For those who don’t have a deep pocket for the new 2013 Lexus GS350, Lexus is introducing a lower model of the GS 250. The new generation of the Lexus GS entry-level GS has just made its debut at the China International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, which is equipped with a smaller V6 engine.
The 2013 Lexus GS 250 is the third model in the GS lineup. It is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine with D-4S direct port injection and Dual VVT-i intelligent valve timing to produce 209 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2013 Lexus GS 350 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 306 horsepower. Don’t expect too much performance from this smaller displacement engine. Lexus claims that the 2013 GS 250 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 8.6 seconds and with a top speed of 143 mph.
Where the 2013 Lexus GS 250 lack in performance output, it makes up in the fuel consumption department. According to Lexus, the 2013 GS 250 has a combined fuel economy of 8.9lt/100 km (about 26 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 207 g/km. This fuel economy rating is achievable when using a standard ‘6 Super ECT’ close-ratio 6-speed automatic transmission featuring a sequential manual shifting mode.
In addition, the 2013 Lexus GS 250 will also be available with the optional F Sport Package that adds both cosmetic and performance upgrades including new front and rear bumpers, 19-inch alloy wheels, a sports suspension and a more responsive steering wheel system.
The new 2013 Lexus GS 250 would be first available in China, Japan and Europe by next year.