Autoweek IS F article
Didn't see this posted yet. Some snippets--
- Each cylinder has two injectors, one port and one direct
- Electrically variable titanium intake valves; hydraulically variable steel exhaust valves (lift stays same on valves)
- Upshifts take 0.1 seconds
- "'The goal is not to make a BMW M3,' Yaguchi said, though many people will see it as such. 'The M3 is fun for a realy good driver, but if you're not a really good driver, it's not fun,' he said. 'This is a car everyone can enjoy; with this car you skill level doesn't matter.'" -- Great!
- "This one (suspension) is softer than the previous M3's...but, it is a tradeoff we could live with."
- "Lexus cleverly chose to reveal its IS F just before BMW revealed its M3 (sedan). Or was that pure coincidence? In either case, everyone's stories about the Lexus IS F will come out before other stories about the M3. This will allow people to view the IS F separatels as a sports sedan unot itself. In such a context it is an unbridled success. Against the M3, we'll have to wait and see."
Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2008 M3 Coupe
- Alpine/Fox Red/Carbon
2015 M4 pre-ordered 4/13
Last edited by GregW / Oregon; 10-26-2007 at 12:26 PM.