Lexus raised anticipations when the all-new

fourth-generation GS sport sedan debuted at the 2011 Pebble Beach

Concours d’Elegance. 

The new 2013 Lexus GS combines bold, dynamic styling,

precise handling, innovative technology, and a spacious

interior. 

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

personalization. 

Power for the Lexus sedan is generated by an advanced

2GR-FSE 3.5L V6 with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence

(VVT-i). 

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

without harshness. 

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

brake pads. 

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

the road.

Designers also modified the roof shape by employing

techniques on the front pillars to help increase the driver’s field

of vision. 

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.

 

Dimensions & 

specifications 

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

sequential-shift

EPA Fuel Economy: 19 city/28 hwy. (RWD); 19 city/26

hwy. (AWD)

Cargo capacity: 14.3 cubic feet