2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid first drive test and review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid is no longer the speedy dragster of the hybrid world. Instead the newest Lexus hybrid is all grown up and ready for a serious job like taking you and your family to work or play. The newest and most fuel efficient GS now gets a combined 31 MPG. but is that enough to take on the German competition like the diesel version of the BMW 5 series Mercedes-Benz E class and the Audi A6. We recently had a chance to take the hybrid GS for a first drive spin around the Las Vegas desert to find out if the new 2012 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid is ready to take on the german competition.
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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Hyundai Genesis is one of the most feared cars in the auto industry. For a base price of just $34,000 you get all of the luxury that once was the sole domain of companies like Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. You also get a 333 HP engine that pulls like a steam locomotive. Check out this fast take video review of the big daddy Hyundai.
2013 Infiniti M Hybrid vs Lexus GS 450h 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Infiniti M35 Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h are both luxury hybrids that not only directly compete but also put a premium on luxury and performance. Not only do these two Japanese luxury sedans both have a 3.5L V6 engine and a electric hybrid powertrain, but they also are both also rear wheel drive and they both have over 300 combined horsepower. So the question is a simple one; which of these two premium hybrids is a better buy? To be honest we are actually just as curious to find out which one is faster from 0-60 MPH. Watch out this TFLcar Mashup review to find out.
2012 BMW 650i X-Drive Review & Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new BMW 650i X-Drive is a true stunner. The newly redesigned BMW GT is now firm, fit and sexy. With a 400 HP Twin turbo V8 the BMW 650i is also fast and fun to drive. But than again a car that can cost as much as $100,000 better be very special. Check out this first drive review as we see just how fast the BMW 650i really is at altitude.
2013 Lexus GS 350 revealed Inside and Out
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 is a technological tour de force. The GS can be had with about every modern car technology. In this video from the Las Vegas press preview you'll learn all about the newest GS and why Lexus believes it is ready to take on the German competition with Japanese innovation and luxury.
2012 Lexus LFA race track test drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Lexus plans to only build 500 LFA super cars and of those 500 less than 200 will end up in American garages. At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway we recently had a chance to go for a ride in a shiny black 2012 LFA and see just how fast and nimble Toyota's newest super car is when put to the test. At over $350K, the LFA is by no means inexpensive but when compared to other supercars like the $650,000 Ferrari Enzo, the LFA is a crazy fast and crazy cool bargain.
2013 Lexus GS 450h Test Drive & Luxury Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/gs-450h/2013/ The 2013 Lexus GS 450h is a totally redesigned luxury hybrid. This mid-size luxury sedan represents the 4th generation GS model and the 2nd generation GS hybrid model. Many improvements have been made but the most noticeable is the spindle grille which is a common design feature found on other Lexus vehicles including the ES 300h and the RX 450h. Blue Lexus logos indicate that this luxury car has a hybrid power plant underneath the hood. The 201 3 Lexus GS 450h has a base price of $58,950.
The hybrid power plant in the Lexus GS 450h is not just about good fuel economy, it is also about power. The engine is a direct injection Atkinson-cycle 3.5 liter V-6 that produces 286 horsepower on its own. When coupled with the electric motor though the total power output is 338 horsepower. This allows the GS 450h to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in only 5.6 seconds which is actually faster than the F SPORT model. Fuel economy is excellent at 29 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.
Only Lexus hybrid models get the benefit of Bamboo accent trim and the interior of the GS 450h looks incredible with its new Bamboo steering wheel, Bamboo dash, and Bamboo center console. Supply leather is used on many surfaces and the seats are wonderful 18-way adjustable units. The center stack has been completely redesigned and the result is a sleek more compact package. The GS 450h has 4 modes including an ECO, Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus. While in ECO mode the gauges show your fuel consumption use, but switch to Sport+ and you can use the paddle shifters to get things moving. The 12.3 inch split monitor controls many systems including navigation, stereo, and climate. A couple of other technological features are the: heads-up display, parking assist, backup camera, and the Mark Levinson sound system.
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h gives other mid-size hybrids a run for their money. This car is not only fast, fuel efficient, and luxurious; it is also very exclusive with the Bamboo interior accents. For less than $60k you can get over 30 combined MPG in a hybrid that can accelerate from 0-60 MPH faster than most cars on the road today.
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2013 Lexus GSF Sport - Sema Show 2011
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2012 Lexus GS 450h customer review
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The What Car? reader test team took a look at the new Lexus GS 450h hybrid at an exclusive preview. Take a look at what they thought of the car.
Lexus GS review - CarBuyer
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If you want a powerful executive car that won't cost the earth to run, the default choice is usually something German. And diesel. However, the Lexus GS 450h provides a refreshing alternative to the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6. And now, thanks to an all new chassis and fresh design, it's better than before. The GS is a sharp-looking, luxurious, well-built and reliable car and in the case of the GS450h Hybrid, provides plenty of performance with impressive 46mpg economy.
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Lexus GS 450h 2013 HD
Lexus GS 450h 2013 HD exterior, interior.
With a five vehicle hybrid line-up, Lexus reinforces its commitment to hybrid technology with the all-new 2013 Lexus GS 450h. When it was introduced for the 2007 model year, the GS 450h was the first hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan to enter the market. Today, the Lexus GS 450h is the world's first premium performance sedan to be equipped with a V6 Atkinson cycle gas engine and two-motor hybrid system, in a front engine rear-wheel drive vehicle.
The hybrid version of the 2013 GS 350 incorporates improvements to its hybrid powertrain and is equipped with a second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system. Lexus GS 450h engineers have aimed for reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, while providing exhilarating performance.
With a total system power output of 338 hp, the Lexus GS 450h will accelerate effortlessly from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Conversely, fuel consumption is expected to be improved by more than 30 percent. The GS 450h is targeting certification as a Super-Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (SULEV II). The new GS hybrid also features a Drive Mode selector. In addition to the Normal mode, the driver can customize the driving experience using Eco, Sport S, Sport S+ and EV modes.
"The all-new GS 450h will provide our customers with an exciting blend of performance and precision in a new hybrid package," said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager in the U.S. "With its dynamic exterior styling, roomy interior and advanced technology features, the GS 450h further demonstrates Lexus' mastery of the luxury hybrid."
2013 Lexus GS Prototype First Drive
Editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie takes prototypes of the next-generation, 2013 Lexus GS out for a test spin.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1107_2013_lexus_gs_prototype_drive/
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Edited by: Jim Gleason