2012 Lexus GS450h F Sport review – What Car?

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2012 Lexus GS450h F review

The Lexus GS450h F is the range-topping version of the new GS executive

It uses a 3.5-litre V6 petrol and an electric motor to accelerate 0-62mph in less than six However, take things a easier and it can average 46.3mpg and a CO2 figure of 141g/km.

Lexus to have put the emphasis back on appeal with the new GS; the F Sport features a ‘Lexus Dynamic package that incorporates steering and active rear-wheel to improve agility.

The GS also comes handsomely and it features a 12.3-inch wide LCD display screen that claims is the biggest ever to a production car.

What’s the Lexus GS450h F Sport to drive?

When you move the GS450h is in full-electric mode, so nearly silent. It’s when you ask for more urge the petrol engine kicks in.

combines a 3.5-litre V6 petrol and an electric motor

The low-down boost of the electric gives strong off-the-line and the engine is linked to a continuously transmission (CVT) that sends the revs soaring you put your foot down.

the resulting noise isn’t pleasant, but the revs drop down again when you off.

You can also override the CVT and gear yourself via the gear or paddles behind the steering

F Sport trim includes upgrades over lesser for sharper handling

A rotary by the gear selector lets you Sport mode, which the throttle responses, or Sport+, also quickens the steering and the dampers and the rear-steer settings.

The steering, in particular, helps big car change direction with eagerness, while the steering is and well-weighted, which partially up for the fact there’s little

Thanks to its adaptive damping and noise insulation the GS450h is a relaxing place to spend although the ride can become unsettled over broken

What’s the 2012 GS450h F like inside?

Lexus GS450h

The GS450h has a cabin, and most people be able to find a comfortable position because there’s a range of electric adjustment.

the dash is that huge screen. Unfortunately, it’s to Lexus’s ‘Remote Touch which works like a mouse and is very fiddly to use on the

Cabin is solid, but can’t an Audi A6 or BMW 5 Series for rear-seat

Front and rear legroom are but the GS isn’t as roomy as an Audi A6 or BMW 5 rear-seat passengers over six may well wish they had headroom.

The battery pack in the new is stacked vertically so it doesn’t up as much boot space as the one in its predecessor. However, the load is still rather short.

I buy one?

The new GS is a much better car than the old and this F Sport is the star of the

It’s well designed and made, while all the technology it good to drive and impressively

The trouble is, the GS450h F Sport £50,995. That’s almost more than the BMW 535d, is faster, roomier, more and better to drive.

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