And so has the countdown clock towards discontinuation.
The Lexus GS and GS F will be discontinued this August. 2020 will be the rear-wheel-drive performance sedan's final model year with no direct replacement planned. The market for RWD sedans is simply not what it used to be and only established players, like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are able to survive. But with the GS's upcoming departure comes some discounts from the Japanese luxury automaker.
Take the awesome V8-powered GS F, for example. Buyers can save up to $6,000 this month on a new 2020 Lexus GS F.
Only a couple of months ago, this discount maxed out at $4,000 for the 2020 model and $5,000 for the 2019. However, it should be noted that the maximum $6,000 discount available this month only applies to current Lexus owners or lessees in the following states: Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Fortunately, that added benefit is worth only $1,000; there's a general $5,000 discount for everyone.
If you prefer leasing, there's a 0.9 percent APR deal for up to 60 months. All current offers expire on June 1, 2020 though we wouldn't be surprised to see them either extended or improved.
The 2020 Lexus GS F has a starting MSRP of $85,010, so the current maximum discount could drop that figure to under $80k, which isn't at all bad for a luxury sports sedan powered by a V8 pumping out 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque. Sure, the BMW M5 has 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of twist, but it doesn't have a naturally aspirated engine, rather a twin-turbo V8. The GS F was already unique in that regard.
But soon, sadly, it'll be time to say goodbye. At least Lexus is offering some good discounts before that happens. In the meantime, check out the special edition Black Line that's limited to just 200 units.