New Lexus GS to get diesel variant in Europe

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Next month Lexus will debut the 2012 GS 350 at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. According to reports, Lexus will introduce a 4-cylinder diesel engine for the GS in Europe to compete with the likes of the BMW 5-Series diesel and Mercedes-Benz E-Class diesel.

Sources say that the brand will offer the GS Hybrid but also acknowledge the need to “broaden the appeal of the brand and make it more accessible — and we certainly haven’t given up on diesel.”

The 4-cylinder diesel engine will debut on the new Lexus GS in 2013 and the company says that the model will start a “new direction” for the brand.

Currently, the only Lexus diesel model sold in the UK is the IS, which is powered by a 148-hp 2.2 liter unit.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar