Lexus IS250C
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Lexus has unveiled the Lexus IS Convertible, its competitor to the E93 3-Series Convertible at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

The Lexus IS250C features a 3-segment folding hard top using a lightweight aluminium alloy. It can change from coupe to convertible at the touch of a button in 20 seconds. Lexus has designed the boot to be able to contain a golf bag with the top down.

Under the hood is the 2.5 litre 4GR-FSE with direct injection putting out 208hp at 6,400rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4,800rpm, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The IS250C will go on sale in Japan in spring 2009. Look after the jump for a gallery and a video showing the IS250C’s hard top in action.

Video: Lexus IS250C

PHOTO GALLERY: Lexus IS Convertible
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