Motor Trend has compared the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport against the Infiniti M37S, Audi A6 3.0T, and the BMW 535i, and found the GS F Sport to be the best of the bunch:
Nimble, balanced, precise, and quick, the GS is a (retired) BMW cloaked in Lexus steel. At 3834 pounds, the GS is the lightest of the four and it feels it — turn-in is sharp and accurate, and weight transfer, whether lateral or longitudinal, is neutral and composed. The Lexus proved the most entertaining, rewarding, and confidence-inspiring up, down, and along our demanding Malibu road loop. Ultimate driving machine? Oh, yeah.
In driving feel, the Lexus does exactly what you want it to do — it shrinks around you. Yet, when it comes to pampering, it opens up, inviting you into the richest, most aesthetically pleasing cabin in its class.
There have been times that I’ve considered never reading another Motor Trend article, so it’s hard to turn around and get too excited about the results of this comparison test — even so, I have to admit that the GS 350 F Sport taking first against this competition is a very big deal.