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Old 02-02-13, 09:47 PM   #16
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You know whats funny. Here the base A6 is a 2.0 I-4 with a CVT transmission. Oh and its FWD and starts around 42k
Touche! But I still wish the GS had higher power to weight!
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Old 02-02-13, 10:31 PM   #17
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A supercharged V6 would be perfect for the GS, IMO. Provide a little more distinction from the ES too.
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Old 02-02-13, 11:01 PM   #18
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I dont think Lexus will be using any superchargers or turbos anytime soon because they are still prone to having problems and "reliability" issues. however, like some other member mentioned earlier, they will probably use similar technology as audi or something to shut down x amount of cylinders when not needed. If Lexus comes out with a turbo-ed engine I will be very surprised.....
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Old 02-03-13, 02:07 AM   #19
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looked at small overlap test videos on youtube, WOW. every car gets dismantled.
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Old 02-03-13, 09:34 AM   #20
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I dont think Lexus will be using any superchargers or turbos anytime soon because they are still prone to having problems and "reliability" issues.
I think this is why we haven't seen Lexus use this type of technology I agree, but they will as time goes on.
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Old 02-03-13, 11:39 AM   #21
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I think this is why we haven't seen Lexus use this type of technology I agree, but they will as time goes on.
Was their last production turbo in the Supra?
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Old 02-03-13, 12:49 PM   #22
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I believe so, unless someone can think of something else...
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Old 02-04-13, 01:56 AM   #23
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I dunno about the LFA style gauges in the GS. They're cool, but in a way that would appeal to someone buying a $47k IS F Sport more than a $60k GS F Sport IMHO. I for one would not want the LFA style gauges.

For the GS you have to ask yourself, would someone driving a BMW 5 or a Mercedes E be impressed with those gauges? I think they're a little too boy racerish for the GS.
Quietly puts up hand. I'm impressed with the LFA style gauges and would absolutely opt for them if available but then we CL members are the exception rather than the norm.

However, I think LFA style gauges would definitely NOT be out of place on an F-Sport GS.

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Was their last production turbo in the Supra?
Some of their JDM-only cars like the Toyota Aristo ( JDM version of the 2nd Gen GS) had the 2JZ-GTE of the turbo Supra.

The Aristo continued production until 2004 when the 3rd Gen GS came out in Japan --effectively replacing the Aristo.

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You people are pulling my leg. I'm getting about 18 litres/100km (13mpg) right now in city winter driving. And on the highway, 28mpg would be a dream (8.5 litres/100km). I'm lucky to get 10 litres/100km (24mpg).

I live in Canada, hence the conversions.
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You people are pulling my leg. I'm getting about 18 litres/100km (13mpg) right now in city winter driving. And on the highway, 28mpg would be a dream (8.5 litres/100km). I'm lucky to get 10 litres/100km (24mpg).

I live in Canada, hence the conversions.
My average is 12L/100km (19.6 mpg) & we had weeks of -20 celcius, even a few -30 days with -40 windchills. & i do let the car warm up for 5-10 minutes. All in all I fill up 60 Litres & drive over 500 km per tank in the winter.

Versus my 2008 Infiniti G35 (which i sold) which goes 400km on 70 litres (17.5L/100km or 13.4mpg) in the same wintery conditions.
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My average is 12L/100km (19.6 mpg) & we had weeks of -20 celcius, even a few -30 days with -40 windchills. & i do let the car warm up for 5-10 minutes. All in all I fill up 60 Litres & drive over 500 km per tank in the winter.

Versus my 2008 Infiniti G35 (which i sold) which goes 400km on 70 litres (17.5L/100km or 13.4mpg) in the same wintery conditions.
My running average is 12.8litres/100km. But that's only because every few weekends I'll do some long trips. However, if I'm purely focused on my city commute. 17 litre/100km is the low... but more like 18 or 19..
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And on the highway, 28mpg would be a dream (8.5 litres/100km). I'm lucky to get 10 litres/100km (24mpg).
Are you referring to pure highway driving? Or mixed with a little (20-30%) city driving too?
Last weekend, I took a ~250 mile drive (500 mile round trip) - almost entirely highway driving, with good traffic flow most of the way. I had reset the fuel consumption meter right before I started the drive.

On my way back, I checked the fuel consumption - I had averaged a little over 29 mpg (8.11 L/100km I think).

I was on eco mode, cruise set to 70mph for a large percentage of the distance (except for the few miles I drove in the orig/dest cities), and was using 93 octane fuel (can't find 91 anywhere nearby - 87/ 89/ 93 are the available options).

Frankly, I was surprised - I was expecting to be disappointed with 25mpg or something like that - given that I get only about 18-19mpg in city driving conditions.

Try out a long (continuous) drive - and you should see better fuel consumption.
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I think they're a little too boy racerish for the GS.
maybe only in the GS-F sport only like the IS.. F-Sport peeps will def appreciate it..
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If Lexus comes out with a turbo-ed engine I will be very surprised.....
I was in the same boat as you, until today. Lex Rep comfirmed me TURBO is in the works for Lexus sedan line-up...
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