Lexus LS model line has just been launched in two luxury models the new all-wheel drive short wheelbase LS 600h F Sport model and the 444 hp (327kW) LS 460 Sports Luxury. Fifty per cent of the vehicle's components were entirely redesigned, re-engineered or even replaced as part of the major upgrade.

And to go even further into details, the changes made here are approximately up to 3000 mechanical and component modifications. The entire LS Line benefits from significant engineering input. This enhances the vehicle's driving dynamics, refinement and specification while reducing overall noise, vibration and harshness.

Furthermore, another result of the engineering efforts is that the torsional rigidity has been increased by sixty per cent and the steering support rigidity by twenty per cent. Noise, vibration and harshness reductions make the Lexus with a class-leading quietness and with great rear seat conversation clarity.

Additional improvement is made in term of exterior design. Here the brand has applied the new signature "spindle grille", which significantly improves LS' visual stance while increasing aerodynamic performance.

Moreover, the interior has been modified as well. Here on can see a new dash and interior design, which enhances utilization and visual appeal. In few words – evolution is what we see in this model line, which combines sharper driving dynamics and highest levels of refinement and luxury.

2013 Lexus LS 460 Sports Luxury and LS 600h F Sport are going to be available for order from February next year.

2013 Lexus LS 600h F Sport, 1 of 14
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2013 Lexus LS F Sport, 1 of 8
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2013 Lexus LS 460, 1 of 10
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Specifications for the LS Line:

MODEL LS 460 LS 600h
1UR-FSE 2UR-FSE
Capacity (cc) 4608 4969
Engine type
90-degree V8 with four vales per cylinder, chain-driven double-overhead cam (per bank), Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE for intake 90-degree V8 with four vales per cylinder, chain-driven double-overhead cam (per bank), Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE for intake
Fuel type 95 RON (ULP) 95 RON (ULP)
Bore x stroke (mm) 94.0 x 83.0 94.0 x 89.5
Compression ratio 11.8:1 11.8:1
Max. power
• Petrol engine [email protected] [email protected]
• Combined (hybrid) 327kW
• Max. torque [email protected] [email protected]
Hybrid system
Type Series/parallel, full hybrid
System output 327kW (Combined)
Electric motor AC synchronous, permanent magnet
Max. power (kW) 165
Max. torque (Nm) 300
Voltage (V) 650
Electric generator AC synchronous, permanent magnet
Voltage (V) 650
High-voltage battery Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Voltage (V) 288
Transmission
Type Longitudinal, rear-wheel drive Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) with eight-step shiftmatic system and two-stage motor-speed reduction device
Gear ratios
First 4.596 Eight-step CVT
Second 2.724
Third 1.863
Fourth 1.464
Fifth 1.231
Sixth 1.000
Seventh 0.824
Eighth 0.685
Reverse 2.176
Final drive ratio 2.937 3.916:1
Suspension
Type Front Multi-link with upper and lower double ball joint independent
Rear Multi-link independent
Shock absorber/spring Adaptive Variable Suspension; Air Suspension, with Automatic Height Control
Driveline
Type Rear-wheel drive Permanent all-wheel drive with front and rear differentials
Brakes
Front 357mm x 34mm spiral-fin ventilated discs with four-piston callipers (Sports Luxury); 380mm x 36mm spiral-fin ventilated discs with six-piston callipers (F Sport, 600h)
Rear 335mm x 22mm spiral-fin ventilated discs with two piston callipers
Additional features Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB)
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Brake Hold
Electric Parking Brake
Regenerative Braking (LS 600h only)
Steering
Type Rack and pinion, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Turns lock-to-lock 2.40-3.59 (Sports Luxury); 2.28-3.51 (F Sport); 2.32-3.66 (LS 600h)
Minimum turning diameter - tyre 11.0m 11.6m
Wheels and tyres
Standard 245/45R19 8.0J
Body/exterior dimensions
Overall length (mm)

5090

Overall width (mm)

1875

Overall height (mm) 1465 1470
Wheelbase (mm)

2970

Track front (mm)

1610

Track rear (mm) 1615 1610
Overhang (front)

925

Overhang (rear)

1195

Coefficient of drag (Cd) 0.26 0.27
Interior dimensions
Room length (mm) 2175 (Sports Luxury); 2200 (F Sport) 2200
Room width (mm)

1600

Room height (mm)

1165

Weights/loads
Kerb weight (kg) 1940-2080 (Sports Luxury); 2200 (F Sport) 2270-2340
Capacities
Fuel tank (L)

84

Performance
Max. speed (km/h)

250 (speed limited)

0-100 km/h (sec) 5.9 5.7
0-400m (sec)

13.8

Fuel consumption (L/100 km)*
Combined 10.7 8.6
CO2 emissions (g/km)*
Combined 249 199
Exterior Colours: Sonic Silver, Volcanic Bronze, White Nova, White Pearl, Starlight Black, Mecury Grey, Lapis Lazuli, Vermillion, Metallic Silk, Elysium Blue, Onyx.

Source: Lexus