Lexus IS Turbo 2.0 F Sport Review
Effing Sporty Yeah

clifford chow
6 Apr 2017

Introduction and Exterior

The F SPORT does set its sights on the BMW 320i, with the M suspension (that one’s good) and even the Audi A4, with S-Line trim

The IS has always been seen as somewhat the Japanese answer to the 3 Series BMW. Now in it’s third generation, and now facelifted, the IS Turbo F SPORT retains their new 2.0 turbocharged four banger, ups the game with some kitting.

But how does it fare on the road?

Revised head and tail lamp cluster design makes the IS more striking, with the rear featuring even more “L”s this time. The mesh designed grille, with a new bumper assembly certainly makes the F SPORT look even more aggressive.

The biggest change to the rear treatment comes in the form of the reshaped exhaust finishers, and some added sculpting to the lower lip of the bumper.

Perhaps the styling is not everyone’s cup of tea, but the IS does look well proportioned, sitting on the 2,800mm wheelbase.

One thing we positively liked though was the retention of those beautiful gun metallic 18” alloy wheels.

The F SPORT does set its sights on the BMW 320i, with the M suspension (that one’s good) and even the Audi A4, with S-Line trim.

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Engine Capacity 1998cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10:1
Bore x Stroke (86.0 x 86.0)mm
Power 241bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1650rpm
Power to Weight 148.8 bhp per ton


Acceleration 7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 230 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 13.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4680 x 2027 x 1430) mm
Wheelbase 2800 mm
Turning Circle 10.4 metres
Kerb Weight 1620 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs