Thursday, June 26, 2014

Some say: Toyota Crown to get 2.0L turbo from Lexus NX

Toyota Crown Athlete

One possible conspiracy theory going on in the world of Toyota is that if that newly developed 8AR-FTS 2.0L 4-cylinder twin turbo engine, as seen from the upcoming 2015 Lexus NX compact crossover, is proven to be worth it, this engine will soon replace the 4GR-FSE 2.5L V6 engine from current and upcoming models. Even the current Lexus IS would follow suit as well.

Word from the mouth is that the Toyota Crown, the current 13th generation model, is going to follow the downsizing trend as for next year's minor change, the 2.5L V6 engine will be dropped from the lineup and be replaced by the turbo 4-pot engine.

Let's do the math; the 4GR-FSE 2.5L V6 engine develops around 203PS of power and 243Nm of torque while the upcoming 8AR-FTS 2.0L 4-cylinder engine develops a theoretical 238PS of power and 350Nm. The result; about 35PS more than the 2.5L V6 so that's a conspiracy worth happening.

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