2016 Lexus GS Refresh Adds GS200t Turbo, More GS350 HP and 4WS on F Sport!



2016 gsThe 2016 Lexus GS made a glamorous oceanfront debut tonight at Pebble Beach!

A GS-F-inspired refresh outside includes standard bi-LED lighting and a fresh face for all six variants of the 5-series-fighter.

New styling outside is only a part of the equation, though. The GS450h, GS350 and GS350 AWD are joined by a new engine choice: the GS200t with the 241-pony turbo four from the NX200t.

Eight-speed automatics all around make the most of the power: even the entry-level turbo sprints to 60-mph in just 7.2 seconds.

The GS350 does the benchmark launch in just 5.5 seconds for 2016, thanks to a modest jump of five horsepower to reach 311 overall. Torque is up to 280 pound-feet on the 3.5-liter six, an increase of 22 versus the 2015 model-year.

The GS350 AWD is 0.2 clicks behind the rear-drive model, with the GS hybrid matching it at 5.7 seconds.

A very exciting new tech addition is four-wheel steering on the F Sport. As sampled on the RC350 in Sport Plus drive mode... this rear steering absolutely transforms the car into a nimble corner carver at the twist of the drive modes knob. Lexus also promises a new 'VDIM kill' switch... perhaps responding to Clarkson's critique when testing the RC-F. Fully disabling the traction and ESC has been a secret function until now.

Efficiency is up markedly across the board thanks to the eight-speed shifter and a very slippery 0.27 cD rating -- one of the best ever from Lexus.

More rear legroom and larger trunks are bonuses shared by all 2016 GS models, as is the updated safety setup and cabin technology. Impressively, the GS450h only loses a fraction of its boot space to batteries: 16.2 cubic-feet plays 15.9 on the hybrid, which also boasts perfect 50:50 weight balance and 338 total horsepower.

2016 Lexus GS

 

 

PRESS INFORMATION

Mingling with the Classics: Lexus Introduces 2016 GS During Pebble Beach Concours Celebrations

•       New GS 200t RWD Model With 2.0-Liter Turbo Engine

•       More Power and Torque for GS 350

•       Restyled Front End With Standard Bi-LED Headlamps

•       New Available Lexus Safety System +

•       Upgraded Multimedia Technology and for GS 350/GS 450h Standard Navigation

•       New Available Lexus Enform Service Connect

•       New Interior Colors and Wood Trim Selections

 

MONTEREY, Calif. – Aug. 13, 2015 – The Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the premier concours event in the United States, is an appropriate setting for the 2016 Lexus GS models to be introduced. The GS enters 2016 with a bolder design, a new GS 200t rear-wheel drive model and new luxury finishes that match the refinement of Monterey. The Lexus GS continues to feature impressive agility and sporty handling for turns along California Highway 1, as well as comfortable ride quality for extended highway driving. This is no modest mid-size luxury sedan. Its engaging performance and amenities the make the GS an excellent choice for delighting enthusiasts drivers as well as luxury connoisseurs whether they are piloting the new GS 200t, the GS 350 or GS 450h.

The Lexus GS epitomizes the intersection of style and refinement with a strong rendition of the Lexus signature spindle grille for 2016, framed by elegant satin chrome trim and flanked by distinctive new standard Bi-LED headlights. The nighttime glow is unmistakably the look of Lexus.

A new front bumper and rocker panel design further sharpen the coupe-inspired profile, with the makeover extending to revised taillights, revised rear trim and new 18- and 19-inch machine-finish wheel designs. Bold design deserves bold color, and so the 2016 GS offers new Matador Red Mica, Nightfall Mica and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 among other choices. The mica colors use an extraordinarily complex multi-layered, twice-baked process previously used only for concept vehicles or custom cars.

Every year Pebble Beach brings together the best in elegance and technology from decades past. The 2016 Lexus GS presents a modern interpretation—exemplified by new interior trim selections including laser cut wood, Matte Walnut, Linear 3D and for the F SPORT, Naguri aluminum. New interior and leather colors include Chateau and Noble Brown, while the F SPORT adds Rioja Red to available choices. The analog clock located in the center of the dash is housed in a single ingot of aluminum and uses LED indicators. For, 2016 it adds GPS functionality for adjusting the time zone.

 

New Power and Efficiency

A new, third model, the rear-wheel drive GS 200t, joins the line with an exceptionally smooth 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine delivers 241 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, giving the GS 200t outstanding all-around performance and efficiency. The GS 200t has a Lexus fuel economy estimate of 33 mpg highway.

