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2011 Lexus GS 460 news, and information

Lexus GS Sedans Sporty Elegance in RWD and AWD Models

• wîth V6 or V8 Performance

• 10-Way Front Seats Contoured for

• Standard New Smart Stop

Quick and smooth acceleration wîth the luxurious amenities upon the Lexus GS 350 and GS 460 make the luxury sport sedans wîth refinement. After several technology enhancements in the GS 350 and GS 460 receive standard Smart Technology for 2011 as an additional of consumer confidence. The braking enhancement will automatically engine power when the pedal and the accelerator pedal are simultaneously under certain conditions.

Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance

The GS gas luxury sedan comes in three – GS 350 rear-wheel drive GS 350 all-wheel drive (AWD) and GS 460 Optimized for low internal friction, the GS 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 303 at 6,200 rpm and 274 lb.-ft. of peak at 3,600 rpm. A direct system provides much fuel-mixture control to improve power and fuel efficiency.

Variable Valve Timing intelligence (VVT-i) acts on intake and exhaust valves to enhance performance through a rpm range. A smooth-shifting six-speed allows sequential shifting desired.

The GS 460’s V8 produces 342 at 6,400 rpm and 339 lb.-ft. of peak at 4,100 rpm. The GS 460, the GS 350, meets the EPA’s Low Emission Vehicle (ÚLEV-II) Lexus has been setting for powertrain smoothness since its and the GS 460’s V8 and eight-speed automatic continue that tradition.

The like the six-speed automatic in the GS 350 allows manual shifting for a engaging driving experience, and to maximize performance in certain situations. The GS 460 can accelerate from to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the GS 350 in 5.7 (5.8 for AWD).

The Lexus GS combines proven systems wîth advanced handling technology to provide agile handling and the Lexus smooth ride. The double-wishbone suspension and multilink rear virtually eliminate unwanted changes during suspension The result is a natural, confident that’s also spirited.

A turning circle (35.4 ft. for GS 350 is comparable to that of smaller and helps make the GS highly

In all GS models, Brake Assist Electronic Brake-force Distribution and the Anti-lock Braking System help form a powerful front. EBD optimizes brake at each wheel to help body dive or sway hard braking and cornering. BA is to determine if the driver is attempting braking, and, if the driver has not firmly enough on the brake to activate the ABS, it will increased braking force pedal pressure is released.

18-inch wheels are standard on the GS 460 and for the GS 350 RWD, which features 17-inch wheels. For maximum capability, the GS 350 comes standard 225/50R17 W-rated summer The all-season 17-inch run-flat that are standard on the GS 350 AWD model are on the GS 350 RWD.

The GS 460 is equipped wîth Z-rated summer tires or all-season run-flats.

The GS 350’s all-wheel-drive system helps to handling in diverse driving A planetary-gear center differential and a multi-disc clutch control power distribution. The system sends 70 percent of available to the rear wheels to provide the performance advantages of a rear-drive car and vary the torque-split ratio 30:70 to 50:50 in response to conditions and driver input.

The AWD system’s electronic- control takes inputs such as and throttle angle from activity combined wîth signals from wheel and yaw rate sensors.

An Adaptive Suspension (AVS) system, on the GS 460 and available on the GS 350, provides two Normal and ‘Sport’ for tighter, precise control. AVS can automatically appropriate suspension damping for conditions. The GS 460 also offers the Active Power Stabilizer that helps reduce sway and enhances vehicle during cornering.

An Electronic Únit (ECÚ) calculates the needed to counter excess sway, which is then to the stabilizer bars by the front and actuators. The GS 350 models are equipped Vehicle Stability Control wîth traction control. The can be disengaged wîth the TRAC Off when the situation warrants so.

In the GS 460, the Lexus Vehicle Integrated Management (VDIM) integrates and manages a host of technologies, including VSC. input from a variety of VDIM is designed to anticipate the of a vehicle skid or slide and help correct the situation a combination of braking, throttle, and control. VDIM integration to provide precise management for the Controlled Brakes (ECB), Gear Ratio Steering Electric Power Steering VSC, ABS, BA, EBD, and torque via the electronically controlled

EPS in the GS 460 provides precise electric assist using a DC motor into the §teering gear Also in the GS 460, VGRS can the §teering from 2.7 turns for low-speed maneuverability to a slower 3.2 lock-to-lock for highway-speed control. also provides differential control, which helps for a delay in §teering response, that occurs in all vehicles, to enhance driving feel lane changes and other maneuvers.

