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Lexus GS300

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Lexus GS300

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in, 162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed, consumption 11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LexusIssued from1998
ModelGS300Issued until
SerieGSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLexusCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5520 l / 194.94 cu ft / 194.94 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4805 mm / 189.2 in / 189.2 inTotal (curb) weight1720 kg / 3792 lb / 3792 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1535 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.29Frontal area (A)2.21 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.4 hp / 21.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine Code2JZ-GETotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerToyotaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructioncast iron block; aluminium headBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyBo L-Jetronic fuel inj.Engine displacement2997 cm3 / 182.9 cu in / 182.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power162.6 kW / 218.1 hp / 218.1 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)88.7 kW / 118.9 hp / 118.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.2 kW/l / 1.192 bhp/cu in / 1.192 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque99.4 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio126.7 kW/ton / 96.0 bhp/ton / 96.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)16.0 l/100km / 17.7 mpg-UK / 14.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions278 g/km / 447 g/mi / 447 g/mi
  Range658 km / 409 mi / 409 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.38Turning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones
Wheels front8JJ x 17Wheels rear8JJ x 17
Tyres front235/45 ZR 17Tyres rear235/45 ZR 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lexus GS300

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