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2015 Lexus RC 200t/GS/LX Press Kit

  1. LEXUS LAUNCHES NEW RC 200t AND UPDATED GS AND LX
  2. RC 200t, GS AND LX UPDATE OVERVIEW
  3. NEW MODELS HIGHLY SPECIFIED, PRICED TO ENGAGE
  4. 200t HEADLINES GS AND RC UPDATE
  5. NEW EIGHT-SPEED TRANSMISSION MATCHES LX'S V8 ENGINE
  6. LX NOW FEATURES DRIVE MODE SELECT
  7. LX CONQUERS THE OFF AND ON-ROAD
  8. GS AND RC TUNED TO PERFORM AND ENGAGE
  9. BODY RIGIDITY STRIKES PERFORMANCE/COMFORT BALANCE
  10. LX FEATURES EXTENSIVE STYLING UPDATE
  11. GS FEATURES UPDATED EXTERIOR STYLING PACKAGE
  12. 21-INCH LX ALLOYS HEADLINE NEW WHEEL OPTIONS
  13. LUXURIOUS LX RECEIVES SUBSTANTIAL CABIN UPGRADE
  14. GS CABIN FEATURES RAFT OF UPDATES
  15. AUDIO SYSTEMS DELIVER THE ULTIMATE SOUND
  16. RC 200t, GS AND LX FEATURE LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+
  17. LX, GS AND RC 200t SPECIFICATIONS

LEXUS LAUNCHES NEW RC 200t AND UPDATED GS AND LX


Lexus Australia has continued its dynamic product rollout with the launch of three new models - the new RC 200t, enhanced GS and a substantially updated LX SUV.

RC 200t joins the RC coupe line that was launched in Australia 12 months ago.

It is the latest Lexus to feature the potent, in-house developed and built 2.0-litre turbo engine, following NX, IS and RX.

The updated GS midsize sedan includes the new GS 200t model, also powered by the new turbo powerplant.

It replaces the V6-powered GS 250 and joins updated GS 300h, GS 350 and GS 450h in the Lexus Australia line-up.

The new GS Line features a restyled front end, upgraded multimedia technology, the newly available Lexus Safety System+ package, new exterior paint colours, interior trim and ornamentation selections.

The LX 570 features a sweeping upgrade, with only the roof and doors carried over from the previous model.

An aggressive interpretation of the spindle grille headlines the LX exterior styling makeover, while a redesigned luxury interior provides an upscale cabin ambience befitting of Lexus' flagship SUV.

The interior also features an updated multimedia system with high definition 12.3-inch screen and Remote Touch Interface.

Mechanical and drive experience updates include a new eight-speed transmission, replacing the six-speed unit, as well as the Drive Mode Select system for optimising powertrain and suspension responses.

New 20-inch split 10-spoke wheels and newly available 21-inch 10-spoke wheels provide a commanding road presence.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the new models would enhance and update the Lexus Australia line-up.

"The launch of three new vehicles, including two new turbo variants, provides customers with a wider choice and broadens our presence in important segments," Mr Hanley said.

"The upgrades to LX 570 are extensive, raising the bar even further for this most impressive of vehicles.

"GS also features a range of important updates and the addition of the GS 200t model will deliver new levels of performance and efficiency in the GS midsize sedan.

"The new RC 200t model is an ideal entry level model in the RC coupe line, delivering outstanding performance," Mr Hanley added.

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RC 200t, GS AND LX UPDATE OVERVIEW


RC coupe updates:

• Introduction of RC 200t model with 180kW, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission
• Three-grade line-up (Luxury, F Sport, Sports Luxury) as per RC 350
• PCS and Active Cruise Control standard on Luxury and F Sport grades
• Limited slip differential added to F Sport grades
• Front performance damper added to RC 350 F Sport and all 200t variants
• Acceleration Sound Control (ASC) added to F Sport models

GS sedan updates:

• New GS 200t model with 180kW, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission
• Restyled front end with bolder Lexus spindle grille and Bi-LED headlights, and revised tail lamps and rear bumper treatments
• Lexus Safety System+ combines Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and All-Speed Active Cruise Control
• Larger 4.2-inch multi-information display puts vital vehicle data in driver's line of sight
• Upgraded multimedia technology: side "enter" buttons on Remote Touch Interface and full screen map capability for navigation with the available 12.3-inch central display screen
• New exterior and interior colours, wheel designs and interior wood and aluminium trim selections
• Analogue clock adds GPS time zone functionality

LX SUV updates:

• Eight-speed automatic transmission replaces six-speed unit
• Restyled front end with one-piece spindle grille
• Drive Mode Select
• LED headlights, sequential turn signals and front fog lights
• Revised taillights and rear bumper
• New 20 and 21-inch wheel designs
• Lexus Safety System+
• Upgraded multimedia with 12.3-inch screen and Remote Touch Interface
• Larger 4.2-inch multi-information display
• Panoramic View Monitor
• Head-Up Display
• Three-spoke wood-trimmed leather-accented steering wheel
• Available ventilated/heated rear seats
• LED ambient lighting in cabin and cargo area
• Touch-sensor overhead lighting
• Manual second-row sunshades
• Wireless charging tray for Qi-compatible phones
• Larger 11.6-inch high-definition screens for standard rear seat entertainment system
• Tyre-specific tyre pressure monitoring system
• Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• Lexus Enform connected mobility

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NEW MODELS HIGHLY SPECIFIED, PRICED TO ENGAGE


The new LX, updated GS Line and new RC 200t provide high levels of specification, performance, luxury features and a pricing structure designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of luxury buyers.

GS 200t and GS Line pricing

The restyled and upgraded GS Line begins with the new GS 200t, which replaces the V6-powered GS 250.

It is available in two grade levels - Luxury and F Sport.

GS 200t Luxury is priced at $75,000* and comes with a high level of standard features, including:
- 2.0-litre turbo engine generating 180kW and 350Nm
- 10-way power front seats with driver memory
- eight-speed automatic transmission
- 12-speaker audio system
- third generation Lexus Remote Touch Controller
- 1600kg braked towing capacity#
- eight-inch navigation display screen
- three mode drive mode select
- digital radio tuner (DAB+)
- electronic park brake
- electrochromatic interior mirror
- tyre pressure monitor
- heated and ventilated front seats
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- rain-sensing wipers
- automatic heated exterior mirrors with memory
- smart entry and start with smart key card
- LED headlamps with automatic high beam
- LED daytime running lamps
- All Speed Active Cruise Control
- LED front foglamps
- back guide monitor
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- clearance and rear sonar
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Pre-Collision Safety System with autonomous emergency braking
- leather-accented seats, and
- leather-accented steering wheel and gear shifter.

