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Lexus GS 450h 2015 — комфорт, скорость, экономия топлива

От своих предшественников по модельному ряду новый GS 450h отличается и внешне. Это, прежде всего, выровненные по горизонтали в один ряд светодиодные фары дальнего и ближнего света, что обеспечивает лучшую освещенность. Задний бампер, выполненный в виде авиационного плавника, делает незаметными отверстия выхлопных труб. А голубые шильдики с надписью «HYBRID», размещенные спереди, по бокам и сзади подчеркивают главную, гибридную, особенность этого седана.

Его покупателям предлагается 11 вариантов цвета кузова от жемчужно-белого до черного «металлика». Возможна также эксклюзивная окраска цвета «черный опал». Благодаря новой технологии покраски, внешний вид автомобиля сохраняет свой первоначальный блеск в течение длительного времени.

Элегантность Лексус GS 450h 2015 умело подчеркнута новыми 17-ти дюймовыми легкосплавными дисками (в базовой модели).

По габаритам GS 450h 2015 мало отличается от своих «старших братьев»:

  • длина кузова — 4850 мм;
  • ширина — 1840 мм;
  • высота — 1470 мм;
  • колесная база — 2850 мм.

Особенности экстерьера Лексус GS 450h 2015


От своих предшественников по модельному ряду новый GS 450h отличается и внешне. Это, прежде всего, выровненные по горизонтали в один ряд светодиодные фары дальнего и ближнего света, что обеспечивает лучшую освещенность. Задний бампер, выполненный в виде авиационного плавника, делает незаметными отверстия выхлопных труб. А голубые шильдики с надписью «HYBRID», размещенные спереди, по бокам и сзади подчеркивают главную, гибридную, особенность этого седана.


Его покупателям предлагается 11 вариантов цвета кузова от жемчужно-белого до черного «металлика». Возможна также эксклюзивная окраска цвета «черный опал». Благодаря новой технологии покраски, внешний вид автомобиля сохраняет свой первоначальный блеск в течение длительного времени.

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Элегантность Лексус GS 450h 2015 умело подчеркнута новыми 17-ти дюймовыми легкосплавными дисками (в базовой модели).

По габаритам GS 450h 2015 мало отличается от своих «старших братьев»:

  • длина кузова — 4850 мм;
  • ширина — 1840 мм;
  • высота — 1470 мм;
  • колесная база — 2850 мм.

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

The Lexus GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and the hybrid GS 450h gets a V-6 hybrid system. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available on the GS 350. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS.
New for 2015
Eighteen-inch wheels are now standard. The available navigation system has 3D maps and additional voice commands. The Lexus Enform App Suite now uses iHeartRadio 4.0 and adds the Slacker app. Other available multimedia features include traffic and weather data and radio caching, which lets you pause live radio and includes a 15-minute buffer.

The GS 450h hybrid is now available in F Sport trim, which includes 19-inch staggered-width wheels, upgraded front brakes, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, the Lexus Dynamic Handling System with variable-ratio steering, a 16-way power-adjustable sport driver seat and unique styling cues inside and out.

Building upon the F Sport version of the GS 350 is a Crafted Line special edition. Limited to 875 units, the car is finished in white with black exterior trim. Inside, the cabin gets two-tone upholstery. Lexus also includes a two-piece Tumi duffel bag set.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • Spindle grille
  • 18-inch wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • High-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Power moonroof. Show full review

The Lexus GS 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and the hybrid GS 450h gets a V-6 hybrid system. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available on the GS 350. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS.
New for 2015
Eighteen-inch wheels are now standard. The available navigation system has 3D maps and additional voice commands. The Lexus Enform App Suite now uses iHeartRadio 4.0 and adds the Slacker app. Other available multimedia features include traffic and weather data and radio caching, which lets you pause live radio and includes a 15-minute buffer.

The GS 450h hybrid is now available in F Sport trim, which includes 19-inch staggered-width wheels, upgraded front brakes, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, the Lexus Dynamic Handling System with variable-ratio steering, a 16-way power-adjustable sport driver seat and unique styling cues inside and out.

