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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2014 Lexus GS 450H Hybrid Design

2014 Lexus GS 450H is a vehicle that represents a true luxury car and that goes for Mister among vehicles of this class. Graceful appearance, sleek manner and excellent physical prepared.To would be the baseline portrait of modern business man , who require the same limo. When the Lexus brand as a luxury branch of Toyota , first appeared as far back as in 1989. year , and to the U.S. market, one of the main goals set was to provide a real alternative to traditional spoiled American customers in the so-called . business sedan . The former leaders , the German BMW and Mercedes , and later the third member of the Audi, but in the early ’90s , in his pocket felt the presence of the Japanese manufacturer , which is obviously very quickly and successfully , I found a recipe for a way into the hearts of those who wanted to stand out from the crowd , to those who want a car top performance and comfort , without having run away from cliches , which included the German premium trio.

2014 Lexus GS 450H
2014 Lexus GS 450H rear side.

2014 Lexus GS 450H Hybrid Exterior and Interior

The new, second generation of hybrids, or fourth-generation 2014 Lexus GS 450H in general, is certainly a logical step forward from its predecessor, both in terms of operation, and in terms of comfort, but at the same time, brings something new, dynamic and sporty. Outwardly, it is the first impression one gets. Lines of vehicles are now noticeably sharper, more aggressive appearance, and overall impression than good. Especially if you have before you model the F Sport version!

As for the interior, it should be borne in mind that the Lexus life and started in America, and that he is still the primary market. Of course, that does not mean anything bad, but it just need to keep in mind that the average European buyers may get in the way or something to make it unnecessary, such as, for example, heavy use of wood on the center console, door panel and steering wheel, though only some versions. In the aforementioned F Sport, the aluminum and leather in dark red color.

However, it is, as they say, is in place and it’s hard to find fault with, not only when talking about quality, but about ergonomics. Space in the front, and back, is now considerably more than its predecessor, which was one of the major objections to the outgoing model. So the new GS outside spread of 20 or higher for 30 mm, and is obtained in more of headroom and a 30 front and 25 mm rear, while the space for the knees of those sitting behind increased by 20 millimeters.

Also, due to better solved rear suspension, which is more compact, and thus are set out below, and the battery, and the load was increased by 61% for the space. However, with about 480 liters, it is still not in the top segments, but bearing in mind the purpose of these models, rarely would someone need more space. If you have something to “blame” it is a relatively small number of places for small items, especially for small volume compartments in front of the driver.

2014 Lexus GS 450H
2014 Lexus GS 450H interior.

2014 Lexus GS 450H Hybrid – Equipment

Over the years, the 2014 Lexus GS 450H name has become almost synonymous with the word luxury. Thus, the fourth-generation equipped with a multitude of gadgets, starting from the so-called. computer mouse joystick on the center console, which is already loaded in the manual for models RX, through a premium audio system with Mark Levinson, with as many as 17 speakers, an impressive total power of 835 watts, which will literally knock your socks off, and a huge in fact currently the largest in the class passenger cars, central color display diagonal of 12.3 inches, which is read by all the major functions of the vehicle.

Safety of Lexus GS 450H

Of course , the car ‘s caliber is generous when it comes to active safety . In addition to the radar in the front of the vehicle , which in conjunction with the ACC system maintains a safe distance from the vehicle in front , and if necessary slows down or speeds up, the Lexus GS is equipped with the so-called . Driver Monitor , or system through which infrared LEDs and a CCD camera monitors driver alertness and degree of openness of the eyes, and in the case of detection of drowsiness at the time beep . Furthermore, the segments that have active safety system for the elimination of corners , and night vision, the information projected onto the windshield in front of the driver, automatic level control and direction of the headlamps, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and on and on the list is really long , just like the part that refers to passive safety .

2014 Lexus GS 450H Hybrid  РEngine

Under the hood, this time lies a 3.5-liter V6 petrol unit, which is adorned its predecessor, but differs in that it works on so-. Atkinson cycle. In this 2014 Lexus GS 450H model, he released a total of 345 hp and 352 Nm and delivers them through a CVT transmission to the rear wheels. I have an electric motor delivering about 200 horsepower and 275 Nm, and is powered from nickel metal hydride battery that is charged during braking. All this ensures that the 2014 Lexus GS 450H from to 100 km – h comes in just 5.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250 km – h. Since this is a hybrid, this model also boasts an excellent result in CO2 emissions – only 137 g – km.

2014 Lexus GS 450H

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2015 Lexus RC 350 Review

Lexus is definitely one of the most beautiful cars. Thus our new model 2015 Lexus RC 350 has a new design and new challenges. When the story of one such vehicle should say a lot of things and something not to forget. There are few words to describe such a car, which at first glance breathtaking. In the U.S. market this vehicle will be offered as RC 350 and probably as a RC F. Otherwise, the vehicle was done on the same platform as the precursor. But he is different from both of Sedan vehicles.

2015 Lexus RC
2015 Lexus RC – exterior.

2015 Lexus RC 350 Exterior and Interior

Let’s start from the outside. 2015 Lexus compared to its predecessor is lower than the shorter Lexus IS. On the front there are new grilles through which air enters. The headlights have also been specially designed as the letter L and the tail lights too. Classy Lexus goes a step further. Because the hood goes one of the more powerful engines. But we’ll get to later. Wheels on wheels size is 18 inches. Modifications include the cooling of the engine. Then, an active rear spoiler as well as forged aluminum wheel.

The interior also has changes. Operational zone and display characteristic of the new RC command a display panel. New Remote Touch Interface and high contrast colors and wood that is treated as part of the luxury Lexus holds for them. Based on some indicators Lexus RC treated as a passenger vehicle. Its capabilities are highly oriented with respect to RC 350 because they get a great instrument with a large centrally mounted Shift Control.

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Lexus RC  350 РEngine

If we are talking about engine, we must mention several options. The 2015 Lexus RC 350 is able to make 314 horsepower with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with only 6,400 rpm. Power to the rear wheels comes through the eight-speed Sports Direct Shift gearbox. The RC 350 is moving on the double linkage, multi-link rear axle.

2015 Lexus RC

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