Lexus GS – Magnificent Extravagance That’ll Turn Heads on the Streets

11.12.2016 г.

Lexus GS

The GS sedan from Lexus has been loaded with both technology and luxury features together with the available F-Sport performance package for the three of four trims. A proof that a car can be fun to drive and eco-friendly at the same time, Lexus GS elevated fuel economy without undermining performance or acceleration.

Lexus GS Exterior

This year’s luxury performance sedan is not meant for the shy since the L-finesse design theme led to the boldly styled piece of art perfect on the road. This also boasts of the latest bold new front end treatment which has become the corporate face of Lexus. Suitable to its sporting image is the highly defined shapes and edgy styling which include the distinctive LED taillights and headlights. The varied and rich paint options are a pleasant exit from the more ubiquitous sea of black, white and silver.

Lexus GS Interior

Despite being edgy outside, this luxury sedan speaks of great comfort inside. Its attractively shaped instrument panel comes with analog Optitron gauges with color Multi-Information Display and 12.3 or 8-inch color high resolution central control screen operating with the second generation RTI or Remote Touch Interface control function. The front occupants will be able to enjoy the 10-way power seats as well as the LED ambient lighting integrated to the door ornamentation and RTI surround area. There are plenty of nice details and touches, including the Lexus stamped scuff plates on the doorsills to contrast the stitching on the door panels, shift boot and upper instrument panel.

Lexus GS Under the Hood

The power of GS luxury sedan comes from the twin scroll 2.0 liter turbocharged engine which sends power to its rear wheels through the 8 speed automatic transmission.

Lexus GS Driving Impressions

When you spend some time behind GS’s wheel, you will discover that this is one competent performance sedan that displays impressive abilities in various areas of acceleration, braking and cornering response. The stiff body of the GS, the wide track and the lightweight aluminum control arm suspension all contribute to the compliant and level cornering ride. Its 3-setting Drive Mode also allows an option among Sport, Normal and Eco, with every setting varying the response degree from the throttle and steering. Including the F-Sport package adds a more aggressive handling and ride and opens the door to further upgrades like the Lexus Dynamic Handling System with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering.

Lexus GS Hybrid Powertrain

Environmentalism and performance can also go hand in hand and GS proves exactly just that. In GS 450h, there is Atkinson cycle 3.5 liter V6 has been teamed with the electric motor for combined 338 horsepower. This combination delivers an excellent 31-mpg combined yet it can accelerate the hybrid sedan much faster compared to the gasoline only counterpart.

Lexus GS Lexus Drive Mode

Through offering different settings for Sport, Normal and Eco, Lexus Drive Mode gives the driver further control on throttle response and steering input. Once teamed with F-Sport package, there is an extra Sport+ mode providing control of adaptive suspension as well as VDIM systems.

Lexus GS 350h specs
Engine - 3.5L V6
Max power - 311 HP @ 6000 RPM
Max torque - 280 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
Top speed - 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph - 5.8 s
Fuel economy - City : 19 mpg US
Fuel economy - Highway : 26 mpg US
Fuel economy - Combined : 22 mpg US

Lexus GS 450h specs
Engine - 3.5L V6 Hybrid
Max power - 338 HP or 345 PS or 254 kW @ 6000 RPM
Max torque - 352 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Top speed - 155 mph or 250 km/h
Acceleration 0-60 mph - 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 5.9 s
Fuel economy - City : 29 mpg US or 40.9 mpg UK or 6.9 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Highway : 34 mpg US or 49.6 mpg UK or 5.7 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 31 mpg US or 45.6 mpg UK or 6.2 l/100 km

Lexus GS F specs
Engine - 5L V8 Petrol
Max power - 477 PS or 351 kW @ 7100 RPM
Max torque - 530 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Top speed - 168 mph or 270 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 4.6 s
Acceleration 0-400m - 12.8 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 17 mpg UK or 16.6 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra urban : 34.9 mpg UK or 8.1 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 25.2 mpg UK or 11.2 l/100 km

Lexus GS 200t specs
Engine - 2.0 L turbo petrol
Max power - 245 PS or 180 kW @ 5000 RPM
Max torque - 350 Nm @ 1650-4400 RPM
Top speed - 143 mph or 230 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 7.3 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 11.1 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra urban : 6.1 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 7.9 l/100 km

Lexus GS 300h specs
Engine - 2.5L 4 Cylinders, in-line, Hybrid
Max power - 223 PS or 164 kW @ 6000 RPM
Max torque - 221 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Top speed - 118 mph or 190 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h ) - 9.2 s
Acceleration 0-400m - 16.4 s
Fuel economy - Urban : 61.4 mpg UK or 4.6 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Extra urban : 65.7 mpg UK or 4.3 l/100 km
Fuel economy - Combined : 64.2 mpg UK or 4.4 l/100 km
 




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