2013 Lexus GS 350 MotorWeek

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Lexus is on a to shed their image of cars that are very and high tech, but boring to First came the compact than the exotic LFA, and now turning their attention to a car wider appeal, the mid-size GS sedan. So, is the latest GS a Lexus

With the fourth generation GS 350, Lexus does to break from their mold. Not that the rear GS has been a snoozer. Truth be the previous GS was already fast, and entertaining to drive than people gave it credit

The biggest problem was electronic, one of the most aggressive and intrusive control systems on the market quickly kept you from any real fun. So, the fix was more of a one than hardware. Not that the hasn’t changed.

The 2013’s and chassis are all-new. And, the metal is undeniably more at least from the front, huge air intakes that towards the pavement, menacing HID with LED running lights, and LFA curves. In profile, the look is familiar, with smooth and thick C-pillars, leading to a end that is tall with a spoiler, L-shaped tail with lens mounted and an aggressive lower fascia integrated dual exhausts.

Feeding those pipes is a revised 3.5-liter V6. Horsepower and are up marginally, to 306-horsepower and 277 pound Lexus puts 0-60 at 5.7 There are no plans for a V8, but engineers an Intake Sound Generator sounds like one. The GS Hybrid will boast

A revised, paddle-shift 6-speed is standard. New is drive-mode selector ECO, Sport, and Sport settings. All wheel drive is again an option.

With all plus endless Lexus we knew the GS would outperform its But, on our first drive we jaded journalists were with the improved handling. new found prowess still heavily on electronics however, a new Adaptive Variable Suspension.

To that, add Electric Power Dynamic Handling with Gear Ratio Steering, Rear Steering, and Vehicle Integrated Management.

But, the important difference for the new GS, is genuine and feedback, which in itself is changing. Sure, even the upgraded F-Sport Package, are times when the car’s is not telegraphic, but also in un-Lexus-like you can turn all the electronic traction off!

Looking around the of the new GS, its still classic Lexus, but a nod to the best from BMW. end leather abounds, with stitching on the dash. The wood and wheel features many and can be heated. The Lexus remote central controller still most functions, but it now has a more push-to-enter design.

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The optional nav system grows a center screen from 8 to 12 And, for as big as it is, it never seemed Voice activation is included.

look 3-D with lighting changes from ECO Blue to Red in Sport Mode. Our GS Luxury was with just about amenity you could imagine, display, blind spot night vision, window all around, and comfortable, heated-and-cooled, power adjustable front Even rear seat get coddled with flip armrest controls for heated climate, and audio. Leg room is up to redesigned front seats.

The trunk is also roomier, due to a compact rear suspension. is up to 14.3-cubic feet.

Government Economy Ratings haven’t released yet, but estimates are and 23-Highway on Premium. Nor is pricing but when sales start in expect the GS 350 sticker to start where it does now, $48,000.

While the 2013 GS 350 is undeniably more capable and fun to it still falls short of the absolute feedback of European and American rivals. The F-Sport is more serious; but outside of tires, and brakes even it mostly on electronics for its increased We’re not saying that wrong, but engineering “feel” is a lot than engineering “performance.” So, the new GS is a big step in the right direction.

Now, let’s take a few

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