2020 Lexus IS F Sport Keeps It Fresh With Blackline Special Edition Spec

Lexus is expanding its Blackline Special Edition offering on the IS F Sport for 2020, for a total of 900 units.

The 2020 IS F Sport Blackline will be available in RWD and AWD IS 350 F Sport spec, in addition to the IS 300 F Sport.

Prices start from $45,200 for the IS 300 rear-wheel drive version and go all the way to $50,985 for the IS 350 AWD model. The IS 300 F Sport Blackline AWD and IS 350 F Sport Blackline RWD cost $47,650 and $48,820 respectively.

Styling-wise, these Blackline special edition models feature F Sport 18-inch split-spoke wheels with a black vapor chrome finish, black chrome grille surround and black mirror casings. Three exterior colors are available in Obsidian, Ultra White and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.

Each model comes with triple-beam LED headlights, sat-nav and a Blind Spot Monitor. For 2020, the SmartAccess card key is standard.

Meanwhile, the interior houses exclusive black and grey seats with Indigo Blue stitching – which is also found on the knee pads, dash and door trim. There are further blue accents to be found on the heated wood steering wheel, door switch panels and glove box.

As for performance, rear-wheel drive versions of the IS 300 Blackline are powered by a 241 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot, working alongside an eight-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive version of this same model packs a 3.5-liter V6 with 260 HP and a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

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Opt instead for any version of the IS 350 F Sport Blackline (be it RWD or AWD), and you get a 311 HP 3.5-liter V6. The RWD version comes with an eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic gearbox, while the AWD model gets a six-speed auto, both with paddle shifters.

The 2020 Lexus IS F Sport Blackline Special Edition models will arrive in dealerships in November of this year.

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  • charlotteharry57

    A while back, it had been rumored that the IS was to be all-new for ’20. But, because it’s a sedan…I guess.

    • SteersUright

      Would LOVE to see it already. This car has been around for a while now.

  • TrevP

    All this black packaging stuff is too much. Black is so annoying to keep clean!

  • iggination

    Ugliest car in the segment IMO.

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      I would say the exact opposite, it’s a bit of styling sparkle in a a world of sleep inducing German cars. That said it is well and truly due for a new model update.

      • Matt

        Not a single design element blends cohesively together. It’s a total mess of weird lines, strangely shaped headlights and a grille that appears way too big for the car. Only the rear looks acceptably coherent.

    • gambit gamboa

      Naww, the new benz are ugly af, I actually cant tell them apart sometimes.

      • Matt

        Looking the same does not equal ugly.

        • gambit gamboa

          I meant I cant tell them apart cause they all look ugly af. At least there is consistency I guess.

    • SteersUright

      One of the best looking cars in its segment, despite it age. The others have no excuses.

  • Octane

    What they needed to have done is make a real IS-F. Makes no sense to have the coupe RC-F, without the sedan. Just like it made no sense with the first gen IS-F, to have no coupe version. If they are competing with Mercedes, BMW, Audi, and Cadillac, all of which have sedan and coupe versions of their top dog models, then the same should apply to them. Common sense.

    • SteersUright

      Amen.

  • Still looks fresh IMO.

  • SteersUright

    What damn waste of an opportunity. This car more than any other one in all of Lexus’ lineup has been deserving of Lexus’ awesome V8 that somehow keeps ending up in its overweight siblings. Just imagine a proper M-sport and Audi S competitor version of this car at under 4k lbs, with a 500hp V8 and proper DCT. The car still looks fantastic, the interior could easily be updated, so much potential.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I like these. I have no clue whatsoever of how they drive.

  • Enter Ranting

    Too bad it has a snowplow on the front.

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