Lexus expands choices in its popular IS sport sedan line for 2011, adding a 306-horsepower IS 350 all-wheel drive model and offering a new F Sport Package for the IS 250/350 rear-wheel drive. Revised front and rear styling details sharpen all IS models for 2011. In addition, the IS sedans feature minor interior trim changes.
A new front grille and bumper distinguish the IS sport sedans for 2011, while at the rear, theĀ  models show a new taillamp cover and revised tailpipe design.
The F Sport Package available for the 2011 IS 250/350 RWD takes inspiration from the IS F ultra-performance sedan, combining special suspension and steering tuning and 18-inch wheels with distinctive design touches.
Giving the IS 250/350 F Sport Package model a sporty demeanor are a front lip spoiler and rear deck spoiler, plus the 18-inch alloy wheels with a dark super-chrome finish. There is also a matching dark-chrome front grille insert, and a new Ultrasonic Blue exterior color is available in conjunction with the F Sport Package.
Inside, special F Sport heated front seats feature a special microfiber insert and leather side bolsters to provide more grip for the driver and passenger during cornering.
The IS 250’s 2.5-liter V6 engine delivers 204 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. The IS 350’s 3.5-liter V6 offers a more potent 306 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Lexus IS models include a standard leather-trimmed interior with 10-way power front seats; some competitive vehicles make a leather interior optional. Bright, clear Optitron gauges and smartly integrated metallic trim, or available Bird’s-eye Maple trim, contribute to an elegant yet sporty environment.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/27
Estimated starting price: $32,145
Compiled by Motor Matters

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