Is Anyone Buying the IS 300 F Sport Black Line?
The Lexus IS 300 F Sport Black Line is interesting, but is interesting enough to push buyers into dealerships?
Quantities are limited
Lexus has created just 900 examples of the IS 300 F Sport Black Line Special Edition, but we can't recall anyone talking about them. The car was built with unique bits and subtle tweaks to make the model stand out from the pack but was it enough?
One of those things Lexus has done with the limited edition model is that it can be ordered with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive depending on your taste. Another one of the changes is that the car comes with special 18-inch black vapor chrome finish wheels.
Just three color choices
The special IS can be had in Ultra White, Obsidian, or Atomic Silver. Black side mirrors are also standard no matter which one of the exterior paint colors is chosen.
So passengers know it's special
On the inside, there is synthetic black leather with red accents on the side bolsters. Those same red stripes are on the center console and armrest. The steering wheel is heated and features black wood finish with shades of black stylized by a calligraphy shop in Japan.
Is it enough?
Sadly, Lexus has left buyers hanging again when it comes to the performance department by neglecting to add any ponies. Under the hood lies the 2.0-liter turbo 4cylinder for the RWD models and a 3.5-liter V6 for the AWD models.
This brings me back to the original question of this slideshow. Who was this car for? For those on the forum who might have purchased one of these limited-edition Black Line models, what has been the selling factor? Let us know by joining the conversation in the forums.
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