Lexus GS 300 Sport / SE Series 2

Pros

Superb value for money. High performance. High luxury. Ultra reliable.

Cons

Some thought styling dull.

Lexus GS 300 Sport / SE Series 2

  • Overview

    Pre-owned Lexus offer superb value for money on the second hand market. The main second series models are:

    GS 300 Legato Series 1 From May 1997

    GS 300 S Series 2 From Jan 1999

    GS 300 SE Series 1 May 1997

    GS 300 SE Series 2 Jan 1999

    GS 300 Sport Series 1 Oct 1995

    GS 300 Sport Series 2 Jan 1999

  • GS 300 Generation 2 Overview

    Production of the Lexus GS 300 began 1993 in Japan featuring a rounded, aerodynamic shape, complementing the rest of the Lexus lineup. For the interior, the GS 300 featured walnut wood trim, leather, and the option of a Nakamichi premium stereo system. A moon roof, remote 12-CD auto changer, and traction control (TRAC) were options. In 1996, the four-speed automatic transmission was replaced with a five-speed automatic. The GS 300 was also updated in 1999 with 3.0 L inline-6 now producing 225 hp (165 kW) and 225 ftlb of torque plus a 7.6 secs 0-60mph.

    Lexus Gs 300 Sport Series Two From Jan 1999- Detailed Specification

    Type3.0 litre in-line 6 twin cam 24-valve

    Piston displacement2997cc

    Bore and stroke86.0mm x 86.0mm

    Compression ratio10.0 to 1

    Max. Horsepower209bhp (156kw) at 5800rpm (din)

    Max torque203lb.ft (275nm) at 4800rpm

    Acceleration (mph, km/h) 0-60mph, 0-100km/h: 8.6 seconds

    Maximum speed143mph (230km/h)

    Overall length 4950mm

    Overall width1795mm

    Overall height1425mm (1425 on sport)

    Tread front1535mm

    Tread rear1515mm

    Wheelbase2780mm

    Kerb weight1700 kg

    Boot capacity0.404m3 (14.3ft3)

    Tyres225/55 r16 94v

    Safety

    Foot operated parking brake

    Driver and front passenger airbags

    Computer-contolled anti-lock braking system (ccabs)

    Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

    High mounted rear stop lamp

    Anti-theft protected 9 speaker, 3 wave-band radio and dolby stereo cassette system

    Fuel

    Fuel system sequential multi-point injection

    Fuel tank capasity80 litres (17.6 gallons)

    Fuel type unleaded only

    Fuel consumption l/100km (mpg)

    Urban cycle13.9 (20.3)

    Constant 56mph(36.2)

    Constant 75mph 9.5 (29.7)

    Urban7.8 17.5 (16.1)

    Extra urban10.0 (28.2)

    Combined12.8 (22.1)

    Compression ratio10.1 to 1

    Drag coefficient cd 0.31

    Other features

    Radio features automatic height adjustment aerial, one touch tuning with 18 presets and full network scanning facility including rds

    Super-high-quality finish featuring multi paint treatment

    Side impact door bars

    Rigid high-tensile steel cabin case

    Extensive anti corrosion protection

    Engine tune is constantly monitored by an advanched computerised engine management system

    Dual stainless steel exhaust system with catalytic converter

    Super-high-quality finish featuring multi-layer paint treatment

    4 speed electronically controlled transmission (ecti) with intelligent computer control

    Electic boot and fuel flap releases

    Projector low-beam headlamps, tungsten halogen high beams, integrated fog lamp

    Alloy wheels

    Four-spoke leather finished steering wheel with speed-sensitive power steering, electically operated telescopic/tilt-lift adjustment

    Cruise contol

    Front centre console box with soft lid/arm rest and cellular telephone capability

    High quality connolly leather upholstery. (a velour trim option is available)

    Electrically-operated heated exterior rear view mirrors

    Electric windows with driver's 'auto-down' feature

    Remote controlled central locking system

    Comprehensive vehicle security system

    Rear window demister with timer

    Air conditioning controlled by micro computer with automatic climate control and outside temperature gauge

    Delayed-action entry and exit illumination

    Walnut interior trim

    Electrically multi-adjustable front seats, including driver and passenger lumbar

    Support

    Suspension

    Suspension 4 wheel independant front and rear double wishbones, coil springs, gas pressured scock absorbers anti-drive and anti squat geometry

    Brakes

    Front 296mm ventilated discs rear307mm ventilated discs computer-contolled anti-lock braking system (ccabs)

