The Lexus LS460 has a fantastic Lane Keep Assist (LKA) function which uses a stereo camera embedded in the front of the rear view mirror. When using the cruise control, the LKA will steer the car gently to keep it in lane - proper keeping in lane, not bouncing from one edge to the other. This reduces driver fatigue on long motorway journeys, especially at night - it works equally well day or night. The system works handsfree for only a few seconds, so in this demo, I very lightly hold the steering wheel to fool the safety systems.
The cruise control is adaptive - radar sensors in the grille detect vehicles ahead and adjust the speed by braking or accelerating up to the set speed to maintain the minimum gap. On cars prior to September 2007 (mine was a March 2007 car), the system cuts out below 24mph. I understand that on later cars, the software is updated to allow braking to a standstill and resuming the set speed. I asked my Lexus dealer about updating the software on my car, but he didn't think it was possible.
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Lexus Press Conference at the 2006 Detroit International Auto Show. Irv Miller and Jim Press introduces the new Lexus LS460.
2012 Lexus LS 460L Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/ls-460/2012/ The original Lexus LS 400 debuted back in 1989 and helped to redefine what a luxury car is as well as where a luxury car maker can come from. Asian automakers are known for customer service, dependability, and refinement; and the 2012 Lexus LS 460L is just as exemplary of what a luxury should be as the original. The base model short wheelbase LS 460 starts at $67,630 with the top of the line AWD Long Wheelbase version bringing the price all the way up to $75,480.
The 2012 Lexus LS 460L is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 engine that makes 380 horsepower and 367 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a slick shifting 8-speed automatic. The powerful engine and transmission help the LS 460L achieve 0-60 MPH in 5.4 seconds. Pretty great for a heavy full-size luxury sedan. Fuel economy is pretty good at 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
The LS 460 host a whole bunch of great features and technology. From a driving and performance perspective the 2012 Lexus LS 460L features dual variable valve timing, an 8-speed transmission as mentioned above, variable gear ratio steering, electronic power steering, and direct injection. You can choose between RWD or AWD with enhanced traction control. The Lexus LS 460L has a sophisticated adaptive variable air suspension. This suspension relies on air springs that are controlled from inside the cabin. The driver can choose between three different suspension setting between sporty and luxurious.
On the outside the Lexus LS 460L looks the part of a full fledge luxury car. The paint hob features a wet-sanded finish that increases luster and depth. The headlights are HID with an Adaptive Front Lighting Feature. The taillights feature LEDs which are more noticeable than regular bulbs. The sport edition comes with huge 19-inch alloy rims along with a cool sporty grille. The technology found on the Lexus LS 460L is the best stuff that Toyota has to offer. You get dynamic radar cruise control, an advanced parking guidance system, intuitive park assist, SmartAccess, a backup camera, power trunk, touch screen navigation, and more.
The great thing about the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is that it has a great resale value and the vehicle is very dependable.
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Taking Delivery of my Lexus LS460 SE-L
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This video shows my Lexus LS460 SE-L being driven out of the 'delivery suite' at the dealer, then shows off some of the features of the car.
The black paint looks really nice when clean, but being water based (like most modern cars) it's too easily scratched. One disadvantage of the LS460 SE-L is the small boot. The standard LS460 has a 505 litre boot, but in the SE and SE-L versions, the rear airconditioning unit takes up valuable space, reducing the boot to only 385 litres. This is not a problem for me though.
As you approach the car with the key in your posession, the car lights up to 'welcome you'. Touching the door handle unlocks the car. I normally set the mirrors to fold in when locking the car and unfold when unlocking - a good way to tell that the car is indeed locked. You can also set the seat memory to jump to a particular position depending on which key is used to unlock the car. In the video you see that the driver's seat resets itself when I open the door.
From the rear seat you can slide/recline/heat/cool the seats, control the DVD player, control the side/rear blinds, and adjust the climate control (4 separate zones). If you want to watch a DVD or listen to music privately, the car comes with 2 sets of wireless headphones. The driver can then listen to something else (or nothing at all) if preferred. The DVD will only show video on the rear screen when driving. It displays also on the front touchscreen only when the car is in Park, for safety reasons.
The car is extremely quiet when driving gently, but on full acceleration, the engine note becomes harder and you can hear the V8 do its stuff. Acceleration from standstill is very good, but the really nice thing is that it keeps accelerating hard well past 100 mph (where laws permit). If you think that an 8 speed gearbox is too much, shift into S, and select 5 or 6. You then have a 5 or 6 speed gearbox which gives better engine braking and kicks down more quickly when you want.
The car can park itself, but for me the best feature is the Lane Keep Assist - where under cruise control, the car even steers itself to stay in lane. It massively reduces driver fatigue, making a 4 hour journey feel like less than half as long.
2007 Lexus LS 460
The Fuel Show Review the 2007 Lexus LS460 in Segment Two from 10/01/06