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Old 12-01-2016, 08:26 PM
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It's incredibly stupid but it's worked as a marketing stunt...it has people talking. Most wouldn't know about the 2017 refresh
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
It's incredibly stupid but it's worked as a marketing stunt...it has people talking. Most wouldn't know about the 2017 refresh
and and and, it's only a display car...not one you could actually buy.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:32 PM
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Lexus' area of the LA auto show is always near the back of one of the two halls. And this car was the LAST car far away from the other concepts and demos. Largely ignored. I barely even glanced at it.
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Love this ad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmkaUS6BFAs

Edit: fack, how do you make the YouTube show up again?
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it should just auto-embed...if not...IB messin up
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Originally Posted by Belzebutt View Post
Love this ad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmkaUS6BFAs

Edit: fack, how do you make the YouTube show up again?
Make it embed? I think you need to remove the s after http ?

Thrill? Did Lexus borrow from Acura?


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^ i think Acura's ad would finally make sense after all others are going full auto mode.

That Kind of Thrill.... i get it...It was a predication, way ahead of its time
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^ that car is pretty irrelevant. I barely see any of them on the road, germans have taken over
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^ that car is pretty irrelevant. I barely see any of them on the road, germans have taken over
I see more of them down here. At least two of my neighbors own them and have seen 2-3 on the open road.
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Originally Posted by nanxun View Post
I see more of them down here. At least two of my neighbors own them and have seen 2-3 on the open road.
for every 1 IS, I see 30 BMW 3 series haha
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Or about 10:1 for RX/ES to IS
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I see quite a few IS350s... and we're in the same city

Yeah, there are more BMWs, but that's because only cucks generally drive them and every cuck needs to be as cool as his cuck neighbor, and buy a cuck car they can't cucking afford.
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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
I see quite a few IS350s... and we're in the same city

Yeah, there are more BMWs, but that's because only cucks generally drive them and every cuck needs to be as cool as his cuck neighbor, and buy a cuck car they can't cucking afford.
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Cucks drive Audi's.

They have created their own "learn how to drive like a douche" manual like BMW.

I actually see more IS on the road out here and very few 3 series BMWs.
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At least we are the Originals. Audi drivers are just wannabe Cucks...
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Guilty. But I get in the car and

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Originally Posted by TacoBello View Post
I see quite a few IS350s... and we're in the same city

Yeah, there are more BMWs, but that's because only cucks generally drive them and every cuck needs to be as cool as his cuck neighbor, and buy a cuck car they can't cucking afford.
I see them too, just not as often as BMWs is all I am saying.
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I see more BMW 3/4 combined more than Camry. So yah...
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Hey, I never said everyone driving a BMW is bad. Only 99% of owners
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i am proudly representing the 99%.
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https://www.motor1.com/news/251497/2...is-biturbo-v6/

The IS F is making a comeback, sort of...

Remember the Lexus IS F? Of course you do. The 416-horsepower (310-kilowatt) sports sedan hit the market in 2006 and was capable of sprinting to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 4.7 seconds, with a top speed of 169 miles per hour (271 kilometers per hour). While Lexus hasn’t even hinted at the hardcore F models' return, new rumors suggest a more-powerful IS 400 could be available in just a few years.

A 400-hp (298-kW) Lexus IS is coming, according to the website Driving Enthusiast. It would use the same 416-hp biturbocharged 3.5-liter V6 found on the new Lexus LS, and either the same 10-speed automatic or a new eight-speed automatic. It would also include a few warmed-over features from Lexus’ F Sport division, including bigger wheels, larger brakes, and a stiffer suspension.

The proposed IS 400 wouldn’t be a hardcore M or AMG rival, though. Instead of going up against sports sedans like the M3 or C63, it would compete more directly with sporty sedans like the Q50 Red Sport and the Jaguar XE S. Both of those cars come powered by a biturbocharged 3.0-liter V6, and produce 400 and 375 hp (279 kW), respectively.