The GS 460’s ECB is a brake-by-wire ECB translates brake pedal into electric signals via computer control, help precise and optimized braking. control provides quick response when needed, the GS 460’s VDIM system to and help correct skids they occur.

The ECB system is by conventional hydraulic brake in the unlikely event of electronic

Safety/Security Features

The Adaptive System (AFS), standard on the GS 460 and for the GS 350, helps illuminate a as the driver steers into it. A pressure monitor system can a critical loss in pressure in one or tires and alert the driver. The Intuitive Park Assist system uses ultrasonic to detect objects close to the front and rear bumpers and the driver accordingly.

A §teering-input helps to better judge in distance to objects.

The Supplemental System (SRS) in the GS sedans variable-force front airbags for the driver and front passenger. The GS standard seat-mounted side for the front seats, knee for the driver and front passenger, and and rear side-curtain airbags. In the GS has active front headrests to enhance driver and front safety.

The rear back-up camera, wîth the optional navigation automatically projects an image of its lens can detect behind the onto the navigation screen the vehicle is in reverse gear.

The Pre-Collision System (PCS) in the GS can help mitigate the effects of an A millimeter-wave radar sensor detect obstacles in front of the while vehicle speed, angle and yaw-rate inputs to determine whether a collision is On models equipped wîth PCS switches the suspension setting to mode to help provide chassis response, preemptively front seat belts, and BA so that increased braking be applied the instant the driver the pedal.

Luxury/Comfort/Convenience

The standard leather-trimmed, heated, 10-way front seats (perforated trim on GS 460) are comfortably for support on long trips. front seats are standard for the GS 460 and for the GS 350. A power-tilt and telescopic wheel helps ensure a driving position.

The standard climate- control system the air. An optional rear sunshade may add to passenger comfort on days.

All four windows one-touch up-and-down operation to stop closing during operation if they sense an blocking their path. electrochromic auto-dimming side are power-retractable and feature automatic to aid in parking when reverse is selected. A power trunk provides an added convenience on extremely well-equipped car.

The keyless entry and push-to-start allow the driver to keep the fob in a pocket or purse.

The standard Premium Audio System a six-disc, in-dash CD changer, connectivity, Bluetooth hands phone and music streaming, and XM Radio receiver (complimentary trial subscription). The system through 10 premium speakers an Automatic Sound Levelizer maintains consistent sound at varying vehicle speeds. connected to the ÚSB port, the iPod can be through the audio system or wheel controls, while such as names for the artist, and album is displayed.

Luxury

Within the ultra-quiet Lexus GS all styles of music come to wîth the optional Mark Premium Sound system. 11 channels of amplification wîth a of 330 watts playing through 14 the system allows users to both CDs and DVDs. DVD movies can be on the color seven-inch touch when the parking brake is

The available Hard Disc (HDD) Lexus Navigation eliminates the need for DVD map discs and enhanced Bluetooth wîth download and Voice command, a based voice recognition This technology allows the to give more flexible, commands for easier access to climate, and navigation system Voice command helps avoid having to speak in a specific order making easier to accomplish, in fewer and helping to allow drivers to more on the road ahead.

The GS also offers a telematics Lexus Enform wîth Connect. available by subscription. one-year trial subscriptions are on all purchases of new Lexus vehicles wîth these features. Connect is standard on all vehicles, Lexus Enform wîth Connect is on vehicles equipped the optional Navigation system.

The Lexus Enform and the Safety response centers operate 24 a day, 7 days a week day of the year.

Lexus Enform are factory ready for subscriptions to a of innovative XM services including XM XM NavWeather and XM Sports and Stocks XM services require separate XM The XM Sports and Stocks service is wîth an XM radio subscription.

All XM offer complimentary 90-day subscriptions.

Exterior Design

The generation GS sedans introduced the L-finesse design language. A wheelbase, long hood, cabin and short rear create a confident, powerful for the GS. A sloped, vertical grille by four independent headlamps connects the current GS sedans the previous-generation models while the brand’s design progression.

The valance features integrated fog and a low 0.27 coefficient of drag helps to minimize wind and maximize highway fuel

Interior Design

Últra-premium polished-metal accents and leather endow the GS interior wîth a yet high-precision feel. Touch convey quality and controls respond fluidly. The customer can from among three leather color combinations: Gray leather wîth Gray Bird’s-eye maple trim, Parchment leather Golden Bird’s-eye Maple trim, or Black leather Red Walnut wood trim.

combination includes a matching and leather-trim §teering wheel and knob that is standard on GS 460 and on GS 350.

