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Lexus GS Black Line Special Edition Available in Summer 2020

Beverly Braga | Apr 23, 2020

Not long for this world, according to rumors, the Lexus GS comes in a limited-production version for the summer of 2020. Based on the 2020 Lexus GS 350 F Sport, the Black Line Special Edition showcases exclusivities like black exterior trim and red interior accents, moving the GS Black Line up from the GS F Sport to present a sportier luxury attitude.

2020 Lexus GS Black Line Special Edition White

Available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive versions, the GS Black Line will have the same 3.5-liter V6 engine that is standard for the GS 350 lineup. Output is plenty peppy for the midsize sedan, rated at 311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

Trim-specific details include exterior flourishes—all black—for the grille inserts, outside mirrors, and  specialized spoiler. Rear-drive models will be outfitted with the same gloss black wheels and orange brake calipers offered on the GS 350 F Sport. But unlike the F Sport, Black Line models will only be available in Caviar and Ultra White exterior paint colors for maximum (or subdued) contrast.

The cabin offers a more pronounced visual impact with Rioja Red accents in the door panels, steering wheel, and center console. Additionally, Alcantara trims the instrument panel, center console, and arm rests. Combined with standard black leather upholstery and carbon fiber accents, the GS Black Line exudes a performance luxury attitude.

Special detailing isn’t all you get with this car, either. In a first for the Black Line series, a Lexus-exclusive luggage set by Zero Halliburton is packed into the trunk. Featuring laser-etched logos and an embroidered interior lining, the black two-piece set includes a 22-inch carry-on and a 26-inch suitcase.

Other Lexus Black Line Special Edition models are available for the NX 300 SUV as well as the F Sport versions of the IS 300 and IS 350. Pricing for the GS 350 F Sport Special Edition will be announced closer to its on-sale date but anticipate a $4,000-5,000 markup based on current F Sport-versus-Black Line pricing.

But that’s OK, because the GS won a J.D. Power resale value award in 2019. And with just 200 GS Black Line versions available, this limited-production variant might do an even better job of holding value over time.

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