Lexus raised anticipations when the all-new
fourth-generation GS sport sedan debuted at the 2011 Pebble Beach
The new 2013 Lexus GS combines bold, dynamic styling,
precise handling, innovative technology, and a spacious
The new GS sedan conveys an enhanced sense of
confidence to the driver, with a redesigned chassis and a wide,
strong stance that inspires and rewards driver participation with
crisp and precise handling.
Engineers developed a more spacious interior
environment while leaving exterior dimensions virtually unchanged
to ensure excellent maneuverability. Richly endowed with
world-class features and premium details, the new GS is supported
by advanced, performance-enhancing technology that makes it more
than just a luxury car.
Available in rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel
drive (AWD) configurations the new GS 350 can be equipped with the
available Premium, Luxury or F SPORT packages for greater
Power for the Lexus sedan is generated by an advanced
2GR-FSE 3.5L V6 with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence
The A760E/A760H six-speed sequential shift automatic
transmission comes with paddle shifters and sport driving functions
for enhanced driving pleasure.
Equipped with one of the most powerful base engines
in the segment it propels the GS 350 from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds,
with acceleration from 30 to 50 mph taking just 3.0 seconds.
The transmission incorporates many features adopted
from the Lexus IS F high-performance sedan — including faster
shifts, earlier torque converter lockup and downshift throttle
blips — to support four driving modes that can be operated by
toggling the new Lexus Drive Mode selector. The optional
electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system can vary
front-to-rear torque balance from 50/50 to as much as 30/70,
depending on driving conditions, for exceptional control.
The new 2013 Lexus GS sedan rides on a new platform
that is more rigid. Engineers conducted extensive testing,
ultimately increasing the number of spot welds and adding laser
welds in very specific locations.
The track, wider by almost two inches, works in
combination with a revised suspension design to help ensure a more
solid stance and superior cornering performance.
Up front, upper and lower control arms are made from
aluminum and employ larger bushings.
The rear subframe has been completely redesigned to
accommodate an all-new multi-link rear suspension, using improved
suspension geometry that helps retain tire cornering force and
enhances rear control.
With the stiffer platform and lighter components, the
shocks can use lighter-viscosity oil, so they move easily and
respond to small inputs more quickly.
The use of front and rear aluminum control arms helps
reduce unsprung weight and results in significant improvements in
agility, roll damping, ride comfort, body control and steering
precision. Overall, the suspension is lighter and stronger,
allowing it to react to driver input readily, and ride quietly
Ventilated disc brakes featuring four-piston aluminum
front calipers are endowed with the latest electronic enhancements
to help provide braking balance and control.
For those seeking even more agility, Lexus offers an
optional F SPORT package. This new package features a retuned
suspension with firmer springs, an adaptive variable damping
system, thicker anti-roll bars, a variable gear ratio steering
system, bushing changes, and larger front brakes with high friction
Inside the passenger cabin, designers created an
interior that can easily transport passengers and their luggage in
luxury and style regardless of distance.
The entire cabin was created around the driver and
the driving experience. A horizontal-themed instrument panel
emphasizes the spaciousness through its wide layout.
Attention to details such as changing the steering
column angle from 23 to 21 degrees and redesigning the seat frame,
enabled engineers to improve the driver’s seating position for
increased comfort, better forward visibility and overall command of
Designers also modified the roof shape by employing
techniques on the front pillars to help increase the driver’s field
These changes allow the driver to concentrate more on
driving while reducing stress and fatigue. Equal attention has been
paid to maximizing space for rear passengers. As a result, the new
GS has more headroom, knee room, legroom and foot space than the
current generation GS.
Wheelbase: 112.2; overall length: 190.7; width: 72.4;
height: 57.3 (57.9 AWD)
All vehicle measurements are in inches.
Engine: 306 hp at 6,400 rpm and 277 lbs-ft of torque
at 4,800 rpm
Transmission: six-speed automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 19 city/28 hwy. (RWD); 19 city/26
Cargo capacity: 14.3 cubic feet