2012 Lexus LS 460L Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/ls-460/2012/?id=32972 The original Lexus LS 400 debuted back in 1989 and helped to redefine what a luxury car is as well as where a luxury car maker can come from. Asian automakers are known for customer service, dependability, and refinement; and the 2012 Lexus LS 460L is just as exemplary of what a luxury should be as the original. The base model short wheelbase LS 460 starts at $67,630 with the top of the line AWD Long Wheelbase version bringing the price all the way up to $75,480.
The 2012 Lexus LS 460L is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 engine that makes 380 horsepower and 367 lb-ft. of torque. The transmission is a slick shifting 8-speed automatic. The powerful engine and transmission help the LS 460L achieve 0-60 MPH in 5.4 seconds. Pretty great for a heavy full-size luxury sedan. Fuel economy is pretty good at 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
The LS 460 host a whole bunch of great features and technology. From a driving and performance perspective the 2012 Lexus LS 460L features dual variable valve timing, an 8-speed transmission as mentioned above, variable gear ratio steering, electronic power steering, and direct injection. You can choose between RWD or AWD with enhanced traction control. The Lexus LS 460L has a sophisticated adaptive variable air suspension. This suspension relies on air springs that are controlled from inside the cabin. The driver can choose between three different suspension setting between sporty and luxurious.
On the outside the Lexus LS 460L looks the part of a full fledge luxury car. The paint hob features a wet-sanded finish that increases luster and depth. The headlights are HID with an Adaptive Front Lighting Feature. The taillights feature LEDs which are more noticeable than regular bulbs. The sport edition comes with huge 19-inch alloy rims along with a cool sporty grille. The technology found on the Lexus LS 460L is the best stuff that Toyota has to offer. You get dynamic radar cruise control, an advanced parking guidance system, intuitive park assist, SmartAccess, a backup camera, power trunk, touch screen navigation, and more.
The great thing about the 2012 Lexus LS 460 is that it has a great resale value and the vehicle is very dependable.
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2013 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/lexus/ls-460/2013/?id=32972 For the past 2 decades
the full sized LS series sedan has always been the Kingpin of the Lexus
line-up. The new LS has come a long way since the first boxy models
appeared years ago. This new 2013 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport combines elegance,
luxury, style, sport, and aggression into one great package with a price of
The LS 460 comes with the spindle style grille that is unique to Lexus.
What sets the car apart is the F-Sport package. On the outside the F-Sport
adds upper and lower grille pieces to the front bumper, unique F-Sport
badging, and 19-inch BBS alloy wheels. Performance wise the F-Sport package
will get you larger Brembo brakes to increase the stopping power, a TORSEN
limited slip differential, and an Adaptive Variable Air Suspension which
can be controlled inside the car. Inside the F-Sport Package for the 2013
Lexus LS 460 adds bolstered front seats that have the F-Sport insignia set
in them, black leather interior surfaces trimmed in white, a special shift
knob, Alcantara headliner, paddle shifters, and cool aluminum trim pieces.
The 2013 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 engine that
makes 386 horsepower and 367 lb-ft. of
torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission features cool paddle shifters
mounted to the steering wheel. Fuel economy for this full size luxury car
is 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. There is an AWD model but
both power and fuel economy drop.
On the inside the F-Sport touches are evident with the badging on the
steering wheel and seats. Speaking of seats these are some of the most
comfortable on the market which is what you should come to expect from
Lexus. The gauges on the dashboard are very attractive and the LS 460 comes
packed with technology, gadgets, and safety features. The overall layout of
the cabin is nice and spacious moving the Lexus brand forward and setting a
new measuring stick.
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2012 Audi A8-L Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/audi/a8/?id=32972 The 2012 Audi A8 is a perfect
example of what a full sized luxury sedan should be. On the outside the
Audi A8 is beautiful from the grill all the way to the taillights, under
the hood lies a powerful V-8 engine, and inside the driver and passengers
are treated to an ultra luxurious experience. But owning a high end luxury
car does not come cheap. The base model (normal wheelbase) has an MSRP of
$78,750, while the Long Wheelbase version tested here starts at $84,700.
But the ultimate 2012 Audi A8 is the Long Wheelbase edition with the W12
engine which starts at $133,500.
