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GS430 Series II Spec Sheet

Engine and transmission

VVT-i – Variable Valve Timing – intelligent (electronically controlled)

ETCS-i – Electronic Throttle Control System – intelligent: advanced computerised engine management system

5-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT-i) with intelligent computer control

AI shift system

Dual stainless steel exhaust system with catalytic converter

Cylinders/valves V8/32

Capacity 4293 cc

Compression ratio 10.5:1

Stroke/bore 82.5 x 91.0 mm

Maximum output 279 bhp (208 kW) @ 5600 rpm

Maximum torque 308 lb/ft (417 Nm) @ 3500 rpm


Maximum speed 155 mph

0-62 mph (0–100 km/h) 6.3 sec

Fuel consumption

Urban 16.3 mpg

Extra-urban 30.1 mpg

Combined 23.0 mpg

CO2 emissions 296 g/km


Length 4805 mm

Width 1800 mm

Height 1445 mm

Wheel base 2800 mm

Fuel tank capacity 75 litres

Luggage compartment capacity 515 litres

Gross vehicle weight

Front 1040 kg

Rear 1105 kg

Total 2145 kg

Maximum permissible axle capacity

Front 1055kg

Rear 1200kg

Kerb weight

Minimum 1690 kg

Maximum 1745 kg

Wheels and tyres

Wheel size Z8JJ x 17"

Tyre size 235/45 R17

Towing capacity

With brake 2000kg

Without brake 750kg

Chassis and body

Rigid high-tensile steel cabin cage

Extensive anti-corrosion protection

Super-high quality finish featuring multi-layer paint treatment


Front Double wishbone

Rear Double wishbone


Front Ventilated disc

Rear Solid disc


Side impact door bars

Front and rear crumple zones

Driver and front passenger airbags

Front seats side airbag system, with curtain shield front airbags

Front seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Traction Control System (TRC)

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist (BAS)

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Foot-operated parking brake

High-mounted rear stop lamp

Upper interior head impact protection

Five 3-point seatbelts

Five headrests

All-round independent double wishbone suspension with coil springs

Water-repellent glass on front door windows

Electric/heated exterior rear view mirrors

Rear window demister with timer

Delayed-action entry and exit illumination

Three-eye ‘silhouette’ instrument meter design

Automatic brightness adjustment on panel display

Photochromic rear view mirrors (automatic anti-glare)


Speed-sensitive power-assisted steering

Electrically multi-adjustable steering wheel position

Three-spoke leather-finished steering wheel*

Cruise control

Climate-control air conditioning with separate driver/passenger temperature controls and automatic air recirculation system

Electrically multi-adjustable heated front seats, with lumbar support

Electric windows with anti-jam protection and one-touch auto up/down feature

Front centre dual console box

Cellular telephone capability and accessory socket

Drinks holders, front and rear

Electric boot and fuel flap release

Leather upholstery

Electric one-touch tilt and slide sunroof with anti-jam protection

Drivers seat memory

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Wood and leather gear shift knob

Optional DVD-based touch-screen Lexus Navigator System


7-speaker stereo hi-fi system with 3-wave-band RDS radio with 18 pre-set channels and Dolby cassette

6 disc CD autochanger fitted in the glovebox

Electric aerial

Automatic sound leveliser adjusts volume to ambient noise


17 inch alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts

Twin lamp design, front and rear

High intensity discharge halogen headlamps

Headlamp washers

Front fog lamps

Electrically-adjustable heated exterior wing mirrors

Key-integrated remote control central locking system with open/close facility for windows and sunroof

Key-integrated comprehensive vehicle security system including immobiliser and double locking

*The GS430 SE with Suffolk trim features a walnut interior with a wood and leather steering wheel. All other GS430 SE's feature a black wood interior with a perforated black leather steering wheel. All GS300 vehicles feature a walnut wood interior and a plain leather steering wheel.

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