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Lexus IS Convertible

Lexus IS Presents Stylish Performance and Ride Quality

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Convertible Top Sunshine or Shelter in Less 21 Seconds

Noise, Vibration, Characteristics Expected of a Sedan in Convertible

Available F Sport Accessories

The Lexus IS 250C and IS seamlessly blend the expressive of a hardtop convertible with the and comfort of a coupe. After its in 2010, the IS convertible continues to driving enthusiasts with an ride and receives interior and updates for 2011.

For improved the optional High Intensity (HID) headlamps are now packaged new LED daytime running lamps. Sea Mica enriches the IS convertible color palette as it replaces Blue.

Inside, the IS convertible black metallic and silver trim to complement its sophisticated and style. Vehicles with the Luxury package can now be equipped Saddle Tan or Light Gray selections in addition to Black.

The IS convertible models feature the powertrains as the IS sedans. The IS 350C’s V6 delivers exhilarating performance outstanding 306 horsepower at 6,400 rpm with 277 lb.-ft. of torque at rpm. The IS 250C’s 2.5-liter V6 has a great combination of fuel and performance.

The IS 250C s V6 produces 204 at 6,400 rpm and 185 lb.-ft. of peak at 4,800 rpm. Both utilize aluminum cylinder and heads, while employing Variable Valve Timing intelligence (VVT-i), which timing on both the intake and camshafts.

A direct-type fuel-injection provides a cooling effect in the enabling the high compression to extract maximum energy the fuel. Aside from its displacement, the 3.5-liter V6 differs in that it augments the direct injection with port injectors. In light- and medium-load these additional injectors produce a precise burn, power and efficiency, while emissions. A dual exhaust reduces backpressure at higher speeds.

Both the IS 250C and IS meet the Ultra-Low Emission II (ULEV II) certification.

An advanced automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard on the IS The IS 250C comes with a six-speed manual transmission or the six-speed automatic transmission.


The convertible s three-piece provides open-air freedom the top down through the operation of a single switch. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, the hardtop provides surprising storage but with low noise and increased not typically found in soft-top In addition, the top completely retracts no elements remaining in view.

The roof assembly, also of aluminum for a lightweight design, smooth even movement. to operate in an easy, efficient each component is motor with detection switches, the control unit to know exact position at all times. In to the two main roof panels constructed of light-weight aluminum, the window s reinforced glass also lends itself to weight.

Weather-strip changes in around the doors and windows tight seals.

A roof-speed system decreases the roof especially as it approaches the end of the closing in either direction, ensuring an and quiet movement. On models with available Intuitive Assist (IPA), sonar in the rear bumper will the movement of the luggage door at the of operation if it detects an obstacle interfere. Also, a visual will appear on the instrument if a detected obstacle may soon with top operation.

When the IS s top is opened or closed, the power will automatically lower if in the position, and raise back up the operating switch is held. when the top is up, the door windows lower 15 mm when the door and then raise back a fully closed position the door closes. This the doors clean open/close while also maintaining a seal around the glass. The hardtop features an automatic lock assembly that the interior security not found in convertibles.

When the top is stowed in the position in the rear of the IS convertible, the assembly is engaged to keep the in a fixed, stable position.

The IS s body structure has excellent and strength, achieved by effective changes and additions to the existing IS platform. Areas that modifications or additions include the area; A and B pillar under side collision crossmember, and and rear-floor crossmembers. In addition, braces were added in the front and the rear.

Additional was implemented to help provide handling control, ride and body durability while minimizing weight gain.

The transformation to a convertible also reevaluation of noise, vibration and (NVH) characteristics in order to Lexus standards. All body and revisions went through testing to ensure that the IS and IS 350C have nearly NVH characteristics as the IS sedans. High-rigidity materials and asphalt sheets added to help minimize effects. Redesigned rear-suspension-mount help reduce noise and associated with the changes in characteristics from a sedan to a

Additional sound absorption and materials were optimally to create a quiet, comfortable

The IS convertible features two wheels from the IS sedan line up. 17-inch wheels utilize two five-spoke patterns for a contemporary design with a clean finish. Optional 18-inch have an athletic five-spoke with asymmetrical changes in and a liquid-graphite finish.

