Lexus IS250 Sports Manual Specifications and Test Report

All the attributes that made the origional IS200such an admired vehicle have been honed, polished and refined. The New IS250 Sport is one of best vehicles the class has to offer and is a exiting vehicle to drive .

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Lexus IS250 Sports Manual
February 2006
Report No. 772, by NRMA Motoring Information Services
LIKES
Excellent ride quality Standard features Fit and finish The smallest member of the Lexus family – the IS200, has in keeping with others models in the range been replaced with an all new model, the IS250. It has huge shoes to fill. Whilst the old IS200 wasn\’t the most spirited performer it endeared itself to a large number of prestige buyers that previously would have only considered a European purchase. The new contemporary body design looks more aggressive than its predecessor, with large flares covering the 18 inch alloy wheels. The sweet sounding 2 litre inline six cylinder engine that powered the IS200 has been replaced with a larger 2.5 litre V6 engine with direct injection. The power output has increased to 157kW but with the power increase, and new design comes an increase in weight.
DISLIKES
Restrictive feel for space for front occupants Remote key
VALUE FOR MONEY
PRICING There are three models in the lineup; the IS 250, IS250 Sports and IS250 Sports Luxury. Prices start at $53,890 for the IS250 with the six speed manual transmission, the next level IS250 Sports is $67,400, (manual), and the IS 250 sports Luxury tops the range with a price tag of $78,500. The Sports Luxury is available in automatic transmission only, and the auto is a $2,600 option on the sports and standard IS250. STANDARD FEATURES Just because it\’s the baby of the Lexus fleet, don\’t think that it\’s not going to be well appointed. The standard features list is over 6 pages long and puts many of its rivals to shame. Automatic climate control air conditioning with dual zone control, electric windows with drivers auto down and up function, electrically operated `moonroof\’, power operated steering column with memory for tilt and reach, automatic rain sensing wipers, high intensity Xenon headlamps with active cornering function and 18 inch alloy wheels are some of the key features. The options available are limited to a premium sound system, DVD player, Satellite navigation and a Rear View Camera with Guide Assist. These options are offered as a combined package
DESIGN & FUNCTION
SPACE & PRACTICALITY Being the smallest Lexus in the model range it\’s no surprise that cabin dimensions are fairly tight. This tight feeling was one aspect of the new Lexus that took some time to adjust to. The tapered roofline and thick curved front A pillars combine to make the driver and
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE Type… V6 24 valve DOHC Capacity in litres … 2,500 Induction… Direct injection Fuel recommendation … 95 Ron or higher Claimed max. power … 153kW@6,400rpm Claimed max. torque… 252Nm@4,800rpm TRANSMISSION Type… Six speed manual Driving wheels… Rear WHEELS …Alloy Tyres …Dunlop. F 225/40X18. R255/40X18 Spare … Space saver STEERING Type… Power/ Electric rack and pinion Turns lock to lock … 2.8 Turning circle… 11.4m DIMENSIONS Mass… 1625kg Length… 4575mm Width 1800 (incl. mirrors2010 mm) … Height … 1425mm Ground clearance (measured) …100mm Seating capacity … 5 Fuel tank capacity …65 Litres TOWING Max. towed mass (trailer plus load)1500 Max. NRMA THEFT RATING Points on 0-120 scale (high score best) … NA WARRANTY … 4 Year/100,000km MANUFACTURED IN … Japan
TEST RESULTS
ACCELERATION 50 – 80 km/h (in third gear )… 5.8 sec 60 -100 km/h (in third gear )… 7.2 sec 0 -80 km/h…7 sec 0 – 100 km/h… 10 sec 0 – 400 metres … 17.1sec FUEL CONSUMPTION (litres/100 km) Average (ADR81/01)… 9.8 BRAKING Distance to stop from 80 km/h… 25 metres NOISE Interior at constant 80 km/h …65 dB(A)

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