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    Refreshed LS is as dramatically new as its bold front grille suggests


    By Richard Cazeau, Aug. 10, 2012, Photography by Lexus. Video by Mike Maez.


    Time flies. Lexus has been producing luxury vehicles for the global market since 1989, taking the fight to European auto magnates like Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

    Now long in the tooth, the current flagship LS sedan has been on the market since way back in 2007 and so its no surprise to see it gain a slew of improvements to satisfy consumers looking for the freshest look on the road for 2013. In fact itís quite overdue. The line-up includes the familiar LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid and the first-ever LS 460 F Sport. Immediately obvious details include the dramatic new spindle grille and an impressive new interior. But thereís also plenty new that you canít see. In total, half of the carís 6,000-odd parts have been reengineered and it shows in every way.

    IN A NEW LEXUS STATE OF MIND

    Each LS is different in subtle ways, yet part of a successful DNA of great engineering. The LS 460 and LS 460L are available with rear-wheel drive and AWD drivetrains. Under the hood is a 4.6-liter dual injection (conventional and direct-injection) V8 engine. The RWD model makes 386 horsepower (six more than 2012) and 367 lb-ft of torque. The AWD makes an additional two horsepower over it predecessor.


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    wow, that is hawt.
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    AWD...that always makes me laugh outside of Audi, Subaru, Land Rover (4wd job), and Mitsubishi. Not your typical Toyota boring design though so kudos where its deserved...

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    my fathers lexus is250awd does very well in the winter. All the nannies makes for a uneventful ride, but he's never gotten stuck anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDGuy View Post
    my fathers lexus is250awd does very well in the winter. All the nannies makes for a uneventful ride, but he's never gotten stuck anywhere.

    But the system disengages completely at 25mph and can never fully transfer power to all 4 wheels at any given time.

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    For a DD, 90% of the time, AWD is only beneficial on take off for added traction anyhow.

    Say your in a your Subaru driving down the road at 25 mph/40km/hr and you hit a patch of black ice and start to spin out. that AWD isnt going to do anything for the average driver so in the end most drivers dont care or dont know the differences in the AWD systems out there...
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    looks pretty good.

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