Lexus will reveal the all-new 2013 GS 350 mid-size luxury sedan with F SPORT package at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
The Lexus press conference to reveal the 2013 GS 350 with F SPORT package will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. PDT at the outdoor Lexus exhibit tent, located between the Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Following the press conference, media will have an opportunity to experience track rides in the all-new GS 350 with F SPORT package.
The GS 350 with F SPORT package will be on display at the Lexus tent from Nov. 1 -- 4.
JT Grey Racing Lexus LX 570 Team driver, Joe Bacal and race car driver, Scott Pruett will be on hand signing autographs on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m., respectively, at the Lexus tent. Joe Bacal will also be available to sign autographs throughout the day on Nov. 2.
Building on the excitement of the fourth-generation GS 350 which was revealed at Pebble Beach in August, the GS 350 with F SPORT package was designed to engage driving enthusiasts with factory engineering and the ability to take performance to an entirely new level. Unique to the F SPORT package will be aggressive 19-inch wheels, F SPORT-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), thicker anti-roll bars, bushing changes, and new larger front brakes with high friction pads. In addition, rear-wheel drive (RWD) models will be equipped with 19-inch staggered width wheels and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). Inside, the all-new package also features a sporty attitude with a new 16-way power driver's sport seat, unique interior design treatment and available F SPORT exclusive Cabernet Red leather interior.
As with the GS 350, the GS 350 with F SPORT package is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter V6, with four cams, and four valves per cylinder and dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. At 306 horsepower, it is one of the most powerful base engines in the segment, as well as the only one with both port and direct injection. It propels the car from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and at the same time, fuel economy has been improved.
Acceleration from 30 to 50 mph can take just 3.0 seconds, and improved engine sound characteristics complement the bolder, more energetic personality of the new GS. The six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission has paddle shifters and sport driving functions as standard equipment.
The transmission incorporates many features adopted from the Lexus IS F high-performance sedan — including faster shifts, and downshift throttle blips — to support four driving modes that can be operated by toggling the Lexus Drive Mode selector. In addition to the Normal mode, the driver can customize the driving experience using ECO, Sport S and Sport S+ modes.
An optional electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system is designed to enhance traction in a variety of driving conditions. The system can vary front-to-rear torque balance from 50/50 to as much as 30/70, depending on driving conditions, for exceptional control.
► 2012 Lexus GX 460
The capable GX 460 transitions into the 2012 model year with minimal
changes. The standard model receives color-keyed bodyside molding with a
chrome accent, while the Premium model now features a high-gloss wheel
finish. In addition, the Fire Agate Pearl exterior replaces Peridot Mica.
The GX 460 takes its model designation from its 4.6-liter V8 engine that
produces 301 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and
329 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The 32-valve DOHC engine features
aluminum alloy cylinder heads and block with dual Variable Valve Timing
with Intelligence (VVT-i), which controls valve timing and overlap on both
the intake and Exhaust camshafts to
optimize power, fuel efficiency and emissions.
The GX 460's fuel economy is better than other V8 luxury utility vehicles
and competitive with some six-cylinder models with its EPA-estimated 17 mpg
combined, 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway ratings.
The 4.6-liter V8 is teamed to a six-speed electronically controlled
automatic transmission with sequential shift. The responsive powertrain is
quiet and helps the GX 460 tow up to 6,500 lbs.
► 2012 Lexus ES 350
The ES 350 entry luxury sedan continues to be a Lexus favorite with its
comfortable cabin and smooth ride. With a plethora of standard amenities,
such as 17-inch wheels, moonroof, 10-way power adjustable front seats,
leather-trimmed seats and a multi-information display, the ES continues to
impress new and loyal consumers. The ES 350 cruises into the 2012 model
year virtually unchanged except for the new Nebula Gray Pearl exterior,
which replaces Smoky Granite Mica; and the discontinuation of Peridot Mica.
The ES 350's aluminum 3.5-liter V6 produces 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and
248 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,700 rpm using 87-octane regular fuel. The ES
has EPA fuel economy estimates of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on
the highway. The chain-driven camshafts employ Dual Variable Valve Timing
with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) for optimal performance and efficiency at
all engine speeds.
The six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with
intelligence (ECT-i) provides a sequential manual shift feature for a more
involved driving experience when desired. Shifting strategy adapts to
driver input, with rapid downshift response.
Hyundai ix35 FCEV - ON BOARD
Hyundai has shown off the ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) at the
EcoVelocity, the low-carbon motor festival at London's Battersea Power
EcoVelocity visitors can be among the first in the world to experience
future travel in a hydrogen-powered car, with passenger rides available in
the ix35 FCEV. The vehicle is Hyundai's third-generation FCEV and it
demonstrates the company's work on cutting-edge alternative fuels.
