Lexus has unveiled its 2016 GS F well ahead of the car's official debut at the North American International Auto Show. As it seems, BMW M4 just got a high-class competitor!

Benefiting from a wide range of enhancements, the new Lexus GS F Saloon is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that bursts out 467 bhp (348 kW / 473 PS) at 100rpm and 527 Nm (389 lb-ft) of maximum torque between 4,800 and 5,600rpm. What is more, it is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with manual-shifting capabilities.

Despite the fact that the automaker was kind of secretive about more specifications, it revealed that Lexus GS F will have a Torque Vectoring Differential, which premiered in the RC F. There are three different modes:

  • Standard (default) which balances the agility and firmness
  • Slalom, that puts emphasis on nimble steering response and agility
  • Track, which provides with stability in high-speed circuit driving

There is a certain sportiness which characterizes the new model. The GS F's monocoque chassis will be structurally reinforced and will feature an exceptional suspension package which is set to boost the car's handling capabilities and ride quality.

Inside, the sporty appearance is continued as there are two-tone sport seats and carbon fiber trim. Contrast stitching and metallic elements accentuate the cabin as well.

Which one would you prefer though? Lexus GS F or BMW M4?

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Source: Lexus