Lexus IS 500 doesn’t exactly have the power to actually reveal the likes of the BMW M3 Competition. Also, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S. However, it does have a distinctive appeal to it. This vehicle is really very cool.
Lexus IS 500 Wow Factor
Actually, the most exciting aspect of the Lexus IS 500 is the use of the automaker’s desirable naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8. This magnificent engine pumps out 475 hp and 395-lb-ft (536 Nm) of torque. It does drive the rear wheels throughout the eight-speed automatic transmission. In fact, those figures are not far off the M3 and C 63 S. However, it may cause buyers to look at the $56,500 price tag. In fact, you will notice that it is almost $15,000 cheaper than an M3. Also, just a couple of thousand more than the BMW M340i, in fact, its closest competitor.
Riveting and Fine Sports Sedan
Reviewers said while speaking about how the IS 500 compares to the M340i, they are stating that by every quantifiable metric, the BMW is a better sports sedan. Actually, the Lexus really does have something going for it that can’t be measured on paper. It will make a more thrilling and appealing than the M340i.
There are some similarities between the IS 500 and 2014 model. They are virtually identical. It is related to be being very dated and bathed in cheap-feeling black plastic. Therefore, the infotainment system is really also lacking but the cool digital gauge cluster which does make up for this.
The IS 500 has proved to be an impressive ride. The quality of the ride in particular is great. Also, the standard Dynamic Handling Package does add to the driving experience with an adaptive variable suspension and plus a limited-slip differential.