Lexus GS 250 debuts in China, gets 206-hp 2.5 liter V6

When the 2013 Lexus GS goes on sale in the United States in early 2012, it will be available in two trim-levels including the GS 350 and the GS 450h. However, in other parts of the world Lexus will offer the GS 250, which is making its debut this week at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China.

The Lexus GS 250 is powered by a 2.5 liter V6 dual VVT-i engine making 206-hp at 6,400 rpm with a maximum torque of 186 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission with sequential manual shift function and selectable drive modes That allows 0 to 62 mph to come in 8.6 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph. Combined fuel-economy comes in at 31.7mpg and CO2 emissions are 207g/km on the UK cycle.

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Lexus has no plans to offer the GS 250 in the United States but the model will go on sale in China and the UK alongside the GS 450h Hybrid in June 2012.

Further details, including price, will be announced nearer the time of launch.

– By: Omar Rana