In Reply to: Faster than you think...(different engine!!) posted by vertigo on March 04, 1999 at 21:24:39:
: The 9.5second 0-62 time you have been
: seeing is for the 2-liter Alzetta(sp?).
: In Japan, the six cylinder car is in
: fact the LOW end--the four cylinders put
: out more hp and are mated to a six speed
: manual while the six is intended to be a
: more leisurely drive and puts out only 160hp.
: From what I've read Lexus is currently
: deliberating between a 2.5 liter and 3.0
: liter high revving variant. I'd be suprised
: if it falls short of 180hp--190-210 is more
: likely. They know that the 3 series is their
: principle competition; I doubt that they will
: offer mini-van acceleration at $33.5k.
: Frankly, if they keep that 6-speed i'm all
: over it!
Most but not everybody here is from the US, it looks like Mike's email address is from Australia - they often get cars that are closer to the JDM versions than the US does. I believe he's correct and Australia is getting a 2l version...