Premium Luxury: Lexus LS 460
As the flagship sedan of the Lexus brand, the LS 460 is exceptional when it comes to elegance and style.
While retaining many of the qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS reaches new heights in 2013 with an exciting blend of beautiful design, modern refinement and superior craftsmanship.
Inside, the LS 460 integrates modern refinement with intuitive technology. For example, the Advanced Illumination System (AIS), an all-LED interior lighting system, illuminates to greet the approaching occupants and then fades in sequence with the vehicle starting procedure.
Additionally, the LS features a standard Lexus Premium Audio System with a nine-channel amplifier, 10 speakers, MP3 sound enhancement, HD Radio, a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and more.
The optional Mark Levinson Reference Surround System provides a 5.1 home theatre surround with 7.1 architecture, 15 channel, ML3-16 Processor Power Amplifier covering a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz, and 450 watts with less than 0.1 percent Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).
The stylish LS 460 interior is offered in five color schemes: Ivory, Light Gray, Black, Black and Saddle Tan, and a newly available Topaz Brown. Optional wood trim includes Walnut, Shimamoku Espresso, Matte Brown Bird’s Eye Maple.
Interestingly, the aforementioned Shimamoku finish is an example of fine traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Shimamoku, translated as “striped wood,” involves the layering of angle-cut dark and light shaded wood veneers in a unique process, which involves 67 manufacturing steps over the course of 38 days.
On the outside, from every angle, the Lexus LS 460 is an attractive sedan.
Up front, the inverted trapezoidal upper grille and slanted lower grille that were first introduced on the GS sedan have been combined and integrated into a single element on the LS to create a more prominent spindle shape. Additionally, the LS 460 comes equipped with 18-inch split five-spoke wheels.
The Lexus LS 460 is equipped with a 4.6L V8 engine that produces 386 horsepower and 367 lb-ft of torque for RWD models and 360 horsepower and 347 foot-pounds of torque for AWD models.
Fuel economy ratings are 16 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined for RWD models and 16 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined for AWD models.
To learn more about Lexus’ flagship sedan, visit www.lexus.com.