2016 Lexus GS 200t at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2016 Lexus GS 200t F Sport Makes Euro-Premier at Frankfurt Motor Show

After first making it’s appearance at Concours D’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California the 2016 Lexus GS travels across the pond to Frankfurt, Germany. Proudly displaying its F sport trim to European auto enthusiast is the Lexus GS 200t along side with the GS 350 and GS 450h.

The 2016 GS models received more than a dramatic front bumper and grille to house the updated Bi-LED headlamps. The rear of the sporty luxury sedan also gets a little nip-tuck on the bumper and updated rear combination lamps with LED turn indicators. Lexus’ mid-cycle refresh of the GS 350 and addition of the GS 200t will offer more interior trims and exterior colors. More note-worthy, are the changes that have come to the GS’ technology and powertrain.

2016 Lexus GS 450h at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
2016 Lexus GS 450h at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Technology inside the new GS also gets a some revitalization. Added to the instrument panel is a 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD screen. The Remote Touch Interface (RTI) stays somewhat the same with the exception of an enter and back button added – much like that on the 2016 ES 350/300h and soon to come 2016 RX 350. Driver’s will still be able to interact with a large infotainment display with a few more features such as updated graphics and the ability to display maps in full screen mode across the 12.3-inch Hi-Resolution screen.

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Nearly half of the luxury automobiles sold in the United States carry a 4 cylinder, turbo engine. Noting this, and with the new Lexus turbo that powers the NX 200t, Lexus has transplanted the engine into the GS. Paired with an 8-speed transmission, the 2.0-liter turbo gives drivers 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while getting about 3 mpg better fuel economy than the GS 350. The powertrain of the GS 350 has received some small tweaks giving the sedan additional horsepower and torque.