In the GS 350, a more muscular 3.5-liter V6 produces 311 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (vs. 306 hp and 277 lb.-ft. in the 2015 model) and is also paired with the eight-speed automatic. The V6’s combination of direct fuel injection and additional port fuel injectors ensure ample power and crisp responsiveness.

Leading the GS lineup is a car you’d expect from the luxury hybrid leader, the GS 450h – a highperforming hybrid. Its Lexus Hybrid Drive system combines output from an Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine and a water-cooled permanent-magnet electric motor for 338 total system horsepower, channeled through a planetary-type continuously variable transmission. Few might expect 5.6-second zero-to-60 mph acceleration performance from a car that also has EPA estimated 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined fuel economy ratings.

 

 

More Grip, More Grins

For added grip, the Lexus GS 350 offers an available all-weather drive system that’s more than a foul-weather friend. An electronically controlled center differential provides a normal 30:70 torque split, with the rear-wheel bias favoring handling agility. The system reacts instantaneously to alter the split to as much as 50:50, depending on driving conditions, to help optimize traction.

For added grins when driving, the F SPORT package available for all three GS models combines track-tuned chassis enhancements, including staggered tire sizes (RWD only), with exclusive exterior and interior design features. On the GS 350, F SPORT can be combined with all-weather drive. With rearwheel drive, the F SPORT package opens the door to higher handling performance with the available Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system with Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS).

 

New Lexus Safety System +

The 2016 Lexus GS is a rolling testament to the brand’s commitment to cutting-edge safety technology. Its structure and 10 standard airbags form the foundation for occupant protection, while a wide array of driver-assist technologies help the driver to avoid hazards. New and optional for 2016 is

Lexus Safety System + which combines Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control works at a range of speeds. It tracks the speed of the vehicle traveling ahead and can adjust the speed setting accordingly to help maintain a preset distance. It’s sophisticated enough to smoothly adjust acceleration and deceleration when a vehicle enters or exits the lane or highway ahead.

Using a combination of millimeter-wave radar and a front-facing camera, PCS can help detect vehicles -- and in some circumstances, pedestrians. The system can warn the driver of a possible collision and can initiate automatic braking with Brake Assist if necessary.

Using a camera to detect visible lane markings, Lane Departure Alert is designed to convey audio-visual alerts and vibrate the steering wheel if the systems determine that the driver unintentionally deviated from the lane. Lane Departure Alert, with Steering Assist enabled, can help the vehicle stay in the center of its lane by smoothly increasing steering torque a small amount to assist in maintaining course.

Intelligent High Beam combines technology, safety and driving courtesy. It automatically adjusts high- and low-beam illumination by sensing not only oncoming traffic, but also the taillights of the vehicle traveling in front.

 

Modern Multimedia

Lexus gave the GS models new multimedia for 2015, and now for 2016, the available 12.3-inch screen gains full-screen map capability when equipped with navigation. Other multimedia changes include enhanced voice recognition and graphics.You can still split the screen into two sections to show different functions, such as navigation, audio and climate control information. For GS 350 and GS 450h models, navigation is now standard.

New side “enter” buttons on the Remote Touch Interface controller and shortcut menu on the side of the screen make it even easier to use to operate climate control, audio, phone, navigation and more.

Apple iPhone® users have yet another control option -- Siri® Eyes Free Mode. Make calls, select songs from iTunes®, get turn-by-turn navigation through Apple Maps, and much more, all by asking Siri.

 

Lexus Enform

Catering to its customers’ active lifestyles, Lexus Enform continues to expand its services and technologies. For 2016, new Lexus Enform Service Connect gives the GS a voice, in a sense, to relay its maintenance needs. Use the MyLexusandBeyond mobile app (for iOS devices) or LexusDrivers.com website to set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues including, for example, a required maintenance warning light will alert you and your dealer the specific factory recommended maintenance for a specific maintenance interval.

With Lexus Enform Remote (one-year trial subscription included), the customer can remotely view and control certain aspects of the GS using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Functions include remote door lock/unlock; remote start/stop for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more.

Navigation is accompanied by the Lexus Enform Destination Services and subscription-free Lexus Enform App Suite. Its voice-enabled apps let you search the Internet through Destination Search, make restaurant reservations using OpenTable®, get movie tickets via MovieTickets.com™, listen to Internet radio, (including Pandora®, iHeartRadio and Slacker), search business reviews on Yelp® and check in on Facebook Places™.

