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More Details on the 2016 Lexus GS 200t

Lexus GS 200t 2016

With four-cylinder engines making up to 40% of all Audi and BMW midsize sedan sales in the USA, the release of the Lexus GS 200t and its 2.0L turbo engine has come at an excellent time — from WardsAuto:

“We’re planning to start out in the mid-20% range with the 2.0L turbo, and we will see what the market calls for,” [Lexus corporate marketing manager Brian] Bolain says. “We will see if we need to go up as high as (the Germans) have gone.”

Globally, the segment skews even more aggressively toward 4-cyl. engines.

“In China, for example, sales of vehicles equipped with 2.0L turbo or smaller engines represent over 63% of the sales volume in the segment,” [VP of Marketing Brian] Smith says. “We’re excited this new 241-hp engine will allow us to respond to that strong global consumer demand.”

The GS 200t will produce 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, as compared to the Audi A6 2.0T with 252hp and 273 lb-ft of torque and the BMW 528i and its 240hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Things are certainly looking up for the GS, with sales growing 10% over the first half of this year. By comparison, the BMW 5-series is down 15%, the E-Class has dropped 36%, and the the CTS is 40% below last year’s sales.

One more interesting fact about the GS:

A pleasant surprise for Lexus is the popularity of the GS F Sport, which uses the same 3.5L V-6 but adds track-tuned chassis enhancements and a number of interior and exterior design flourishes. The F Sport now accounts for up to 40% of the mix and is bringing more young males to the brand, Bolain says.

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    Lexus Cohen
  • August 28, 2015
F Sport has been a success for Lexus especially with the IS. Now, it's time for Lexus to unveil the 2016 GS F Sport.
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    Chase C.
  • August 28, 2015
I wish the GS 200t had the exhaust tips like the RC and ES and the GS 350 would keep the exhaust tops it has now.
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    GSCT
  • August 29, 2015
It's good to hear sales are up 10% in the first half of this year. I'm a huge fan of of the GS and glad to hear it's gaining in popularity. I think adding the turbo 4 to the line will help increase sales by (hopefully) dropping the price and upping the gas mileage. My only concern is that with 241 hp it might be a bit of a slug.
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    Alexis c
  • August 29, 2015
Is the Lexus GS 200t. Going to be released in the US and if so when is the release date ???
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    Wicus Kriel
  • August 30, 2015
I sincerely hope that Lexus will soon announce a 6 cylinder 3.0l turbo engine. That would seal the deal for many performance-oriented buyers when comparing a Lexus with the German alternatives. Such an engine in the RC (300t?) would help overcome the problematic power : weight ratio of the current RC350 by means of the added torque in the lower rev range.
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    Alexis c
  • August 30, 2015
looking for it in white
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    Alexis c
  • August 31, 2015
Want to thank you gentlemen for the information on the Lexus 200 t i'm just super excited about the new product Lexus has to offer I agree some workers At Lexus Are not on the same page have limit information on products either way thank you looking forward to that lexus 200t in the fall

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