But that 400-hp IS won’t happen at all if Lexus decides to kill off the nameplate entirely. Lexus is reportedly reconsidering the future of both the IS and the GS, taking a "strategic look" at their position within the lineup. The two cars could be discontinued in place of the new ES exclusively, and a more expansive range of SUVs and crossovers, starting with the small UX.

If Lexus does green light an all-new IS, we should see it sometime in 2020. Reports suggest that the proposed 400-hp model has been in the works since 2015, but will finally be built alongside the new generation.
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LOL they wanna do what Acura had done with the TL and TSX? we all know how that turned out.... WTF is wrong with Lexus these days...... what happened to them???
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/10/ne...current-model/

Lexus is allegedly moving forward with development of a next-generation IS sedan, and these renderings provide a glimpse of what the car could look like.

Almuraba says that these renderings were recently created by Japanese artists who’d been given a look at the vehicle’s design by Lexus. The speculative renderings, sourced from a Japanese car magazine, depict the IS receiving an overhauled exterior design radically different than the one we’re familiar with.

Take a look at the front, for example. While the company’s spindle grille has been retained, it has been enlarged for the new IS and incorporates a new mesh design. Additionally, a pair of overhauled headlights are found on either side of the grille, drastically altering the look of the sports sedan.

Viewed from the rear, the new IS looks even more intriguing. The taillights are new but just as dramatic as those of the current model. Elsewhere, there’s a bulging decklid, an extended bumper with dual exhaust tips, and new horizontal reflectors.

As recently as June this year, the Japanese automaker admitted that it was taking a “strategic look” at the IS and GS and had yet to decide if the two would be updated or killed off entirely. If it’s true that preliminary designs of a next-generation IS have already been shown to select individuals outside of Lexus, it seems likely that the automaker has decided that the premium compact sedan will live on.

Lexus only managed to sell 26,482 units of the IS in the United States in 2017, a dramatic decline from the 51,358 models it sold in 2014. However, it is the larger GS which is proving even less popular. If Lexus kills of the GS, it will be free to make the IS slightly larger without encroaching on sales of the bigger ES.

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why does the rear look so Thick? not in a good way thick
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It looks nice all around, including the headlights... But that grill is a deal breaker.
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Agreed, the front isn't bad, just needs a grille reduction & the rear bumper looks a bit out of proportion.
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https://carbuzz.com/news/lexus-wants...hting-business

The current generation Lexus IS never spawned a BMW M3-fighting IS F variant, and that was really a shame. Instead, Lexus focused on the GS F and RC F, the former being an M5 fighter. Neither experienced stellar sales and it doesn't appear that they'll be replaced when their respective product cycles come to an end. Fortunately, that’s not the case for the IS.

According to Lexus Enthusiast, via Japanese language news site Response, the luxury brand not only wants to bring back the IS F, which was last sold back in 2014, but wants to do it right. That means horsepower and potentially lots of it. The report indicates the new IS F could come powered by the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 found in the current LS 500 flagship sedan, where it produces 416 hp. This is the second time we've heard this rumor and we're happy to also report Lexus has yet to deny it.

Clearly that won’t be enough to effectively challenge the next M3, the Mercedes-AMG C63, or the Audi RS 4, so Lexus will definitely need to increase output but sources indicate that won’t be a problem. And because the GS and GS F will very likely soon be gone completely, Lexus will increase the size of the IS in order to help fill the segment gap.

The latest BMW 3 Series has also grown in size compared to its immediate predecessor, and Lexus apparently has no problem doing the same. But while the new M3 is due to arrive in about a year, we likely won’t see the reborn IS F until around 2022, at the earliest.

The reason for this is because the next-gen IS has to arrive first, likely for 2020. Expect it to ride on Toyota’s new TNGA platform and come powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four with 185 hp connected to an electric motor for higher total output. A newly developed turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four with just over 300 hp is up for consideration as well. A 10-speed automatic transmission will likely be paired with at least one of those engines and, possibly, the twin-turbo V6.
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500hp twin turbo V6 please
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New ISF huh..
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Where's Saintor when you need him..
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Actually i think i have talked too much shit about BMW to be a fanboy.
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Get it right. Saintor drives an Audi.....
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