In comparison to the regular GS 350 Coupe, the new 2017 Lexus GS F is an amped up performance version. It offers a high-quality interior, a reasonable base price, laudable luxury amenities, and a decent power output. The Lexus GS F 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
With the GS F on its lineup roster, Lexus steps into the ring with some of the most feted sedans available on the market today. It joins the “F” lineup as the fourth member and borrows from its siblings a ratchet of capability and firepower. Judging by the interior design and appointments, and power, the Lexus GS F 2017 lines itself up against other top-dogs such as the Audi RS, Cadillac V Series, and Mercedes-Benz AMG.
Sharing the same platform with the GS 350, the new model boasts of a slew of features such as carbon-fiber accents, more aggressive bodywork, quad tailpipe tips, and nineteen-inch wheels. Under the hood, the newest kid on the block comes with a 467 hp – churning naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine. Furthermore, it comes with a raft of upgrades to the suspension and brakes, and the torque-vectoring rear differential system.
True, the 2017 Lexus GS F is an all-rounded, high-performance vehicle, however, it has a hard time coping with the rest of the excellent rivals it competes with as it lacks any standout features. Some of the alternatives to consider include the Mercedes-Benz AMG E63, BMW M5, and the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E634Matic S-model price starts from $101,700. Some of the highlights defining this model include a superb ride quality, numerous advanced safety features, a wide variety of body styles, strong gasoline-powered engines, and a smooth and efficient diesel engine.
The 2017 BMW M5 Sedan price starts from $94,100. Highlights compare similarly to the 2017 Lexus GS F. in terms of power, the BMW M5 2017 comes with a boffo 4.4L V8 gasoline engine rated at 560 hp @6,000rpm and 500 pounds-ft. of torque @1,500rpm. Transmission pairing is done by the seven-speed automated manual transmission, which is tasked with the responsibility of routing all the power generated to the rear wheels.
2017 Lexus GS F Review of Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard equipment offered for the 2017 Lexus GS F include leather upholstery, LED headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, driver-selectable drive modes, ventilated and heated seats, power rear sunshade, driver memory settings, heated auto-dimming side mirrors, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
The 2017 Lexus GS F interior comes laden with features such as a CD player, a 12.3” screen, a rearview camera, Siri integration, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite and HD radio, and Lexus Remote Touch interface.
Options available include a premium paint, a sunroof, and a seventeen-speaker premium Mark Levinson sound system.
Exterior Lexus GS F colors: Liquid Platinum, Molten Pearl, Atomic Silver, Ultra White, Matador Red Mica, Nebula Grey Pearl, Ultrasonic Blue Mica, and Caviar. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Lexus GS F Engine Specs
Motivation for the 2017 Lexus GS F is offered by a 5.0L V8 engine rated at 467 horsepower and 389 lbs. ft. of torque. It is exclusively offered with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. According to the automaker, the power generated should be enough to take the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Clever variable valve timing, high compression ratio, and an automatic stop-start function all work synergistically to conserve fuel. Indeed, the EPA says the Lexus GS F 2017 should be able to check in at 16/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Some of the safety features available on the vehicle include full-length side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, emergency assist button, automatic collision notification, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags, antilock brakes, stolen vehicle notification, a forward collision warning, lane-departure intervention, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and lane-departure warning.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.2 in. (112.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.5 in. (193.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.6 in. (72.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 91 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4034 lbs.
Top Speed: 168 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 16/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Atomic Silver, Caviar, Liquid Platinum, Matador Red Mica, Molten Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, Ultra White, Ultrasonic Blue Mica…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Lexus GS F Release Date & Cost
Industry pundits have been debating about its availability for some time now. No one exactly knows when the new model will be released, but a cohort of well-informed people in the know say the vehicle can be expected sometime in the first half of 2017 with a starting price point of around $84,440.