The base LED headlamps, All Speed Active Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) are all specification upgrades over the previous GS 250 model.

There is one enhancement pack available for GS 200t Luxury, which retails for $4500. This includes a moonroof and 18-inch alloy wheels.

GS 200t F Sport pricing starts at $83,000* and includes:
- five mode drive mode select (includes CUSTOMIZE function)
- Naguri-style aluminium ornamentation
- Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
- high friction front brake pads
- 18-way power driver's seat with memory
- 10-way power passenger's seat
- electric rear sunshade
- F Sport front seats
- 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels (new design)
- F Sport pedals
- LED high grade headlamps with Adaptive High Beam
- F Sport steering wheel and gear shifter, and
- F Sport bumper, grille and rear bumper.

New design 19-inch alloy wheels, high grade LED headlamps with Adaptive High Beam, Pre-Collision Safety System, All Speed Active Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist are all specification upgrades over the GS 250 F Sport it replaces.

There are two enhancement packs available for GS 200t F Sport.

Enhancement Pack 1, retailing for $4500, includes a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, 12.3-inch multimedia display and Head-Up Display (HUD).

Enhancement Pack 2 includes all the features of EP1 and adds a moonroof for an additional $2500.

GS 300h, GS 350 and GS 450h pricing has also been revised.

GS 300h Luxury is priced at $78,000*. Its specification mirrors that of new GS 200t and therefore offers more standard specification than the previous generation.

Its enhancement pack, available for $4500, is also the same as that offered on GS 200t with 18-inch alloy wheels and moonroof.

GS 300h F Sport is priced at $86,000* and mirrors the enhancement pack strategy of GS 200t, with two enhancement packs that retail for $4500 and $7000 respectively.

GS 300h Sports Luxury has been removed from the line-up.

The revised GS 350, which features Lexus' renowned quad cam 3.5-litre V6, comprises F Sport and Sports Luxury variants.

GS 350 F Sport pricing starts at $94,000*.

It builds on the GS 200t F Sport and GS 300h F Sport specification to include Mark Levinson premium audio, Head-Up Display and 12.3-inch multimedia display.

Only one enhancement pack (containing a moonroof) is available and retails for $2500.

GS 350 Sports Luxury is priced at $105,500*.

Its range-topping specification highlights include semi-aniline leather-accented trim, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, power boot lid and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) control panel for rear passengers.

It also adds a heated steering wheel, which is an upgrade on the previous GS 350 Sports Luxury model.

Unique laser cut ornamentation, which incorporates crafted wood and aluminium to produce a unique finish, is available as a no-cost option.

GS 450h, which features a powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain, is offered in the same model strategy as GS 350.

GS 450h F Sport is priced at $106,000* with one enhancement pack (containing moonroof) available for $2500.

GS 450 Sports Luxury is priced at $117,500* and can be optioned with laser cut ornamentation for no cost.

RC 200t and RC 350 pricing
New RC 200t is available in three grades - Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury.

RC 200t Luxury, retailing for $64,000*, arrives in Australia with considerable standard performance and luxury features, including:
- 2.0-litre turbo engine
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlamps
- LED foglamps
- smooth leather-accented trim
- heated and ventilated front seats
- power steering column adjustment
- power front seats
- smart entry and start
- satellite navigation
- 10-speaker audio system
- Back Guide Monitor
- clearance and back sonar
- eight airbags
- Pre-Collision Safety System with autonomous emergency braking
- All-Speed Active Cruise Control, and
- front performance damper.

One enhancement pack is available, which includes moonroof, for $2500.

The RC 200t F Sport model, which retails for $73,000*, builds on the entry level specification to include the following:
- 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels
- Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
- 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio
- F Sport steering wheel
- sports power front seats with memory function
- LED high grade headlamps
- Blind Sport Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- limited slip differential, and
- Acceleration Sound Control (ACS).

Two enhancement packs are available for RC 200t F Sport.

The first includes moonroof and retails for $2500.

The second comprises moonroof, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and smart key card for an additional $3500.

Range-topping RC 200t Sports Luxury adds further premium standard specification including unique Sports Luxury 19-inch wheels, semi-aniline leather seats, Shimamoku ornamentation, Automatic High Beam and Lane Departure Warning.

RC 200t Sports Luxury retails for $83,500*.

Updated V6-powered RC 350 features the same specification level as RC 200t Luxury but adds Pre-Collision Safety system and All-Speed Active Cruise Control, which are enhancements over the previous RC 350.

RC 350 Luxury is priced at $67,000* and differs from the corresponding RC 200t model by adding an intake sound creator to provide a deep audible roar in the cabin to complement the quad cam V6 powerplant.

It has one enhancement pack containing a moonroof available for an additional $2500.

RC 350 F Sport mirrors the specification of RC 200t F Sport but adds Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) and Active Rear Steering.

It offers more standard specification than the RC 350 F Sport it replaces including the addition of Pre-Collision Safety System, Active Cruise Control, limited slip differential, front performance damper and Acceleration Sound Control (ACS).

This model retails for $76,000*.

The enhancement packs mirror those of RC 200t F Sport in price and specification.

RC 350 Sports Luxury, which retails for $86,500*, offers the same high grade specification level as RC 200t Sports Luxury.

LX 570 pricing
Lexus LX 570 receives a significant upgrade, including a raft of new styling, mechanical and luxury equipment upgrades.

The new LX 570 pricing starts at $140,500*.

Specification highlights include:
- 5.7-litre V8 engine
- eight-speed automatic transmission
- leather-accented shift lever
- three-spoke leather-accented and wood steering wheel
- auto height control suspension
- adaptive variable suspension (AVS)
- illuminated smart entry system with smart key card and smart start
- triple LED L-motif headlamps with auto headlamp levelling
- LED daytime running lamps
- emergency brake signal
- four-seat independent control air conditioning
- cool box
- front seat heaters
- 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio
- dual rear seat entertainment with 11.6-inch high definition screens
- clearance and back sonar
- back monitor with four-camera Multi Terrain Monitor (MTM) and Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), and
- 3500kg braked towing capacity#.

