Eight-speed transmission type SPDS (Sport Direct Shift), or direct sports changes, which achieves an excellent balance between smooth changes with emotion in a sequential sports mode.
DRIVE MODE SELECT
Select performance to match your driving style with four drive modes: NORMAL, ECO and SPORT S.
Start the engine ignition system by the push of a button.
The IS has a superb aerodynamics, thanks to the air intake ducts on both sides of the front bumper. This is not only to enhance stability and maneuverability, but also to improve consumption and reduce wind resistance.
The greater rigidity enjoyed by the chassis, as well as its low center of gravity increase the precision in driving, while the Adaptive Variable Suspension contributes with a greater grip in turns at high speeds.
The IS 300 has 13- and 12- inch brakes in the front and rear, respectively, which provide strong stopping power.
EXCLUSIVE TO IS 300
UNDER THE HOOD
The IS 300 is powered by an ultra-smooth 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.
Injection is split between the direct and port injectors according to the engine load. This optimizes fuel combustion in all driving situations.
The IS 300's new engine is equipped with a balance shaft featuring resin gears for even greater smoothness.
A QUIETER TURBO
As a turbo engine requires smooth intake flow, Lexus engineers focused on creating special ducts that deliver power without noise.