Lexus IS 200t officially unveiled with 245 PS

Lexus has officially introduced the new IS 200t.

Set to go on sale in Europe in September, the IS 200t features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 245 PS (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.  It is connected to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds, hit a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph) and return 7.0L / 100km (33.6 mpg US / 40.3 mpg UK).

Lexus didn’t have much else to say about the model but it will apparently be available with 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels.  It also appears that IS 200t will be offered exclusively with rear-wheel drive.

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