Lexus Enform Safety Connect is standard on all 2016 Lexus vehicles, with emergency calling capability and access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365.

 

What’s New for 2016

•       New GS 200t model 241-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and with eight-speed automatic transmission.

•       More power for GS 350 – now 311 hp and 280 lb.-ft. torque from 3.5-liter V6.

•       Restyled front end with bolder Lexus spindle grille and Bi-LED headlights, and revised tail lamps and rear bumper treatments.

•       New available Lexus Safety System + combines Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and AllSpeed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

•       Standard Navigation for GS 350 and GS 450h models

•       Larger 4.2-inch multi-information display puts vital vehicle data at a quick glance in driver’s line of sight.

•       Upgraded multimedia technology: side “enter” buttons on Remote Touch Interface (RTI) and full screen map capability for available navigation with 12.3-inch central display screen.

•       New available Lexus Enform Service Connect provides maintenance and service information accessed from smartphone app or website.

•       New exterior and interior colors, wheel designs and interior wood and aluminum trim selections.

•       Analog clock adds GPS time zone functionality.

 

Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance

•       GS 200t: 241-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).

•       GS 350: 311 horsepower, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).

•       GS 450h: Lexus Hybrid Drive system combining output from an Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and a water-cooled permanent-magnet electric motor for 338 total system horsepower.

•       GS 200t and GS 350: eight-speed sequential shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters and sport driving logic (RWD)

•       GS 450h: planetary-type electronically controlled continuously variable transmission with twospeed reduction (for “kickdown” functionality), Snow mode and paddle shifters.

 

Chassis/Body/Suspension/Tires/Brakes

•       Front and rear aluminum control arms help reduce unsprung weight and endow the GS with exemplary agility, sway damping, ride comfort, body control and steering precision.

•       Ventilated disc brakes feature four-piston aluminum front calipers and are equipped with the latest electronic enhancements to help provide braking balance and control.

•       Standard 17-inch nine-spoke alloy wheels with 235/50R17 tires for GS 200t, and standard 18inch alloy wheels with 235/45R18 tires for GS 350.

•       Available GS F SPORT is exclusively equipped with 19-inch staggered width wheels paired with 235/40R19 front and 265/35R19 rear summer compound tires for RWD models, while AWD models have 235/40/19 all-season tires in the front and rear.

•       The GS F SPORT RWD offers an optional Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system with Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS). This technology integrates DRS, Electric Power Steering; and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). Monitoring vehicle speed, steering direction and driver inputs, the system calculates the optimum angle for all four wheels. Using VGRS in the front and DRS in the rear, the system can independently manage front and rear wheel steering angles to help enhance turn-in response, rear grip, vehicle control and cornering agility.

•       Standard Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) anticipates loss of vehicle control and governs all of the vehicle’s dynamic handling systems -- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) -- with the electronic throttle control system. VDIM employs these systems collectively and seamlessly to help make corrections while allowing higher dynamic capability. The system also provides a limited-slip differential effect.

 

Safety/Security Features

•       The GS is standard-equipped with 10 airbags, including a knee airbag for both driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side airbags for outboard rear seats, and side curtain airbags.

•       Whiplash Injury Lessening front seats reduce the space between the occupant’s head and headrest to help limit excessive head movement, and help decrease the severity of whiplash-type injuries, in certain types of rear end collisions.

 

Luxury/Comfort/Convenience

•       Standard entertainment and connectivity technology includes enhanced Bluetooth capability with automatic phonebook download and streaming audio.

•       Standard DVD video compatibility, MP3 sound enhancement, 5.1 simulated surround-sound from normal two channel sources such as MP3 files and CDs.

•       HD Radio with iTunes tagging and a three-month all-access trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio are standard.

•       With the available heated and ventilated front seats, the GS features the Climate Concierge. This system automatically monitors the temperature of three separate climate zones and adjusts not only the fans, but also the temperature of the seats and steering wheel individually. Each zone will achieve its pre-set level of comfort as quickly as possible.

•       The optional Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) helps detect vehicles in side blind spots and alert the driver to rear cross traffic when backing out of a parking space.

 

Luxury Options

•       The available 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound audio system has 7.1 channel surround-sound through 10 channels using a class D Digital amplifier with a clean 835-watts from 20-20,000 hz at only 0.01 percent total harmonic distortion. Clari-Fi technology analyzes compression in the signal of digital tracks (CD, iPod, etc.) and determines how much amplification is needed, and where, to correct it Warranty

•       48-month/50,000-mile basic limited warranty with roadside assistance for 48 months/unlimited miles.