The additions to the new LX are:
- eight-speed transmission
- Pre-Collision Safety system
- All-Speed Active Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- LED headlamps with Adaptive High Beam
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
- Head Up Display (HUD)
- tyre inflation pressure warning
- wireless charger
- Drive Mode Select
- sequential LED front and rear indicators, and
- electric park brake.

There is one enhancement pack available for LX 570, which includes 21-inch high grade alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, front seat ventilation and second row seat heater and ventilation for an additional $16,500.


Lexus GS, RC and LX pricing

Model

Price*

GS 200t Luxury
     EP1
GS 200t F Sport  
     EP1
     EP2

$75,000
           $4,500
 $83,000     
           $4,500
           $7,000

GS 300h Luxury
     EP1
GS 300h F Sport
     EP1
     EP2

$78,000
           $4,500
$86,000
           $4,500
           $7,000

GS 350 F Sport
     EP1
GS 350 Sports Luxury
GS 450h F Sport
     EP1
GS 450h Sports Luxury

$94,000
           $2,500
$105,500
$106,000
           $2,500
$117,500

RC 200t Luxury
     EP1
RC 200t F Sport
     EP1
     EP2
RC 200t Sports Luxury
RC 350 Luxury
     EP1
RC 350 F Sport
     EP1
     EP2
RC 350 Sports Luxury

$64,000
           $2,500
$73,000
           $2,500
           $3,500
$83,500
$67,000
           $2,500
$76,000
           $2,500
           $3,500
$86,500

LX 570
     EP1

$140,500
           $16,500


*Manufacturer's list price is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.
#Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.


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200t HEADLINES GS AND RC UPDATE


Lexus has added its breakthrough two-litre turbocharged petrol engine to the GS sports sedan and RC sports car lines.

The 180kW dual-injection turbo 8AR-FTS engine supersedes the 2.5-litre quad cam V6 in entry-level GS and expands the RC Line to three engine variants.

The new GS 200t has 38 per cent more torque and 17 per cent more power than superseded GS 250.

The powertrain upgrade also sees entry-level GS equipped with an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission for the first time.

GS 350 was upgraded to eight-speed transmission in November 2013.

GS is now offered with the turbo engine, with 3.5-litre quad cam V6 as GS 350 and a hybrid driveline as GS 300h and the flagship GS 450h.

Lexus adopted an eight-speed transmission on GS 350 as a running change in November 2013.

RC now offers the choice of turbo, 3.5-litre V6 power and five-litre V8, all with eight-speed transmissions.

The RC 200t engine has fuel-saving Lexus Stop and Start technology, the first time this system has been offered in the RC Line.

The Stop and Start system has the ability to delay engine start-up until the accelerator pedal is activated (while in Brake Hold mode) to maximise fuel savings.

Many other stop and start systems can only restart the engine when the brake pedal is released.

The Lexus 8AR-FTS is the first turbo-petrol engine offered by Lexus and is crammed with cutting-edge technology.

It has the latest iteration of the Lexus intelligent variable valve system, known as VVT-iW (W for Wide), so it can operate on both the fuel-saving Atkinson cycle and the conventional Otto cycle.

The late intake-valve closing of the Atkinson cycle reduces pumping losses and boosts fuel economy.

Special attention was paid during the engine's development to minimising turbo 'lag'.

This includes the use of a twin-scroll turbocharger and mounting the intercooler to the engine to minimise the intake volume upstream of the turbocharger to optimise response.

Key features of the Lexus 8AR-FTS engine include cylinder head with integrated four-into-two exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger, and the latest iteration of the VVT-iW system.

The wider range of inlet timing variation in the VVT-iW system means the new RC and GS 200t engine can switch instantly from the Otto cycle to the high-expansion ratio, high-efficiency Atkinson cycle according to vehicle operating conditions.

The VVT-iW system optimises torque throughout the engine revolution range and allows the engine to start in the Otto cycle and then run in the more fuel efficient Atkinson cycle.

Lexus has previously used the Atkinson combustion cycle in hybrid-model petrol engines and the five-litre V8 of the RC F.

The 8AR-FTS engine also has the latest Lexus fuel injection system, known as ESTEC D-4ST (Economy with Superior Thermal Efficient Combustion) and an air-to-liquid intercooler.

The D-4ST system splits injection between high-pressure direct and low-pressure port injection according to driving conditions, providing optimum combustion at all times.

The Euro 5-compliant turbocharged engine delivers 180kW of power at 5800rpm and 350Nm of torque from 1650 to 4400rpm.

It has official ADR 81/02 combined cycle fuel economy of 8.0 litres/100km* in GS 200t and 7.3 litres/100km* in RC 200t.

Four-into-two manifold
Lexus developed the 8AR-FTS engine in-house, aiming for a combination of top-level fuel economy and exhilarating performance.

In a world-first for a volume-production engine, the cylinder head, four-into-two exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbocharger were integrated.

This allows for a high compression ratio (for a turbo petrol engine) of 10.0:1, providing optimum low-speed torque, throttle response and fuel economy.

The four-into-two manifold system pairs cylinders according to their expansion or compression strokes and, when combined with the turbocharger design, reduces pumping losses.

The dual-pipe exhaust design allows for optimum gas flow for superior performance.

Eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission
The new GS 200t and RC 200t match the 2.0-litre turbo engine to Lexus' proven AA81E eight-speed sequential-shift Sports Direct Shift transmission.

The latest iteration, introduced on IS 200t, has added electronic-control technology, including Downshift Lock-up Control.

The transmission has cutting-edge control features and auto-blip downshifts for added driver involvement.

A special electro-magnetic oil pump maintains transmission oil pressure when the Stop and Start system is in operation.

The AA81E transmission provides a balance of linear acceleration, optimum fuel economy and driveability under all conditions, and smooth shift feel.

The eight internal ratios have been chosen to balance the needs of sports driving and fuel economy, with a low first gear ratio for initial acceleration, closely spaced ratios in the intermediate gears for performance and urban-driving economy, and a tall eighth-gear ratio for motorway economy.

The internal ratios are: first, 4.596; second, 2.724; third, 1.863; fourth, 1.464; fifth, 1.231; sixth, 1.000; seventh, 0.824; eighth, 0.685; and reverse, 4.056. The final-drive ratio is 3.133:1.

