2006 Lexus IS350 & IS250 V6 lineup AWD VVT-i – Turbo Magazine

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Lexus IS350

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The redesigned IS represents the core values make the Lexus brand a and plushness. A number of innovative features add to the ownership experience.

The Entry and Start opens the and allows you to start the engine by a button without inserting a Simply have the key fob on your and you’ll have full to the vehicle. Radar cruise keeps the distance between the IS and the car in consistent.

It also works the Pre-Collision System to pre-tension the and prep the airbag when is eminent.

The outgoing IS 300 wasn’t as as Lexus would have While the reason for this was around a bit at the long lead, it was to us: The IS 300 was based on the JDM Toyota Altezza as such, performance rather luxury was the aim.

For 2006 the Lexus IS line has to offer three distinct the IS 250, IS 250 AWD and IS 350. The new car is 3.5 inches three inches wider and an additional 2.4 inches of wheelbase to the IS 300.

The look of the new IS draws the L-Finesse design philosophy of Lexus concept cars. it is smooth and seductive in all the right we are creatures of habit, so we hurriedly the hood to see the powerplant.In this we were met with a leading-edge which could very be a sign of things to come for years. The old IS 300 inline six, spawned turbo kits and swaps, is gone and an entirely V6 powerplant motivates the new IS.

These new 2.5-liter 4GR-FSE and 3.5-liter technologically advanced direct-injection systems, dual VVT-i and innovative controls and hard

Conventional injection introduces in the intake port area of the and aims it at the intake valve. Air and pass the valve and enter the chamber where the compression creates the charged-air mixture. injection moves the injector the combustion chamber where a more exact mixture can be because the intake runners the opening of the intake valve are no involved with fuel

Also, better fuel can be realized thanks to a more injector spray pattern. the use of a high-pressure fuel system, in the pump is driven by a dedicated on the exhaust cam, and a proprietary injector, a fan-shaped spray is generated. This pattern and specialized tuning maps the V6 to deliver the often-opposing elements of economy and ULEV emissions.

The plot thickens with the IS 2GR-FSE engine, which a staged injection system secondary injectors positioned at the However, unlike traditional injection where the secondary come online as boost is or high load is realized, setup runs only the injectors at high loads.

The … goes well the fueling system, as the valvetrain some substantial attention. Variable Valve Timing Intelligence (VVT-i) system was to include both intake and cams. Previous VVT-i incorporated only the intake

The new valvetrain also uses rockers with hydraulic adjusters. These improvements for more precise control of all of combustion, which is key to the GR family’s combination of power and efficiency.

Lexus IS350

We drove the new IS from Pasadena, to Willow Springs for some hot on the road circuit. While the IS was a tad out of on the high-speed big track at Willow, the vividly illustrated the differences the models.

The IS 350 was the star of the show. it is easy to point to its 102-hp it was the additional 92 lb-ft of torque made the biggest seat-of-the impression. With 18-inch tires the IS 350 was a more-than-willing dance running a consistent 15 to 20 mph faster at the end of the than the 250s.

The paddle-shift mode on the 350’s six-speed was a bit frustrating, as the computer decided to actually make the shift it was to do based on throttle position, and other values. In traditional the IS delivered the power and allowed the to focus on vehicle control. The on the manual transmission IS 250 provided no as far as engagement point, which getting maximum performance out of the car a cookie.

The all-wheel-drive 250 was the slowest of the bunch and to get unsettled under high-speed We got the traction control to chime a bit–a sign we were it right–as we explored the handling of these hand-built prototypes.

has questions that the IS line answer. It will be the first vehicle offered for sale in Will it be the portal car the company an entry- luxury offering will introduce the Lexus to a new generation of owners?

As tuning we have questions for the new IS as well. the Altezza lineage was a big part of why the IS 300 was a in the tuning side of the market, one if there is life after the connection is cut. Is the new engine Can the IS 350’s staged injection be as fuel enrichment for forced Will there be a tuning out there for those brave to try?

How much will the car cost?

said pricing was soon to Will a high price tag the IS 300 tuning scene?

It is difficult to how the cards will fall, but it certainly be a soap opera watching.

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