•       72 months/70,000 miles powertrain and restraint system coverage.

•       72 months corrosion perforation protection coverage, regardless of mileage.

 

2016 GS 200t/GS 350 Product Information

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase112.2 in.
Overall Length192.1 in.
Overall Width72.4 in. (mirrors folded)
Overall Height (unloaded)57.3 in. (AWD 57.9 in.)
Tread Width- Front62.0 in.
- Rear62.6 in.
Ground Clearance (unloaded)5.1 in. (AWD 5.5 in.)
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity5
Headroom- Front38.0 in.
- Rear37.8 in.
Legroom- Front42.3 in.
- Rear36.8 in.
Shoulder Room - Front57.3 in.
- Rear55.7 in.
Hip Room- Front54.5 in.
- Rear54.1 in
EPA Cargo Volume16.2 cu. ft.

 

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES

2016 GS 200t/GS 350 Product
Information
Curb Weight/GVWR
- GS 200t3,805 lbs./4,960 lbs.
- GS 3503,726 lbs./4,830 lbs.
- GS 350 AWD3,891 lbs./4,960 lbs.
Weight Distribution – Percent Front/Rear53 / 47 (AWD: 54 / 46)
Fuel Capacity17.4 gal.
Note: Items in bold are new for 2016
ENGINEGS 200tGS 350
Type, MaterialsIn-line 4-cyllinder aluminum block andV6, aluminum block and cylinder heads
cylinder heads
Designation8AR-FTS2GR-FKS
ValvetrainDOHC 16-valve with Dual VVT-iWDOHC 24 valve with dual continuously
variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
Displacement2.0 liter twin-scroll turbocharged with3.5 liter (3,456 cc)
intercooler (1,998 cc; 120.2 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke3.39 in x 3.39 in3.70 in. x 3.27 in.
Compression Ratio10.0:111.8:1
Horsepower (SAE)241 hp @ 5,800 rpm311 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque258 lb.-ft. @ 1,650-4,400 rpm280 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
Maximum Engine6,100 rpm6,600 rpm
Speed (redline)
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection (EFI, D-4ST)Direct & Sequential Port Injection (D-4S);
Electronic Throttle Control System with
intelligence (ETCS-i)
Fuel Requirement91 octane premium unleaded gasoline 91 octane premium unleaded gasoline
Emission CertificationULEV IIIULEV III
DRIVETRAIN
LayoutFront engine, rear wheel driveFront engine, rear-wheel drive
(all-weather drive optional)

 

2016 GS 200t/GS 350 Product Information

Transmission T pes8-speed (RWD) Multi-Mode8-speed (RWD) and 6-speed (AWD)
sequential-shift Automatic withsequential-shift Automatic with paddle shifters;
paddle shifters; ECO, Normal, SportECO, Normal, Sport S, Sport S+ (some
S, Sport S+ (some models)models) and Snow modes
DesignationAA81EAA81EA760H
GS 200tGS 350 RWDGS 350 AWD
Gear Ratios:1st4.5964.5963.520
2nd2.7242.7242.042
3rd1.8631.8631.400
4th1.4641.4641.000
5th1.2311.2310.716
6th1.000 0.8240.586
0.685
7th1.000 0.824-
8th0.685-
Reverse4.0564.0563.224
Differential Ratio3.1332.9373.769

 

 

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016
CHASSIS AND BODY
Body/FrameUnitized steel body/frame structure
Suspension- FrontDouble wishbones with high-mount upper arms, coil
springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
- RearMulti-link, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers,
stabilizer bar
Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with
driverselectable shock absorber damping (Standard on
available F SPORT and Luxury packages)
Steering- TypeElectric Power Steering (EPS): Vehicle speed-sensing
rack and pinion with electric power assist; integrated with
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
system
- Overall Ratio13.2:1 (without VGRS)10.3-12.0:1 (with VGRS)
- Turns, Lock to Lock2.8 (without VGRS)2.3-2.7 (with VGRS)
- Turning Circle (curb to curb)17.4 ft. (AWD: 17.7 ft.)

