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2013 Lexus GS 350: Look

Competes with: BMW 5 Infiniti M, Hyundai Genesis

like: Lexus is making a

Drivetrain: 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 six-speed automatic transmission, or all-wheel drive

Hits Early 2012

Lexus been shy about the fact its LF-Gh concept car would be the GS. Every bit of the brand’s advertising has showing the concept for months. that’s not a wise move if you to sell cars that are out

That’s how important the 2013 GS is to the and it looks like the real delivers on the concept’s promise.

The design is striking enough, a trapezoidal grille that overbearing. The profile is generally and the back end looks like it right off a BMW. Overall, it

What’s more surprising is the The GS is the first new Lexus we’ve to make a full departure the automaker’s interior themes of the five years or so. Gone is the center stack of controls; replaced with a horizontal whose layout reflects a aspect ratio.

With the new comes all-new environmental a new steering wheel and even a analog clock between the two vents.

Lexus says the interior has been upgraded for all passengers but no note of the actual dimensions. The says the trunk is 25% larger the current model, while the length is less than an longer than the current That makes the GS a few inches than the BMW 5 Series or Infiniti M.

promises the 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 get to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, nearly identical to the M37 and BMW 535i. That’s done a six-speed automatic transmission paddle shifters standard the competitors’ seven- and eight-speeds. are four performance settings via a knob near the shifter.

Normal is the default. Eco not only throttle response for better but it also adjusts the climate and even the heated seats to be efficient.

Sports mode the throttle in the other direction to get the responsive shifts and more Some models will get a mode, which adjusts the and steering. We’d guess will be an option on the GS, likely as of a sports package with wheels.

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All-wheel drive remain an option with a 50/50 split of power the axles that can go to a maximum of in terms of displacement to the rear

17-inch wheels are standard, 18s and 19s optional.

It should be a dynamic and we expect a high-powered version to be at a later date as well as a hybrid model.

The tech is impressive with standard recognition for music as well as a function that will text messages to the driver. connectivity with streaming DVD audio and video, 5.1 surround and an 8-inch display screen are standard. The optional navigation includes a 12.3-inch widescreen that can split map, and phone information into areas — much BMW’s iDrive.

Lexus’ mouse-like media found in the RX SUV controls everything. If you opt for new Enform connectivity package, even be able to get access to updates, Yelp reviews and search.

A 17-speaker Mark sound system will be with 7.1 surround sound and 835 watts.

Other options include a pre-collision system, vision, head-up display, spot warning system and departure warning system. Ten are standard, including knee for both the driver and front

The 2013 GS 350 will on sale in 2012, and we’d expect it to at a price similar to the current $46,900, which is just a below the Infiniti M37’s price and a few grand shy of the BMW 535’s starting price.

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