    Towing capacity

    Trailer with brake1200kg

    Trailer without brake500kg

  • LEXUS GS 300 SE - Series 2 From 1999 Detailed Specification

    Type3.0 litre In-line, 6 cylinder, twin cam, 24-valve with VVTi

    Piston displacement 2997cc

    Bore and stroke86.0mm x 86.0mm

    Compression ratio10.5 to 1

    Max. horsepower128bhp (163kw) at 5800rpm

    Max torque 219lb.ft (298Nm) at 3800rpm

    Fuel system Sequential multi-point injection

    Fuel tank capasity80 litres (17.6 gallons)

    CO2 Emissions (g/km) 289

    Compression Ratio 10.5:1

    Variable Valve Timing (VVTi)

    Electronic Throttle Control System (ETCS)

    Engine tune is constantly monitored by an advanced computerised engine management system

    5-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECTi) with intelligent computer control

    Maximum Speed 143mph (230km/h)

    Acceleration (mph, km/h) 0-62mph (0-100km/h) 8.2 seconds

    Overall length 4805mm

    Overall width 1800mm

    Overall height 1445mm (1425 on Sport)

    Tread rear 1510mm

    Tread front 1535mm

    Wheelbase 2800mm

    Front overhang 835mm

    Rear overhang 1170mm

    Fuel Consumption L/100km (mpg))

    Urban (mpg) 16.0 (17.7

    Extra-urban (mpg) 8.8 (32.1)

    Combined (mpg) 11.4 (24.8)

    Dimensions

    Kerb weight 1720 kg

    Boot capacity510 litres

    Fuel tank capacity80 litres (17.6 gallons)

    Tyre size

    S 225/55 r16

    Se235/45 r17

    Sport245/40 r18

    Wheel size

    S16 x 7.5jj (5 spoke)

    Se 17 x 8jj (5 spoke)

    Sport 18 x 8 (0 spoke)

    Towing capacity

    Trailer with brake2000kg

    Trailer without brake750kg

    Suspension

    Suspension 4 wheel independent. Sport suspension lowered by 25mm with up-rated stiffer springs fitted

    Front and rear Double wishbones, coil springs, gas-pressurised shock absorbers Anti-dive and anti-squat geometry

    Brakes

    Front - Ventilated disc296mm

    Rear - Ventilated disc307mm

    Safety

    Driver and front passanger airbags

    Front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters

    Vehicle Stability Control

    Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

    Foot-operated parking brake

    High mounted rear stop lamp

    Upper interior head impact protection

    Traction control

    Photochromic rear view mirrors (automatic anti-glare)

    Five 3-point seatbelts and headrests

    All-round independent double wishbone suspension with coil springs

    Other Features

    7 speaker stereo audio system with 3 wave-band radio and Dolby cassette

    6 disc CD autochanger fitted in the dashboard

    RDS radio with one-touch tuning and 18 pre-sets

    Electric aerial

    Automatic Sound Leveliser which adjusts audio volume according to ambient noise levels

    Digital processing for improved sound quality

    Rigid high-tensile steel cabin case

    Super-high quality finish featuring multi-layer paint treatment

    Side impact door bars

    Extensive anti-corrosion protection

    Dual stainless steel exhaust system with catalytic converter

    Alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts (5 Spoke)

    Twin lamp design, front and rear, with halogen headlamps, luminance sensing system and front fog lamps. Sport features high intensity discharge headlamps with automatic headlamp levelling.

    Sport features Aerofoil package comprising front lower spoiler and mesh grille (a delete option for this package is available)

    Sport features colour-keyed rear spoiler with integral high-mount stop lamp

    Electrically multi-adjustable front seats, including lumbar support

    Driver's seat memory function on SE model

    Three-spoke leather finished steering wheel

    Speed-sensitive power assisted steering

    Electric multi-adjustable steering wheel position

    Cruise control

    Electrically-adjustable heated exterior rear view mirrors

    Electric sunroof with jam protection on SE model

    High quality upholstery: - 'Neo-excel' (a suede/velour-type trim) on S model. - Leather upholstery on SE model

    Electric windows with one-touch auto up/down feature and jam protection

    Drinks holders, front and rear

    Front centre dual console box with cellular telephone capability and accessory socket

    Heated front seats on SE model

    Key-integrated remote control central locking system with open/close facility for windows and sunroof

    Comprehensive vehicle security system including immobiliser with key-integrated set/unset control

    Climate-control air conditioning with separate left/right temperature controls and automatic recirculation system

    Rear window demister with timer

    Delayed-action entry and exit illumination

    Wood and chrome trim detailing

    Three-eye 'silhouette' instrument meter design with automatic brightness adjustment

    Electronic boot and fuel flap releases

    Certain models are fitted with optional Lexus Navigator system

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