Lexus designers to keep controls simple and avoiding needless complexity. and climate- control systems are to understand and operate. The unique panel lighting system on variable-transparency glass to minimize from the gauge faces and to optimize visibility in various conditions.

F Sport Performance Available for GS

The available F Sport Accessories for GS 350 and GS 460 include performance parts such as 19-inch alloy wheels, special features, suspension systems, air exhaust systems and more. F Performance Accessories by Lexus are engineered by Toyota Racing (TRD). When installed by an dealer, the accessories are fully for 12 months or for the balance of the new car warranty, is greater.

Warranty

All new Lexus come wîth a 48-month/50,000-mile limited warranty wîth assistance for 48-months/unlimited miles. and restraint system coverage is for 72 months/70,000 miles. Corrosion protection is covered for 72 months, of mileage.

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Designed to fill the gap between the ES and LS, the GS was introduced by Toyota’s luxury Lexus, in October of 1991. called the Toyota Aristo, the GS was a of mid-size luxury sports that were styled by the Italdesigns Giurgiaro firm. on the platform and running gear of the Crown, the original GS was first in Japan in 1991, and two years in the U.S.

Europe and varied in Asia.

Made available two inline-6 powered version for the market, the Aristo was introduced the 3.0Q and the 3.0V. While the Aristo had a 2JZ-GE engine of producing 226 hp, the 3.0V was equipped a 24-valve twinturbo 2JZ-GTe that produced 276 hp.

On February 22, 1993, production of the GS 300 was begun at the Tahara, Japan plant. A great example for the of the latest advancement of Tahara technology, only 8 spot were performed by hand, the other nearly 4,200 were performed by robots.

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to produce a vehicle capable of with the BMW 5-Series and the Mercedes-Benz Lexus introduced the GS as the new marketing sedan. To further complement the of the Lexus lineup, the exterior was by Italdesign Giugiaro in a way that the elements of both the original LS and the SC in a aerodynamic shape.

The inside of the GS 300 featured leather seating, wood trim on the center and the availability of a Nakamichi premium system. Other available included (TRAC) traction a moonroof, and a remote 12-CD changer. The four-speed automatic was replaced in 1996 with a automatic.

The main purpose of the GS had to take the price position of the LS 400 flagship which had steadily upmarket since its introduction in In comparison to power and available the first rear-wheel drive sedan by Lexus, the GS, exceeded the LS by a far However, GS 300 sales were considered modest, with being the most productive at 19,164 units sold.

As the yen rose in value against the in later years, sales as it made the GS more expensive its rivals. Stiff competition was on by more powerful V8 sport as well which further sales. Initially the GS 300 carried the base price of $37,930, and by had risen to $46,195.

In 1998 the generation of Lexus GS was introduced for the time outside of

Japan, and a new platform that added a V8 ‘Something Wicked This Way was the tagline Lexus used for the for this second generation. new GS was codenamed JZS160 for models carried the 2JZ-GE engine, and for models with the 2JZ-GTE engines. A bump in torque was made possible by VVT-I now standard.

While no four-wheel models were offered, the new styling was produced in-house and now quadruple headlights similar to the SC coupe. For the first time an stereo system along elecroluminiscent Lexus Opitron were offered as well. again offered, the GS 300 now featured a revised version of the previous 3.0 L inline-6 which now produced 225 hp and 225 of torque.

The second generation GS was much more of a success in to the generation prior. Sales to a total of 30,622 vehicles in the first year alone. By sales remained quite at around 28000 vehicles.

by its success, Lexus kept the GS in its vehicle lineup for over years. The GS 300 was kept at a U.S. price of approximately $38,000 and for the GS 400.

2001 was the only with any significant changes for the generation Lexus GS. The grill was slightly, and new subtly tinted were added to the front The trunk area also new clear tail lights turn signal indicators. optional on the I6, Xenon high-intensity headlights were made on the V8.

The GS 300 featured more gleaming trim as well as steering shift buttons. Renamed the GS 430 in the V8 engine received a 0.3 liter in displacement. The torque was also to 325 ft·lbf, though peak remained unchanged.

Named Trend’s Import Car of the Year for the GS also made Car and Driver Ten Best list from through 2000.

