The redesigned 2013 Lexus GS 350 maintains the same pricing as its predecessor, starting at $46,900, excluding an $875 destination fee, according to Lexus. That compares favorably to a similarly equipped 2012 BMW 535 i ($52,250), though a 2012 Cadillac CTS with performance trim ($42,290) and 2012 Audi A6 ($41,700) are less expensive. The 2013 Lexus GS 450h hybrid goes on sale later next spring; its price hasn’t been announced yet.
The GS 350 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, a moonroof, dual exhaust and side-mirror-mounted turn indicators. In the cabin, the model comes standard with a passive entry system, push-button start, ambient lighting, leather upholstery, a padded instrument panel, 10-way power driver and passenger seats and an 8-inch multimedia screen.
All GS 350s come standard with a 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with an automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. All-wheel-drive models start at $49,450.
A $1,400 Premium Package adds rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats and a power rear sunshade. A $5,750 Luxury Package adds an adaptive suspension system, adaptive headlights, 18-way power driver and passenger seats, rear climate and audio controls, and a wood/leather-trimmed steering wheel.
A massive 12.3-inch split-screen multimedia system is available with navigation system for $1,735.
The GS F-Sport Package adds another $5,690 and includes a new bumper design, mesh grille, rear spoiler and diffuser, and F-Sport badging. You can learn more about the F-Sport Package here .
The 2013 GS 350 will be available at Lexus dealerships in February.