Lexus is 200d: new basic diesel in the driving report

Baden-baden, 26. November 2010 – around 66 percent of the lexus-is builders are commercial users. Thus, the sedan has a similarly high proportion of business customers such as mercedes with the c-class, bmw and audi are around 10 percent of it. In order to further boost the fleet, lexus has taken a weaker diesel engine with the is 200d in the program. We were traveling with the base diesel to determine if the new addition is a reasonable motorization.

Entry for fleet customers

The is 200d is a throttled version of the 22-liter engine-known engine with 2.2 liters. The evolution of the weaker diesel is greeted by the fact that some customers were 177 hp of the 220d too much. In addition, 150 hp mark an important limit in the area of the company car. Parallel to the introduction of the new basic self-igner, lexus has easily handled the is series. However, the changes only for insiders are recognizable immediately. New are toned clear glass for the headlights with optional led daytime running lights, a mandated front-tail and red turn signal glass at the rear. The side view remains unchanged without playful lighting edges or beading, the design looks just four years after the model start still modern.

Little space

Some chrome evaluates the well-processed interior, although the materials used are not approaching the level, the customer in this class, for example, from an audi a4. An amusant detail is the green glowy digital clock in the 1980s style on the center console. The test car had the optional sunroof on board, which should be better waived the man over 1.80 meters bodygrobe. It roughs the headroom and leads in conjunction with the right flat a-saule to a cramped room gun. A recommendation is the expensive "f-sport" package in which the externally comfortable sports seats are included from the is-f. There is enough room for the legs on the ruckbank, but the sloping roof line provides for an unwanted near the head to the headliner. Almost falls out of the trunk: it sums up only 398 liters, for enlargement there is only one indulgence. For comparison: a threesome bmw offers 460 liters trunk.

Lotus blood

Koln, 21. February 2014 – at the legendary name lotus fall the motorsport fan colin chapman, formula 1 world champion, lotus seven, elise, esprit and various other models of sports cars forge – but motorcycle? So far wrong. That should now change, because an avant-garde motorcycle has been called to be the lotus logo, which is indispensable. But much more has the british car manufacturer but also do not deal with the project, he has justified the company kodewa only permission to use the name lotus for the motorcycle.

Whoever has never been aware of kodewa, does not have to go, the name was only insiders of the sports car world cup. Codewa set in 2013 the lotus lmp2 in the fia world endurance championship and currently builds the le mans prototype lotus t128 lmp. Behind kodewa is dr. Colin kolles, a birth roman and his doctorate dentist, which in turn is not an unknown, he led the mf1 and later the force india-formula 1 team in 2006, he was also active as a team boss in the dtm. Inspired, kodewa is not like lotus in great britain, but in greding, a responsible small town in bavaria, about 50 km saundlich von nurnberg.

Community project lotus bike

The c-01 baptized motorcycle is a joint project with the holzer group located in bobingen near augsburg – co-owners of kalex – which has taken the development, production and assembly of the lotus bike. Holzer tits an excellent reputation in the vehicle development for dtm, formula 1, the rally sport and in aviation technology.

Lexus in paris: world premiere for convertible is 250c

Koln, 10. September 2008 – with three premieres, lexus presents itself at the paris motor show 2008 (4. Until 19 october): as a world premiere, the japanese show the cabriolet is 250c. In addition to seeing the french capital: the overworked is sedan and the ls 460 awd with permanent four-wheel drive.

Convertible with folding roof

The is 250c expands the offer of the is series after the sedan and the high-performance model is f for another variant. The cabriolet has a fully retractable, three-part light metal folding roof. Further information and images wants to inform lexus only to the fair.

Innovations at is

The first appearance also experiences the visually discreetly updated and technically upgraded is sedan on the seine. In addition, among other things, a modified front tapping, new tail lights and in the inlet mirrors integrated side indicators. Due to targeted modifications to chassis, steering and gearbox, the is artistic more driving dynamics. The integrated driving dynamics control vdim will be under the new vintage for all is models for standard equipment. In addition, the co2 emissions of the is 220d were reduced by aerodynamic fine work and changes to the gearbox by three percent. With the is 220d sport, the improvement thanks to a new rear axle replacement even thanks to eight percent.