Lexus GS 300

Pros

- Smart looking, ultra reliable, spacious, very fast and good to drive

Cons

-Expensive.

Lexus GS 300

  • Lexus GS 300 Overview

    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.

  • Lexus GS 300 Spec

    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.

  • 2007 Lexus GS 300 Overview

    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.

  • 2007 Lexus GS 300 Features

    Long profile

    Broad stance

    Raised shoulderline

    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

  • 2007 Lexus GS 300 Detailed Specification

    Engine Specification

    VVT-i Variable Valve Timing-intelligent dual

    ACIS Acoustic Control Induction System

    Cylinder/Valves V6/24

    Capacity2995 cc

    Max. output(bhp/kw @ rpm) 245/183@6200

    Max. torque(Nm @ rpm) 310@3500

    Compression ratio10.5

    Rear wheel drive

    6-speed automatic transmission ECT, Electronically Controlled Transmission with sequential mode

    Artificial Intelligence automatic shift system (AI)

  • Performance Specification

    Max speed 148 mph

    Acceleration0-62mph/100km/h 7.2 secs

    Fuel Consumption

    Urban mpg19.6

    Extra urban mpg39.2

    Combined mpg28.8

    CO2 emissions, combined - 232

    Insurance group - 16E

    Interior Features

    Fabric trim

    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)

    Cruise control

    Leather shift lever, leather steering wheel

    Electrically multi-adjustable power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

    Steering wheel operation for audio system and phone

    Wood inserts

    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

    Dimensions

    Length4825 mm

    Width1820 mm

    Height1430 mm

    Wheelbase2850 mm

    Luggage compartment(m3) 0.430

    Weight

    Gross vehicle weight Total 2125 kg

    Kerb weight (min.-max.) 1620-1660 kg

    Suspension

    Front Double wishbone

    Rear Multi-link

    Brakes

    Front Ventilated discs

    Rear Ventilated discs

    Safety

    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

    Exterior

    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

    Body/Chassis

    Rigid high-tensile steel cabin cage

    Extensive anti-corrosion protection

    Super-high quality finishes featuring multi-layer paint treatment

    Audio

    10-speaker audio system

    FM/AM RDS tuner

    Dolby cassette player

    In-dash single-slot 6-CD player

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