The torque converter has a long-travel 'swing' damper to boost fuel economy and reduce NVH during lock-up, with lock-up available in all gears from third to eighth.

The AA81E transmission can be used in D (automatic) or M mode, which has full torque-converter lock-up from second to eighth gears for 'clutchless' manual shifting.

Down changes in M mode are made in just 0.2 of a second, with the transmission's throttle blipping control matching the engine speed to the gear.

In addition, the AA81E transmission is linked to the Lexus Drive Mode Select function, with NORMAL and ECO settings.

A key sports-driving feature of the new transmission is G-sensor AI-Shift Control, which uses information from the vehicle's G-sensor on driving status to provide the optimal gear ratio for performance driving.

*Fuel consumption and emissions vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories.

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NEW EIGHT-SPEED TRANSMISSION MATCHES LX'S V8 ENGINE


Lexus has improved LX 570's driveability and economy by adopting an electronically controlled eight-speed transmission for its 270kW quad cam V8 four-wheel drive flagship.

The new Lexus AE80F transmission gives LX 570 a shorter first gear, longer top gear and closer spread of intermediate ratios than the superseded six-speed transmission.

The AE80F transmission has ratios of: first, 4.795; second, 2.811; third, 1.844; fourth, 1.429; fifth, 1.213; sixth, 1.000; seventh, 0.817; eighth, 0.672; and reverse, 3.785.

It is matched to a two-speed transfer with a low range of 2.618:1 and a final-drive ratio of 3.307:1.

The superseded six-speed AB60F transmission had ratios of: first, 3.333; second, 1.960; third, 1.353; fourth, 1.000; fifth, 0.728; sixth, 0.588; and reverse, 3.061; and was matched to a 3.909:1 final drive ratio.

In developing the new transmission special attention was given to creating a compact, lightweight torque converter and suppressing gear noise by paying strict attention to the number, location and contact surface of the gear teeth.

Transmission service weight has been minimised by adopting aluminium alloy for the oil pump cover and clutch hub, and a felt oil strainer with a resin case.

The new LX 570 transmission has Lexus' Artificial Intelligence (AI) shift control, with a raft of sophisticated electronic control features.

The AI Shift algorithm is designed to manage the shift regime of the transmission, taking into account road conditions and driver behaviour.

It uses data on throttle valve opening angle, engine revolutions, vehicle speed, vehicle acceleration and the brake-lamp signal to control the basic shift pattern, as well as providing road-condition support control and driver intention support control.

The AI Shift control can adjust the shift pattern to suit different drivers and provide engine braking for hill descents.

When travelling on an incline, the system minimises unnecessary upshifts.

When descending a hill, the system ensures suitable engine braking is achieved by automatically downshifting.

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LX NOW FEATURES DRIVE MODE SELECT


The new LX 570 has CUSTOMIZE mode as part of newly adopted Drive Mode Select.

Drive Mode Select allows LX 570 drivers to adjust key vehicle systems to suit their driving style and preferences.

Modes can be adjusted via the circular knob beside the gear selector.

Drive Mode Select communicates with LX 570's powertrain, power steering, variable gear-ratio steering, Adaptive Variable Suspension and air conditioning system.

It can influence the function and feel of the throttle, transmission, AV, air conditioning and steering to suit different driving needs.

The CUSTOMIZE feature allows free setting of the powertrain, chassis and air conditioning to settings not available in the other five modes.

Those five modes are NORMAL, ECO, COMFORT, SPORT S, and SPORT S+.

NORMAL mode balances fuel economy and performance to suit both suburban and freeway driving and is preselected when the vehicle starts. It can also be engaged by pressing down on the knob when any other mode is selected.

ECO mode optimises engine output, throttle opening and air conditioning to maximise fuel efficiency.

COMFORT mode lowers the damping force sets of the AVS system for improved ride comfort.

SPORT S mode provides dynamic acceleration and maximum steering feel by adjusting engine output, throttle opening and steering assistance.

SPORT S+ mode provides POWER setting for the drivetrain and adds SPORT settings for the steering and AVS.

It adjusts the steering power-assistance curve, Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Adaptive Variable Suspension for a sportier steering and handling feel.

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LX CONQUERS THE OFF AND ON-ROAD


The eight-seat Lexus LX 570 luxury 4WD wagon was designed to go almost anywhere off road and return.

Its on-road credentials are also impressive, including the newly adopted eight-speed transmission.

The new model adopts a raft of additional active safety technology - Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive High Beam (AHB), Head-Up Display (HUD), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Tyre Pressure Warning System (TPWS).

Lexus LX 570's 5.7-litre quad cam V8 engine delivers 270kW and 530Nm of torque.

The full-time all-wheel-drive driveline includes two-speed transfer and variable fore-aft torque split via a Torsen mechanical limited-slip centre differential.

The suspension is long-travel independent double-wishbone at the front and five-link at the rear, both with coil springs.

A four-wheel hydro-pneumatic suspension package with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and Active Height Control (AHC) ensures optimum tyre contact with the road surface while minimising body roll and optimising ride comfort.

Braked towing capacity is 3500kg*.

Lexus made a substantial investment during the LX 570 development program in off-road driving aids.

These include the Crawl Control feature, which helps the driver to manoeuvre over rough or difficult surfaces at low speeds - without the need for throttle or brake application.

AHC, AVS and Crawl Control work cooperatively to ensure that the vehicle negotiates the roughest terrain with ease.

LX 570 also has a Multi-terrain ABS braking system designed to help reduce stopping distances on slippery surfaces such as sand or gravel.

LX 570 was the first Lexus vehicle to offer a new Wide View Front and Side Monitor system as standard for off-road driving.

The monitor allows the driver to identify - via cameras mounted in the grille and passenger-side mirror - potential objects that may be obscured from view. This provides a clear view of the front and passenger side of the vehicle.

LX 570 has a total of four cameras, including the back-guide and panoramic view cameras.

It also has clearance and back sonar.

*Towing capacity is subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations.

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GS AND RC TUNED TO PERFORM AND ENGAGE


Lexus has further refined the chassis of its GS and RC Lines to improve ride, handling, steering and driver involvement.

The Drive Mode Select system on GS F Sport and Sports Luxury models now has a CUSTOMIZE feature.

