Lexus GS Facelift Gets New 2.0-Liter Turbo Engine, Improved Multimedia System
|   Monday, September 14, 2015
At the Contest of Elegance from Pebble Beach, Lexus presented the facelift version of the Lexus GS sedan.

The folks at Lexus applied a restyling in the GS range, which went beyond the usual aesthetic changes of a facelift. The Lexus GS facelift enjoys a restyled front part with standard Bi-LED headlamps, an updated multimedia system new interior colors and new options in wood trim, more power and torque for the GS 350 variant, and last but not least, the introduction of a 2.
liter turbo engine.

Whether we are talking about the 200t variant of the GS or about 350 version, the eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. Optionally, the GS 350 is offered with all-wheel drive.

Changes have occurred in the engine range. The new GS 200t motorization will replace the GS 250. Thus, instead of the V6 engine displacing 2.5 liters (208 hp and torque of 252 Nm) comes the new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that develops 245 hp and torque 350 Nm that is found on models like the NX 200t, IS 200t, and RC 200t. With the new engine the Lexus GS 200 t has a combined fuel consumption of 7.9 l / 100 km.

The GS 350 version equipped with the 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 now develops 11 hp more, 317 hp and offers a higher torque, 380 Nm. The same powerplant is offered in all-wheel drive version, GS 350 AWD.

As the previous Lexus GS is offered in two versions, the GS 300h hybrid is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and an electric motor that indicates fuel consumption of 4.7 l / 100 km.

Top hybrid version of the GS range is called GS 450h has a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor with a cumulative power by 345 hp that accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds, and has a combined fuel consumption of 5.9 l / 100 km.

GS 450h has been optimized for increased dynamic performance and lower fuel consumption. The Lexus GS exact specifications facelift for the European market will be published with the European debut of the model, which could take place early as this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The picture is completed by new 18- and 19-inch rims, and three new colors - Matador Red Mica, Nightfall Mica and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.
Inside we find new materials and inserts, a new steering wheel, new central air intakes of the air-conditioning system, a new multimedia system with display up to 12.3 inches, but also new active safety technologies like the Lexus Safety System +, which combines the Pre-Collision System, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Dynamic Radar Cruise All-Speed Control. Optionally, the advanced Mark Levinson audio system is offered.

Also, from a technological point of view, the Lexus GS facelift has a 12.3-inch multimedia screen, which can display a map over its entire surface with the open navigational function. Voice recognition has been improved, as has been the case with the multimedia system graphics. The screen can be divided in two to display two different functions.
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