New Lexus & BMW Models Stir The Soul Make New Car Ownership Fun Again!

In recent months two noteworthy test drives from the premium luxury category have embodied a new ethic of fun and driving satisfaction.

The latest Lexus IS 350 2 door convertible is a car bursting with the energy of a 308 horsepower 24-valve V6 and vigorous style and swagger. This may be the car that for $53,000 fully equipped takes Lexus beyond its usual status as “that really nice car your dentist drives.”

Indeed from the windswept folds of its racy exterior to its rough-and-ready rear-wheel drive power, and the sporting double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension handling, the IS 350c clearly carries some of the DNA of the $375,000 Lexus LFA supercar.

From Bavaria the latest smooth as silk bully-boy is the BMW 640i Gran Coupe priced well-equipped at $89,000, The Gran Coupe as tested with a 3.0-liter turbocharged 6 cylinder engine, all wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic provides spirited driving in sport mode churning out 315 horsepower.

With a low-slung elegant profile, wide stance and sumptuous interior, the 640i Gran Coupe may rank as one of the most captivating cars in the BMW stable.

This George Polgar of GT Marketing for KYW News Radio.