Other available options include a 14-speaker premium Mark Levinson sound system, air conditioned front seats, laser cruise control, a power rear sunshade and an adaptive variable suspension system. The hybrid version improves fuel economy to 23 mpg combined. This car has a 4 door saloon sedan body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. The Michelins are sticky, but as we said above they also tend to be a bit noisy at low speeds. But any sport-sedan compromises are barely noticeable. The only thing it could use is a quick next-turn window in the main gauge cluster.
Naturally this sedan comes equipped with remote keyless entry, and remote fuel-door and trunk releases. The 450h is a hybrid model that includes a 3. The exterior concept was originally developed by the well respected Italdesign Giugiaro in Italy. On this vehicle, 16-inch tires are fitted onto alloy wheels, with chrome as an option. Standard exterior features on this sedan include a power sunroof, and automatic headlights, with an option for high-intensity discharge.
Perhaps one is on the way. It comes with 5-speed automatic transmission. Other features offered as standard are cruise control, map lights and power door locks and windows. The hybrid version uses a proprietary continuously variable transmission to afford peak operational efficiency. You can expect fuel economy to be about the same as most competitive V-6s. The brake pedal travels downward a little too far toward the floor without anything happening, but at the point where the brakes engaged, the pedal feel was firm and confident, though the pads tended sometimes to be noisy.
Its 5-speed automatic transmission has manual shift capability that allows the driver to be more involved in this car's amazing performance. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1720 kg. The 350 and 460 models are outfitted with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission respectively. Quiet conveyance Despite its aggressive orientation, very little noise and vibration enters the cabin. The exterior styling was completed in house and included distinctive quadruple headlights, an upgraded stereo and luminescent gauges. Other available options include a 14-speaker premium Mark Levinson sound system, air conditioned front seats, laser cruise control, a power rear sunshade and an adaptive variable suspension system.
The 450 hybrid was added to the lineup in 2007. The third generation was produced in 2006 and introduced the direct-injection engine. Why not start with Lux-Lite? The next-generation 5-Series, which goes on sale this fall, offering improved performance, more high-tech features, and a spiced-up interior, will certainly turn up the heat. An optional advanced active stabilizer system provides better control without affecting ride quality. It adjusts shift points not only based on your throttle foot, but also to the slope of the road, cornering forces, and other variables.
The 6 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a volume of 3 litres. . The 450h is a hybrid model that includes a 3. The 450 hybrid was added to the lineup in 2007. Brake Assist, a feature that automatically applies additional boost during panic braking, is also included. Around in its current configuration since '97, it was due for a redesign, though it remained a strong seller.
Strong, silent type The 300-hp, 4. All five seatbelts are equipped with three-point capabilities. Our test car had two options that are definitely a matter of personal taste, but we could have done without both of them. Lexus' challenge, then, was to increase the car's lux quotient and crank up its style factor, while not straying… So, your career has taken a decidedly upward turn, but it'll be a few years before those stock options kick in. Steering is responsive and direct.
Also, the interface is a touch screen avoiding the scramble to move a cursor around the screen. Premium fuel is required, though, despite the adaptable valvetrain. The hybrid version uses a proprietary continuously variable transmission to afford peak operational efficiency. The 350 and 460 models are outfitted with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission respectively. The lid opens wide to a surprisingly cavernous trunk. Power is transferred to the wheels via a 5 speed automatic gearbox.