Frankfurt Motor Show 2011: Lexus GS 450h

As news rolls out from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, luxury automobile manufacturer Lexus has unveiled details of its 2013 GS 450h hybrid car at the international car show in Germany.

Equipped with a Atkinson cycle 3.5 liter V6 engine and a water-cooled magnet electric motor, the new GS 450h has a power output of 338 horsepower. Powered by a nickel metal hydride battery, the rear drive can work independently or in tandem with each of back 17-inch alloy wheels.

Lexus 2013 GS 450h, Lexus, Hybrids, Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

image via Lexus

The recently debuted hybrid can drive in all-electric, gasoline, or combination mode, and features LEDs, a top speed of 131 miles per hour, and a 0 to 60 time of 5.6 seconds.

Weighing just over 4,000 pounds, the GS 450h is almost 16 feet long, 6 feet wide, and nearly 5 feet tall, making the car a comfortable ride for four passengers. According to Lexus, the 2013 model has a 30% improved fuel economy, which, according to government numbers, would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 32 miles per gallon.

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