With the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F sport, the Japanese Automaker aims to leave its own mark on the performance sedan segment. Just like all other Lexus sedans, this one will also bring plenty of luxury and tech features. In addition, it will also sport a stronger engine and improved handling.
With these, the upcoming 2018 Lexus GS 350 F looks more than capable of challenging the BMW 5 Series, the Cadillac CTS, and the Mercedes – Benz E-Class.
2018 Lexus GS 350 F – Exterior Look and Styling
On the outside, the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F looks quite similar to the 2017 model. This is, of course, a good thing, since the previous model was already considered as one of the most attractive performance sedans on the market. However, the upcoming model will feature certain updates, which will make it look even more aggressive and sporty.
Overall, the new GS 350 F sports a much bolder design. At a first glance, we can see a plethora of athletic updates and additions. In the front, the most striking features are an oversized, aggressive-looking grille and a deep chin spoiler. This combination, along with striking LED headlights and taillights, creates an intense and bold expression. To complement these features, the sPLexus has introduced plenty of muscular lines, a lower stance, and highly defined shapes.
Last, but not least, we should also mention 19-inch alloy wheels, which complement the overall look perfectly.
Interior Design and Tech
Despite looking quite edgy and muscular on the outside, the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F looks very comfortable and smooth on the inside. Its cabin is warm, elegant, and inviting and it comes with an exceptional fit and finishes. All throughout the cabin, we can see an abundance of soft leather and other nice details and touches.
The customers can expect maximum comfort, thanks to the fully adjustable, 10-way power seats, which also feature heating-cooling functions. The Lexus’ interior offers a good amount of headroom and cargo space, but not so much knee-room, especially for taller individuals. In the front of the cabin, we can see an attractively shaped dashboard, alongside a plethora of well-designed and placed controls.
However, in the tech department, there will be a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 12-speaker Lexus Premium Audio System, advanced navigation, Bluetooth, a radar cruise control and more.
Engine Specs and Top Speed of the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F
Under the hood, the 2018 Lexus GS 350 F will feature a single engine variant. The engine is a 3.5 liter V-6, with 311 hp and a max torque of 280 lb-ft @ 4.800 rpm. With this engine, the upcoming GS 350 F will be capable of reaching a top speed of 140 mph. The accelerate time will go from 0 to 62 mph in less than 6 seconds.
The engine will come mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel or an all-wheel drive. Its EPA is rated at 20/29 mpg with an RWD and 19/27 with an AWD.
Expected Release Date and Price
The performance aficionados will have to wait for the newest 2018 Lexus GS 350 F just a little bit longer. It is expected that it will hit the market in late 2017, with a price of no less than $50.000.