Building upon the F Sport version of the GS 350 is a Crafted Line special edition. Limited to 875 units, the car is finished in white with black exterior trim. Inside, the cabin gets two-tone upholstery. Lexus also includes a two-piece Tumi duffel bag set.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • Spindle grille
  • 18-inch wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • High-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Power moonroof
  • Available adaptive headlights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Unique mesh grille, sport front bumper (F Sport)
  • Available rear lip spoiler (F Sport)
  • Seats five
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated bamboo and leather steering wheel (GS 450h)
  • Power front seats
  • 8-inch dashboard screen; 12.3-inch screen available
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Push-button start
  • Surround-sound stereo with MP3 jack, iPod connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available Siri Eyes Free Mode
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Available head-up display
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Available backseat climate, audio controls
  • Available rear side window sunshades
  • Available power rear sunshade
  • 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine (GS 350)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission (RWD) or six-speed automatic (AWD)
  • Hybrid system features 3.5-liter V-6, electric motors and a high-voltage battery pack; 338 hp total (GS 450h)
  • Hybrid is rear-drive only and has a continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Available adaptive suspension; special tuning for F Sport
  • Lexus Drive Mode Selector adapts drivetrain and in-car settings to: Eco, Normal, Sport S and Sport S+ (with adaptive suspension)
  • Larger front brakes with high-friction pads (F Sport)
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • 10 airbags
  • Seat-belt pretensioners on all four outboard seats
  • Backup camera
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available lane departure warning and mitigation
  • Available precollision system
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2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport – THE PACKAGE

When the current shape GS was released back in 2012, it was one of the more advanced and certainly the sharpest-dressed sedan in the segment. Taking a look inside the model now, it still presents a contemporary decor.

The dash sits forward to leave plenty of legroom in the front, and it’s slightly skewed to the driver for a sporty theme. Although the centre console is high, making you feel cocooned in to some degree, the atmosphere is airy and certainly not claustrophobic. It is one of the more accommodating vehicles in the segment in our opinion.

Of course, being a Lexus, it is filled to the brim with technology and advanced gadgets. Most of it is housed in the on-board multimedia system which uses an 8.0-inch screen or an optional 12.3-inch wide-screen LCD (as tested). The 12.3-inch screen was once the largest in the class, before some of the German rivals eventually caught up. Other standard conveniences include a power blind for the rear windscreen, head-up display with adjustable settings, and multiple driving modes (altering steering, suspension, and rear-wheel steering).

Lexus has decided to stick with the joystick-style controller for the multimedia unit, which is one of the most creative yet complex tools around. Many rivals offer an iDrive-style controller, first offered by BMW. The joystick does take a bit of getting used to, like everything really. Once you get the hang of it and try out the different sensitivity settings, you’re soon able to use it like you invented it. It is significantly easier to use than Lexus’s touch-pad setup which is installed in some current showroom models.

Standard inclusions for the interface are comparatively impressive, with sat-nav, traffic information with speed camera alert, a rear-view camera now with rear cross-traffic alert, digital radio with good reception (some digital radio systems in cars offer pathetic reception), and multi-format media support. Lexus is a bit behind when it comes to apps such as Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, with no options for these as yet. It does offer its ENFORM system though with mobile-based internet connectivity.

The optional 17-speaker stereo system produces excellent bass and clarity, once you fiddle with the settings, however, we still think Mark Levison units are a touch behind in terms of high-end standards. Some of the market rivals are offered with sensational units from Bang & Olufsen Automotive and Harman Kardon. Funnily enough all three brands fall under the Harman International Industries umbrella.

Cabin space is particularly impressive for this class, with ample headroom in the front even with the standard sunroof, and loads of legroom and headroom for rear passengers. All seats are trimmed in breathable perforated soft leather, with side support adjustment for the driver, and a smattering of brushed aluminium trimmings for a touch of class.

