New Euro 5 compliant powerplant provides Lexus IS-F with same bhp

Lexus has unveiled its revised IS-F at the Paris motor show.

The model has been given a tweaked 5.0-litre V8 for 2011 to ensure it complies with the Euro 5 emissions regulations.

See pics of the updated Lexus IS-F - plus pics of the car at the Paris motor show

Power in the updated performance model will remain unchanged at 417bhp. As with the current model, the IS-F will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds before going on to a limited top speed of 168mph.

The revised flagship model gains revised headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a new optional finish named ‘Starlight Black GF’.

Inside, the IS-F gets a new instrument panel design in which the rev-counter, speedometer and gearshift indicator are repositioned.

The speedometer and rev-counter are the same size in the current model, but the facelifted version will see the rev-counter take pride of place in the centre of the instrument panel.

Further changes include new dark-silver fibre inserts, revised front seat design for improved driver support and blue instead of white stitching for the leather upholstery.

The 2011 IS-F will make its debut at the Paris motor show this month and will go on sale in Europe soon after. See all the latest Lexus reviews, news and video

Join the debate


5 September 2010

It's looking very long in the tooth.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

6 September 2010

[quote Zeddy]It's looking very long in the tooth.

I think it looks great. The only thing wrong with it is the Auto box. But at least they havent killed it, but instead made it Euro 5 compliant

6 September 2010

Of course the IS-F is a niche irrelevance but gets the headlines. The model that needs reporting really is the company car drivers 220D diesel which has been more problematic than it should have and has generally failed to match its supposed performance figures for speed or fuel economy.

But in the name of Euro5 the 220D is being dropped to be replaced with 200D which is actually still the same 2.2 diesel but down from 175bhp to 148 so from 0-60 of 8.9 to 10.2 (it could never do 8.9 anyway) and a bit more economy & lower CO2 - all for the bargain discount of... nothing. I am not expecting to see a huge amount with 2011 number plates on!

6 September 2010

It's odd that they managed to get the IS diesel quite so wrong, I drove an original IS200 at the start of the year, one of the first ones and it was a superb car, still very well held together with a very nice, quiet, comfortable ride - I even still quite liked the interior. It wasn't fast but never felt slow and wasn't very good on fuel but made a nice noise and i'd still quite happily own one feeling safe in the knowledge it'd go on and on.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron UK review
    First Drive
    29 September 2016
    First UK drive finds the facelifted A3 Sportback e-tron remains a first-rate plug-in hybrid that is packed with tech if a little short on driver appeal
  • Citroen C11.2 Puretech 82 Furio
    First Drive
    29 September 2016
    Citroën's city car gets a new sporty-looking trim level, adding visual adornments, but no premium for the 1.2-litre Puretech triple we're driving
  • Mercedes C350e Sport
    First Drive
    28 September 2016
    Petrol-electric C-Class is a surprisingly well-priced alternative to a diesel but not the greatest example of the new ‘PHEV’ breed
  • Car review
    23 September 2016
    Aston kicks off its ‘second century plan’ with an all-new turbo V12 grand tourer
  • Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 85
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    A rounded, refined and well-sorted bargain supermini – once you’re used to the confusing role redefinition imposed on the once-cheeky Ka