 

2016 GS 200t/GS 350 Product
Information
Brakes- TypeAnti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake force
Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist (BA); and VDIM
- Front ventilated discs13.1 in./1.2 in. (F Sport RWD : 14.0 in./1.2)
(dia./thickness)
- Rear ventilated discs12.2 in./0.7 in.
(dia./thickness)
Anti-lock Braking System4 channel, 4 sensor
Wheel Size/Type17x7.5 in. (GS 200t)
18x8 in. (GS 350)
- Optional18x8 in. (GS 200t and GS 350)
19x8 in. (Fr) 19x9 in. (Rr) (F SPORT: Staggered Fitment
RWD only)
Tire Size/Type235/50R 17 (GS 200t)
235/45R18 (GS 350)
- Optional235/45R18 (GS 200t) All Season or Summer Tires
235/40R19 All Season or Summer Tires (GS 350 and
F SPORT AWD, Summer Tires not available on AWD)
235/40R19 front,   265/35R19 rear Summer   Tires (F
SPORT RWD)
Spare Tire and WheelT155/70D17   T145/70D18 (F SPORT RWD)
Tire Brand(s)Bridgestone, Dunlop and Michelin

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

PERFORMANCE

0-60 mph Acceleration (mfr. results)7.2 sec. (GS 200t)
5.7 sec. (GS 350 RWD) 5.8 sec. (GS 350 AWD)
Top Track Speed (mfr. results)143 mph (GS 200t)
143 mph (GS 350 RWD) 130 mph (GS 350 AWD)
2016 GS 200t/GS 350 Product
Information
Estimated Fuel Economy**22/33/26 (GS 200t)
(city/highway/combined mpg)**20/30/24 (GS 200t F SPORT)
*20/29/23 (GS 350 RWD)
*19/28/22 (GS 350 RWD F SPORT)
*19/27/22 (GS 350 AWD)
Coefficient of Drag (Cd)0.27

2016 GS 450h Product Information

 

 

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

 

Wheelbase112.2 in.
Overall Length192.1 in.
Overall Width72.4 in.
Overall Height (unloaded)57.3 in.
Tread Width- Front62.0 in.
- Rear62.6 in.
Ground Clearance (unloaded)5.1 in.
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity5
Headroom- Front38.0 in.
- Rear37.8 in.
Legroom- Front42.3 in.
- Rear36.8 in.
Shoulder Room - Front57.3 in.
- Rear55.7 in.
Hip Room- Front54.5 in.
- Rear54.1 in
SAE Cargo Volume15.9 cu. ft.
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES
Curb Weight4,112 lbs.
GVWR5,125 lbs.
Weight Distribution – Percent Front/Rear51/49
Fuel Capacity17.4 gal.
2016 GS 450h Product Information
Note: Items in bold are new for 2016
HYBRID POWER SYSTEM
TypeSeries/parallel system with gas engine and electric
motors
Total System Power338 hp (252 kW)
ENGINE
Type, MaterialsV6, aluminum block and cylinder heads
Designation2GR-FXE (hybrid)
ValvetrainDOHC 24 valve with dual continuously variable valve
timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
Displacement3.5 liter (3,456 cc)
Bore x Stroke3.70 in. x 3.27 in.
Compression Ratio13.0:1
Horsepower (SAE)286 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque257 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed (redline)6,000 rpm
Fuel SystemDirect and Port Injection; Electronic Throttle Control
System with intelligence (ETCS-i)
Fuel Requirement91 octane premium unleaded gasoline
Emission CertificationSULEV
ELECTRIC MOTORS
Motor Generator 1 (MG1) FunctionPrimary generator, engine starter, controls engine speed
TypePermanent synchronous magnet motor
Max. voltage650V (DC)
Max. output180 hp (134 Kw)
Cooling systemWater-cooled
Motor Generator 2 (MG2) FunctionDrives rear wheels; regenerative braking
TypePermanent magnet motor
Max. voltage650V (DC)
Max. output197 hp (147 Kw)
Cooling systemWater-cooled
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2016 GS 450h Product Information
HYBRID BATTERY PACK
TypeSealed Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Cell Quantity240 cells (6 cells x 40 modules)
Battery Capacity (3HR)6.5 amp-hour
Nominal Voltage288V
System Voltage650V
Power Output41 hp (30 Kw)
Note: Items in bold are new for 2016
DRIVETRAIN
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel drive
Transmission TypesElectronically-controlled Continuously Variable
Transmission (ECVT) with intelligence and two-stage
torque multiplication, power and snow modes
DesignationL110
Motor reduction ratio3.900 (Low)
1.900 (High)
Differential Ratio3.266
CHASSIS AND BODY
Body/FrameUnitized steel body/frame structure
Suspension- FrontDouble wishbones with high-mount upper arms, coil
springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
- RearMulti-link, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers,
stabilizer bar
Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with
driverselectable shock absorber damping
Steering- TypeElectric Power Steering (EPS): Vehicle speed-sensing
rack and pinion with electric power assist; integrated
with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
(VDIM) system
- Overall Ratio13.2:1
- Turns, Lock to Lock2.8
- Turning Circle (curb to curb)17.4 ft.

