The engine of LS500 boasts quiet operation befitting the flagship model and provides powerful and exhilarating acceleration in response to accelerator operation due to the flat torque characteristics of the twin turbochargers. It also provides superb fuel economy due to the world top-class thermal efficiency.
The all new LS shares a front-engine platform with the high-performance LC coupe. The all-new front-midship design delivers exceptional balance and allows for a lower overall height and driver position, enhancing handling thanks to a lower center of gravity. The result is sport-inspired stability, responsiveness and, ultimately, one of the most confident and engaging driving experiences we’ve ever created.
Drive mode select provides integrated control of multiple systems to let you tune performance to suit your driving style. You can select and change between six modes: Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sport S, Sport S+ and Custom Modes.
The front suspension utilizes built-in shock absorbers to provide supple ride comfort. The development of a ball joint stud type cantilevered bushing for the rear suspension contributes to a sophisticated blend of handling stability and ride comfort.
A 10-speed automatic transmission realizes shifting in accordance with the driver’s feelings, and an engine sound that harmonizes with the driving rhythm, enabling the driver to feel the pleasure of driving every time.
This newly-developed 16-channel 3D surround sound system drives 23 speakers. The 7 Unity speakers, ceiling speakers and QLI surround technology fill the cabin with uniform sound quality, enveloping the listener in natural realistic sound with the precise positioning of a live sound stage.
Lexus Climate Concierge coordinates with the 4-zone independent temperature control to automatically control the auto air conditioner with the seat heaters and seat ventilation to provide optimal comfort for each occupant.
22-way powered left rear seat with a reclining ottoman, and extra heaters create a spacious interior with maximum 1020mm of foot room which allow the passengers to relax in harmony.
Air bladders integrated into the seat cushion and seatback are inflated to apply pressure to the occupant’s back and thighs. The system also utilizes dedicated heaters to promote relaxation through repeated warming and cooling.
The rear seat entertainment system delivers an outstanding video experience via an 11.6-inch LCD screen offering playback from Blu-ray™ and SD card.
In addition to the vehicle height adjustment function which can be switched between Normal and High settings, access mode automatically raises the vehicle to make ingress and egress easy.
To make the front seatbelts easy to use, the seatbelt buckle lifts up when the door is opened and then moves back down once the seatbelt is fastened.
Air chilled by the rear cooler in the trunk space circulates through the cool box to keep items cool. Cool air vents allow the airflow to be switched on and off as required.
Hand-crafted diamond shaped pleats adorn the vehicle’s cabin for a delicate touch of exquisite originality.
The system helps the driver intuitively understand warnings and take action to avoid potential hazards with animations and information projected on the large 24-inch display. The screen is divided into different areas to effectively bring information to the driver’s attention.
Video that provides the driver with an image of the vehicle as if viewed from above is displayed on the 12.3-inch EMV (Electro Multi-Vision) display. It helps the driver to check conditions around the vehicle that are difficult to see in real time.
The LS features dual-stage SRS airbags (Front seats), SRS knee airbags (Front seats), SRS side airbags (Front and outboard rear seats) and SRS curtain shield airbags (Front and rear seats). SRS seat cushion airbags (Outboard rear seats) are also available for the power rear seats.
When the rear seat is unoccupied, it automatically reclines in tandem with shift operation. If the headrest is raised, it also lowers to provide a wide field of view in the interior mirror.
Overseas model shown.
|Engine||3.5-liter V6 24-valve DOHC with Twin-turbocharger Dual VVT-i
|Engine Capacity||3,445 cc|
|Engine Max. Output||421 PS / 6,000 rpm|
|Engine Max. Torque||600 Nm / 1,600-4,800 rpm|
|Emission Standard||Euro 6|
|Transmission||10-AT Direct Shift|
|Drive System||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Suspension||Front: High Mount Multi-link, Rear: Multi-link|
|Fuel Consumption||10.4 km/L|
Length x Width x Height
|5,235 mm x 1,900 mm x 1,450 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2,220 - 2,250 kg (Executive) / 2,235 - 2,290 kg (Premium)|