Performance

IS LINE

TRACK-TUNED CHASSIS

Lexus IS shown in Atomic Silver.

TRACK-TUNED CHASSIS

The most track-tested Lexus IS ever boasts an arsenal of ways to connect to and command the road like never before.
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EIGHT-SPEED SPORT DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

Interior of the Lexus IS shown with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

EIGHT-SPEED SPORT DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

Brace yourself for an uninhibited driving experience. For added engagement and lightning-fast gear changes, every IS features steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The IS all-wheel drive models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, while rear-wheel drive models boast the same quick-shifting, eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission used in Lexus F models. In addition to including downshift throttle-blipping for more precise shifting and quicker response, the rear-wheel drive IS models are so advanced that their shifting varies with G-forces, allowing a lower gear to be held throughout the turn, providing maximum response when accelerating out.

PERFORMANCE DRIVING MODES

Interior of the Lexus IS showing Drive Mode Select.

PERFORMANCE DRIVING MODES

Customize your dose of adrenaline. Drive Mode Select enables you to make your IS more responsive or efficient with a simple turn of a dial.
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IS F SPORT

F SPORT STYLING

Interior of the Lexus IS F SPORT shown in Rioja Red NuLuxe.

F SPORT STYLING

Aggressively styled, the IS F SPORT is designed to stimulate the senses, inside and out.
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PERFORMANCE-INSPIRED INSTRUMENTATION

Interior of the Lexus IS shown with LFA-inspired instrumentation.

PERFORMANCE-INSPIRED INSTRUMENTATION

Nearly identical to the digital gauges in the world-renowned LFA supercar, the instrument cluster in the IS F SPORT models features a digital display that moves in concert with a sliding bezel, expanding and retracting digital readouts when information is accessed.

F SPORT HANDLING

Lexus IS F SPORT shown in Ultra White.

F SPORT HANDLING

Exclusive F SPORT features, like an available Torsen®* limited-slip rear differential, take thrilling performance to the next level.
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F SPORT STYLING

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IS 350

311 HORSEPOWER*
280 lb-ft TORQUE*
V6 3.5-LITER ENGINE

V6 POWER

Illustration showing the Lexus IS engine.

V6 POWER

Boasting impressive horsepower, the 3.5-liter V6 engine with 311 horsepower* demands its share of attention. But the technology inside is also noteworthy. Advanced tuning enhances fuel efficiency, while weight reduction was achieved by using advanced casting techniques and shaving off material, down to the micron. Available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

IS 300 AWD

260 HORSEPOWER*
6.1 0–60 MPH (SEC)*
26 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
V6 ENGINE

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Lexus IS shown in Nebula Gray Pearl.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Fun doesn't take the day off for foul weather. By automatically allocating engine power between the front and rear axles from 50/50 to as much as 30/70, all-wheel drive can help provide enhanced traction and control on a wide range of road surfaces and conditions.

IS 300

241 HORSEPOWER*
8 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
30 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
Turbo In-Line 4 ENGINE

TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE

Lexus IS shown in Atomic Silver.

TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE

Bold design is only one way the new IS stands apart from the crowd. When developing the IS 300, we didn’t outsource our turbocharger design like some automakers. It was engineered with our own highly evolved twin-scroll turbocharger technology. The result? Impressive power and low-end torque that deliver responsive performance you can feel the moment you accelerate.
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