 

 

 

2016 GS 450h Product Information
Brakes- TypeAnti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake
force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist (BA); and VDIM
- Front ventilated discs (dia./thickness)13.1 in./1.2 in.
- Rear ventilated discs (dia./thickness)12.2 in./0.7 in.
Anti-lock Braking System4 channel, 4 sensor
Wheel Size/Type18x8 in. (standard)
Tire Size/Type235/45R18 (standard)
Spare Tire and WheelT155/70D17
Tire Brand(s)Bridgestone, Dunlop and Michelin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016
PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph Acceleration (mfr. results)5.6
Top Track Speed (mfr. results)137 mph
EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy* (city/highway/combined29/34/31
mpg)
Coefficient of Drag (Cd)0.27

*2016 EPA MPG estimate. Actual mileage will vary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 GS 450h Product Information

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

STANDARD EXTERIOR FEATURES

 

Overall Exterior Styling/Body Design

  • 18-inch five-spoke wheels with machined finish
  • Aggressive inverted trapezoid-shaped upper and bottom-wide lower grille to produce a new “spindle grille”
  • Air stabilizer fins in the lower bumper with hidden exhaust outlet
  • Arrowhead-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Bi-LED headlmaps
  • Color-keyed exterior mirrors with turn signals
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Shark fin antenna for integrated SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (90-day trial subscription included)
  • Ultraviolet and infrared ray-reducing tinted glass for all windows
  • Water repellant front door glass
  • Width enhancing wheel flares and bumper corners; slanted shape, “slingshot” windows and rear door back edge projects strength and stability

 

Body Structure and Paint

  • Color-keyed Super Olefin Polymer front and rear bumpers
  • Exterior colors (10): Eminent White Pearl, Liquid Platinum, Nebula Gray Pearl, Obsidian, Matador Red Mica, Nightfall Mica, Atomic Silver, Caviar and exclusive to F SPORT Ultra White, Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
  • Flat underbody with aero-stabilizing fins for improved aerodynamic and noise performance
  • Galvanized rust-resistant steel
  • Lightweight asphalt sheets for interior noise reduction
  • Narrow and precise body gaps

 

Convenience Features

  • Auto on/off headlamps with 30 second delay-off feature
  • Blind Spot Monitor with power-folding mirrors and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with AUTO and HOLD features
  • Heated electrochromic auto-dimming retractable outside rearview mirrors with reverse tilt-down functions and puddle lamps
  • One-touch open/close moonroof
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Rain-sensing wipers and wiper deicer
  • Rear window defogger with auto-off timer
  • SmartAccess keyless entry and push-button engine start system

STANDARD MECHANICAL FEATURES

  • Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS) varies intake manifold length depending on conditions
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
  • Computer controlled ignition system with separate knock sensors for each cylinder bank, and Electronic Spark Advance (ESA) to optimize ignition timing
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i) with “Snow Mode”
  • Fluid-filled front engine mounts to reduce noise and vibration
  • Kickdown switch
  • VDIM cut-off switch

 

2016 GS 450h Product Information

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

STANDARD INTERIOR FEATURES

 

Interior Trim

  • Aluminum alloy “Lexus” stamped scuff plates on all door sills
  • Assist grips: two front and two rear
  • Leather heated steering wheel
  • Contrast stitching on soft vinyl wrapped upper I/P, seats, door panels and shift boot
  • Laser Cut Wood trim
  • Leather-trimmed seats available in Black, Flaxen or Chateau
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • LED ambient lighting integrated into door ornamentation and RTI surround area
  • Padded instrument panel

 

Seats

  • 10-way power driver and front passenger seats (power adjustments: fore-and-aft slide; fore-aft recline; front and total vertical height; lumbar support; four-way manual headrest adjustment fore-and-aft and height)

