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Lexus to use BMW 3.0-liter straight-six in next-gen IS sedan?

IS F would also return, but with a twin-turbo V6

IS F would also return, but with a twin-turbo V6.

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Custom LED-Covered Lexus LIT IS Revealed | Autoblog Minute

Lexus made a custom programmable LED-covered IS sedan for a music video.

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This LED-covered Lexus IS doubles as a display

It's called LIT and it was made for a music video.

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The Lexus Sriracha IS is the hottest Lexus ever

Maybe next year Lexus will add a ghost pepper edition.

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Ice driving at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School | AutoblogVR

We get snow drifty in Colorado and give you a full 360-degree view.

Recalls
Toyota adds 1.6m cars to Takata inflator recall list

Similar recall adjustments are expected from the 17 other affected automakers this week.

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Lexus IS sedan refreshed and restyled in Beijing

The love-it-or-hate-it styling is now bolder than before.

The IS gains a bigger mouth and sharper eyes, but not much else.

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2016 Lexus IS 200t Quick Spin

Turbo Makes The Base Better

In the last generation, the most basic Lexus IS sedan was a letdown. This new IS 200t is a lot easier to to have fun with, while still very livable.

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Lexus crafts working IS sedan out of cardboard [w/video]

This full-scale Lexus IS is made out of 1,700 laser-cut sheets of cardboard, and actually works - from the opening doors and functional cockpit to the rolling wheels and electric motor.

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Toyota Hilux gets heart transplant from Lexus IS F

Toyota South Africa Motorsport is giving the Hilux a serious performance boost by slotting in the 5.0-liter V8 from a Lexus IS F. Making 449 horsepower, the truck also gets a suspension and brake overhaul to handle the extra power.

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2016 Lexus IS gets revised engine lineup

Lexus has adjusted the IS lineup, dropping the 2.5-liter V6 and adding a new, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a detuned version of the 3.5-liter V6.

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Lexus IS 200t gets a 245 hp turbo four-cylinder, comes here in 2016

Lexus introduces the IS 200t in Europe. It swaps the old 2.5-liter V6 for the 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder found in the NX 200t, and we'll get it in early 2016.

Motorsports
Lexus RC F sets the pace Down Under

Lexus may not be ready just yet to enter Australia's highly competitive V8 Supercars series, but it appears to be paving the way this year by providing an RC F to act as a safety car, an IS 350 F Sport as a medical car and a GS 350 F Sport as a support vehicle.

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Final Lexus IS F rolls off assembly line in Japan, bound for US

We knew this day would come, but it's nonetheless a bit of a sad one for Lexus enthusiasts as the very last example of the IS F has rolled off the assembly line in Tahara, Japan. Decked out in its trademark bright blue, the final IS F is destined for a customer right here in the United States.

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Lexus gives IS early updates for 2015

After just a year on the road, Lexus is bringing some modest tech and style upgrades to the 2015 IS. There are no mechanical changes to speak of, but the refinements should spruce things up a little bit.

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Lexus IS 250 to get new turbo four?

"All show, no go." That's how I described the 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport that you see above, when I reviewed it back in November. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot to like about the new IS, but the 204-horsepower, 2.5-liter V6 in the IS 250 is not on that list. In my review, I suggested that Lexus ought to get on the bandwagon of offering a small-displacement, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine in its base IS (like its rivals), and now the folks at Motor Trend are furthering that discussion.

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2014 Lexus IS 350

Almost-Realized Aspirations Of A King Slayer

Long regarded as one of the best driver's cars of all time, the BMW 3 Series has always been targeted by luxury automakers trying to create their own exciting, bang-for-the-buck sport sedan. For years, BMW has managed to ward off would-be rivals to its iconic 3 Series, but the combination of a softened F30 and solid, hard-hitting competitors could soon relieve the car of its crown. While the all-new Cadillac ATS has received the most publicity in this segment since its introduction, the 2014 Lex

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'Next Lexus F' teased ahead of Detroit debut

We've got absolutely zero actual information from the automaker on what its "Next Lexus F" will be, other than what was just released today in this brief press release and lone teaser image, but our best guess is that it's the next-generation IS-F sedan. The timing would make sense, considering that the latest IS just hit the market earlier this year as a 2014 model.

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