2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

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    2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world
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    BY: ANTHONY KARR,
    JAN 09, 2017 at 13:46







    Lexus is introducing the all-new, fifth generation LS sedan, designed to be “the brand’s latest global citizen.” The flagship vehicle for the manufacturer has grown in size and has received the GA-L platform for luxury vehicles, which debuted in the LC 500 coupe. The new LS sits lower, has a wider track, and a lower center of gravity.

    “Not only will the LS symbolize the Lexus brand, it will become the definitive new-generation luxury car embodying Japanese tradition and culture,” Toshio Asahi, chief engineer for the new LS, says. “As such, this global pinnacle must go far beyond what the world expects from a luxury car."
    Motivation of the 2018 LS is provided by an all-new 3.5-liter, V6 biturbo engine, which generates 415 horsepower (309 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (600 Newton meters) of torque - sizeable gains over the current LS model’s V8. The highly efficient new unit is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, tuned to deliver “instant acceleration and a constant buildup of torque toward the engine’s redline.” The duo provides a projected 0-60 miles per hour (0-98 kilometers per hour) acceleration in 4.5 seconds.

    Lexus says it will start accepting orders for the model near the end of this year, which means, hopefully, pricing will be revealed in a couple of months. Until then, take a look at the gallery below and stay tuned for our live coverage of the new LS from the NAIAS floor.
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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    A stiched instrument Cluster, that is a first.
    I honestly do not like the styling, but This is probably a superbly engineered vehicle probably above the S Class.

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Screen for the front passenger.. Cool

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    A CD player? I guess they know their demographic well.

    Not terrible either. Aside from the overly busy grill its a pretty handsome car.

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    As with all Lexus sedans, I don't dislike it but I don't feel the least bit excited about it either.

    Will be interesting to see how the alien-mouth grille is accepted/tolerated in what is possibly the most conservative segment of the market.
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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Sigh...I can't do the cowcatcher front end, I just can't. It's so garish.

    It's like the Acura bucktooth of 8 years ago, foisted upon us to force us to accept its differences. Until they finally grew away from it when saner minds in design prevailed the past couple years. Lexus needs that now.
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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Interior is good... and like, very good. Very very good. The detailing is phenomenal and looks of absolutely top shelf quality.

    Exterior, proportions are great but the butt looks a little too elongated. I still like it. I do not like the rear quarter. Straight outta Kia.

    Clearly a lot nicer than the CT6, and no contest. There's at least some bar-moving and innovation going on.

    Is there no V8, only a V6? Why is it projected to be so much quicker than CT6?

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

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    A stiched instrument Cluster, that is a first.
    I honestly do not like the styling, but This is probably a superbly engineered vehicle probably above the S Class.
    It looks very Infinit-ish to me, which I don't like personally.
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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    I still do not like the front design of most all of the new Lexus models. This one has a face that only a mother could love. The rest is mighty nice though.

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    Awesome vehicle except for that hideous grill and headlights. I really like the interior.

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    I still do not like the front design of most all of the new Lexus models. This one has a face that only a mother could love. The rest is mighty nice though.
    You are not alone. If they had not introduced the NX crossover (which is a hit because its a crossover) their sales would be down pretty badly for the year.

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Interior materials look top notch but I wish the part of the dash were the vents are were more symmetrical has a weird "melted" look
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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Only partial digital IP, no Apple Car Play, ugly as **** inside and out. Just terrible! On the (limited) positive side is the 10 speed, steering wheel airbag cover and rear seat foot rest. Astonishing that Lexus could misfire like this.

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    Re: 2018 Lexus LS brings new V6 biturbo to the world

    Absolutely stunning, when that rolls down the street you know it's something special.

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