Lexus Details Facelifted GS Lineup For Europe

Following the facelifted 2016 Lexus GS’ debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the automaker has released information about the Euro-spec model as well.

As in the United States, the Lexus GS will receive a new 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, a redesigned front end with standard Bi-LED headlamps, the new Lexus Safety System + and upgraded multimedia technology.

Customers in Europe will be able to choose from four engine variants: the new GS 200t, the GS 350, GS 450h or GS 300h.

The GS 200t features the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine produces 245PS (242hp) and 350Nm (258lb-ft) of torque, with Lexus estimating that the GS 200t will average 7.9 l/100 km (29.8 mpg US).

The GS 350 offers a more potent 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 317PS (313hp) and 380Nm (280lb-ft) of torque. Also paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission, the V6 model will be offered in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the Caucasus region. The GS 350 will also be available with an all-wheel drive system.

Whereas in the US the facelifted Lexus GS offers a single hybrid model, the GS 450h, Europeans will also get the GS 300h. The model pairs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km (50 mpg US).

The GS 450h combines an Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine with a water-cooled permanent-magnet electric motor for a total system output of 345PS (340hp). Equipped with a CVT, the GS 450h averages 5.9 l/100 km (39.8 mpg US) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds. Lexus did not say whether the high-performance GS F sedan will be offered in Europe.

Note: US-spec model pictured


2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Mini CLS Or Sleeker Alternative To The A-Class?

The new CLA is a good daily driver and a quality item, so if you don’t mind the cramped back seat, go for it.

It’ll Cost You $26k To Make Your Vantage Look Like This, Get An Extra 90 Horses

While the price does seem steep, bear in mind that this is a $150k Aston, and the list consists of quite a few upgrades.

Suzuki Jimny Shows Its Off-Roading Prowess Against A Triumph Scrambler

With a mere 101 HP, power is not the Jimny’s strong suit. It’s off-road capabilities, though, are, but do they suffice against the Triumph?.

CARB Filing Reveals Rolls-Royce Cullinan Will Get Black Badge Variant

Judging by other Rolls models that have received the same treatment, we know what to expect; the only unknown is whether it’ll get a power bump or not.

Alpina Has No Interest Tuning BMW’s Front-Wheel Drive Models

Alpina says it would be hard to make money from pumped-up versions of Munich’s latest FWD crop of cars.

This Ferrari 308 GTB Is An Enthusiast’s Dream Come True

It might not be the best, most reliable or fastest Ferrari, but for one person who was in love with it for a long time, it’s bliss.

Next-Generation Fiat Panda To Gain All-Electric Variant In 2023

The Panda EV will closely resemble the Centoventi concept and will adopt its swappable and upgradeable battery pack.

Mercedes-AMG G63 Proclaimed The Most Desirable Big SUV In The World

It’s still a great off-roader, has a modern, luxurious cabin, lots of power and can even tackle a track, so what’s not to love?.

If Toyota Were To Revive The MR2, It’d Rather Do It With Porsche

How does a mid-engine platform for a new MR2 and next-gen Boxster sound?.

Electrify America And EVgo Join Forces To Simplify U.S. Charging Network

EV owners will be able to use one account to use both companies’ charging stations throughout the country.