2007 Lexus LS 460 | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

Quick Review

GoodGood Luxurious and good quality interiors, quiet ride
BadBadBoring looks, lacks sportiness
SpecsSpecs4.6-litre V8 with 380bhp and 520Nm, 8 speed auto transmission
PricePriceAED 261,000 *check with your local dealer at the time of purchase
RatingEditors Rating Four Star

The flagship sedan of the range, the LS is recognized as having one of the quietest automobile cabins in the world and is regarded as one of the most reliable luxury vehicles ever built. Since ’ debut in 1989, four generations of the V8-powered, rear wheel drive LS have been produced. In 2006, unveiled the fourth generation LS Series, featuring standard wheelbase, long wheelbase, four-wheel drive, and hybrid versions (available only in the United States) of the flagship.

Lexus designers have given the 2007 LS 460 a completely new look. As the flagship, the new, 2007 460 gets the most finesse of any of the L-finesse designs thus far. Its lines flow smoothly from its amazingly complex, crystal-like headlamp units, under the car, up over the roof and around the mirrors, with a short trip over the tiny rear deck to the integrated rear spoiler. After all that detail work on the exterior, they gave the car a drag coefficient of 0.26, tied with the best in the industry for a four-door sedan.

To climb into the left front seat of the 2007 Lexus LS 460 is to climb into the future of luxury cars. The seats are gloriously comfortable, and they are 16-way adjustable for travel and rake and tilt (12-way on the passenger side), with a three-way memory system for each front seat. Optitron is the name used by Lexus to describe its electroluminescent gauges and displays, and they are lit by bright white LEDs for excellent readability, day or night. The centre stack of controls is beautifully integrated, as is every single piece of interior trim, and though there are lots of buttons, they are clearly marked in large type and lighted, so there will be little confusion after a couple of drives. The navigation display is large and bright, and the graphics are crisp and sharp.

In the Middle East, the 2007 Lexus LS 460 is available with only one potent powerplant: a 4.6-litre V8 with 380bhp that is coupled with the world’s first and only 8-speed automatic transmission.

Body TypeSedan
Price (in AED)261,000
Engine Size (litre)4.6
Power (bhp)380
Torque (Nm)502

Also look at: BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8


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