Lexus IS300h, specifications unveiled less than 100g/km and 4.3l/100km for 220hp!

26/01/2013

World premiered at the 2013 NAIAS, the new IS adopts the hybrid technology, a new powertrain developed by the brand, the 300h.


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Already offered in the United States in the ES300h since last year, this engine shows the latest evolutions of Lexus’ hybrid technology, smaller, more efficient, it will be fitted to a wide range of vehicles, including the IS300h and a probable compact SUV below the RX, the NX300h expected for year-end at the Tokyo Auto Show (just a rumor yet)...

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Compared to the U.S. version of this engine known in the ES300h, it is both more powerful (+20 hp), and more economical (40mpg or 5.9l/100km for the ES), here are some details:

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It combines a 2.5l Atkinson cycle four-cylinder (L4) developing 177hp with an electric motor for a total output of 220hp and 215nm of torque, emissions are expected below 100g/km and consumption under 4.3l/100km…

For the moment Lexus hasn’t revealed the performances, weight or even the price of their latest hybrid sedan, we will keep you informed.

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Here is a quick comparison with the second version which will be available in Europe, the IS250 powered by 207hp V6 offering 250Nm of torque, matted to a 6-speed automatic transmission instead of the E-CVT of the hybrid version, besides the IS300h loses only 30l of cargo space in the trunk of a from 480 to 450liters.

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