The new RC 200t, RC 350 F Sport, GS 200t and GS 350 have the added features of a front performance damper and Torsen limited slip differential.

The performance damper links the left and right underfloor braces to improve handling and steering response and reduce NVH.

The double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension on updated GS have a new coil spring calibration.

The shape of the free piston in the conventional and AVS damper units has been optimised to improve response.

The front stabiliser bar shape and characteristics have also been refined.

The intermediate steering shaft on GS Luxury grade models has been redesigned to increase steering rigidity by deleting the damper.

GS's underbody aerodynamics have been improved by positioning the bottom edge of the front bumper 10mm further forward, to adjust the volume of air passing under the floor.

The CUSTOMIZE mode on new GS F Sport and Sports Luxury models increases driving pleasure by enabling the powertrain, chassis and air conditioning to be adjusted to settings not available in the NORMAL, ECO, SPORT S and SPORT S+ modes.

The multimedia screen can be used to create the driver's setting preference from the following menu:

• Powertrain - NORMAL, ECO or POWER
• Chassis - NORMAL or SPORT
• Air conditioner - NORMAL or ECO

During NORMAL mode, pressing the Drive Mode Select switch activates CUSTOMIZE mode and the CUSTOMIZE mode indicator is illuminated.

GS 350, GS 450h and RC 350 F Sport models have the Lexus Dynamic Handling system, which combines rear-wheel steering and variable gear ratio steering for the front wheels.

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BODY RIGIDITY STRIKES PERFORMANCE/COMFORT BALANCE


Lexus has paid strict attention to optimising body strength and rigidity in its GS, LX and RC Lines to achieve high levels of crashworthiness and durability, as well as lower interior noise levels.

A highly rigid body also provides a stable platform for the suspension, while optimising handling stability and ride comfort.

The 2016 year model GS Line body has been further refined, with new design features and greater use of key body manufacturing techniques.

The new GS body has an additional 188 points of spot-welding to the frame to optimise panel-coupling rigidity - focusing on the cowl, the junction of the rocker panels and B pillar, and the rear shelf.

Coupling panel rigidity has been further boosted by increased use of body adhesive.

The new GS body has an additional 22.5 metres of body adhesive.

The rear of the cabin has more laser welding points, and the door surrounds have an additional 132 laser-screw welding points compared with the current body.

A performance damper has been adopted between the left and right front number two members on GS 200t and GS 350, to reduce vibration and increase stability.

A front performance damper has also been adopted on RC 200t and RC 350.

The GS Line upper-cowl area has been further refined by adding sound-absorbing material to enhance cabin quietness.

LX 570 makes extensive use of high-tensile steel sheet and advanced design techniques to optimise body rigidity while meeting strict weight targets.

The body uses three grades of high-tensile strength steel and the separate chassis-frame uses a fourth high-strength grade, 780MPa.

High-strength steel sheet accounts for one-third of the body shell mass.

Chassis-frame manufacturing techniques include the use of large box sections and hydro-formed cross members.

Lexus RC Line was designed from the ground up as a coupe and has high levels of body rigidity.

The RC front end was based on the highly acclaimed Lexus GS, which set new standards for stiffness and chassis response in a mid-sized sedan when it debuted in 2012.

The centre of RC was inspired by the Lexus IS C convertible with larger rocker panels that contribute to high body rigidity.

The rear of RC was based on the IS Line and designed specifically to accommodate a rear wheel drive package in which traction and power delivery were a priority.

The combination provided engineers with a rigid platform featuring a wide stance and optimum length to deliver the dynamic and handling traits ideally suited to a grand touring coupe.

While none of the three designs was directly taken from these vehicles, all are regarded as contributing more than the sum of their parts to RC Line's overall chassis package.

The RC chassis also benefits from six strategically placed braces, each of which reinforce and stiffen the entire platform in critical areas.

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LX FEATURES EXTENSIVE STYLING UPDATE


New LX features an extensive styling update that expresses Lexus' L-Finesse design language while accentuating the SUV's large, powerful presence.

The extent of the enhancements means only the roof, door skins and lower tailgate section are carried over from the previous LX.

A wide spindle grille design exclusive to LX headlines the styling package and dominates the front design.

It complements a dynamic new bumper design and integrates with the headlamp units, which house triple LEDs.

Both the LED headlamps and daytime running lamps illuminate in an L-shape to express strong brand identity.

Thin-profile indicator designs feature a sequential illumination function to provide an advanced feel.

The updated side design has a sharper and more dynamic appearance, with redesigned front and rear three-quarter panels, rocker panel and a raised rear peak.

The rear design features a wide, commanding profile with protruding rear fenders and bold new taillight designs that are now positioned higher than before.

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GS FEATURES UPDATED EXTERIOR STYLING PACKAGE


Updated GS features a revised styling package that complements the midsize sedan's elegant lines while enhancing its sportiness.

It features a new spindle grille, front bumper, headlamps and fog lamps.

A new rocker moulding and alloy wheels characterise the side design, while a revised rear bumper and new combination lamps feature at the rear.

The new spindle grille is now more pronounced and has new profiling to provide a three dimensional feel, providing a distinctive and more aggressive appearance.

Gaps between the horizontal bars within the grille are also shaped to assist the flow of air to the radiator.

The new grille integrates with updated daytime running lamp (DRL) designs. These are now a feature in their own right, separate from the headlamps units, to provide an additional dynamic touch.

A revised front bumper design complements the lines of the new grille and DRLs while also projecting a wide stance and well planted look.

The rocker moulding character line is also lowered by 20mm compared with the previous model, which emphasises a lower centre of gravity.

The character line kicks up under the rear door to provide a dynamic look while also providing a feeling of design unity between the rocker moulding and front and rear bumpers.

New, more aggressively profiled combination lamps feature at the rear of updated GS with new LED lamps.

These work in combination with chrome-plated mouldings for the outer lens, providing a feeling of high quality befitting of the GS image.

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21-INCH LX ALLOYS HEADLINE NEW WHEEL OPTIONS


New LX features optional 21-inch alloy wheels as part of an enhancement pack upgrade to provide an upscale road presence.

The 21-inch wheel design incorporates a 20-spoke design with bright machined finish that delivers a premium appearance.

All four wheels are shod with 275/50R21 tyres.

LX features 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, replacing the 18-inch wheels that were standard on the outgoing model.

