Toyota Motor Corp., on Thursday said the 2013 Lexus GS sedan , which will be available from February will carry a price of $47, 775, including an $875 destination charge, while the all-wheel drive version starts at $50,325.
The same 3.5-liter V-6 as the 2011 still appears under the hood, but with a slight power bump to 306 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The GS 350 will have EPA numbers of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Sprint time from 0 to 60 mph takes 5.7 seconds.
A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered.
Standard equipment includes bi-xenon HID headlamps, L-shaped LED daytime running lights, Drive Mode Selector, paddle shifters, a new energy-saving auto climate control system, and S-Flow, a system that uses the occupant-detection process to focus air-flow only to the front area where passengers are actually seated.
A $1,400 Premium Package adds rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats and a power rear sunshade.
The Luxury Package, priced at $5,750, includes those features plus Adaptive Variable Suspension; an Adaptive Front Lighting System; unique high gloss linear espresso wood ornamentation; semi-aniline leather, 18-way power front driver and passenger seats with articulated back, side bolster and thigh support controls; four-way lumbar; butterfly headrests; driver and passenger seat memory; rear HVAC and audio controls; rear manual side sunshades; 18-inch alloy wheels; and wood and leather steering wheel.
Lexus wants to convey a sportier image for the brand (and attract new buyers into the fold), so it’s offering the appearance-and-handling-focused F Sport package across the GS 350 range.
The F-Sport package, which carries an MSRP of $5,690, enhances the GS 350 with a comprehensive aero kit, 19-inch alloy wheels, an F SPORT-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension, larger front brakes with high friction pads, Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), sport seats and interior trim plus an Sport S+ mode that changes the settings of the adaptive variable suspension, steering system, and vehicle stability control (VSC).