Since early 2008, the new high-performance sedan Lexus IS - F in the premium midsize sporty ambitions to Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 comes in as a new car. A first facelift in autumn 2012, a " self-healing " clearcoat small scratch was applied to the sedan, equalized automatically after two days. Likewise, the chassis has been modified to be able to react more dynamic. The interior has been upgraded with more noble materials and a new multimedia system with DAB audio. The Lexus IS-F will still have a 5.0 V8 engine with 423 hp and a maximum torque of 505 Nm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h so far this sportiest Lexus in 4.8 seconds. In contrast to the international competition in the sport sedan is only at a top speed of 270 km / h automatically closing. EU CONSUMPTION estimated the Japanese manufacturer with 11.8 l/100 km and a CO ² emissions of 270 g / km. When manually upshift the eight-speed automatic transmission, the paddle wheel by the Lexus IS-F requires only a tenth of a second for the gear change. To perfectly match engine and transmission speeds to each other, the sports car is also automatically declutch during manual downshifts. As the first Lexus IS-F has a two-stage adjustable driving dynamics management VDIM, which will allow maximum fun and a very agile handling. The sporty handling of the four-door adds a retuned, lowered suspension with 19 - inch wheels. Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers in front and two-piston calipers provide, if necessary for optimum deceleration.