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2016 Lexus IS 200t officially replaces the slow IS 250

Lexus has announced the updates to the 2016 IS, with the biggest update being the addition of the new IS 200t and IS 300 AWD, which replace the underpowered IS 250 and IS 250 AWD models.

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Lexus has announced the updates to the 2016 IS, with the biggest update being the addition of the new IS 200t and IS 300 AWD, which replace the underpowered IS 250 and IS 250 AWD models.
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It’s been expected for a while that the IS would get the same turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine as the NX 200t crossover. The IS 200t has 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque, which is significantly better than the old 2.5L six-cylinder that only had 204-hp and 185 lb-ft. of torque. The four-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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The IS 200t is only available with rear-wheel-drive, so to replace the IS 250 AWD, the IS 300 AWD is being introduced with a detuned version of the IS 350’s 3.5L V6 with 255-hp and 236 lb-ft. of torque. The IS 350’s 3.5L V6 generates 306 horsepower and 277 lb-ft. of torque.

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Other updates to the 2016 IS includes a new Premium Plus Package that adds a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers. A heated steering wheel is also now available and the IS 350 now comes standard with 18-inch five-spoke wheels. The 2016 IS is also available with the pre-emptive Pre-Collision System that includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a standard Auto Location Tire Pressure Warning System.

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