2013 Lexus LS 460 First Drive

If you are planning to hold up First Drive Sport badge on your redesigned spruced up flagship, you need to go for a real deal. With the help of a video ‘news broadcast’, Lexus has uncovered the 2013 Lexus LS 460 First Drive. Under toning into our lives, its interior mend near as quiet as a bank vault, here comes Lexus’ 5th generation LS.

After leading the automobile market for around 11 years, Lexus has now managed to slide behind two of its major competitors Mercedes-Benz and BMW last year due to earthquake related issues.

Major Development of LS 460

The LS 460 First Drive Sport model is something more than just a compilation of look-faster or go-faster accessories. It’s a major development on the Sport wrap up which is being offered on last year’s LS 460 that by now has provided a Brembo brake kit, sportier suspension calibration and paddle shifters. At the moment, the upgrades are only functional to the sedan that fits the cornering in the first place.

In terms of dimension, the redesigned 2013 Lexus LS 460 is the same to its forerunner, save for a 1-inch enlargement in overall length. It weighs almost the same. Lexus sets aside the F Sport treatment for the smaller-wheelbase version (116.9) that describes for 70 percent of the United States sales. You can cover the First Drive sports package whether you opt for all-wheel drive or rear wheel drive.

Features of the 2013 Lexus LS 460 First Drive

You will find that the F Sport cars get further bracing in the rear part. Above that, the LS 460 First Drive Sport rides 0.4 inches lower in comparison to other versions that are available in addition to that it has its own exceptional stabilizer bars and air springs. It also has the fastest version or models of the sedan’s inconsistent-proportion; electric power steering system that is packed amid the air suspension is as a substitute on further LS 460s (the normal EPS has got a permanent ratio). The Brembo brake hardware comprises of the black colored six-piston calipers clutching 14.8-inches frontage rotors — an improvement above the standard 4-pot calipers and 13.1-inches discs. You will get weighty-duty brake pads too.

Specifications of the 2013 Lexus LS 460 are:

  • Base Price: To Be Announced
  • Engine: 4.6-liter V8
  • Power: 386 hp @ 6,400 rpm, 367 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm
  • Gear Box Automatic: 386 hp @ 6,400 r/min, 367 lb-ft @ 4,100 r/min
  • EPA Rating: 16 city/24 highway/19 combined (approximately)
  • On Sale From: November 2012
  • Vehicle Type: RWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
  • Configuration: Longitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Engine type: logically aspirated, port- and direct-injected V8, gasoline
  • Torque: 367 @ 4,100
  • Horsepower: 386 @ 6,400
  • Fuel type: Premium unleaded
  • Fuel tank capacity: 22.2

So, gear up to buy this version of Lexus. We give it 8.5 on 10.

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