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|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 241 hp
Torque: 258 ft-lbs
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-liter V6 engine and a water-cooled permanent-magnet electric motor for 338 total system horsepower, channeled through a planetary-type continuously variable transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Few might expect 5.6-second zero-to-60 mph acceleration performance from a car that also has EPA estimated 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined fuel economy ratings. More Grip, More Grins
For added grip, the Lexus GS 350 offers an available all-weather drive system that's more than a foul-weather friend. An electronically controlled center differential provides a normal 30:70 torque split, wîth the rear-wheel bias favoring handling agility. The system reacts instantaneously to alter the split to as much as 50:50, depending on driving conditions, to help optimize traction.
For added grins when driving, the F SPORT package available for all three GS models combines track-tuned chassis enhancements, including staggered tire sizes (RWD only), wîth exclusive exterior and interior design features. On the GS 350, F SPORT can be combined wîth all-weather drive. With rear-wheel drive, the F SPORT package opens the door to higher handling performance wîth the available Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system wîth Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS). New Lexus Safety System +
The 2016 Lexus GS is a rolling testament to the brand's commitment to cutting-edge safety technology. Its structure and 10 standard airbags form the foundation for occupant protection, while a wide array of driver-assist technologies helps the driver avoid hazards. New and optional for 2016 is Lexus Safety System + which combines Pre-Collision System (PCS) wîth Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) wîth Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control works at a range of speeds. It tracks the speed of the vehicle traveling ahead and can adjust the speed setting accordingly to help maintain a preset distance. It's sophisticated enough to smoothly adjust acceleration and deceleration when a vehicle enters or exits the lane or highway ahead.
Úsing a combination of millimeter-wave radar and a front-facing camera, PCS can help detect vehicles -- and in some circumstances, pedestrians. The system can warn the driver of a possible collision and can initiate automatic braking wîth Brake Assist if necessary.