Lexus LS600h Review | Autocar

17 Фев 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Lexus LS 600h

Lexus LS600h

What is it?

The is Lexus’s latest and undoubtedly hybrid; it marries a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine with a electric motor in what be the most seamlessly integrated drivetrain yet created.

All in, the 600h 439bhp, and yet it pumps out just of CO2; one gram below the far powerful Mercedes S320 It’ll also do 0-62mph in and hit 155mph while returning an 30.4mpg.

What’s it like?

At the loudest noise in the LS600h the ticking of the clock. Neither is it the road roar, or even noise.

No, the loudest noise comes the electric fan of the air-conditioning unit, the supremely comfortable soft seat upon which you are And even that’s hardly you’d call loud.

But we know that the LS is a supremely car; the V8-powered 460 offering a of hushed gentleman’s club So why bother with a hybrid — after all, if you really interested in saving the would you really be wafting in a massive luxury saloon?

Maybe not, but every helps. And if you’re a captain of who needs to try to appear green but has to be whisked from board to airport without skipping a work, the LS is the only choice.

or not, the 600h is a seriously device. Its V8 is a bored out version of the motor, but instead of that eight-speed auto there’s a of continuously variable transmission in with the electric motor. is mated to a new Torsen diff splits power front to

Why the extra weight and complication of a system? Lexus reckons this much power four-wheel drive.

The beautifully cabin (the 600h comes in one, top-level that includes a leather-covered is familiar, as is the silence as you set off under power, but the combination of the two is quite

Lexus LS 600h

With over two tonnes to the electric motor soon assistance. The switch in power is all but and acceleration comes in one seamlessly surge.

So refined is the LS that it’s to pick up excess speed. you enter a corner too briskly, it well, with less than might be expected.

roll is well contained in the car, which has highly active anti-roll bars, but chauffeur won’t be able to get with such tricks in the machine, which isn’t so

Should I buy one?

Prices have yet to be confirmed of the car going on sale in the UK in October It’s expected to start at That’s a lot, but it’s a lot less than an equivalently Merc.

Then again, you may to add a chauffeur’s salary on top, for it’s surprisingly engaging to the best place to be is the back, if you get the long-wheelbase car with its optional ‘ottoman’ chairs.

They’ll give you a fabulous back which should ease the from all that patting on the back for being so green.

Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h

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