Lexus Turbo - Four Aims To Beat Bmw For Torque; Larger And Smaller Turbos Coming

Lexus turbo-four aims to beat BMW for torque; larger and smaller turbos comingLexus has confirmed it will aim for its forthcoming 2.0-litre turbocharged engine to beat the same-capacity BMW engine for torque and match the company’s current 380Nm 3.5-litre V6.

Speaking at the Tokyo motor show following the reveal of the LF-NX Turbo concept (below) – in which Lexus’s first-ever turbo engine made its debut – Lexus group manager of product design Teru Ogawa said that “in terms of torque, we are now aiming to achieve the same level as a V6 engine”.

Pressed for specifics, Ogawa-san replied “yes” to the question of whether that means the 3.5-litre engine, and “yes” again when asked whether he wants to beat the BMW 2.0-litre turbo four for torque.