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Lexus GS 2 / Toyota Aristo (S160) facelift Sedan (2000-2005)

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Product Overview

Lexus GS Mark II (chassis code S160) facelift is an executive sedan in production from 2000 to 2005. It was available with a range of V8 and inline-6 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.3 liters.
Compared to the pre-facelift model, the most notable change is the introduction of the 3UZ-FE 4.3L naturally-aspirated V8 (in GS 430), which replaced the 1UZ-FE. There were some cosmetic changes, but nothing too significant.
Unfortunately, the 2JZ-GTE engine was still exclusive to Japan, where the GS II was marketed as Toyota Aristo.
Lexus has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Lexus GS II comes with double-wishbone suspensions at all four corners. This provides the good cornering performance and durability, though multi-link tends to be more tunable.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Wonderful 2JZ + 3UZ engine lineup
  • Great double-wishbone suspension setup
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Superb fit and finish
  • High build quality
Cons
  • 2JZ-GTE only in Japan

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Specifications

Variants:
GS 300
GS 430

Capacity

GS 300Cargo Capacity
420 L / 14.8 cu-ft
GS 430Cargo Capacity
510 L / 18.0 cu-ft
Cargo Capacity
420 L / 14.8 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
75.0 L / 19.8 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
400 kg / 882 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
225/55 R16
GS 300Turning Circle
11.3 m / 37.1 ft
GS 430Turning Circle
11.0 m / 36.1 ft
Turning Circle
11.3 m / 37.1 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

GS 300Size | Height
1440 mm / 56.7 in
GS 430Size | Height
1445 mm / 56.9 in
Size | Height
1440 mm / 56.7 in
Size | Length
4805 mm / 189.2 in
Size | Width
1800 mm / 70.9 in
Track Width | Front
1535.0 mm / 60.4 in
Track Width | Rear
1510.0 mm / 59.4 in
GS 300Weight
1670.0 kg / 3681.7 lbs
GS 430Weight
1745.0 kg / 3847.1 lbs
Weight
1700.0 kg / 3747.9 lbs
Wheel Size
7.5J x 16
Wheelbase
2800 mm / 110.2 in

Performance

GS 300Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.6 sec
GS 430Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.3 sec
GS 300Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.2 sec
GS 430Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.0 sec
GS 300Coefficient Of Drag
0.30
GS 430Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
Coefficient Of Drag
0.30
GS 300Fuel Economy
11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (highway)
GS 430Fuel Economy
12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 17.3 L/100km / 13.6 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
Fuel Economy
11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (highway)
GS 300Top Speed
230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph
GS 430Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Top Speed
239.0 km/h / 148.5 mph
Towing Capacity
400 kg / 882 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
GS 300Engine
2JZGE
GS 430Engine
3UZ-FE
Engine
3UZ-FE
GS 300Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
GS 430Engine | Bore
91.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Bore
91.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
GS 300Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.9 cu-in / 2997.0 cc
GS 430Engine | Displacement
4.3 L / 262.0 cu-in / 4293.0 cc
Engine | Displacement
4.3 L / 262.0 cu-in / 4293.0 cc
GS 300Engine | Power
220.0 hp / 164.1 kW @ 5800 rpm
GS 430Engine | Power
283.0 hp / 211.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
Engine | Power
300.0 hp / 223.7 kW @ 5600 rpm
GS 300Engine | Specific Output
73.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
GS 430Engine | Specific Output
65.9 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Specific Output
69.9 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
GS 300Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
GS 430Engine | Stroke
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Stroke
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
GS 300Engine | Torque
298 Nm / 219.8 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
GS 430Engine | Torque
417 Nm / 307.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Engine | Torque
440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
GS 300Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
GS 430Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2000 ~ 2005

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