Lexus GS 250 confirmed for Australia

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8 February 2012

Lexus GS 250 confirmed for Australia

The addition of GS 250 will see Australian Lexus customers offered three powertrain variants, with GS 350 and 450h already confirmed.

Headlining the range will be a new 252kW, direct and port injected, Atkinson cycle quad cam 3.5-litre V6 hybrid in the GS 450h, which is expected to be 20 per cent more fuel efficient that the outgoing hybrid.
GS 450h will sprint from 0 - 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and it consumes 6.2litres/`00km.

New to the range and replacing the 183kW 3.0-litre V6 is a new 3.5-litre, quad cam V6 featuring direct and port injection developing 233kW.

Despite its larger capacity, the new-to-GS 350 engine will use less fuel than the outgoing model and rocket to 100km/h in 6.0 seconds.

Now confirmed for Australia and providing greater choice for new GS customers is a 2.5- litreĀ  quad-cam V6, developing 154kW of power.

The new GS 250 model will accelerate to 100km/h in 8.6 seconds and features an electronically controlled six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shift and throttle blipping on downshift in manual mode.

All models will be available in F Sport guise, offering greater dynamic and visual enhancements over standard models.

The all-new GS range will launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2012.

Prices and model range will be available closer to launch.

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Published 8 February 2012