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Lexus adds some lustre to IS250 C

by CAR magazine on 23/11/2010

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At A Glance

Retail Price R630 500,00
kw 153
Torque 252
Top Speed 210

With its IS250 Limited Edition, Lexus hopes to woo the more discerning buyer with a range of features over and above those already offered on the standard model.

Among the exterior extras are 18-inch alloy wheels, high intensity discharge headlamps with washers and automatic levelling, LED daytime running lights, rain sensing windscreen wipers, as well as heated electric mirrors with memory function, automatic dimming. Just three exterior colours – White Pearl, Lapis Lazuli and Starlight Black – will be offered.

Among the interior features are electrically-adjustable front seats, with heating and cooling functions, finished in semi-aniline Saddle Tan leather. The leather finish is continued throughout the cabin, and is contrasted by and dark brown Birds Eye Maple wood trim. The sound system receives an upgrade from the standard car’s 8-speaker/6-CD premium set-up to a 12-speaker Mark Levinson digital surround sound system with 5,1 channel playback and 6-DVD changer.

This system is complemented by a hard disk navigation system with a 7-inch colour touch-screen interface, which also plays host to 40 GB of data storage, Bluetooth connectivity and USB line-in. Like the standard car, the ventilation system automatically configures its airflow characteristics to suit top-up or top-down driving conditions.

Powered is still provided by a 2,5-litre V6 driving mated with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This unit develops 153 kW at 6 400 r/min and 252 N.m of torque at 4 800 r/min. Lexus claims a top speed of 210 km/h and a combined cycle fuel economy figure of 9,3 l/100km.

Like all models in the IS range, the IS250 C is backed by a four years/100 000 km full maintenance plan and a four years/100 000 km manufacturer’s warranty.


R 618 100

Prices And Specs

Model IS 250 C Limited Edition Cabriolet AT
Retail Price R630 500,00
kw 153
Torque 252
0-100km 9
Top Speed 210
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Consumption Not Available
Tyre Size Front 225/40 R17
Tyre Size Rear 255/45 R17
Rear Tyre Size Width 255
Rear Tyre Size Profile 45
Rear Tyre Rim Size 17
Spare Tyre Size 125/70 D17
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes
Wheelbase 2730

Safety And Features

Air Conditioner Automatic
Audio System CD Shuttle
Rev Counter Yes
Gearbox Automatic
ABS Brakes Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seats 4
Steering Wheel Heated No
Speakers 12
Colour Coded Bumpers Body Colour
Leather Trim Full
Alarm Yes
Anti Skid Control Yes
Electronic Defferential No
Gears 6
Height 1415
Onboard Computer Yes
Immobiliser Yes
Split Rear Seats -
Brake Assist Yes
Electric Seats -
Cup Holders Yes
Electric Mirrors Yes
Electric Windows Front Rear
Airbag DPS
Doors 2
Airbag Driver Yes
Airbag Passenger Yes
Navigation System Yes
Park Assistance Rear Camera
Side Impact Protection Bars -
Sunroof No
Fog Lamps Front Yes
Fog Lamps Rear Yes
Headlight Type High Intensity Discharge
Towbar No
Payload -
Bull Bar -