The 20-inch alloys also feature a bright, machined finish with a sophisticated, multi-spoke design.

These wheels run on 285/50R20 tyres.

New GS also features new wheel designs. GS Luxury comes standard with a dynamic 17-inch nine-spoke design with an elongated spoke profile. These wheels run on 225/50R17 tyres.

A newly available five-spoke 18-inch wheel design that provides a three-dimensional appearance is available on Luxury grades with an enhancement pack.

GS F Sport grade features bold 19-inch alloy wheels with a dark metallic grey finish.

The F Sport alloys are shod with 235/40R19 tyres on the front and 265/35R19 on the rear.

The GS Sports Luxury wheel features a combination of machine-finish and mesh spoke to deliver a unique high-end finish in line with the high grade model.

These wheels are also fitted with 235/40R19 tyres on the front and 265/35R19 on the rear.

RC 200t Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury feature the dynamic wheel designs from RC 350 Line.

A five-spoke machine-finished design is standard on Luxury variants with new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 235/45R18 tyres, while F Sport models feature 19-inch dark metallic twin 10-spoke alloys.

RC 200t Sports Luxury variants receive premium twin five spoke, 19-inch alloy wheels.

F Sport and Sports Luxury model alloys run on 235/40R19 front tyres and 265/35R19 rear tyres.

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LUXURIOUS LX RECEIVES SUBSTANTIAL CABIN UPGRADE


The new LX SUV features a completely redesigned, premium luxury interior.

The changes include new steering wheel, console storage, full instrument panel, door trims, ornamentation, instrument display, multimedia screens and seats.

The changes are so extensive they constitute those of a new model.

The enhancements are evident immediately upon entering the LX cabin, with new, silky white light from the all LED interior lamps, including the overhead console lamp.

The lettering on all control switches on the centre instrument panel illuminate against the blacked out panel, providing an advanced, high luxury feel.

The cabin adopts the Lexus Human Machine Interface (HMI) strategy that debuted on the LFA supercar to provide comfort and advanced functionality.

It clearly separates the display zone from the operation zone and incorporates the Lexus Remote Touch interface, which is a first for the LX model.

A 12.3-inch multimedia display features at the top of the instrument panel to provide crisp, high definition for controlling vehicle functions, including the Mark Levinson audio system and climate controls.

A new 4.2-inch TFT display screen also features in the instrument meter and a Head-up Display (HUD) is also fitted as standard. The adjustable HUD displays important vehicle information including current speed and navigational waypoints.

Driving-related switches, including off-road system controls, are positioned in the centre console while comfort-related switches are positioned on either side to enhance operability.

The cup holders have also been repositioned for greater ease of use.

A new high grade leather-accented and wood-trimmed steering wheel provides comfort and increases functionality with a new control switch layout.

LX also features a new clock design that is housed in a genuine metal casing with luxurious piano-black backing.

The supportive driver's seat has a 12-way power function for the reclining angle, lumbar support, vertical adjuster and cushion front.

The front passenger seat has a 10-way power function to meet individual preferences.

Rear passengers are treated to luxurious features via a rear console panel that enables adjustment of the climate control and seat heating and cooling.

New high definition 11.3-inch entertainment screens are installed on the front seat-backs for rear seat entertainment.

The clock hands also illuminate to provide enhanced visibility and a feeling of luxury.

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GS CABIN FEATURES RAFT OF UPDATES


Updated GS complements its revised exterior styling package with an upgraded interior that enhances quality and functionality.

The changes are as follows:
- new clock and centre air vent surround
- metal ornamentation for left and right air vent surrounds
- new remote touch switches
- new door trim switches
- new multi-function leather-accented steering wheel with stitching on centre pad for high grade models
- new meter display
- revised shift lever knob and inner door handle finish
- new ornamentation panel, and
- new, centrally located rear lamp.

A new clock with GPS function removes the need for adjustment switches to provide a cleaner, premium look.

Other premium touches include stitching on the shift lever knob and palm rest for the Lexus Remote Touch system.

An ENTER switch is also added to the side of the haptic control switches to increase the functionality of the remote touch system.

The instrument dials feature a new background treatment to provide a feeling of sportiness and quality across all grades.

GS' new seats also feature horizontal quilting seams on the seat-backs and accent grain in the seat sides to deliver a premium appearance.

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AUDIO SYSTEMS DELIVER THE ULTIMATE SOUND


Lexus LX, GS and RC have premium bespoke audio equipment with the availability of Mark Levinson systems.

Flagship LX has a 19-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound System as standard.

The LX facelift sees the audio updated with the latest multi-media system, a digital tuner and an AUX (VTR) input terminal on the front of the console for external video input.

The Mark Levinson audio system has 16-channel, 450W output DSP amps with sound output from two channel sources to create a realistic sound space.

A three-way speaker system is used for both front and rear to create a speaker system with a 7.1-channel configuration that supports discrete 5.1-channel playback.

Lexus GS Line has a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system on GS 200t and GS 300h F Sport Enhancement Packs, GS 350 F Sport and Sports Luxury, and GS 450h F Sport and Sports Luxury.

This audio system has just been updated with Clari-Fi™ (compressed music restoration technology) to optimise frequency characteristics, dynamic range, low-tone tension and detail reproduction of compressed audio sources such as MP3.

GS 200t and GS 300t Luxury and F Sport models have a 12-speaker audio system with three-way front speakers.

Lexus has refreshed the GS audio panel with high-contrast 16-graduation full-dot organic ELD (Electroluminescent Display) for enhanced visibility.

The display layout has been revised for greater ease of operability while the setting and sound buttons have been integrated as a tab of the sound display.

Control of the navigation system has been improved by updating the Remote Touch Interface, with ENTER buttons on both sides and a BACK switch.

Lexus RC F Sport and Sports luxury models have a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system with 835W maximum power, delivering high-quality sound while minimising power consumption through energy-saving measures.

Luxury grade RC models have a 10-speaker Pioneer audio system with CST (Coherent Source Transducer) technology that integrates the mid-range speaker and tweeter on the left/right speakers in the instrument panel, to help achieve a more realistic sound.

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RC 200t, GS AND LX FEATURE LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+


Lexus has upgraded and broadened the availability of the safety and driver-assist technology in its RC, GS and LX Lines.

