2014 Lexus LS600h Price and Performance

We are talking about a truly special model, especially as it comes to the Hybrid. It’s really about the 2014 Lexus LS600h, which really compared to some predecessors, their competitors and those who do not have a lot of advantages. We mainly focus on the driving force, and the cost of performance.

2014 Lexus LS600h side
2014 Lexus LS600h exterior right side.

2014 Lexus LS600h Performance

Unlike competitors with prices of over $ 100,000 as well as the V12 model Mercedes S- Class and BMW 7- Series , Lexus does not want to be the driver and passengers worry about what happens outside the car and enjoy the ride at all points . Maybe that’s why LS600h is one of the quietest automobiles ever made a feature that has graced the Japanese giant in its entire history. However, the question is where exactly LS600h belongs. This car certainly does not have the strength to fight with the German V12, but although it has a lower power again is not so significant that the buyer paid the extra cost of the hybrid.

2014 Lexus LS600h steering wheel
2014 Lexus LS600h steering wheel.

Since it is a hybrid LS600h powered by two engines, gasoline 5.0L V8 with 389 hp and 521 Nm of torque plus two electric motors which maximum power jumps to 438 horsepower. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a CVT gearbox while acceleration to 100 km / h 5.8 seconds. These are certainly weaker numbers for a full second from the BMW 750Li and the 760Li and LS600h can not boast of the test brake which also lags behind the German rivals. Compared with ordinary ls460l AWD , which costs $ 74,000, the hybrid is necessary to set aside even $ 112,000.

2014 Lexus LS600h interior
2014 Lexus LS600h interior.

2014 Lexus LS600h Engine

And when a customer spends six figures for a car expectations are that the car offers a lot, but unfortunately this is not the case with the LS600h. Thanked to the batteries, which are located behind the rear seats , the trunk space is very small for a car of such dimensions, and a family of four is not enough space for three bags when embarking on a vacation . Even LS600h features for which there is, such as consumption , are not very impressive . Combined fuel consumption of hybrids is 11.7 liters per 100 kilometers or less everything liter of ordinary ls460l rear- wheel drive. For comparison, the V12 version of the S- Class and 7- Series , on average, spend less than four liters more.

2014 Lexus LS600h engine
2014 Lexus LS600h engine.

A positive feature of the Lexus lies in the fact that, unlike Germany’s V12 rivals, do not pay high taxes for consumption. Lexus also going to benefit as much LS600h of the car , especially when the electric motor alone for. At low speeds LS600h powered by the electric motor , which the driver does not have the feeling that the car is running at all. The interior gets all the credit and provides all that is expected of a car with a price tag of six figures. Not only is the quality of the already quite high , and equipment envy and easy to use, unlike the system in the BMW iDrive.

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