2011 Lexus LS 460 Overview
Power, refinement, added length and space, and a host of impressive technology define the luxurious 2011 Lexus LS 460 and 460L sedans.
The 2011 Lexus LS comes in two distinctive models: 460 and 460 L. The 460 L is a longer, more powerful model for those who need simply need more. Powering the LS 460’s is a 357-horsepower 4.6-liter V-8, or an available 380-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8. In addition to featuring variable valve timing, all-wheel drive is optional. Dual fuel injection, which combines direct and port injection, promises efficient fuel delivery. At the back of this smooth V-8 is an eight-speed automatic. Fuel economy hits 16 mpg in the city and 23-24 mpg on the highway, and the LS 460 competes with other full size luxury sedans like the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The 2011 LS 460 and LS 460L received revised styling to the front end, as well as new electronics and a performance package last year. As part of the Sport Package, an additional aero body kit is applied to the LS 460 for some sporty flair, and Brembo brakes provide enhanced stopping ability. An appearance package offers the previously mentioned aero body bits, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels. Variable ratio steering further enhances driving dynamics and comfort.
Riding on an available air suspension with three driver-selectable modes, the LS 460 provides an uncompromisingly smooth ride while still being able to combat body roll during cornering. This means you get a more comfortable ride without losing anything in the bends. Making the 2011 LS 460 even more pleasurable are four leather and wood trim combinations, divine leather seats, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system with smog sensor. Climate-controlled front seats and heated rear seats pamper each occupant. To ice this cake, the Sport Package also adds Black/Saddle leather seating, sport front seats and paddle shifters.
Even more available luxury options include a lumbar massager in the rear seat, power adjustable rear headrests, four-zone climate control, DVD entertainment system, and a 450-watt Mark Levinson stereo. The LS 460L features an optional Executive Class Seating Package with ventilation controls, a drink cooler, reclining rear seats, and a center console with tray table.
Safety features abound in the 2011 Lexus LS 460 and 460L, from auto-dimming high beams that don’t blind oncoming traffic, to antilock brakes with brake-force distribution. An electronic stability system, active front headlights that pivot into corners, an automatic parking system, and eight airbags are all standard. New for 2011 is a standard brake override system.
With so many fun and sophisticated features, as well as one of the smoothest rides on the road, you’ll never want to get out of the 2011 Lexus LS 460 and 460L.