- Smart looking, ultra reliable, spacious, very fast and good to drive
The Lexus GS is a series of mid-size luxury sports saloon Executive vehicle sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. The first GS saloon was introduced in 1991
Production of the Lexus GS 300 (JZS147) began on February 22, 1993 at the Tahara, Japan assembly plant.
Lexus line continues to outrank BMW and Mercedes in quality and reliability surveys and the GS 300 is no different.
Since its launch in spring 2005, the all-new third-generation GS has been a successful product for Lexus.
Taking the current GS 300 SE as its starting point, it featured a series of additional, distinctive exterior and interior style enhancements. On the outside, the new LE is distinguished by body styling elements that emphasise the cars strong dynamic look including 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, an aerodynamic boot lip spoiler, extended side skirts and a front spoiler.
Luxury interior and superior equipment specification including DVD-based satellite navigation with touch-screen operation were standard as well as Smart Entry and Start; Bluetooth connectivity; electrically adjustable front seats with memory settings and integrated heating and ventilation functions; digital climate control air conditioning; High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) for improved illumination through bends; 10-speaker sound system with in-dash six-disc CD auto-changer; Park Assist Monitor and rear parking sensors; cruise control; automatic windscreen wipers; and a full suite of occupant airbags, including rear side airbags.
Power provided by Lexuss 245bhp (249 DIN hp) 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, which gives nought to 62mph acceleration in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 148mph. In combined cycle driving this unit returns 28.8mpg, while the official carbon dioxide emissions rating is 232g/km. A close-ratio six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is fitted as standard.
The performance GS 300 LE is available exclusively in Aleutian Grey metallic for the exterior, with the interior finished in toning light Grampian Grey.
The current GS 300 saloon is available in three versions; the GS 300, the GS 300 SE and the GS 300 SE-L.
The GS 300 SE and SE-L models feature DVD-based Lexus Navigator satellite navigation system presenting clear and up-to-the-minute travel information and directions on full-colour, seven-inch screen. This feature also includes a Park Assist Monitor for negotiating awkward parking spaces.
New direct injection 3-litre v6 coupled with intelligent, sophisticated technology
Direct-injection system that gives excellent performance from a high compression ratio.
Special high pressure 'slit' injectors introduce extremely fine particles of fuel into the combustion chamber
Dual variable valve timing with intelligence (dual vvt-i) ensures the most efficient burning of fuel for maximum power and economy plus lower emissions.
A ten-speaker hi-fi system with a six-disc auto-changer hi-fi system
Steering-wheel mounted controls
VVT-i Variable Valve Timing-intelligent dual
ACIS Acoustic Control Induction System
Max. output(bhp/kw @ rpm) 245/183@6200
Max. torque(Nm @ rpm) 310@3500
Rear wheel drive
6-speed automatic transmission ECT, Electronically Controlled Transmission with sequential mode
Artificial Intelligence automatic shift system (AI)
Max speed 148 mph
Acceleration0-62mph/100km/h 7.2 secs
Extra urban mpg39.2
CO2 emissions, combined - 232
Insurance group - 16E
Smart Entry and Start system
Illuminated entry system with white Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Optitron display with Electro Chromatic Device (ECD)
Touch-screen 7" Electro Multi-Vision (EMV) display
Inside rear view mirror: electro-chromatic (auto-dimming)
Leather shift lever, leather steering wheel
Electrically multi-adjustable power tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Steering wheel operation for audio system and phone
Easy boot lid closer
8-way power front seats
Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
One-touch power windows front and rear
Automatic climate control system with clean air filter
Separate driver/passenger temperature controls
Carpet mats are provided as standard in all new Lexus models
Luggage compartment(m3) 0.430
Gross vehicle weight Total 2125 kg
Kerb weight (min.-max.) 1620-1660 kg
Front Double wishbone
Front Ventilated discs
Rear Ventilated discs
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Assist System (BAS)
Traction Control System (TRC)
Electronic Power Steering (EPS), speed-sensitive
Knee airbag (driver and front passenger)
Driver and front passenger 2-stage airbag
Anti-theft system, immobilser and double door lock
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Seatbelt pre-tensioners front and rear
ISOFIX attachment, rear seats
Tyre Pressure Warning System (TPWS)
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) tail-lights and brake lights
Whiplash Injury Lessening front seats (WIL)
Thorax Abdomen Pelvis (TAP) airbag (driver and front passenger)
Curtain shield airbag front and rear
17" 10-spoke alloy wheels (225/50 R17 tyres, 7.5 JJ wheel)
Outside rear view mirror: electrically adjustable, heated and electro chromatic (auto-dimming)
Electric outside rear view mirror folding
HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps with pop-up cleaners
Water repellent front door glass
AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System)
LED taillights and brake lights
Rigid high-tensile steel cabin cage
Extensive anti-corrosion protection
Super-high quality finishes featuring multi-layer paint treatment
10-speaker audio system
FM/AM RDS tuner
Dolby cassette player
In-dash single-slot 6-CD player