Both the tire pressure monitor found on the sedan models. In to standard all-season tires, an 18-inch wheel with tire is available without a adding to the available luggage

The IS 250C and IS 350C provide a blend of driving performance and in either convertible or coupe They share common front and multi-link rear systems with the IS sport models.

Engineers tuned and specific features for the convertible the double-wishbone front suspension for control and ride comfort; the rigidity of the suspension bushings, the constant on the coil springs, and the absorber damping force; the shape and the Electric Power (EPS) gear ratio for the suspension bushings, coil and shock-damping force of the multi-link suspension; and a lowered rear-suspension with enhanced rigidity to provide rear control, yaw response and improved trunk

Standard Vehicle Dynamics Management System (VDIM) all of the vehicle s dynamic handling the Anti-lock Braking System Brake Assist (BA), Stability Control (VSC) and Control (TRAC) employing collectively and seamlessly to make while helping provide dynamic capability. VDIM interfaces with the electronic control system. The IS convertible large, ventilated four-wheel brakes with ABS, Brake force Distribution and BA. The IS 350C is equipped with front and 12.20-inch rear with aluminum four-piston calipers to aid in heat dissipation and power and reduce unsprung

The IS 250C has 11.65-inch front and rear rotors.

Lexus Safety and Security

technology begins with a of body-structure changes integrated in the IS and IS 350C to help augment and torsional rigidity. Seatbelt and force limiters are used for the seats, while the rear adopt emergency locking seatbelts with an automatic retractor.

In addition to the dual-front the Lexus Supplemental Restraint (SRS) for the IS convertible includes head and torso side and knee airbags for both the and the front passenger. The front-passenger features two chambers, creating an in the center impact area helps to provide overall protection.


The IS convertible easy access and rear-seat In addition to front doors are 11.8 inches longer the IS sedans, two convenient fold-forward levers are standard on both of the front passenger seats, it easier to operate from any inside the vehicle. The passenger features a power slide on the top of the seatback to ease rear ingress/egress. An available automatic easy-entry power-seat mechanism even easier egress and through quick-acting, front-seat activation. The two passenger doors have three open-stopping (rather than the normal to add convenience in various parking

The IS convertible also is equipped a standard power tilt and steering column to help the quickly get into a comfortable

The IS convertible s air conditioning system adjusts for the outside temperature the top is lowered, improving interior consistency and comfort. The system the air outlets, temperature and air flow the outlets. The airflow volume to outside temperature and vehicle while the temperature control to outside temperature, amount of and vehicle speed.

The system includes a pollen filter and compressor.

The standard SmartAccess entry and push-button-start/stop allows the to keep the access key fob in a pocket or The standard HomeLink programmable door opener also home security devices and systems.

Standard Hill-start Control helps prevent the whether equipped with an or manual transmission, from backward when the driver their foot from pedal to the accelerator.

The standard Premium Audio System a six-disc, in-dash CD changer, speakers, integrated XM Radio (complimentary 90-day trial included), Bluetooth hands phone capability and music and USB/iPod connectivity. An equalizer maintains the same acoustic when the top is either open or compensating for the natural loss of sounds when open. connected to the USB port, the iPod can be through the audio system or wheel controls, while such as names for the artist, and album is displayed on the headunit or screen.

Luxury Options

Lexus Drive (HDD) navigation is available on the IS convertible and is complete a seven-inch VGA touch-screen, and back-up The navigation system also Voice Command casual-language recognition system. With Command users avoid to speak commands in a specific

The Voice Command system works to control many of the audio system, heating and air and the navigation system.

Like all models, the IS convertible offers a Levinson Premium Surround Audio system which is in conjunction with the optional system. This 12-speaker system features discrete 5.1 playback with 5.1-channel architecture. Its nine amplifier provide 270 watts total at 0.1 percent total harmonic (THD). From 20-20,000Hz, the Levinson system plays CDs and specially encoded DVD audio and DVD discs, plus MP3/WMA-formatted and DVD-R/RW.

