2009 Lexus IS250C review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 6 October 2008 , 12:10:32 byVeronica

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Lexus IS250C

Japanese carmaker Lexus presents the new IS 250C for the first time at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. the model combines the sporting elegance of the IS sedan with superlative engineering ingenuity to create a unique fusion of top-down driving pleasure and uncompromised closed-top dynamic performance in the premium sedan segment. It features a lightweight aluminum folding roof structure that powers the fastest 3-part roof opening time of just 20 seconds. Under the hood it hides a 2.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine can produce 153 kW. The model has been styled to offer minimal wind turbulence when driving with the hard top stowed. The torsional stiffness of the new Lexus IS 250C design promotes ride comfort appropriate to the marque and, in coupe configuration, reduced noise, vibration and harness characteristics.

Making its world debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the new IS 250C combines the sporting elegance of the IS sedan with superlative engineering ingenuity to create a unique fusion of top-down driving pleasure and uncompromised closed-top dynamic performance in the premium sedan segment. Its lightweight, aluminium folding roof structure boasts the fastest three-part roof opening time of just 20 seconds. Through the remarkably compact packaging of its roof mechanism, the IS 250C offers a large boot space, generous rear seat access and spacious rear passenger accommodation.

Sharing the IS 250`s 153kW/208DIN hp, 2.5 litre ultra-smooth V6 powerplant and 6-speed automatic transmission, the new Lexus convertible has been styled to offer minimal wind turbulence when driving with the hard top stowed. The enhanced torsional stiffness of the IS 250C design promotes ride comfort appropriate to the marque and, in coupe configuration, reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics on a par with those of the IS sedan.