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2011 Lexus IS-F

The 2011 Lexus IS F features a steering system, limited-slip and a suspension setup that’s re-tuned for better handling. reviewers say that the changes are a improvement compared with the model. though the IS F still the performance of rivals like the BMW M3 and CTS-V .

Model Overview

The Lexus IS F is a performance-tuned variant of the Lexus IS. which test praise for its responsive handling and interior electronics.

The Lexus IS F to these attributes with 212 horsepower than the IS 250 and 110 more than the IS 350. For 2011, has made tweaks to the IS F’s suspension and steering, along adding a limited-slip differential to traction. These enhancements for a thrilling ride. “A stint on a country road the F’s newfound handling writes Car and Driver. “Corners are as the driver’s confidence builds. The electric steering feels natural, more like hydraulically boosted steering.” many reviewers say that the IS F can’t quite match the and handling balance of the BMW M3 or the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG .

The 2011 Lexus IS F is equipped a 416-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 engine and automatic transmission with mode.

The IS F blends luxury and performance into an incredibly package. If you’re shopping the BMW M3 or C63 AMG, add IS F to your list. Consumer Guide This suspension changes are a welcome as the car is more livable on city and freeways. The steering also more natural.

The 2011 car has a fairly firm ride, and notably the adaptive suspensions on the M3 and help make those superior for dual-purpose use. Edmunds If the tried-and-true BMW M3 sedan is too for your tastes, the IS F offers performance with additional Wild bodywork, massive and a sports-oriented interior are this strong suits. — Blue Book To describe the LS F as fun to drive would be bland This is an authentic performance car brings smiles to professional instructors and racers on the world’s racetracks. For the average driver, is a car so able, so secure, it changes the way you see the — New Car Test Drive

The Bottom Line

Reviewers say the 2011 Lexus IS F is an exhilarating It’s powerful, fast and well. However, many say the IS F is not as adept as some rivals.

The 2011 BMW M3 sedan, for example, slightly less and features performance specs. While test drivers agree the M3 provides all-around better there is a trade-off. While cars accelerate from to 60 in roughly the same amount of the 2011 Lexus IS F maxes out at 170 which is 15 mph higher than the top speed.

While most drivers may not these limits, it may still to some enthusiasts.

If you’re for even more raw power, the Cadillac CTS-V is well-liked by for its nimble handling and wicked It’s slightly larger and expensive than both the and BMW. but auto writers its 556-horsepower supercharged V8.

That’s 140 horses than the IS F and 142 more the M3. And with a zero to 60 mph time of 3.9 the CTS-V sedan is also quicker than both in a line.

Lexus IS F

With these types of car shoppers should think and hard about what most to them: a higher top superior handling or blistering

Performance Dynamics

Reviewers that the 2011 Lexus IS F is a performance machine that’s even better thanks to new and steering tweaks. Still, test drivers assert its firm suspension still it less useable as a daily They say that options the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG offer performance on-par or better than the IS F, still managing to deliver a suitable ride on daily

Under the hood, the 2011 IS F a 5.0-liter V8 engine that 416 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 371 pound-feet of at 5,200 rpm. Power is to the rear wheels through an Sport Direct-Shift automatic with paddle shifters and mode.

According to Lexus, the 2011 IS F has a top speed of 170 mph and can accelerate from to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The EPA reports that the Lexus IS F nets a city/highway economy of 16/23 mpg.

The Lexus IS F features Brembo brakes and electronic power as well as an independent double suspension in the front and rear.

off shifts with the steering-wheel-mounted doesn’t make us miss a pedal as much as we thought we and the swaps feel as quick as any box’s. — Car and Driver A secure, and nimble feel puts it among the best sedans. — Consumer Traditionalists will bemoan the of a manual transmission, but the eight-speed proves worthy with upshifts and rev-matched downshifts. eight gears sometimes like a couple too many, as the occasionally hunts too much for the one. — Edmunds At blush, we felt that claimed horsepower figures more than a bit conservative. We shattering the highest speed in the U.S. in just two upshifts despite the fact that we disarm the IS F’s stability for the curvy sections, the logic for some very aggressive before kicking in. — Blue Book On the road, the IS F is pleasingly quick, precise and The car emits a low growl and feels on winding roads that bursts of throttle, a brief tap of the and a smooth glide through the apex. — New Car Test

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