The fifth-generation Lexus LS debuted at the annual Detroit international auto show in 2017. The new body was marked XF50 and has a stunning appearance. In the eyes immediately catches the branded grille in the form of an hourglass shape. It extends from the edge of the hood to the bottom of the front bumper and consists of many intersecting diagonal chrome edges. It is also worth noting stylish elongated headlights with three led elements and l-shaped daytime running lights under them. The picture is complemented by predatory air intakes on the sides of the front bumper, they are covered with thin horizontally oriented ribs and give the new product an aggressive and rapid appearance.
Dimensions the Lexus LS
Lexus LS-Executive sedan, the top of the lineup of the Japanese manufacturer. Its overall dimensions are: length 5235 mm, width 1900 mm, height 1450 mm, and the size of the wheelbase is 3125 millimeters. Despite the fact that the model has grown significantly in size, compared to its predecessor, thanks to the widespread use of high-strength steels, its weight was reduced by 90 kilograms.
It is noteworthy that the Lexus LS is built on an extended platform of GA-L, familiar to LC sports coupe. The volume of the Luggage compartment is not yet specified, but you can be sure that it will be more than its predecessor, who had 450 liters of free space.
Engine and drivetrain the Lexus LS
Lexus LS received a new engine, ten-speed automatic transmission Aisin, and is equipped with a rear-wheel drive system. The plans of the Japanese manufacturer appear all-wheel drive versions and even cars with a hybrid power plant.
The Lexus LS engine is a large V-shaped turbocharged petrol six with a capacity of 3.5 liters. The power unit is distinguished by a lot of innovative solutions and technologies that came to us from motor sports. It is worth starting with the fact that the cylinder block and the block head are made of aluminum, which significantly reduced the weight of the engine and improved the weight of the sedan. The power unit has four camshafts, which means 4 valves per cylinder. The picture would not be complete without an innovative intake and exhaust phase shifter system that optimizes the timing phases, gives the engine a wide torque shelf, increases power and torque over a wide range of crankshaft rotations, and reduces the consumption and amount of harmful substances emitted into the atmosphere. And of course we can not mention the turbocharging system with two compressors. This solution allows you to reduce the turbo inherent in engines with one supercharger, and thus accelerate the response of the car to the accelerator pedal.
As a result, the engineers were able to squeeze as much as 420 horsepower and a stunning 599 Nm of torque. With such a herd under the hood, rear-wheel drive version of the Lexus LS, breaks from the place to a speed of one hundred kilometers per hour for 4.5 seconds. Maximum speed and fuel consumption have not yet been announced, but it is worth noting that they are likely to be high.
The Lexus LS has a rich technical base. Inside you will find a lot of ingenious devices and useful systems designed to make your trip comfortable, interesting, and most importantly – safe. So, the car boasts: one of the most modern and effective security systems VDIM with the function of emergency braking, touch-screen multimedia system with a diagonal of 12.3 inches, a large projection display on the windshield, leather interior, seats with electric adjustment, heated, ventilation, Elevator, massage function and memory settings, retractable footrest rear passengers, wheels with a diameter of 19 or 20 inches, audio system premium Mark Levinson surround sound and active noise cancellation, as well as air suspension with the function of the access lift the car for easy entry into the cabin.
Lexus LS-bright representative of the premium class impressive in all its aspects. The sedan has an elegant and rapid design, which is the best way to emphasize the character and status of its owner in society. Such a car will not get lost in the large Parking lot of the business center and not dissolve in the gray everyday flow. The salon is a Kingdom of luxury, exclusive materials of finishing, verified ergonomics and uncompromising comfort. Inside you can find a lot of ingenious systems and useful devices that do not get bored on the trip and greatly facilitate the operation of the car. The manufacturer is well aware that the machine is not a high – tech toy and first of all it gives pleasure from the trip. That is why, under the hood of the sedan is a powerful and modern engine, which is the quintessence of innovative technologies, years of experience in the field of engine building and the legendary Japanese quality. Lexus LS will serve you for many kilometers and will give you unforgettable emotions from the trip.