Wednesday, January 17, 2007

2007 Lexus GS 450h

2007 Lexus GS 450h

The much-anticipated 2007 GS 450h delivers electrifying power and all the style and luxury of the acclaimed GS lineup. Achieving an unparalleled balance of high performance and high efficiency, the GS 450h produces well over 300 horsepower, under 6-second 0-100 acceleration, remarkable fuel efficiency and super ultra low emissions.

The rear-wheel drive GS 450h is driven by a new Lexus Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain that couples a high-output 3.5-litre V6 engine with a high-torque electric motor. Together they generate power that rivals a 4.5-litre V8 gasoline engine - without compromising our environment.

A completely new Lexus Hybrid powertrain was created to power the new 450h. The system combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a high-output, permanent magnet electric motor—all driving the rear wheels. Combined power output will be well in excess of 300 horsepower, with zero-to-60 acceleration in less than six seconds.

Even more impressive is how quickly and powerfully torque is delivered during mid-range acceleration. The system's massive electric motor is capable of delivering maximum torque, immediately upon demand. This unique power delivery characteristic is most noticeable...and most useful...during 30-to-50 passing and merging maneuvers. It is an experience that must be felt to be fully appreciated.

The result is a level of acceleration performance similar to a V-8 engine, with combined fuel economy in the high twenties, a level more typical of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder compact sedan, along with one of the best EPA emissions ratings in the industry.

Based closely on the new GS luxury sport sedans, the GS 450h is designed to be the premium model in the GS series, with all of the performance, luxury and safety features befitting a flagship. Many of the optional features from the GS 300 and 430 will be standard on the GS 450h.

There are subtle visual differences like special 18-inch light-alloy wheels and a new power meter that replaces the tachometer. But the new GS 450h is designed to operate like any other Lexus vehicle such that the hybrid experience feels completely normal and seamless, all while delivering a surprising new level of performance and efficiency.

Performance Features
Powerful New Hybrid Synergy Drive
Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT)
Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM)
Direct Fuel Injection

Luxury Amenities
Mark Levinson® 14-speaker, 330-watt audio system
Keyless SmartAccess
Push Button Start

New Safety Features
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
Driver/front passenger knee and variable force airbags
Front seat mounted side airbags
Front and rear head/side curtain airbags