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Old 01-07-13, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default Will the GS get an 8-speed for 2014?

I'm wondering if any rumors are floating around about a new 8-speed transmission for the GS next year. There is great speculation that the IS350 will be getting an 8-speed for 2014 and it would make sense that they would not leave the GS350 out.
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who knows, it will work in the IS since the IS is a sportier car, but GS owners might not want a car that's constantly searching for gears, so maybe just in the F-Sport version?

when the GS350 F-Sport came out, Lexus said the 6 speed auto was better suited for the car, so we'll see if they backtrack.
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Old 01-07-13, 09:24 AM   #3
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I doubt it.
Maybe with the mid cycle refresh in '15/'16.
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Old 01-07-13, 09:28 AM   #4
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who knows, it will work in the IS since the IS is a sportier car, but GS owners might not want a car that's constantly searching for gears, so maybe just in the F-Sport version?

when the GS350 F-Sport came out, Lexus said the 6 speed auto was better suited for the car, so we'll see if they backtrack.
The 5 Series has an 8 speed.Should be fine.
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Old 01-07-13, 09:57 AM   #5
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Can someone please explain why one would want more than 6?
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Old 01-07-13, 10:03 AM   #6
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Can someone please explain why one would want more than 6?
over over drive to save gas makes sense for cars with high torque (v8).
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Well forget the 8-speed give me more HP I deserve more HP and more torque maybe 7 Speed is a better choice.
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I doubt it.
Maybe with the mid cycle refresh in '15/'16.
i still doubt it for 15/16 refresh.
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i still doubt it for 15/16 refresh.

Yes,you're probably right.
The 8 speed will come with a updated V6 or GS-F V8.
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Old 01-07-13, 10:56 AM   #10
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Here's an analogy: The 2013 Lexus GS 350 is to the 2014 Lexus IS 350 as the 2012 Nissan Maxima is to the 2013 Nissan Altima.
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I really don't understand what the big deal is? The car performs beautifully with the 6-speed AT. I think pretty much everyone here who owns one is ecstatic with the performance. Seems more like "bragging rights" than a real benefit to me.
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I really don't understand what the big deal is? The car performs beautifully with the 6-speed AT. I think pretty much everyone here who owns one is ecstatic with the performance. Seems more like "bragging rights" than a real benefit to me.
Yes I agree, as the car does better with 6 I think vs 8 wasn't that a complaint for the IS-F too many gears.
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I came out of an GS460 that had the 8 speed. The car was super smooth but when I floored it there was always a lag and it never seemed to get in the right gear for quick acceleration. Now, If I put it in manual mode is was a different animal! I have to say that the new F Sport is really quick as a 6 speed with 300 hp. I LOVE driving this car and I've had a lot of sports cars to compare it to. I remember someone mentioning a tranny that would be 6 unless you switched it to ECO mode then it would go 8 speed for increased gas mileage. That might be cool but what we want is a GS F! The handling in this car can definitely handle a lot more HP!!!
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LFA got 6 speeds... 8 speeds is too much
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I really don't understand what the big deal is? The car performs beautifully with the 6-speed AT. I think pretty much everyone here who owns one is ecstatic with the performance. Seems more like "bragging rights" than a real benefit to me.
an updated V6 would still be nice. with 6 speeds of course.
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