Lexus' mid-range GS sedan gains a high-performance model for 2016 in the GS F, powered by a 5.0L V8 that puts its 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The GS 350 AWD uses a 3.5L V6 that makes 311 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the hybrid pairs its own 3.5L with an electric motor for a total of 338 hp, though the 257 lb-ft of torque doesn't include the electric motor's contribution. Transmissions are a six-speed automatic in the 350 AWD, and a continuously variable (CVT) automatic in the hybrid.
Fuel consumption estimates are 12.4/9.0 L/100 km (city/highway) for the GS 350 AWD, 8.1/6.9 in the GS 450h and 14.9/9.7 for the GS F.
Standard features in the GS 350 AWD include 18-inch alloy wheels, intelligent keyless entry, heated leather-trimmed steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, backup camera, auto-levelling LED headlights, LED taillights, sunroof, heated leather front seats with 10-way power adjustment, 12-speaker stereo, navigation, Bluetooth, and rain-sensing wipers.
The GS 450h adds a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with woodgrain trim, 18-way ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, 17-speaker stereo, head-up display, the Lexus Safety System ((Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert3 with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam,15 Dynamic Radar Cruise Control), lane keep assist, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, and power-folding side mirrors.
GS F standard kit builds on the GS 450h, but differs in its 19-inch wheels, three-zone climate control, and eight-way heated and ventilated front seats.
Pricing starts at $56,550 for the GS 350 AWD, $75,500 for the 450h, and $95,000 for the GS F.
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