At a Glance
|Pricing||$61,000 - $71,000|
|Fuel Economy||18-19 (city), 27 (highway)|
By most accounts, the Lexus LS is perfect. Outstanding levels of build quality and reliability have propelled it to the top of a short list of large luxury automobiles. If there was a weakness in the LS it has been in the areas of styling and driver involvement. This will change with the introduction of the third generation LS. The LS will be offered in two wheelbases with a 4.6L V8 under the hood, yielding the LS460 and LS460L models. While the LS460 is roughly the same size as the outgoing mode, the L model adds almost 5 inches of length. The new styling of the LS gives it the distinct presence that the old model lacked. The V8 is rated at 380hp and 370 lb-ft of torque (a 100hp improvement) should be sufficient to propel the large sedan from 0-60 in a claimed 5.5s. The transmission is the industry's first 8-speed automatic. On the inside, the LS features new levels of luxury and the long wheelbase model will even offer a rear seat package with a reclining ottoman, personal DVD player and cooler. A host of electronics and driving aids will round out the package including a system that will assist in parking the car for you.
All-new LS is offered in two lengths: the 198 inch LS460 and 202.8 inch LS460L. A 380 hp 4.6L V8 is mated with the industry's first 8-speed automatic. The new V8 produces 100 hp more than the previous model.
|LS 460||4.6l V8 (380-bhp)||A8||RWD||19/27/23||$61,000|
|LS 460 L||4.6l V8 (380-bhp)||A8||RWD||18/27/22||$71,000|