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Old 09-03-15, 01:57 PM
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So I went to Jim Falk, Lexus of Beverly Hills since they had the car in stock.

Not sure what to think of this car. I have a 2015 IS250 F-Sport and was hoping to turn in my lease early and get the 200t for the added turbo/power/MPG but the car has such a huge turbo lag, as well as it being FWD


What do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by aritweets View Post
So I went to Jim Falk, Lexus of Beverly Hills since they had the car in stock.

Not sure what to think of this car. I have a 2015 IS250 F-Sport and was hoping to turn in my lease early and get the 200t for the added turbo/power/MPG but the car has such a huge turbo lag, as well as it being FWD


What do you guys think?
Awww I was going to do the same thing bUT now I feel disappointed
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Originally Posted by aritweets View Post
So I went to Jim Falk, Lexus of Beverly Hills since they had the car in stock.

Not sure what to think of this car. I have a 2015 IS250 F-Sport and was hoping to turn in my lease early and get the 200t for the added turbo/power/MPG but the car has such a huge turbo lag, as well as it being FWD


What do you guys think?
I don't think it's FWD.
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you should still go out and check it out for yourself.
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I don't think it's FWD.
Agreed. IS200t is definitely RWD. In fact, it is RWD only and so Lexus has created a IS300 AWD for those who need AWD.
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Old 09-03-15, 02:23 PM
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Unless he's referring to the NX.

The new IS line isn't even out yet.
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3IS 350 the best. )
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From Lexus.com (No FWD)

Styles Starting at

IS 200t RWD $37,325*

IS 300 AWD $39,700*

IS 350 RWD $40,870*

IS 350 AWD $43,035*

IS 200t F SPORT RWD $40,870*

IS 300 F SPORT AWD $42,845*

IS 350 F SPORT RWD $44,025*

IS 350 F SPORT AWD $45,750*
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I was in the same boat looking to trade mine in for the added torque and mpg. This was my fear, turbo lag. Family member has a 3 series that smokes my is250, but it's that 1 second of lag that gets to me when I've driven it. Was hoping the 200t wouldn't be as bad. It may not be the fastest but there's still a lot to be said of having a naturally aspirated engine.
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why even arguing about FWD, if OP does not know IS is RWD only with AWD as option, then he or she should not post in this forum again
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Well, if it is anything like the NX, I believe the OP as the launch is soft.

Hit the pedal and car rolls for 1-1.5 seconds, then the pull (about 2800 rpm onward) is strong where the NX @ 400 lbs heavier still blows away the IS 250.

I still prefer the 250's torque and throttle response for city driving, but folks who do a lot of highway will LOVE the Turbo as just never runs out of steam like the 250 does.
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Originally Posted by ISISGUY View Post
I was in the same boat looking to trade mine in for the added torque and mpg. This was my fear, turbo lag. Family member has a 3 series that smokes my is250, but it's that 1 second of lag that gets to me when I've driven it. Was hoping the 200t wouldn't be as bad. It may not be the fastest but there's still a lot to be said of having a naturally aspirated engine.
If the figure provided by lexus is accurate, 200t will be a lot slower than the 328i even both have similar house power, it probably due to turbo lag if not the gear box
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I work at Newport Lexus in Newport Beach. Just took our factory rep's Nebula / Rioja IS200t F Sport for a test drive.

Very impressive, and thats coming from a '15 IS350 F Sport owner.

Will post pics shortly.
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Factory boost gauge shows roughly 14psi at peak, holds well til red line.
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Originally Posted by Megaman
Factory boost gauge shows roughly 14psi at peak, holds well til red line.
Did it pull harder than the 350 at full boost?
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