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2014 Lexus IS to get turbocharged hybrid variant - report

 2014 Lexus IS to get turbocharged hybrid variant - report
2014 Lexus IS spy photo 04.10.2012 / Automedia

Focused on efficiency, not performance

Lexus has been a luxury hybrid pioneer, so it comes as little surprise the 2014 IS will be offered with an Atkinson cycle engine. However, a new report is indicating the model will come with something a little unusual - a turbocharger.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, the IS Hybrid will feature a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection technology. It could enable the model to consume 4.2 L/100 km (67.2 mpg UK / 56.0 mpg US) and have CO2 emissions of approximately 100 g/km.

If that sounds a little too eco-friendly, the magazine is also reporting the IS will be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that develops 200 HP (147 kW).

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 KheirFrancis KheirFrancis
hopefully this new design will offer more space, 2.0 turbo would be a good offer considering gas prices, and a manaul transmission would be a bad idea either on IS and IS Coupe.
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November 20, 2012 2:01 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
With that setup, this is set to be the fastest tax-free hybrid on the market. Sweet!
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October 17, 2012 4:29 pm
 CarFan1978 CarFan1978
Awesome
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October 17, 2012 4:16 pm