DVD movies can be viewed on the navigation system’s color screen when the parking is engaged.

The optional Intuitive Assist (IPA) system ultrasonic sensors to detect close to the car’s front and bumpers, alerting the driver and distance to objects in the multi-information within the speedometer. When with the optional navigation information on objects detected in the are shown in greater detail on system’s display via the backup

The optional Pre-Collision System is packaged with Dynamic Cruise Control, which millimeter-wave radar to measure and maintain a set distance from a traveling ahead. PCS relies on the sensor to detect obstacles in of the car, and a PCS computer with inputs from vehicle steering angle and yaw rate is to determine whether a collision is In such a situation, PCS alerts the via sound and visual warnings preemptively retracting front belts and pre-initializing BA so that braking will be applied the the driver depresses the pedal.

The IS also offers a telematics Lexus Enform with Connect , available by subscription. Connect is standard on all vehicles Lexus Enform with Connect is on all vehicles equipped the optional Navigation system. one-year trial subscriptions are on all purchases of new Lexus vehicles with these features.

The Lexus Enform and the Safety response centers operate 24 a day, 7 days a week day of the year.

Lexus Enform are factory ready for subscriptions to a of innovative XM services including XM , XM NavWeather and XM Sports and Stocks XM services require separate XM The XM Sports and Stocks service is with an XM Radio subscription.

All XM offer complimentary 90-day subscriptions.

F Sport Performance Available for IS Convertible The IS convertible F Performance Accessories include enhancing parts such as forged alloy wheels, upgrades, suspension systems, air exhaust systems and more.

F Performance Accessories by Lexus are engineered by Toyota Racing (TRD). When installed by an dealer, the accessories are fully for 12 months or for the balance of the new car warranty, is greater.

Exterior Design

The IS and IS 350C s exterior design has its in the IS sedan but possesses its own dynamic including unique characteristics interchanging between convertible and configurations. With the exception of the all other body panels been specifically designed to seamlessly with the three-panel roof.

The convex shoulder distinguish the convertible s profile, the top-up configuration provides a cabin silhouette. With the top the belt-line draws up around the deck lid, providing a look.

In the front, hood flow into a unique grille shape, then down into an air inlet flowing outward past the distinctive elliptical fog lamp

The rear view features a continuous design, with bumper corners and a strong shape that flows towards the exhaust. The combination clusters feature LED lights and two horizontal lines that breadth, while the LED brake integrated within the standard spoiler imparts a sporty

The IS convertible has a best-in-class 0.29 coefficient (Cd). This is with the help of underbody below the engine (with steps), the full floor, and covers, as well as a rear-floor with vertical fin and airfoil. areas that contribute to the low Cd the design shape of the outer high-mount stop lamps, and the taillamps.

Fender fairings before the and rear tires reduce into the wheel house, aero characteristics and reducing air

Interior Design

The IS convertible maintains the luxury touch associated with the IS sport while additional comfort and features provide a consistent regardless of top configuration. Special was given to providing an attractive design when viewing the externally. The door and side is fashioned to create continuity and flow from front to

A four-seat configuration provides passenger with their own space, and the rear-seat console the rear-passenger amenities with cup and storage. Soft padding on the of the console and the outer trim improve comfort. The rear are retractable for improved visibility and the located on the front of the rear can easily be accessed from the s seat.

Rear-seat comfort is by shifting seat position providing for sizeable headroom.

adjustable power front including power lumbar are standard, and the available heated/ventilated has a heating range that the shoulder areas and increases in ventilation function. Front-seat are scaled inward, and slim, seat-back pockets help to rear-seat legroom.

The gauge is similar to that of the IS sedan, but are some additions on the IS convertible for and function. The convertible features a multi-information LCD and decreased surface-glass for enhance visibility when the top is The multi-information display includes of the hardtop while in transformation, a bar graph showing its progress. It shows a warning to inform the if the roof is not completely open/closed, a obstacle may impede proper operation, or the open/close function is not while the vehicle is in motion.

trim around the two main contribute to a premium look.

The adopts recycled materials in 13 areas including door and trim.

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