The entry-level Lexus IS poaching in the area of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. But give the Japanese their luxurious middle class with strong engines to hunt: the top gasoline engine with V6 cylinders has 2.5 liter displacement and 208 hp. The most powerful diesel engine developed from a 2.2-liter combustion chambers 177 hp. There is also a sports version of the four-door sedan: the IS F has a big V8 heart, five -liter displacement and 423 hp. The model of Toyota's Nobel daughter rolls in the summer of 2013 in the third generation to the dealers, with pricing starting at 34,200 euros in Germany. Unlike its predecessor, this time it will be no station wagon version, and diesel engines are not on board - for a more economical hybrid drive. For fresh air friends Lexus, the IS convertible has in the program.