Lexus Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS), including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and All-Speed Active Cruise Control (ACC), are now standard equipment across the board in all three Lines.

Updated LX and GS feature Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+), which combines four driver-assist technologies. These include PCS, ACC, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) system (Lane Departure Warning on LX) and Automatic High Beam system (Adaptive High-beam System (AHS) on LX and available on GS).

Lane Keeping Assist combines Lane Departure Warning (LDW), LDW+ (with steering control) and Sway Warning System.

A number of the LSS+ and driver-assist systems share sensors, including millimetre-wave radar for the PCS and ACC.

New LX 570 includes the following new safety and driver technology: LSS+, Head-Up Display (HUD), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Tyre Pressure Warning System.

In addition, LX 570 has PCS, ACC, 10 SRS airbags, four-camera multi-terrain monitor with back guide and panoramic view, crawl control, clearance and back sonar, and multi-terrain select.

The Lexus Safety System+ in face-lifted Lexus GS Line includes all-speed capability for the ACC and AHS.

GS also has LSS+ and petrol GS models now have the additional feature of brake hold.

The RC Line safety package includes PCS, ACC and eight SRS airbags.

Lane Keeping Assist
The Lexus Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) strategy begins with Lane Departure Warning, which warns the driver if they are veering outside the lane to help avoid a collision.

LDW uses a lane recognition camera sensor mounted near the interior mirror to monitor the vehicle's position on the road.

If it detects that the vehicle has deviated from its position the driver is alerted via a buzzer in the cabin (RC) or steering wheel vibration (LX and GS) and a warning message is displayed on the multi-information screen.

Both warnings encourage the driver to correct the vehicle's path.

LDW can also operate during rain and when only one side of the road has a line marker.

An LDW indicator is shown in the combination meter when it is in operation and its status is shown on the multi-information display.

A switch on the steering wheel turns the system on and off.

Lane Departure Warning+ adds steering control. If the system determines that the vehicle will deviate from the current lane and the audio-visual warnings have been initiated, it will also apply force to the steering wheel to make a correction and avoid lane departure.

LKA function operates when the All-Speed Active Cruise Control is engaged, to assist the driver with some of the steering input required to drive in the current lane.

It can operate at low speeds, down to almost stopping.

The driver can use the steering wheel controls to customise the steering assist and centre-trace control.

As a driver-assist function, LKA will de-activate when the driver is not steering.

The Sway Warning System (SWS) function monitors the vehicle's position within the lane and the driver's steering operations to detect sway - which may be the result of driver drowsiness, fatigue, inattention or distraction.

If such behaviour is detected, the system will alert the driver by sounding a buzzer and displaying a warning on the multi-information display.

The SWS will react to vehicle sway, gentle meandering and abrupt steering operation following a period of less frequent steering input.

The SWS function can be deactivated according to driver preference by an ON/OFF switch on the steering wheel and the sensitivity can be customised via the DISP switch.

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LX, GS AND RC 200t SPECIFICATIONS


LEXUS RC 200t SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

Engine code

8AR-FTS

Displacement (cm3)

1998cc

Engine type

All-alloy turbocharged and intercooled in-line four, 16 valves, double overhead cams with dual VVT-iW (Wide inlet timing for Atkinson/Otto cycle operation) D-4ST dual injection

Fuel type

95 RON or higher

Bore x stroke (mm)

86 x 86

Compression ratio

10.0:1

Max. power

180kW@5800rpm

Max. torque

350Nm@1650-4400rpm

TRANSMISSION

Type

Eight-speed SPDS automatic. Electronically controlled with sequential shift, artificial Intelligence shift control and 2nd to 8th gear torque converter lock-up

Transmission code

AA81E

Ratios

1

4.596

2

2.724

3

1.863

4

1.464

5

1.231

6

1.000

7

0.824

8

0.685

Final Drive

3.133:1

SUSPENSION

Type

Front

Double wishbones with high-mount upper arms, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and stabiliser bar. Adaptive Variable Suspension on F Sport and Sports Luxury models.

Rear

Multilink, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabiliser bar. Adaptive Variable Suspension on F Sport and Sports Luxury models.

BRAKES

Front

334/30mm ventilated (two piece, 357/30mm for F Sport) with four piston callipers

Rear

310/18mm (all models) ventilated discs, with single piston callipers

Additional features

Four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) - all systems integrated with Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management system (VDIM)

STEERING

Type

Rack and pinion with EPS

Ratio

13.2:1

Turns lock-to-lock

2.84

Minimum turning

10.4

diameter - tyre (m)

WHEELS AND TYRES

Wheels

 

Luxury

5-spoke alloys, 18 x 8J (F & R)

F Sport

20-spoke alloys 19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R)

Sports Luxury

10-spoke alloys 19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R)

Tyres

 

Luxury

050 235/45 R18 (F & R)

F Sport

235/40 R19 (F) 265/35 R19 (R)

Sports Luxury

Spare

Space saver

BODY/EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Overall length (mm)

4695

Overall width (mm)

1840 (mirrors folded)

Overall height (mm)

1395

Wheelbase (mm)

2730

Track front (mm)

1580

Track rear (mm)

1600 (18-inch tyre); 1570 (19-inch tyre)

WEIGHTS/LOADS

Kerb weight (kg)

1675-1725

Gross vehicle weight (kg)

2170

CAPACITIES

Fuel tank (L)

66

Seating

4

Boot (L)

423

PERFORMANCE

Max. speed (km/h)

230 (electronically limited)

0-100 km/h (sec)

7.5

FUEL CONSUMPTION (litres/100 km)^

Combined

7.3

Urban

9.6

Extra Urban

5.9

CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km)^

Combined

168


^Fuel consumption and emissions vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories. Source of fuel consumption data eg ADR81/02 combined.