Boot space is rated at 451 litres, according to the Lexus Australia website. It is quite deep but it doesn’t stretch that far length-wise. Compared with the sedan rivals such as the Audi A6 (530L), BMW 5 Series (520L), and Jaguar XF (500L), the GS 450h is below average. However, some leeway is due as it is one of only two hybrid variants available in the class. The non-hybrid GS offers 520 litres.

2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport – THE DRIVE

Lexus has made some improvements in terms of the engineering of the GS. With the help of higher rigidity glass, new adhesives, and a re-engineered A-pillar section, the GS is now more agile and precise than ever. Not that the 2012-2013 model lacked in driving enjoyment.

Around the bends the GS 450h F Sport is a real treat to pilot. It feels confident and very planted at all times, with the sports suspension soaking up mid-corner bumps perhaps better than any other large eco-focused sedan on sale. It really is a joy to stream down a mountain route.

The variable gear-ratio electric power steering is very pure and provides direct feedback. It is an electric system but you wouldn’t know it after a short drive. Through your hands it loads up in tighter corners and when under high g-force, like a proper sports sedan, and then becomes easy and relaxing out on the freeway. The rear-wheel steering system helps it glide around corners too. It remains a great driver’s car in that sense.

As for the hybrid system, Lexus doesn’t currently offer a diesel luxury sedan like all of its rivals. Instead, the Japanese brand concentrates and perhaps is the leader of hybrid technology in this domain. We’re still not convinced that hybrids are as economical in practical terms though.

During our week with this car we averaged around 8.7L/100km, which included a mix of driving conditions and a drive to Newcastle and back (about 500km round trip) on the freeway. It seems the electric motors are great for bringing the GS up to 40km/h or so, just off the mark, but from there the big and otherwise thirsty V6 engine churns away pretty much like a normal petrol sedan.

The combined output of both the V6 and electric motor is rated at 254kW. That’s a strong figure for this class, making it one of the more powerful higher-spec models. Power efficiency is also extremely high, offering 40.3kW per official L/100km. Flat out off the mark we timed 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds. We thought it was going to be a bit quicker due to the power output, but the kerb weight of 1910kg does come with consequences.

With a continuously variable transmission, the torque spread is quite wide, or at least it feels wide. This means you only need to lean on the throttle in order to overtake or jump up to highway speeds. Unfortunately, it also means you have to listen to the whirring and forever-hunting soundtrack of the V6 engine as the CVT constantly tries to stay in the rev range sweet spot.

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You can flick the gear lever over into a sporty manual mode, but like all CVTs that we’ve ever tested, it never really becomes a ‘manual’ mode. You can flick the paddles as much as you like but it’ll never give you the satisfaction of a dual-clutch or even a well-sorted torque-convertor-style transmission. For that reason, we think it’s best to drive this particular version as a luxury car. For pure sportiness, you need the GS 350 that comes with a nice eight-speed auto, less weight, and almost as much power (233kW). Lexus does offer the F Sport package with the GS 350 too.

For the GS 450h, we think you’re better off going for the Sports Luxury pack and relishing in the smooth comfort and quietness of the hybrid system. In other words, the hybrid and CVT does sap the performance appeal we think.

2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport – THE VIDEO

2015 Lexus GS 450h F Sport – THE VERDICT

If you’re after an enjoyable yet luxurious driver’s sedan, the GS 450h F Sport is a superb machine. In F Sport guise it is one of the sharpest-looking offerings in the class. But as mentioned in the drive section above, we think you’re better off with the Sports Luxury package as it is more consistent with the theme of the car.