Boasting the same convenience as today's vehicles powered by traditional
internal combustion engines, the ix35 FCEV has a driving range of 360miles
(580 Km), a maximum speed of 100 mph and zero-to-62mph time of 12.8
seconds. The fuel cell stack can operate at sub-zero temperatures as low as
-25 degrees Celsius, and unlike a combustion-engined car, the ix35's only
emissions are water vapour.
This vehicle moves Hyundai closer to the commercialisation of fuel cell
electric vehicles, and the aim is to bring an FCEV to market in the next
Earlier this year, the Hyundai Motor Group signed a memorandum of
understanding with four Northern European countries to operate test fleets
of FCEVs. Test drives have already been carried out in Korea and
Hyundai UK's managing director, Tony Whitehorn, commented: "We are
extremely excited to be showcasing the ix35 FCEV in the UK for the first
time at EcoVelocity.
"Hyundai is a world leader in the development of hydrogen-powered
technology and is constantly researching and developing modes of
transportation that use alternative fuels at the Eco-technology research
institute in Mabuk, Korea.
"The ultimate goal would be to see zero-emission vehicles on UK roads
within the next few years; however, the market and local infrastructure
will be the real determinant of this. In the interim, Hyundai is working
hard to make internal combustion engines as efficient as possible".
Also featuring on the Hyundai stand will be the sub-100g/km CO2 i10 Blue
and the recently launched i20 Blue. The i10 Blue is powered by a 1.0-litre
Kappa three-cylinder petrol engine returning an impressive 67.3mpg
The i20 Blue is powered by a 1.4-litre CRDi four-cylinder engine with
76.4mpg on a combined cycle. Due to their low emissions, both vehicles
offer exemption from VED and the London Congestion Charge.
Visitors will also be able to see Hyundai's two newest models on the stand
- the all-new i40 Tourer, due to go on-sale on September 8 and the Veloster
coupe due to launch later this year.
EcoVelocity featured the latest green models, including electric, hybrid
and low CO2-emitting cars, as well as providing test drives on a
specially-constructed circuit in the shadow of the famous power station.
► 2012 Lexus RX 450h
The RX 450h hybrid luxury crossover is one of Lexus' best-selling hybrid
models. When the RX hybrid first launched in 2006, it was a pioneer in the
luxury hybrid category. Now, Lexus stands as the luxury hybrid leader with
its offering of five hybrids. With impressive fuel economy ratings,
powerful drivetrain and a comfortable ride, the RX 450h provides an
engaging driving experience with an abundance of technology and convenience
features. For 2012, the RX 450h adds Nebula Gray Pearl to the exterior
color choices as Smoky Granite Mica is discontinued.
The RX 450h AWD uses a separate rear electric motor-generator to provide
power to the rear wheels when road conditions or throttle response
dictates. When accelerating, or starting off on a low-grip surface, torque
is quickly provided to all four wheels. At steady speeds, torque is sent
only to the front wheels, enhancing fuel efficiency. For handling agility
and control, the AWD system increases rear-wheel torque when the vehicle's
front tires start to lose traction and decreases rear-wheel torque when the
vehicle's rear tires start to lose traction.
The RX 450h's Lexus Hybrid Drive features a 3.5-liter V6 Atkinson-cycle
engine, electric motors, a small and light power-control unit and other
fuel-saving innovations. It offers performance similar to V8s, 295 total
and in many cases better combined fuel economy than the average
four-cylinder mid-size sedan. The Front Wheel Drive (FWD) model has
EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (30 mpg combined) fuel economy
ratings, while the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) model has estimates of 30 mpg
city, 28 mpg highway, 29 mpg combined.
As a full hybrid, the RX 450h can operate in electric-only or
gas-engine-only modes as well as a mode that combines the power of both.
Extended electric-mode operation during low-speed or stop-and-go driving
conditions helps reduce fuel consumption. Under certain circumstances, a
driver-selectable EV mode can allow the vehicle to be driven short
distances using only the electric motors. The RX 450h achieves Super Ultra
Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) certification in California (Tier 2-Bin 3 in
Real Videos: 2013 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport Sport Sedan Review
In this Real Video, the Real Review features the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport.
All-new for 2013, the F-Sport represents the more sports oriented model of
the GS family. While there is not a lot that changes performance wise, the
personality of the F-Sport is different from the regular GS 350 and the
GS450h (see our RFI on 450h here:
Join us as we discuss the current design, the excitement factor, fuel
economy and day-to-day living in a car that has a special F-Sport seat and
extra exterior ground effects. At almost $60K and in bright red, the GS 350
F-Sport certainly let's you know it is coming down the road. But how does
it fair after a full and complete inspection?
Find out more in this Real Videos edition.
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11-8-11 2013 Lexus GS F SPORT Acceleration
This is vide of the all-new 2013 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT being driven
southbound on PCH in Dana Point, CA. Listen to the roar of the 2GR-FSE D4-S
3.5L V6. This GS F Sport was switched into Sport+ mode. Listen to the more
pronounced intake sounds (just like IS F) and watch the throttle blips upon
downshifts. Don't forget to check out the heads up display which now shows
more than just your speed and radio channels. It finally shows a tach.
