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Mid-range IS250 EX now available

2009-10-21 09:17
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Lexus
Model IS
Engine 2.5l V6
Power 153kW @ 6 400r/min
Torque 252Nm @ 4 800r/min
Zero To Hundred 8.4 sec
Top Speed 225km/h
Fuel Consumption 9.1l/100km
Lexus has expanded its IS250 offering locally with a new EX designated mid-grade model.

Introduced to bridge the gap between the S and SE grades the new IS250 EX adds a 7-inch LCD multiview display (migrated from the SE) and HDD SatNav, park distance control and a reversing camera.

No excuses for scratching it when maneuvering out of treacherous parking garages then…

For the rest specification remains pegged on S level which includes keyless go, one-touch window operation all-round, dual-zone climate control, eight-way adjustable seats and cruise control.

Infotainment is via a six-disc front loaded CD changer with auxiliary wireless drive for both iPod and MP3 playability. If you want the premium 14-speaker Mark Levinson digital surround sound system you’ll have to buy up to SE spec though…

Powering the rear-wheel drive IS250 range is a 2.5l V6 developing 153kW at 6 400r/min and 252Nm of peak rotational force at 4 800r/min.

Those output figures factor to performance numbers of 8.4 seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint and a topspeed of 225km/h. Lexus claims average consumption 9.1l/100km.

All IS250 models are covered by a four year/100 000km maintenance plan and three year/100 000km warranty.


IS250 S      R401 900
IS250 EX    R435 200
IS250 SE    R482 200


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