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.
2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Review & Drive
( 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.
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 F Sport vs Mercedes-Benz E350 vs BMW 535i race track review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 F is taking direct aim
at both the new Mercedes-Benz E350 and the new BMW 535i. We recently had a
chance to drive all three cars on the race track in Las Vegas to compare
how well the newest and perhaps sexiest Lexus does against these two very
well regarded and long established German luxury performance sedans. Check
out this first drive review of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F as we test all
three cars head to head.
2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport revealed Inside and Out
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport is the
sportiest car in the new 2013 Lexus GS line-up. And while you can't get the
F Sport with a bigger engine, it does come with a firmer suspension, dark
red leather interior and a suspension set-up that can be tuned for a much
firmer and sportier ride and handling. Check out his video as we reveal the
2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
2013 Lexus GS 450h Test Drive & Luxury Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/gs-450h/2013/?id=32972 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
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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The New Lexus GS 450h. A Powerful Change.
Powered by the world's most advanced Full Hybrid drivetrain, the new Lexus
GS 450h accelerates incredibly quickly and is exhilarating to drive, thanks
to an all-new chassis with intelligent all-wheel steering. The new GS 450h
also has totally new look, the focal point being its dramatic, purposeful
front grille. Jewel-like LED headlights greatly enhance driver vision,
while LED daytime running lights give it an unmistakable aura. Inside, the
spacious cabin sets new benchmarks for comfort, craftsmanship and advanced
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2013 Lexus GS350 F-Sport Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the all new 2013 Lexus GS350 F-Sport. Quite the impressive
redesign from the previous model packed with new styling, luxury and great
build quality. The F-sport package is Lexus' answer to the BMW M-sport
package and features altered body styling, a sporty interior and
performance upgrades. While the exterior is quite unique, the interior
takes the best from BMW's center stack design by incorporating a 12.3"
multimedia interface with a unique controller in the center console.
There's lots and lots of tech demos towards the middle for those gadget
minded people, took a while to explain. I highly recommend checking it out
in person, as there's many trim levels and options to suit your needs as I
showed towards the end of the video. I, personally, am looking forward to
seeing the rest of the lexus fleet adapt to this new generation styling.
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
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2013 Lexus GS 450h - INTERIOR
The GS 450h will share the same luxurious and technological amenities as
its gas counterpart, including next generation Remote Touch; analog clock
with LED indicators, carved from an ingot; and a new energy-saving auto
climate control system called S-Flow that focuses airflow only to the front
area where passengers are actually seated. A few notable differences
include a bamboo-finished steering wheel which reinforces the
sustainability of the GS 450h, and the hybrid monitor.
With a total system power output of 338 hp, the 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.
2014 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Review and Road Test
The GS used to be the only hybrid game in town, but times have changed and
nearly everyone has joined the party. BMW has their turbocharged ActiveHybrid 5, Mercedes just
launched the E400 Hybrid, Infiniti has re-badged their M Hybrid the Q70
Hybrid, Acura is finally selling the all-wheel-drive RLX Hybrid and Audi
has announced the A6 hybrid will come to America "soon." This means that
the S80 T6 and Genesis are no longer on my list because we have
head-to-head competition now.
Lexus used to be known for restrained styling but the current generation GS
marked a change for the Japanese luxury brand. In addition to taking on
more aggressive front end styling, the GS was the first Lexus to wear the
new "spindle" grille. The schnozz that seemed so controversial three years
ago seems downright demure today, especially since this form has been
adapted to the enormous (and some say questionable) LX 470. Perhaps because
the GS was the first to wear the corporate grille, the styling seems
slightly awkward from the front 3/4 shot (seen at the top) but looks better
in person. Unlike the IS, which gets some sheetmetal swooshes on the side,
the GS's profile and rump are luxury car restrained. Overall I think the
Infiniti Q70 hybrid, despite being a little long in the tooth, still wins
the beauty contest. The Lexus and BMW are a bit too sedate for my tastes,
and the RLX and A6 suffer from decidedly front-wheel-drive proportions when
compared to the rest and the Mercedes lands smack in the middle.
While the GS 350 recently got an update in the form of a new Aisin 8-speed
automatic, the GS 450h continues with just a minor software update. This
means under the hood you will find the same direct-injection 3.5L
Atkinson-cycle V6 engine and RWD hybrid transmission that launched in 2011.
Combined with a 1.9 kWh NiMH battery pack in the trunk the system is good
for 338 combined horsepower, 286 of which
come from the gasoline engine. This is essentially the same engine found in
the Highlander and RX hybrids, but the transmission is more similar to what
Lexus uses in the LS 600hL. The unit combines the two motor/generator units
with a 2-speed planetary gearset to improve efficiency at high speeds (as
in on the Autobahn) but without the AWD system standard in the LS 600hL.
The 2014 software update improves "sportiness" in sport mode and now
imitates an 8-speed automatic instead of a 6-speed. While 338 horsepower compares well
with the 6-cylinder competition, the GS 450h has the unenviable task of
trying to be both the most efficient GS and the performance version as
well. For reasons nobody knows, the more efficient GS 300h which uses a
2.5L four-cylinder engine is not sold in America.
By design, the Lexus hybrid system is very different from the competition.
The two motor/generator units and the electrical circuitry combine with a
single planetary gearsest to "act" as a continuously variable transmission.
This setup allows the drivetrain to act as a serial hybrid (kind of),
parallel hybrid, electric generator, or a pure EV at low speeds. In
contrast Mercedes, BMW and Infiniti combine a traditional transmission with
a single electric motor that replaces the torque converter. Transitions
between electric and gasoline drive modes in these systems aren't as smooth
as the Lexus system because of the clutch packs involved in reconnecting
the engine. Meanwhile Acura combines a dual-clutch robotic manual
transmission with a twin-motor pack in the rear for the only AWD hybrid
luxury sedan in this category.
Of course the primary reason for buying a hybrid is to save on gas. Right?
Maybe. With a 29 MPG City, 34 MPG Highway and 31 MPG combined rating
there's no doubt that the GS 450h is a fuel sipping 338 horsepower luxury sedan.
However at more than $10,000 more expensive than a similarly equipped GS
350 it would take you more than 20 years to "save money." We did average an
excellent 31.5 MPG over 800 miles with the GS hybrid, a notable improvement
over the Infiniti hybrid and the short time I spent in the RLX hybrid.
Although we haven't extensively tested the BMW and Mercedes hybrids yet,
brief spins in both indicate they will slot in under the GS. There's one
more problem for the GS: Mercedes' new E250 diesel. No, it's not a speed
daemon, but at 34 mpg combined it not only makes up for the higher cost of
diesel with the higher fuel economy, it starts around $9,000 less than a GS
450h as well.
Lexus GS450H Irish Launch first drive
Bob takes a rather extended first drive in the new Lexus GS450 H, actually
he still isn't back from that test drive. Sit back and watch 15 mins of
pure joy as Bob talks us through the new 3.5ltr V6 monster.
Team Review: Lexus GS 450h - Fifth Gear
The gang get a look at the Lexus GS 450h and Jason takes Tiff for a ride
round the track to put the hybrid through its paces.
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