Back to back driving the 2014 Lexus IS350 and BMW 335i | Torque News

18 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Back to back driving the 2014 Lexus IS350 and BMW 335i | Torque News

is the sportier of the two compact sports It depends on if you plan to turn and how throttle response it to you.

is not a full car review. Rather, is a description of how the Lexus IS350, wheel drive sports compared to the BMW 335i with wheel drive on a closed style course. The Lexus has been very carefully for 2014 and Lexus has addressed many saw as shortcomings.

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Lexus IS350 vs. BMW Drivetrains

Both the 2014 IS350 and BMW 335i offer engines with about 300 HP. the BMW needs 2 turbochargers to make power. The Lexus is not turbocharged. made all the difference on the three we drove the car on.

The BMW’s turbos lag, and you take your foot off the gas and floor the accelerator, there is a second of not much at all in the BMW. BOOM! The turbos come on. you may need to turn by then, so the never gets the power. The lunges off the line with more linear power.

On a long stretch of road no turns the BMW will beat the However, for about half the you could buy a Camaro SS that beat the BMW in that single Sports sedans are not drag (only).

Short course Lexus IS350 vs. BMW 335i

Turbo lag was not the worst problem the BMW. When you throw the BMW side to side in aggressive the stability control nanny on too strong, too fast, and then give you the car back. It retards the way too long. Longer than any car at the (Audi, Mercedes included) and you sit saying, “where is the power.” it does come back you still have to wait for the to spool up.

Other participants of the event Many not used to turbocharged were shocked.

The 2014 IS350 danced from to cone, very neutral in its In terms of handling the BMW understeers so you would think it was a front economy car. The BMW under-steered its way the course from start to Meaning it plowed.

Why buy a rear-drive sedan if it is going to plow pushed hard by the driver? The on stock tires can be made to the tail out a bit. The IS350 has more tire, on lower rims of greater diameter.

For us, the non-F-Sport variant is the clear

Please note: The video, of and LexusISRideAndDrive, shows the of the three courses we drove to the vehicles.

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