2011 Lexus GS 350 1Revealed high
Visually, the new Lexus GS sedan, the current design language shows without having to leave European influences from the outside. The Lexus GS wants to sit in the upper class as a design piece of jewelry in the limelight. No wonder the Toyota executives of the rival BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6 is not revealed on a filthy car show, but opted for the prestigious Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach. The Concours is together with the counter-event on Lake Como in the spring as the exclusive car event in the world. Nowhere are the old-timers and visitors exclusive affluent than in California’s Pebble Beach.
2011 Lexus GS 350 2Emotional success
Exactly the right appearance for the Lexus GS, which now wants to do well in Europe’s attention. The elegant predecessor, who was last in this country only to get more than 340-hp version of the GS 450h hybrid was in 2010, barely more than 150 copies. That should change with the emotional and powerful successor subscribed. Striking at the new GS model year 2012, the aggressive grille, which is in the form of an imaginary rejuvenated “X” to the middle and the sideline as a reminder not only by the Hofmeister kink at the C-pillar to the leaked generation BMW 5 Series . “With strong driving dynamics, distinctive design and a spacious interior carries the new Lexus GS has the increasingly demanding customer requirements into account,” said Andy Pfeiffenberger, Vice President Lexus Europe.
2011 Lexus GS 350 3Wheel drive and diesel None
While the dimensions remain almost the same compared to its predecessor, the Lexus GS offers more interior space and increased comfort front and rear. Considerable effort has laid the Lexus engineers in the last four years on the development of the chassis. To this end, the track has been widened compared to the agile little predecessor by 40 or 50 millimeters. At the world premiere in Pebble Beach, the Lexus GS with a 310 hp six-cylinder engine was introduced. For Europe, first a 350-horsepower hybrid version and a 250-hp six-cylinder engine with 2.5 liter engine are planned. A diesel: None. Surprisingly, the four-wheel version of the Lexus GS 350 AWD withheld from the Central European market. Unusual because the toughest competitor BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class all-wheel-drive versions have in the program.
2011 Lexus GS 350 4Lots of amenities, no Combined
Also, a particularly important for Europe’s first station wagon version is not planned. The standard equipment of the Lexus GS include a 12 inch large screen multi-function as well as twelve airbags including knee airbags for driver and front passenger. The rear seats are equipped with side airbags integrated into the seats, side curtain airbags for all outer seats are also on board. A new whiplash-protection system on the front seats bring the passengers in a crash in the safest possible position. Internet access, television, or a traffic sign recognition is investigated in the GS in vain. After all, he is the first Lexus with a full-LED headlamps. In addition to distance cruise control and lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring, there is a head-up display.
2011 Lexus GS 350 5Diet with more dynamics
In terms of handling the outgoing GS-generation did not have much to offer. “Therefore, the new generation slimmed considerably,” says chief designer Yoshihiko Kanamori, “The hybrid version weighs 1760 kg with 60 kg less than before. The GS 450h has, by the additional batteries over the rear axle near-perfect weight distribution of 50:50. “The driver can select between various drive modes. Very casual, the Japanese Nobel leaves with electronic damping control to move through the pylon course. Here, the sport-plus mode, however, quite likely to spread even more sportiness. Clearly come or it goes in the other three driving modes Eco, Normal and Sport. More likely potential customers will appreciate the new hybrid model of the trunk volume. Yoshihiko Kanamori: “The cargo space has grown by about 50 percent to 465 liters. In addition, the loading opening is significantly wider than previously. This increases the daily benefit significantly. “The batteries still work with nickel-metal hydride technology.2012 Lexus GS 350

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