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Lexus LS400

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Toyota dared to on Mercedes and BMW when it launched the LS 400 in 1989. A rear-drive, V8-powered that had nothing in common its more pedestrian Toyota it was aimed at a new type of U.S. car buyer: someone familiar the quality, durability, and reliability of vehicles, but who left the Asian behind as they moved With the LS and.

Toyota dared to take on and BMW when it launched the Lexus LS 400 in A rear-drive, V8-powered sedan had nothing in common with its pedestrian Toyota brothers, it was at a new type of U.S. luxury car someone familiar with the durability, and reliability of Japanese but who left the Asian makers as they moved upmarket. the LS and establishment of the Lexus sales Toyota hoped to stop defections.

Though the project in 1983, it wasn#39;t until that the LS 400 was ready for sale. At it had a starting price much than its European competitors, and comparable performance and better economy. The powertrain consisted of a new 250 4.0-liter quad cam V8 mated to an controlled four-speed automatic

This was enough to propel the LS 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 mph, avoiding the gas guzzler tax.

Lexus LS400

in 1993, the original model was by the second generation LS 400 in 1995. The V8 was upgraded and its output increased to 260 hp and 270 Sound insulation was increased, the structure was made stiffer, the and brakes were improved, the grew 1.4-in. and its weight 209 lbs.

Though its price rose to 0-60 mph times dropped to 7.1 more features were to the base vehicle, and the European car makers began to take very seriously. In 1998, the second-generation car received a five-speed transmission, more power horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque), acceleration and fuel economy and minor styling upgrades.

The third generation launched as a model with numerous including an increase in engine to 4.3 liters, and a new name: LS430. and height increased, and the wheelbase from 112.2-in. to 115.2-in. times continued to drop, as did the coefficient of the body. This the LS more aerodynamic as well as

It also became more as the LS commanded a premium price in line with its European An update in 2004 replaced the automatic with a six-speed, minor styling upgrades, and new features like knee and an optional pre-collision warning

Even greater changes in, in 2006 when the LS 460 debuted the brand#39;s new L-finesse styling. by Italian designer Leonardo creator of the legendary Ferrari it replaced the previous models#39; styling with clean, shapes. Offered in both (116.0-in.) and long-wheelbase (121.7-in.) the LS 460 received a new 4.6-liter V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

An all-wheel-drive variant was added in as was the LS 600h L hybrid. It combines a version of the LS 460#39;s V8 with a electric motor, nickel-metal batteries and all-wheel-drive with a variable automatic transmission, and its price tag makes it the most Japanese car ever sold in the A mid-cycle refreshing is planned for with a new LS scheduled for 2012.

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