Fold-down rear center arm rest

  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • Height adjustable headrests for all seating positions, including rear center
  • Seatback pockets behind front seats

 

Instrumentation and Controls

  • 2-inch TFT multi-information display
  • 8-inch high resolution multi-information touch screen
  • Analog clock with GPS time zone functionality
  • Combined LCD climate control function and temperature display
  • Electronic digital odometer and twin trip meters
  • Remote Touch Interface (RTI) with enter and back buttons
  • Steering wheel audio and multi-information display controls
  • Three-pod analog instrument cluster with Electro Chromatic Device (ECD) variable transparency glass feature for high visibility in varied light conditions with combination meter and shift-plate surround with brushed-aluminum trim

 

Convenience Features

  • Cruise control
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror with compass (without Navigation) and HomeLink® programmable garage door opener
  • Electric trunk and fuel filler door releases with valet lockout feature for trunk Individual front and rear reading lamps
  • Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) allows certain electronic settings to be tailored to owner preference (programmable by Lexus dealers)
  • Lexus Memory System to control driver’s seat (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel
  • Lexus SD Navigation System with 12.3-inch High Resolution Screen Bluetooth hands free phone and phonebook download capabilities
  • Full screen navigation
  • Lexus Enform App Suite (subscription free): Destination Search, Yelp®, iHeartRadio™, Facebook Places™, Movietickets.com™, OpenTable®, Pandora®, Slacker, Stocks, Fuel Prices, Sports
  • Lexus Enform Destination Services: Destination Assist, and eDestination (one-year trial subscription included, requires Lexus Enform Safety Connect)
  • Lexus Insider™
  • Advanced voice command casual-language voice recognition system
  • One-touch up/down function with jam protection on all four windows
  • Power door locks with anti-lockout feature and driver door two-turn unlock system Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with automatic tilt-away
  • Push button engine start
  • Rear A/C vents on the back of center console
  • Retained accessory power feature for operation of power windows and optional moonroof
  • S-flow auto climate control to focus air flow only to areas where passengers are seated
  • Siri Eyes Free Mode – (iPhone® 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S)
  • Call contacts
  • Select and play music from iTunes®
  • Hear and compose text messages and emails
  • Hear sports scores, stock info. and weather
  • Use maps and get directions (turn-by-turn navigation can be requested through Siri and Apple maps); map displayed on phone screen
  • Perform POI searches
  • Requested search info. read back to driver over vehicle audio system (iPhone screen remains blank) Read notifications
  • Read calendar information; Add reminders, calendar appointments and notes Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Trunk pass-through

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

STANDARD AUDIO SYSTEM

 

Lexus Premium Audio System

  • 1 surround sound
  • 12 speakers
  • Advanced voice recognition
  • AM/FM/DVD/CD player with WMA/MP3 capability
  • Aux and iPod®/USB input plugs
  • Bluetooth® hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capability
  • Digital signal processing with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
  • Electronic crossover network
  • Gracenote voice recognition
  • HD Radio™ with iTunes tagging
  • Integrated SiriusXM® Satellite Radio receiver (complimentary 90-day All-Access trial subscription)
  • MP3 sound enhancement
  • Rear glass-imprinted radio antenna with separate FM diversity antenna
  • Text to speech SMS
  • Theft-deterrent design

MULTIMEDIA

 

  • Menu shortcuts on side of screen to allow quick access to Audio, Navigation, Phone, etc. from any screen
  • Home screen divided into three sections (customizable for HVAC, audio, traffic, MID)
  • Navigation equipped vehicles
  • 3D buildings; key buildings/landmarks
  • My traffic routes; preset frequently used routes, ETA for routes
  • Speed limit display on road traveled
  • ETA calculation improved (speed limit, current traffic, predictive traffic data)
  • Traffic detour preview; alternate route options offered when traffic becomes heavy
  • Predictive traffic; provides view of traffic ahead based on Clear Channel Total Traffic Network (15 minute increments)
  • Ability to display map on full screen
  • Updated graphics
  • MID data sharing; content from headunit displayed in MID (e.g. song information, NAV direction, call info.)
  • Voice Recognition
  • One-shot address entry
  • Steering wheel control of onboard/offboard voice recognition
  • Enhanced capabilities to help user when command not understood
  • Voice Recognition Guidance Level; ability to choose voice prompt level (On/Off)
  • Hint screens
  • Cache Radio; ability to pause live AM/FM radio and HD Radio
  • Hybrid Data Service
  • Traffic and Weather data provided via HD Radio (free to all users while in HD Radio range)
  • NAV-equipped vehicles have up to date and predictive traffic, Doppler weather and weather forecast
  • NAV-equipped vehicles w/Lexus Enform App Suite can continue to receive data outside of HD Radio range (switches to cellular connectivity when outside of HD Radio range)