Finally a real engaging Lexus GS!
2014 Lexus GS350 Start Up and Review 3.5 L V6
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Camerons Car Reviews Score: 4.5/5
Powertrains: 3.5 L V6 with an 8-Speed Automatic RWD
Features: Leather Seats, Navigation System, Bluetooth Hands Free
Calling/Streaming Audio, Voice Recognition, Backup Camera, Front Camera,
Rear Parking Sensors, Sunroof, LED Taillights, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, HD
Radio, Satellite Radio, Dual Zone Climate Control, 19 in Alloy Wheels, AUX
Input, USB Port(s) w/Ipod Integration, Lexus Enform App Suite, Remote Touch
Interface, Blind Spot Monitoring, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Power Windows,
Mirrors, and Door Locks, Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel, Dual Powered
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 3.5 L
Cam TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 277 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm
horsepower 306 hp
@ 6400 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 36.8 ft.
Weights and Capacities
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 113.0 cu.ft.
GROSS WEIGHT 4830 lbs.
DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.27 Cd
CURB WEIGHT 3795 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 14.3 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 14.3 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Premium unleaded (required)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 17.4 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 330.6/504.6 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 19/29 mpg
Competitors: Acura RLX, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS
What Camerons Car Reviews has to say about the GS350:
2013 Lexus GS350 vs Jaguar XF Mashup Review: And the best sport luxury sedan is...?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Lexus GS350 is all new and completely
redesigned from the ground up. Gone is the stodgy car of old replaced by a
much more passionate and sporty Lexus. The 2012 Jaguar XF has gotten a
minor facelift but the heart of the car remains the same with a 385 HP V8
under the hood. Both of these cars drive for that perfect balance of sport
performance and opulent luxury so which one is better? Check out another
unique TFLcar mashup review as we compare the two luxury sedans to see
which one deserves to be called the best sport luxury sedan.
2014 LEXUS IS F
The 2014 Lexus IS F has been announced, and for the fourth year in a row,
the high-performance model has received some updates:
LED foglamps (bulbs changed to LEDs)
Carbon fiber rear spoiler
All headrests embossed with "F" logo
Alcantara trim (black) added to doors and center console cover
Black full semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats (replaces black Alcantara and
Red leather-trimmed seats receive black Alcantara inserts with red
perforation and black leather-trimmed headrests.
With the next-generation IS now available, this is likely the last year the
current IS F will be offered — the bigger question is, what happens next?
Rumors have been circulating that the IS F will be discontinued, though
this would be a curious move given the increased performance focus by Lexus
— the answer may come in the form of the camouflaged two-door coupe that
has been spotted testing both in Germany & North America. Believed to be
called the RC F, this coupe may become the IS F replacement in the Lexus
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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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2013 Lexus GS 350 vs GS450h 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD and the new GS450h
hybrid are at the forefront of redefining the Lexus brand as more sporty
and less staid. But while the hybrid gets much better fuel economy it is
also much more expensive. So of course we not only wanted to find out which
of these two cars is the better buy, but perhaps more importantly which one
is more sporty. In other words, which one is faster to 60 MPH. Check out this Mashup
Review as we put the newest Lexus and Lexus Hybrid to the test.
2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport Review and Road Test
Let's be honest, it has been quite some time since Cadillac has been "the
Cadillac" of anything. With the 2014 CTS V-Sport, Cadillac is aiming to
turn the clock back to Cadillac's heyday. The 2014 V-Sport isn't the value
option in the segment and it isn't even the cheapest option when you really
think about it. Instead Cadillac has done something that many detractors
thought impossible for an American brand: they quite simply made the better
sedan. The 2014 V-Sport may bring a V6 to a V8 fight, but after a week with
Caddy's new sport sedan it was easy to pick the winner. Unless you're
looking to deck your BMW, Mercedes or Audi up with rare and expensive
options, the CTS does just about everything the Germans can only better.
Are you shocked? I was. Join me to find out more.
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Lexus GS 450 HF Sport | 2013 - HD - Deutsch
Da ist er nun: der Lexus GS. Große Erwartungen begleiten ihr Debüt auf
unseren Straßen, denn sie soll die Platzhirsche der Marken Audi, BMW und
Mercedes das Fürchten lehren. Zu diesem Zweck kommt die
Oberklasselimousine gleich in zwei Varianten: Eine mit Benzin- und eine mit
Hybridantrieb. Diese schlägt allerdings mit einem Plus von über 9500 Euro
zu Buche. Doch der Preis ist gerechtfertigt, denn der Hybridantrieb hat im
GS eine neue Leistungsstufe erklommen. Keine anderer Hersteller außer
Toyota hat das nicht unkomplizierte Zusammenspiel von Benzin- und
Elektromotor derart perfekt ausgetüftelt.