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Old 05-08-19, 06:11 PM
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Is Anyone Buying the IS 300 F Sport Black Line?
By Thomas Mabson

It's a limited edition, but did anyone hear the siren's call for this IS?


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Old 05-08-19, 07:53 PM
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If it was available in a 350 I'd consider it.
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I don't see the problem. It's an appearance package, much like the F-Sport, Coach Edition, and Pebble Beach thing. None add more power and none claim to.
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Seems pretty normal to offer an appearance package on a car like that.
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Other than the interior trim, I don’t see a lot of differences from my obsidian IS F Sport.
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Originally Posted by Fizzboy7 View Post
I don't see the problem. It's an appearance package, much like the F-Sport, Coach Edition, and Pebble Beach thing. None add more power and none claim to.
The 350 adds more power. That's my point. lol

They should have offered it in the 300 and 350 trims.
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How glorious would it be for Lexus to make a new IS F? Pretty please, Toyota????
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Originally Posted by arentz07 View Post
The 350 adds more power. That's my point. lol

They should have offered it in the 300 and 350 trims.
Not sure why they never seem to do these special editions on the 350. Just like the Crafted Line, which was only available on the IS250 back in 2015.
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Other than the seats what's different?
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Originally Posted by Kense View Post
Other than the seats what's different?
See here:

Available on both the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive IS 300 F SPORT models, the Black Line Special Edition has several exterior features that set it apart from the standard IS 300. Most notable are the 18-inch, split spoke wheels with a “black vapor chrome” finish, a technology shared with the wheels on the flagship LS sedan. To complement the darker wheels, the Black Line Special Edition also comes equipped with black side mirrors regardless of body color. There are three exterior color options to choose from: Ultra White, Obsidian and Atomic Silver.


To give the interior the mark of a true Special Edition, all Black Line models come with black Nuluxe seats with red accents on the side bolsters and seat cushions. There are additional red accent panels on each side of the center stack along with contrasting red stitching on the seats, center console and armrests. Also included is a heated, black wood-trimmed steering wheel that features distinctive shades of black that were created by a Japanese calligraphy shop dedicated to perfecting ink for more than 200 years. All Black Line models come equipped with Navigation and triple beam LED headlamps.
http://pressroom.lexus.com/releases/...al-edition.htm
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Originally Posted by Fizzboy7 View Post
I don't see the problem.
0-60 in 7 seconds is a problem.

It's an poser package, much like the F-Sport, Coach Edition, and Pebble Beach thing. None add more power and none claim to.
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
0-60 in 7 seconds is a problem.

Yikes. There are Camrys out there that will smoke that thing. Sad.
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I'm going to say the F Sport package is not a poser package, for what it's worth. You do get sportier seats, perforated leather steering wheel, the TFT digital gauges, and, on 350 models, AVS. In addition, you get different wheels and functional brake cooling ducts, and high-friction brake pads. The brake pads are awesome, by the way. Totally did the job on a spirited drive I did with some friends recently (see signature).

That said, I really like those Black Line seats. It's just, if I were to get another IS I'd want to move up to the 350. I am not unhappy, per se, with the acceleration in the 300 AWD I have, but I definitely think the car could use more power.
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
0-60 in 7 seconds is a problem.



7 seconds for a base model in every-day driving is fine. The majority of base buyers are not racers or enthusiasts like we are. They commute and want some style and prestige at a good lease rate.
For the performance upgrade, it's covered with the 350 model.
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Originally Posted by JDR76 View Post
Thanks but I wouldn't notice any of this walking past this car.
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