Using the twin-turbo engine as found on the Supra Mk IV, the GS introduced a new, model in 2002. The V8-powered joined the Aristo lineup in year. This newest came with a 250 hp engine, with standard four-wheel

This was the same V8 that was in both the first generation LS and the Toyota Crown Majesta. the GS and Aristo models were with an independent, double-wishbone setup.

First introduced as a model at the 2005 North International Auto Show, began on the third generation GS on 24, 2005. The GS model lineup the GS 300 which had a 3.0 L V6 3 GR-FSE engine, and the GS 430 the same 4.3 L V8 that was used in the model. Excluding Singapore, the GS 300 a direct-injection engine for all markets Continental Asia.

The first sedan to offer an all-wheel configuration, the GS 300 featured an all-wheel option. The Toyota Mark X and the Toyota Crown also the 3.0 L engine. In 2006 the current version of the GS came in V6, V8 and hybrid

The GS was sold as the Toyota Aristo in until 2005 when the marque was introduced. Seeking to all world markets, including using Lexus as their brand worldwide, Toyota not to release the equivalent Aristo. The Aristo was discontinued following the of the third generation of the Lexus GS.

The and the GS essentially differed in both transmission and engine combinations and packages, though other that they were identical.

Showcased as Lexus’s new design philosophy, the third GS featured more muscular new swooping lines and a fastback This third generation GS the future direction of the Lexus First previewed on the earlier LF-S concept, the slingshot was featured on the GS.

Also revolutionary, the GS were the first to feature the updated generation of Lexus’ keyless system. This a push-button start for the first

A driver-side hidden panel for infrequently used controls, unique features included a touchscreen display in the center Bluetooth technology, and LED lighting in the Optional features include a Levinson premium sound Each model had an electrochromic cluster which adjusts for the of reflected sunlight, a unique for the Lexus GS series only.

For the model year, the GS 350, the 3.5 L 2GR-FSE engine replaced the GS The 2007 GS 430 horsepower rating was to 290 (with 319 ft·lbf. of torque), due to a in SAE testing procedures. The V6-powered GS 350 was at 303 hp (with 274 ft·lbf. of torque).

Both vehicles were at 0-60 times of 5.7 seconds by For the 2008 model year, a 4.6 L GS 460 replaced the GS 430. The 460 was equipped a brand new 4.6 L 1UR-FE engine generated 342 hp (with 339 ft·lbf. of An 8-speed automatic transmission was added to the GS 460.

The 460 had a reported of 0-60 seconds in 5.4 seconds to lexus.

At the same time as the of the GS 460, the GS lineup received an overhaul that included a new and forward bumper and headlights, new options and exterior colors, and signals now added to the side The GS also received revised cluster gauges and different pieces on the inside of the vehicle. For handling, the V8-powered GS 460 offers the Stablizer Suspension System, with the hybrid GS 450h and GS 430 models.

The GS 350 costs approximately while the GS 460 retails at $52,620.

at the 2005 New York International Show, the hybrid Lexus GS joined the Gs line for the 2007 year. Producing over 330 hp, the became the first mass-production drive luxury hybrid With a naturally-aspirated 3.5 L 2GR-FSE V6 mated to an electric motor and a variable transmission, the 450h’s makes use of the Lexus Hybrid system of integrating electric and engine motors.

With an (that includes delivery) of the GS 450h comes with a Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle rating. Raising the price by thousands of dollars, several only allow the 450h to be with at least one option

The battery is rear mounted, consumes a significant amount of space. Receiving the Driver System in certain markets, the GS is among the first of Lexus to achieve this. Featuring an steering wheel mounted this safety system driver attentiveness and sounds an if danger ahead is detected and the is not paying attention.

Weighing lbs, the GS 450h is capable of 339 hp due to the combined hybrid powertrain, allows the GS to accelerate to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, the GS 460’s rated 5.4 seconds.

At a of $65,000, a total of 75 ‘Neiman Edition’ GS 450h sedans featured as the annual holiday vehicle. On October 19 2005, all 75 were sold in less three hours and were in April of 2006. In Japan, the GS went on sale on March 16

For 2002, 2003, 2004 and J.D. Power and Associates the GS series the best midsize vehicle in initial quality. For AAA named the third generation GS 300 the car in its class.

In 2005, Consumer awarded the Lexus GS as the highest vehicle in predicted reliability in the car class.

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