Lexus LX 570 specifications

Model

LX 570

Engine

3UR-FE

Capacity

5663cm3

Engine

Type

Eight cylinders, V type, 32 valve, DOHC with dual VVT-i

Fuel type

95 RON (ULP) or higher

Bore x stroke (mm)

94 x 102

Compression ratio

10.2:1

Max. power

270kW@5600rpm

Max. torque

530Nm@3200rpm

Transmission

Type

AE80F automatic AWD

Gear ratios

 

First

4.795

Second

2.811

Third

1.844

Fourth

1.429

Fifth

1.213

Sixth

1.000

Seventh

0.817

Eighth

0.672

Reverse

3.785

Final drive ratio

3.307:1

Suspension

Type

Front

Double-wishbone, with coil springs and Adaptive Variable Suspension

Rear

Four-link with coil springs, Adaptive Variable Suspension and Active Height Control

Driveline

Driven wheels

4WD with Torsen centre differential

Brakes

Front

354mm x 32mm ventilated disc

Rear

345mm x 18mm ventilated disc

Additional features

Multi-Terrain ABS

Crawl Control

Electronic Brake-force Distribution

Brake Assist

Vehicle Stability Control

Hill-start Assist Control

Steering

Type

Rack and pinion with road-speed sensitive hydraulic assistance and variable gear ratio (VGRS)

Turns lock-to-lock

3.14

Minimum turning diameter - tyre (m)

11.8

Wheels and tyres

Rims

20x8.5J alloy; 21x8.5J Enhancement Pack

Tyres

285/50 R20; 275/50 R21 Enhancement Pack

Body/exterior dimensions

Overall length (mm)

5080

Overall width (mm, without mirror)

1980

Overall height (mm, unladen)

1865

Wheelbase (mm)

2850

Track front (mm)

1645 (20-inch wheel); 1650 (21-inch wheel)

Track rear (mm)

1640 (20-inch wheel); 1650 (21-inch wheel)

Weights/loads

Kerb weight (kg)

2510-2740

Capacities

Fuel tank (L)

93 (main); 45 (sub)

Seating

8

Boot Space (L, seats up)

259 (8 occupants)

Performance

Max. speed (km/h)

210

0-100 km/h (sec)

7.7

Fuel consumption (L/100 km)*

Combined

14.4

Urban

20.2

Extra urban

10.9

CO2 emissions (g/km)*

Combined

334

*Fuel consumption will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02 combined cycle.



GS RANGE SPECIFICATIONS
  GS 200t GS 300h GS 350 GS 450h
Engine
Engine type 8AR-FTS 2AR-FSE 2GR-FKS 2GR-FXE
Capacity (cm3) 1,998 2494cc 3,456 3,456
Valve mechanism All-alloy turbocharged and intercooled, in-line four with 16 valves, DOHC and dual VVT-iW (Wide inlet timing for Atkinson/Otto cycle operation); D-4ST dual injection All-alloy Atkinson cycle in-line 4 with double overhead cams, dual VVT-i and cooled EGR All-alloy quad cam V6 with 24 valves, dual VVT-i D-4S dual injection Atkinson cycle, six cylinders, V-formation, 24-valve, DOHC, four valves per cylinderand alloy cylinder block. Featuring direct and port injection
Bore x stroke (mm) 86 x 86 90 x 98 94.0 x 83.0 94.0 x 83.0
Compression ratio 10.0:1 13.0:1 11.8:1 13
Max. output 180kW @ 5800rpm 133kW @ 6000rpm (164kW combined hybrid) 232kW @ 6,400rpm 215kW @ 6,000rpm (254kW combined hybrid)
Max. torque 350Nm @ 1650-4400rpm 221Nm from 4200 to 5400rpm 380Nm @ 4,800rpm 352Nm @ 4,600rpm
Hybrid system
Type   Series/parallel, full hybrid   Series/parallel, full hybrid
System output 105kW 147kW
Torque 300Nm 275Nm
Electric generator (MG2) AC synchronous, permanent magnet AC synchronous, permanent magnet
Max Voltage (V) 650 650
High voltage battery Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Voltage (V) 230 (nominal); 650 (system) 288 (nominal); 650 (system)
Transmission
  Eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift with AI shift control L210 electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with paddle shift Eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift with AI shift control Eight-step E-CVTwith paddle shift
Ratios
1st 4.596 Six-step CVT 4.596 Eight-step E-CVT
2nd 2.724 2.724
3rd 1.863 1.863
4th 1.464 1.464
5th 1.231 1.231
6th 1.000 1.000
7th 0.824 0.824
8th 0.685 0.685
Reverse 4.056 4.056
Final drive 3.133:1 2.764:1 2.937:1 3.226:1
Suspension
Front Double wishbones with high-mount upper arms, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabiliser bar. Adaptive variable suspension on F Sport and Sports Luxury models
Rear Multi-link, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers, stabiliser bar. Adaptive variable suspension on F Sport and Sports Luxury
Steering
Turning radius (tyre) (m) 10.6 (10.2 with LDA)
Luxury Rack and pinion Electric Power Steering (EPS)  
F Sport Rack and pinion Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS)
Sports Luxury   Rack and pinion Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Capacities
Seating 5
Boot 520L (petrol); 450L (hybrid)
Exterior Dimensions
Overall Length (mm) 4,880
Width (mm) 1,840
Height (mm) 1,455
Wheelbase (mm) 2,850
Interior Dimensions
Front to rear couple distance (mm) 945
Front legroom (mm) 1075
Rear legroom (mm) 935
Driven Wheels
  Rear-Wheel Drive
Wheels and Tyres
Luxury 17 x 7.5J alloy, 225/50 R17 94W (F/R) opt 18 inch as per GS 350 Luxury  
F Sport 19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R) alloy, 235/40 R19 96Y (F) 265/35 R19 94Y (R) 19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R) alloy, 235/40 R19 96Y (F) 265/35 R19 94Y (R)
Sports Luxury 19 x 8J (F), 19 x 9J (R) alloy, 235/40 R19 96Y (F) 265/35 R19 94Y (R)
Brake Type
  Ventilated front and rear disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system (VDIM)
Luxury 334 x 30mm front, 310 x 18mm rear  
F Sport 356 x 30mm two-piece front 310 x 18mm rear 356 x 30mm two-piece front 310 x 18mm rear
Sports Luxury   334 x 30mm front 310 x 18mm rear
Performance
0 - 100km/h (s) 7.3 9.2 6 5.9
Max. speed (km/h) 230 190 235 250
Fuel consumption (L/100 km)*
Combined 8 5.2 9.3 6.3
Urban 11.2 5.3 13.5 6.9
Extra urban 6.2 5.1 6.9 5.8
CO2 Emissions (g/km)*
Combined 186 121 216 147
Urban 260 124 312 161
Extra urban 144 118 160 134
*Fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle conditions and options/accessories. Source of fuel consumption data: ADR81/02 combined cycle.

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