Lexus LS Review
Lexus LS is a sublime blend of exhilarating performance and visionary innovation which results in powerful engine and unparalleled driving experience. In addition to this the host of technologically advanced features delivers modern convenience to the occupants. There are few vehicles that make a remarkable impact in the market with the luxury and comfort features it offers and Lexus LS is one such car that has received a credible reputation in Indonesian as well other markets. The full-sized luxury sedan is the flagship of Lexus, launched in 1989 Lexus LS is offers esteem unparalleled and a panache unmatched.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
LS will leave an remarkable impression in its each aspect, be it any of its variants – LS 460 L or LS 600hL . But, the performance delivered by a huge 5.0-litre V8 engine is un-matchable in its class. The maximum power churned out by 5.0-litre engine is 389 Hp at 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 530 Nm at 4000 rpm. The 4.6 L engine delivers marginally low power of 382 Hp at 6400 rpm and maximum torque of 493 Nm at 4100 rpm. One can clock 0 to 100 km/ h mark in a time span of 5.8 seconds (LS 600 hL) while the LS 460 L does the same in 6.3 seconds and the top speed of LS measures 250 kmph.
Undivided attention is sure when you are in LS as the manufacturer has carved it with new bold design and thoughtful craftsmanship. The long elegant cabin proportions and channels airflow smoothly all over the body of the car to provide impressive aerodynamics. The overall dimensions of LS measures 5180 mm X 1875 mm X 1480 mm (L X W X H) and wheelbase of 3090 mm is sufficient to give ample stability along with appropriate leg room and head room to the occupants. LS 460 L is equipped with 18 inches alloy wheels with tyre size of 235/ 50 R18. Whereas, the LS 600 HL is equipped with 19 inches alloy wheels with tyre size measuring 245/ 45 R19.
Epitome of comfort, this is appropriate while describing the luxury and comfort level of LS. Delicate veneer for wood layers, the new Shimamoki steering wheel and matching trim demonstrate the highest level of craftsmanship and refinement. 12.3 inches LCD screen in front and a 9 inch wide rear screen is equipped to immerse the occupants into diversified entertainment options. The 19 speaker music system accompanied with it further converts the car into a concert hall. The LS has a trunk capacity of 510 Litres that is quite impressive to carry appropriate luggage during long journeys.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
One cannot find a substitute of safe driving but, advanced impact avoiding technology embodied in Lexus LS ensuresprevention of accidents in best possible manner. The ventilated disc brakes along with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS),Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) provides effective braking system to LS. The list of safety features further includes air bag system (front, side and curtain), Traction Control System (TCS), smart stop technology, blank spot monitoring sensors, Lane Departure Alert, direct tire pressure monitor system and Air bags system (Front, side and curtain) that further makes the ride more secure.
With the broad appeal and effective power the cushy, comfortable, non challenging ride dynamics of LS makes it ahead of its competitors. That been said, the flagship luxury Lexus LS poses a serious threat to German elites.