PROS:
– Build quality and refinement
– Suspension tune
– Sharp-looking F Sport exterior
– Big list of standard features
– Outstanding brakes (four-piston front)
– Segment-shaking handling; only car in class with rear-wheel steering

CONS:
– CVT auto takes away the performance appeal of the F Sport
– Not as fuel efficient as ‘hybrid’ suggests

Lexus, since 2007, has had a pretty nifty hybrid screamer out there with its GS 450h midsize luxury performance sedan. For 2015, the Japanese automaker (and Toyota subsidiary) adds an available F Sport sub-trim to the already capable Base trim, thereby upping the performance factor even further, while pampering up to 5 passengers with a few added bells and whistles. The F Sport variation, introduced in the non-hybrid GS 350 a couple of years ago, adds a bunch of upgraded suspension components in the hybrid edition, as well as some unique styling tweaks inside and out and a few extra techno-goodies. A brand new split-screen infotainment system with a 12.3-inch monitor boasting iHeart, Pandora and Slacker radio also can be delivered as an option in both the Base GS 450h and its F Sport sub-trim.

Also new for the upcoming model year are the 18-inch alloy wheels that come standard aboard the Base trim, while up-styled 19-inch alloy wheels adorn the F Sport iteration.

Of course, the 2015 GS 450h in either iteration is delivered with standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), but for those expecting to commute in wintry weather, both can be equipped with available all-wheel drive (AWD) to meet traction challenges.

Power-wise, in a flip-flop of traditional performance factors, the GS 450h’s combination of a 3.5-liter hybrid V6 gasoline engine and a pair of 650-volt DC electric motors actually puts out significantly more power than does its GS 350 sibling’s non-hybrid V6. An electronic continuously variable transmission (ECVT) manages the gas/electric powerplant to the tune of 338 total horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, look for driver-selectable Normal, Eco, Sport/Sport + and EV modes to adjust throttle response and shift points to suit your mood of the moment.

Meantime, regenerative braking helps the V6 juice up the sealed nickel-metal hydride battery, while the ability to run for short distances on electric power alone (EV mode) results in mileage numbers running 32 mpg city/28 highway in standard RWD trims and 30/28 in AWD-equipped versions.

Standard appearance features for the Base GS 450h include those new 18-inch alloy wheels as well as the return of a power sunroof and heated, reverse-tilt and power-adjustable mirrors.

Inside, look for the Base trim to sport leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, full power accessories, cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering. Bluetooth-interfaced Enform directions and connections technology, with an 8.5-inch screen, Remote Touch and Siri Eyes-Free voice-recognition gear, also returns for 2015, as do a heated steering wheel, memory for driver’s settings, a remote garage door opener, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a rear-view camera and dual-zone auto climate control. Of course, all of this is embraced by wood, leather and simulated alloy cabin accents.

Tech-wise, expect the standard CD/DVD player to return in 2015, again featuring 12 speakers, satellite radio, a video monitor and an auxiliary audio input (USB connections).

The debuting GS 450h F Sport sub-trim, meanwhile, adds an adaptable sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, upgraded leather upholstery and accent materials, a rear spoiler and larger brakes to all of the above.

Alas, hybrid tradition once again dictates that the rear-mounted battery pack in the GS 450h cuts trunk space from the standard 14.1 cubic feet in the non-hybrid GS 350 to a still-okay 13.2 cubes in the gas/electric version.

Options include a hard-drive-based navigation system that’s now complemented by the abovementioned upgraded split-screen capability in the 12.3-inch touchscreen.

Further noteworthy available add-ons in either package or standalone form include a Mark Levinson 17-speaker Surround Sound audio upgrade, as well as Intuitive Parking Assist, a cold weather package, enhanced Enform infotainment with Smartphone apps, a head-up display and rear-seat DVD entertainment.

Finally, standard safety features aboard the 2015 GS 450h include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), front and rear side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, daytime running lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors and front fog/driving lights. Additionally, self-leveling high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and Enform emergency telematics also come standard, as do a post-collision safety system and a remote antitheft alarm. Available safety equipment, meantime, includes a blind-spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking support, lane-keeping assistance and an upgraded antitheft system with glass-breakage sensors.

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What’s your take on the 2015 Lexus GS Hybrid?

