Lexus Announces Pricing on 2007 LS 460 and LS 460 L Full-Size Luxury Sedans

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October 6, 2006 – Torrance, CA – Lexus today announced pricing for the
all-new 2007 LS 460 and the company’s first-ever long-wheelbase model,
the LS 460 L. The fourth-generation LS blends new levels of performance, sophistication,
contemporary styling, and luxury refinements while redefining the full-size
luxury-sedan segment. With a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) of $61,000 for the LS 460 and $71,000 for the LS 460 L, Lexus’ new
flagship luxury sedans will represent a compelling value in their segments.

 

"The new LS continues the heritage set by our original flagship luxury
sedan by setting new standards in its class," said Bob Carter, Lexus Division
group vice president and general manager. "This sedan has moved the Lexus
brand beyond previous achievements in the areas of craftsmanship, styling, performance,
and production innovation."

The new LS achieves a segment-leading combination of acceleration performance
and excellent fuel consumption with an all-new 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to
the world’s first eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine, Lexus’
first all-new V8 since the brand’s launch, produces an impressive 380 horsepower
and 367 pound-feet of torque. It features Variable Valve Timing with intelligence
and the world’s first Electronically controlled intake cam (VVT-iE).

The dual VVT-iE combination of electrically controlled intake and hydraulically
controlled exhaust achieves superior engine-startup operation and high-output
performance. The LS 460 will travel from zero to 60 miles per hour in approximately
5.4 seconds while achieving an estimated 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, 18
city/27 highway for the LS 460 L, by the EPA testing method. The LS sedans also
achieve an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV II) rating.

In an effort to create a more intelligent vehicle, Lexus has combined advanced
active and passive safety technology into a consolidated system. Among the new
active features on the LS is the next-generation Vehicle Dynamics Integrated
Management (VDIM) stability system, which integrates and manages a new Electronically
Controlled Brake (ECB) system, Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability
Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution
(EBD), and engine torque via the electronically controlled throttle. The driver
can also choose to completely disable the VSC system via a console-mounted button.
In addition to the active safety features, the new LS has eight standard airbags,
including a twin-chamber front passenger airbag with both driver and passenger
knee airbags, and a potential of ten airbags with option packages.

Both LS models include a number of standard luxury features including SmartAccess
keyless entry with push-button start/stop, an electronic parking brake, a 10-speaker
Lexus Premium Audio system, 18-inch nine-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, and seven
new exterior colors. The paint is applied by a new proprietary paint process
that includes double hand sanding.

Optional comfort and convenience attributes on the LS include a pre-collision
system with dynamic radar cruise control, Lexus Link®, and Intuitive Park
Assist.

The long-wheelbase LS 460 L brings with it 4.8 inches of additional space and
a long list of outstanding standard conveniences, including fifth-generation
Lexus Navigation with factory-installed XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic,
climate-controlled front seats, heated rear seats, a new heated steering wheel,
power rear sunshade, a new one-touch open/close power trunk, power door closers,
headlamp washers, and laminated side glass, which is exclusive to the long wheelbase.

The new navigation system includes a hard disk drive (HDD) for faster calculations.
The HDD can also store as many as 2,000 digital songs when partnered with the
optional Mark Levinson® Reference Surround Sound system. The specially developed
19-speaker, 450-watt discrete 5.1 Mark Levinson® audio system creates a
new benchmark for automotive sound with its theater-level entertainment experience.

The Executive Class Seating Package offered on the LS 460 L includes a rear-seat
entertainment system featuring the world’s first ceiling-mounted 3.0 VGA
high-quality display with a nine-inch screen that operates with an electronic-motor
open/close function. It also incorporates a right rear-seat recliner with multifunction
massage and an ottoman leg rest, a four-zone independent front and rear air
conditioning system with air purification and the world’s first ceiling
climate diffusers, rear-door power sunshades, and a fixed rear console with
foldout table.

The all-new LS sedans offer the Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS) as
an option to assist with parallel and back-in parking. With this optional technology,
once the driver has correctly positioned the car and identified the desired
parking spot via the nav screen, APGS utilizes the back-up camera, parking sonar
sensors and electric power steering system to automatically guide the car into
the spot, while the driver controls speed via braking.

The all-new LS 460 and LS 460 L both come with a standard 48-month/50,000-mile
basic limited warranty with roadside assistance for 48-months/unlimited miles
and a special 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty unique to both Lexus and
the luxury segment.

The 2007 Lexus LS 460 and LS 460 L, which go on sale on October 20, will represent
a strong value in their segments with dynamic styling, advanced technologies,
increased size, and improved performance and craftsmanship.

 

Credit: Lexus USA

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