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

STANDARD SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Safety

 

  • 3-point belts for all seating positions, including rear center position and height adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

 

 

 

  • Automatic locking retractor (ALR)/Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seat belt function on all seating positions except driver (ELR only)

 

  • Driver and front passenger airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with occupant-detecting front passenger airbag cutoff mechanism (designed to stop the front passenger airbag from inflating when the front passenger seat is vacant)

 

  • Driver and front passenger knee airbag SRS

 

  • Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) system

 

  • Force-limiting seat belts with pretensioners for both the driver, front passenger and outboard rear seats

 

  • Four-channel, four-sensor Anti-locking Braking System (ABS) integrated with Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

 

  • Front and rear energy-managing crumple zones

 

  • Front and rear side-curtain airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

 

  • Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

 

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

  • Seat-mounted side airbag SRS for front and rear seats

 

  • Tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) system; direct type

 

  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system integrates and manages ECB, ABS, BA, EBD, VSC and Electric Power Steering (EPS)

 

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system

 

Security

 

  • Access-linked illuminated entry: puddle lamps and interior lights illuminate when doors are unlocked

 

  • Entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open and “panic” features, volume-adjustable confirmation tone and rolling code technology

 

  • Headlight off delay feature: After locking vehicle, headlights remain illuminated for a certain period of time before automatically shutting off

 

  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect with Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance (complimentary one-year trial subscription included)

 

  • Vehicle theft deterrent system

 

 

 

 

Note: Items in bold are new for 2016

FACTORY OPTIONS

 

  • Full color Heads Up Display (HUD)

 

  • Heated rear seats

 

  • Intuitive Park Assist (IPA)

 

  • Mark Levinson® Premium surround sound audio system

 

  • Mark Levinson® audio with 17 Green Edge speakers, Class D Digital amplifier with ultra-low crossover distortion, 835 watts of continuous power at less than 0.1 percent Total Harmonic Distortion (THD),

7.1channel speaker architecture, DVD video capability, Clari-Fi technology Unique three-lamp design with LED turnsignals, Bi-LED headlamps

 

  • F SPORT

 

  • 16-way power sport driver seat (includes power side bolsters, thigh support, four-way lumbar)

 

  • 19-inch staggered width (RWD only) split five-spoke wheels with machined finish

 

  • F SPORT badging (side and rear)

 

  • F SPORT tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with Sport S+ mode

 

  • Larger front brakes with hi-friction pads (RWD)

 

  • Leather-trimmed seats in Rioja Red, Flaxen or Black

 

  • Rear lip spoiler

 

  • F SPORT interior including: striated aluminum trim, F SPORT aluminum pedals and door scuff plates, perforated leather trim and black headliner

 

  • F SPORT front bumper and rear lower valence

 

  • F SPORT mesh front grille inserts

 

  • Naguri aluminum trim

 

  • Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and Dynamic Rear Steering

 

  • Lexus Safety System +

 

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

 

  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

 

  • Intelligent High Beam (IHB)

 

  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist
  • Lexus Enform Remote® - Allows customers to remotely view and control certain aspects of their Lexus vehicle via a mobile application for iOS and Android smartphone users. Lexus Enform Remote application is separate from Lexus Enform App Suite application (not on head unit). Requires Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Lexus Enform Remote subscription (complimentary one-year trial subscription included). Customers must register for service.
  • Ability to use with multiple Lexus vehicles
  • Engine/HVAC start/stop
  • Guest Driver Monitor
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Vehicle Finder
  • Vehicle Status Report
  • Vehicle Alerts - Email and push notifications for certain features
  • Lexus Enform Service Connect - Allows customers to remotely view information about certain aspects of their Lexus vehicle via MyLexusandBeyond mobile application for iOS smartphone users or LexusDrivers.com. Lexus Enform Service Connect application is separate from Lexus Enform App Suite application (not on head unit). Requires Lexus Enform Safety Connect and Lexus Enform Service Connect subscription (complimentary one-year trial subscription included). Customers must register for service.
  • Vehicle Health Report - Email and push notifications
  • Maintenance Alerts - Email and push notifications

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