated DVD Navigation System [17] [19]

Optional

Backup Camera Full-color display  [18]

Optional

Remote Keyless Entry SmartAccess  [14] [13]  
Remote Keyless Ignition SmartAccess  [14] [13]  
Push-Button Ignition Start/Stop push-button ignition  
Remote Windows Remote-linked windows  
Moonroof Power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch activation and sliding sunshade  
HomeLink® Transceiver Operates compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems  
Anti-Theft Protection Theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer [13] system  
Power Windows Power windows with one-touch up/down  
Power Door Locks Power door locks with anti lock-out  
  Speed-sensitive, shift-linked automatic door lock/unlock  
Power Mirrors Power-adjustable, auto-folding outside mirrors with puddle lamps  
Heated Seats, Front Heated front seats  
Steering Wheel Controls Power tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering wheel with memory  
Retained Accessory Power Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof  
Illuminated Entry Illuminated entry system  
Instrumentation LCD-type electronic digital twin trip meters and odometer display  
  Voltage and Oil Temperature Gauge  
  Fog lamp indicator  
  Door courtesy lights, glovebox light and trunk light  
Outside Temperature Gauge External temperature display  
  External temperature display  
Compass Rearview mirror compass  
Scuff Plates Aluminum  
Defogger Rear window defogger with timer  
Fuel Cap Fuel cap hanger  
Wipers Rain-sensing wipers  
  Variable intermittent wipers with mist cycle  
Miscellaneous Articulating assist grips (two front/two rear)  
  Covered center-console storage box  
  Retractable coat hooks  
Audio & Entertainment
Standard Audio System Lexus Premium Sound System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer  
Speakers 13 speakers with high-power amplifier  
Audio System Mark Levinson® 14-speaker 300-watt at less than 0.1% THD, 20-20,000 Hz [20] Reference Surround Sound Audio System [21] with 7.1 architecture and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer.

Optional

Satellite Radio XM® Satellite Radio [22] [23]  
MP3 Audio Input Plug Auxiliary iPod® [24]/MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) port  
Antenna Rear glass-imprinted radio antenna with separate FM diversity antenna  

©2006-2014 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. All information contained herein applies to U.S. vehicles only.

[1]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [2]Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for further details. [3]19-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [4]High-friction brakes require periodic inspection and measurement as outlined in the Warranty and Services Guide. The pads and rotors are expected to experience greater wear than conventional brakes. Pad life may be less than 20,000 miles, and brake rotor life may be less than 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions. [5]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [6]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [7]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [8]18-in or 19-in tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending on driving conditions. Please see your Lexus dealer for details and other information relating to tire selection. [9]All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. [10]Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for further details. [11]The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for further information. [12]The Tire Pressure Monitor System alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. See Owner's Manual for details. [13]The engine immobilizer is a state-of-the-art anti-theft system. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a SmartAccess fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will only start if the code in the transponder chip inside the key or SmartAccess fob matches the code in the vehicle's immobilizer. Because the transponder chip is embedded in the key or SmartAccess fob, it can be costly to replace. If you lose a key or SmartAccess fob, your Lexus dealer can help. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting www.aloa.org. [14]The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system. [15]The Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) can be programmed in two ways: For most models equipped with the available Navigation System, the driver can modify the settings themselves; for other models, including those without a Navigation System, programming is done by your Lexus dealer via a one-time, complimentary offer during the first 12 months from the date the vehicle is sold. See Lexus dealer for more information. [16]Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. See Owner's Manual for important instructions and cautions. [17]The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. Please see your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. [18]The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather may limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. [19]The Bluetooth® technology phones listed on lexus.com have been tested for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Performance will vary based on phone software version, coverage and your wireless carrier. Phones are warranted by their manufacturer, not Lexus. [20]Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz. [21]Mark Levinson® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. [22]Satellite Radio requires an XM® or SIRIUS® compatible receiver and a subscription service fee after trial. Vehicles without a factory-installed radio receiver require hardware purchase and installation. Please see your Lexus dealer for further details. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to the XM Customer Agreement available at www.xmradio.com or the SIRIUS Terms & Conditions available at www.sirius.com. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. [23]Interface kit for iPod® and XM® or SIRIUS® Radio services are not compatible and are not available in conjunction with one another. [24]iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Back to top