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2016 Lexus GS unveiled at Pebble Beach

The recent Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the premier concours event in the United States, was the setting for the 2016 Lexus GS models to be introduced.

  • Lexus GS at Pebble

The recent Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the premier concours event in the United States, was the setting for the 2016 Lexus GS models to be introduced.

Performance and amenities make the GS 200t, the GS 350 or GS 450h an excellent choice for delighting enthusiast drivers as well as luxury connoisseurs.

The Lexus GS epitomizes the intersection of style and refinement with a strong rendition of the Lexus signature spindle grille for 2016, framed by elegant satin chrome trim and flanked by distinctive new standard Bi-LED headlights. The nighttime glow is unmistakably the look of Lexus.
A new, third model, the rear-wheel drive GS 200t, joins the line with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine delivers 241 hp and 258 lb/ft of torque, giving the GS 200t outstanding all-around performance and efficiency.

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The GS 200t has a Lexus fuel economy estimate of (US) 33 mpg highway.

In the GS 350, a more muscular 3.5-litre V6 produces 311 hp and 280 lb/ft of torque (vs. 306 hp and 277 lb/ft in the 2015 model) and is also paired with the eight-speed automatic.

Leading the GS lineup is a car you’d expect from the luxury hybrid leader, the GS 450h – a high-performing hybrid.

Its Lexus Hybrid Drive system combines output from an Atkinson cycle 3.5-litre V6 engine and a water-cooled permanent-magnet electric motor for 338 total system horsepower, channeled through a planetary-type continuously variable transmission.

Few might expect 5.6-second zero-to-60 mph acceleration performance from a car that also has EPA estimated (US) 29 mpg city, (US) 34 mpg highway and (US) 31 mpg combined fuel economy ratings.

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