Luxury Hybrid Car - 2007 Lexus GS 450h – You don’t have to give up luxury to drive a hybrid car.

If you want to drive a high performance luxury car and also save the environment by driving a greener (hybrid) car, 2007 Lexus GS 450h is the answer for you.
Lexus introduced the Hybrid GS 450h which has a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a permanent-magnet electric motor and produce 340 horse powers. It will get you 0-60 in sport cars like 5.2 seconds. And you will get all the usual luxuries you can expect from Lexus.

About the gas mileage, the GS 450h has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city, 28 highway and 26 combined. This is probably not as impressive as Toyota Prius but after considering about all the performance and power it seems pretty impressive.

The Lexus GS 450h is a little bit prices than previous Lexus GS but it has significant improve on performance, power and luxury. Realistically this is not a car for everyone. This is a car that gives luxury car buyers an option to buy hybrid car.

Picture: 2007 Lexus GS 450h

2007 Lexus GS 450h

2007 Lexus GS 450h


Detailed Specifications:

Engine & Performance:
Engine Type - 3.5-liter V6
Electric-Drive Motor - High-output, permanent magnet, electric-drive motor
Horsepower - 340 (Total System)
Displacement (L /cu in) - 3.5 / 210
Valves - 24
Cam Type - Four cam
Electronic Timing - Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
Compression Ratio - 11.8:1
Emissions - Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)
Performance:
0 - 60 mph (sec) - 5.2
Top Track Speed (mph) - 131 (electronically limited) [4]
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient - 0.27

Fuel Economy:
City (mpg) - estimated 25
Highway (mpg) - estimated 28
Fuel-Tank Capacity (gal / L) 17.2 / 65

Transmission & Drivetrain:
Drive Type - Rear-wheel drive
Electronic Traction Control - Traction Control (TRAC)
Electronic Stability Control - Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
Final Drive Ratio - 3.769:1
Electronic Transmission - Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)

Exterior Specs:
Length - (in / mm) 190 / 4,825
Width - (in / mm) 71.7 / 1,820
Height - (in / mm) 56.1 / 1,425
Wheelbase - (in / mm) 112.2 / 2,850
Curb Weight - (lb / kg) 4,134 / 1,875

Interior Specs:
Seating Capacity - Five
Headroom, Front (in / mm) - 37.8 / 960
Headroom, Rear (in / mm) - 37.0 / 940
Legroom, Front (in / mm) - 43.5 / 1,105
Legroom, Rear (in / mm) - 36.4 / 925
Shoulder Room, Front (in / mm) - 56.3 /1,430
Shoulder Room, Rear (in / mm) - 55.1 /1,400
Trunk Capacity (cu ft/ L) - 7.5 /360

Body & Chassis:

Body Type - Five-passenger luxury sports hybrid sedan
Doors - Four
Construction - Welded-steel unibody
Suspension
Suspension, Front - Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Suspension, Rear - Independent, multi-link with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Electronic Suspension - Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with electronically modulated damping

Active Stabilizer - Active Stabilizer *Optional
Suspension System - Suspension System
Steering
Steering - Electronic vehicle-speed-sensing, progressive-power rack-and-pinion
Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS) - Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS)
Turning Circle (ft) - 36.7
Steering Turns (Lock to Lock) - 2.7-3.2

Brakes
Brakes - Four-wheel, ventilated, power-assisted disc brakes
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) - Four-sensor, four-channel (integrated with VDIM)
Braking Assist - Brake Assist
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) - Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Regenerative Braking - Energy captured during braking that is used to recharge the battery
Discs, Front (in) - 13.1 ventilated
Discs, Rear (in) - 12.2 ventilated

Wheels & Tires:
Wheel Type - Five-spoke, 18-in aluminum alloy with chrome-like finish
Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 8.0
Tire 245/40ZR18
245/40VR18 all-season run-flat tires

Comfort & Convenience:
Cruise Control - Cruise control
Adaptive Cruise Control - Control Dynamic Radar Cruise Control * Optional
Climate Control - Dual-zone automatic climate control and automatic recirculation mode
Air Filtration - Interior air filter with smog sensor
Navigation System -Lexus voice-activated DVD Navigation System * Optional
Bluetooth® Technology - Bluetooth® technology [18]
Backup Camera - Full-color display
Remote Keyless Entry - SmartAccess
Remote Keyless Ignition - SmartAccess
Push-Button Ignition - Push-button ignition
Remote Windows - Remote-linked windows
Moonroof - Power tilt-and-slide remote-linked moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade
HomeLink® Transceiver - Operates compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems
Anti-Theft Protection- Theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer
Power Windows - Power windows with one-touch auto open/close
Power Door Locks- Power door locks
Power Mirrors - Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror and outside mirrors
Power Seats - 10-way controls (including lumbar) for driver and front passenger
Heated and Ventilated Seats, Front - Heated and ventilated seats with multi-stage fan
Power Trunk Closer - Power trunk closer
Electronic Park Assist - Intuitive Parking Assist
Adjustable Steering Wheel - Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with automatic tilt-away
Steering-Wheel-Mounted Controls - Audio and display controls
Sunshade - Power rear sunshade
Retained Accessory Power - Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof
Instrumentation - Electronic Chromatic Device (ECD) instrumentation
Illuminated Entry- Illuminated entry system
Temperature Gauge - Outside temperature gauge
Compass - Included on rearview mirror

Audio & Entertainment:
Audio System - Lexus Premium Sound System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and in-dash, six-disc CD auto-changer
Speakers - 10
Audio System - Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [21] with 7.1 architecture and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer * Optional
Speakers - 14
Watts - 330 at 0.1% THD
Antenna - In-glass antenna with FM-diversity system
Satellite Radio - XM® Satellite Radio capability * Optional

Limited Warranty:
Basic (months) - 48
Basic (miles) - 50,000
Powertrain (months) - 72
Powertrain (miles) - 70,000
Rust (months) - 72
Rust (miles) - Unlimited
Roadside Assistance (months) - 48
* See your Lexus dealer for details

Base MSRP: $54,900


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