In Reply to: 6 speed Lexus coming posted by JoeT on March 03, 1999 at 16:08:48:
According to a Lexus salesman with information from the latest U.S. Lexus dealer meeting
in Mid February, the expected U.S. release date
is the middle of the year 2000. The expected
engine is a three liter inline six from the GS300
with 225 HP and 220 ft lbs of torque. There is a manual transmission expected as well for the U.S.
I only hope it is true.
Lexus has been unsuccessful in Europe except in the UK, nowhere near as successful as in the U.S.
They want to establish themselves in Europe, to
do so they are releasing the Lexus IS200 in May.
This car has received great reviews. When the
Lexus IS300 is here what a wonderful car it should be.
I will take delivery of a 328I in three weeks.
When the Lexus IS300 is available I expect to
jump ship to Lexus.
Can Lexus build a better Three series than BMW?
I hope so.