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The GS 450h F Sport is a handsome left-field alternative to the mainstream exec contenders, but no more than that. It fails to deliver the sporty, involving drive to support its badge, and forgoes one of the GS hybrid’s key strengths — fuel efficiency and low BIK bills — in the process. So it’s hard to recommend this high-end model; if you’re considering a GS, we’d suggest you stick with the more modest GS 300h and make the savings on your company car bill.

Lexus is continuing to push ahead with a mix of petrol models and hybrids in its line-up, eschewing the diesels that tend to dominate the ranges of rivals like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Indeed, the push to part-electrification extends to more than one hybrid in the company’s mid-sized model, the GS, with the potent GS450h sitting above the GS300h.

We’ve now had a chance to try the revised GS, in range-topping 450h F Sport trim and on UK roads. The GS 450h mixes a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with an electric motor for a hefty combined output of 341bhp and 352Nm of torque — enough for a 0-62mph dash in under six seconds and top speed of 155mph. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via Lexus’s Shiftmatic — which is, in reality, a CVT transmission that incorporates six sequential steps to make it feel like a conventional automatic.

F Sport takes the already-appealing GS shape and focuses it further, with a different design of front grille, a revised front bumper on the outside and aluminium trim flashes in the cabin.

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The sportier trim also brings larger 19in wheels than the regular GS 450h, but there is a small hit in CO2 emissions as a result. They nudge up from 141g/km to 145g/km, enough to raise the BIK from 25 percent to 26 percent. Combined fuel economy drops by less than a single mile per gallon, meanwhile — although in truth, you’re unlikely to get north of 40mpg, let alone match the official 45.6mpg of the GS 450h F Sport.

On the road, the GS 450h is swift without ever coming close to feeling fast. Indeed, it’s fair to say that this car does a remarkably good job of hiding its performance potential under a bushel; the hybrid drive system does give you that satisfying instant jump of acceleration, but then — as has so often been the case — the Shiftmatic system takes over and you’re left feeling pretty detached from the whole experience.

Lexus claims, of course, that it has never had a single complaint about its drivetrain, and that owners simply acclimatise to the different driving style required. That may hold true on more modest hybrids, but on something with the F Sport badge it’s disappointing to find that any more than a relaxed driving style brings audible groans from the engine as the gearbox sends the revs skywards, and they stay there.

At least things calm down on the cruise, where the powertrain has more than enough reserves to hold a sensible motorway speed without feeling strained. The F Sport’s larger wheels don’t ruin the GS’s ride, either; it’s unmistakably firm, but ultimately strikes a pretty good balance between body control and comfort.

There are useful additions to the GS’s list of safety kit as part of this year’s facelift. You now get a pre-crash system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition. F Sport and Premier models also add adaptive high beam headlights, blind spot monitoring and an alert system that watches the rear of the car for passing traffic and pedestrians as you reverse.

Inside, there’s no doubting the quality of the materials, which is first rate, with tight build quality, prodigious use of double-stitched leather and flashes of brushed metal finish. F Sport brings a digital rev counter that can adjust its display as you move through the car’s modes and shift your focus from efficiency to performance.

Lexus’s infotainment system is based around a central 12.3-inch display, mounted high up in the centre of the fascia. It’s a clear enough screen, but the interface — operated by a mouse-like controller that incorporates haptic feedback to give you resistance as you move from area to area — is a bit fiddly. The systems in BMWs, Mercedes, Audis and Jaguars are all less complex to use on the move.

Indeed, the GS’s biggest problem is that beyond the infotainment set-up, its opposition also offers a more conventional and rewarding drive, with numbers that still manage to impress. Assuming you’re not hung up on having a limited amount pure-electric running, BMW’s 535d is similarly priced, quicker and more involving on the road, and actually marginally more efficient on CO2 emissions than the GS 450h F Sport.

Mercedes’ all-new E-Class is more compelling still, with comparable performance in E350d trim, CO2 emissions of just 136g/km and a lower list price that’d help further with your BIK bill. Many of these rivals are more practical, too, with split rear seats available to boost the boot space, even as an option; the GS’s capacity is fixed at 482 litres.

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