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GS Hybrid Model Details

2011
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GSh 2011

The GS 450h is the world's first high-performance luxury hybrid. Powered by Lexus Hybrid Drive, which features a port- and direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine, electric-drive motor and Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT), the GS 450h produces an astonishing 340 total system horsepower [1]. The power is directed to the rear wheels to offer performance that is normally not associated with hybrid vehicles. The turning circle is just 36.4 feet. Blue highlights on the lighting and badging differentiate the GS Hybrid from conventional GS models, and a rear spoiler is available.

The GS 450h also offers an available Active Power Stabilizer Suspension System. The system can preload the stabilizer bars helping them behave like thicker bars when cornering forces are high. When the vehicle straightens out, the bars return to their unloaded state, offering a compliant ride.

The GSh features an aggressive, contemporary exterior design as well. Wheels, grille and taillamps help differentiate the 2011 model from ordinary cars. You’ll enjoy Safety Connect® [2] [3], plus an available Navigation System [4] with voice command and Lexus Enform® [2] [5]. Available SiriusXM services include SiriusXM Satellite Radio [4] [6], NavTraffic™ [4] [6], NavWeather™ [4] [6] and Sports and Stocks [4] [6]. Audio is enhanced with a standard USB input as well as Bluetooth® audio [7] connectivity for compatible music players, including iPod® [8]. Active front headrests [9] are also standard.


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Engine
GS 450h
Type 60o V6, aluminum block and heads 
Displacement 3.5 liters (210 cubic inches) 
Valvetrain Four cam, four valves per cylinder, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) 
Electric-Drive Motor High-output, permanent-magnet, electric-drive motor 
Compression Ratio 11.8:1 
Total System Horsepower 340 [1] 
Emission Rating Certified Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II) 

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 
Performance
GS 450h
0-60 MPH Acceleration 5.2 seconds [1] [12] 
Top Track Speed (electronically limited) 131 mph [1] [12] 
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined) 22/25/23 mpg [13] 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.27 
Turning Circle 36.4 ft 

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Drivetrain
GS 450h
Transmission Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with two-speed reduction and Snow mode 
Drive Wheels Rear-wheel drive 
Final Drive Ratio 3.769:1 

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Chassis
GS 450h
Suspension (front) Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Suspension (rear) Independent, multi-link with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Variable Suspension Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with electronically modulated damping 
Steering Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system 
Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS) Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS), 2.7-3.2 turns lock-to-lock 
Brakes Four-wheel power-assisted discs with Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB) and four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [14] 
Brake Size 13.1-in front, 12.2-in rear ventilated discs with regenerative braking function 
Wheels and Tires 18 x 8.0-in split five-spoke alloy wheels with 245/40ZR18 tires [15] 

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Body / Dimensions
GS 450h
Type Five-passenger hybrid luxury sport sedan 
Construction Welded-steel unibody 
Overall Length 190.7 in (4,845 mm) 
Width 71.7 in (1,820 mm) 
Height 56.1 in (1,425 mm) 
Wheelbase 112.2 in (2,850 mm) 
Trunk Capacity 10.3 cu ft (292 L) 
Curb Weight 4,134 lb (1,875 kg) 
Fuel-Tank Capacity 17.2 gal (65 L) 
Headroom 37.8/37.0 in (960/940 mm) (front/rear) 
Legroom 43.5/36.4 in (1,105/925 mm) (front/rear) 
Shoulder Room 56.3/55.1 in (1,430/1,400 mm) (front/rear) 
Hip Room 54.4/51.4 in (1,382/1,306 mm) (front/rear) 

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 

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[1]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [2]Contact with the Lexus Enform and/or Safety Connect response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive emergency support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. [3]The Safety Connect® services Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Location will function in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and in Canada. Enhanced Roadside Assistance will function in the United States (except for Hawaii) and in Canada. No Safety Connect services will function outside of the United States in countries other than Canada. [4]Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the Navigation System or any SiriusXM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at additional cost. See Navigation System Owner's Manual or contact SiriusXM for details. [5]Lexus Enform® premium services Destination Assist and eDestination will function in the contiguous United States. These services may also function in Hawaii and limited areas of Alaska for vehicles that contain map data for those states. They will not function in Canada or in other countries outside the United States. [6]SiriusXM services require a subscription after trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement available at siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. [7]Bluetooth® audio device must be enabled with A2DP and AVRCP. [8]iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. [9]Active front headrests can help reduce the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear-end collisions. [10]MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer. [11]Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus' overall pricing structure. Lexus may make a profit on the delivery, processing and handling fee. [12]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [13]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [14]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [15]18-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. Back to top