Lexus has announced that the GS series — including the GS 250, GS 350 F Sport & GS 450h — will be joined by the LFA Nürburgring Edition for the brand’s display at the Tokyo Motor Show in December.
This announcement was accompanied with a brief chart of the GS’ main specifications, which included one previously unknown horsepower figure:
|GS 450h||GS 350 F Sport||Ref: GS 250|
|Length||4,850 mm||4,850 mm||4,850 mm|
|Width||1,840 mm||1,840 mm||1,840 mm|
|Height||1,455 mm||1,455 mm||1,455 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,850 mm||2,850 mm||2,850 mm|
|Engine type/system||3.5-liter V6 engine
|3.5-liter V6 engine||2.5-liter V6 engine|
|Engine output||256 kW (348 PS)*2||234 kW (318 PS)
|158 kW (215 PS)
|Engine torque||－||380 N-m (38.7 kgf-m)
|260 N-m (26.5 kgf-m)
|6 Super ECT||6 Super ECT|
|*1 According to Lexus measurements and targets
*2 Combined maximum output of the engine and motor
Going from the above information, it appears that the GS 250, a 2.5L V6 engine option that will be available in most markets outside North America, will be packing 158 kW/215 PS/212 HP at 6,400 rpm — this represents a jump of eight horsepower if the engine used is the same 4GR-FSE V6 seen in the IS 250.
Update: Turns out that the 4GR-FSE in the non-North American IS 250 has always had 158 kW/215 PS/212 HP — my mistake!