The 2012 Audi A8-L is powered by a 4.2 liter V-8 engine that produces 372
horsepower and 328
lb-ft. of torque. While not the most powerful car in the full sized luxury
segment; the engine in combination with an 8-speed automatic transmission
does a great job of putting the power down to the ground through standard
Quattro all-wheel drive. The 2012 Audi A8-L can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in
5.8 seconds. Fuel economy is excellent with the A8 netting 18 MPG in the
city and 28 MPG on the highway. The engine is exposed which is great and
there are wonderfully contrasting colors in the engine bay that really grab
On the outside the 2012 Audi A8 is a very stylish car which is sure to get
you noticed. The massive chrome grill looks great and really stands out.
The Xenon headlights combined with the world famous LED running lights are
signature Audi. The A8 also has a set of huge 19-inch alloy wheels at all
On the inside the Audi A8 is plenty spacious with enough room for 4 adults
and all their belongings. The A8-L is the long wheelbase version and this
platform stretches the amount of interior room a couple more inches. The
interior of the car makes you feel like you are in a luxurious living room.
Everything is beautiful and Audi did a great job of finding the perfect
balance between woods and metals that make up the trim pieces. All the
buttons and controls are top notch since Audi understands what a luxury
buyer demands. The A8-L is a real driver's car; it is response and fun to
The 2012 Audi A8 is a true joy to drive. It you are going to spend $80k on
a high end luxury car then you owe it to yourself to take a long test
drive. When shopping for a full sized luxury automobile make a checklist
and compare the various cars in the segment. Audi has really captured the
essence of what a luxury car should be with the 2012 Audi A8-L.
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2012 Hyundai Equus Test Drive & Luxury Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/hyundai/equus/2012/?id=32972 Everything you would
expect in a luxury sedan can be found in the 2012 Hyundai Equus. In fact
the Equus is a very nice alternative to Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes at a more
affordable price. The Equus is a RWD long wheel base luxury sedan with a
base price of $59,000. This is $15k-$30k less than is competition!
When the Equus was first launched in this country it came with a very
respectable 4.6 liter engine. But the engine certainly did not have the
guts to match up to some of the competitors in the luxury car segment. For
the 2012 model year the Equus gets an updated GDI 5.0 liter V-8 engine
produces huge numbers at 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. Fuel economy figures are
15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.
Hyundai has gone to great lengths to shed the image that their cars lack
character. Well the new fluidic design element is evident on the 2012
Hyundai Equus. Up front the Equus shares the same style front grill as the
Genesis sedan. HID Xenon headlights equipped with LED turn signals really
accent the exterior of this luxury sedan. The 19-inch chrome wheels are
also a great touch and they perfectly accentuate the other chrome accents
parts on the exterior. The Equus can easily be mistaken for a Lexus or
other high-end luxury cars.
If you got behind the wheel of a 2012 Hyundai Equus, you might think you
are in a Lexus LS 460. The gauges are very similar to that of other
high-end luxury cars and the seat adjustments are located on the door just
like they are in a Mercedes S550. There is an 8-inch navigation unit that
also displays driver information located in the center dash. The whole
interior is wrapped in high quality leather. There are lovely wood accents
throughout. The audio is handled by a 608-watt Lexicon sound system. The
driver's seats are 12-way adjustable and feature both heating and cooling.
In the back there are two premium first-class seats that can recline and
feature leg support. The center console in the rear is a mini fridge. The
2012 Hyundai Equus combines all the best features found on other luxury
cars in one great package.
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Electric Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/ The 2012 Chevrolet Volt may
be the most technologically advanced and cutting edge vehicle on the market
today. Chevy calls the extended range electric Volt the car of the future.
The majority of the time the Volt is powered by pure electricity that come
from the batteries; but when you exceed the range of the battery pack, its
gasoline burning internal combustion engine acts like a generator, kicking
in to create electricity. So in a sense the 2012 Chevy Volt is a plugin
electric vehicle that also works like a hybrid that can generate its own
electricity. The 2012 Chevrolet Volt has a base price of $39,145.
The Volt gets its electricity from a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It
costs less than $2 to charge a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The car can run on
electricity from the battery for about 35 miles. This makes the Volt a
perfect car for those who have a short daily commute. With the gasoline
generator creating power, the Volt can go for 375 miles without having to
refuel. There are also systems built into the interactive LCD screens in
the das that help you drive more efficiently.
On the safety side the Volt made it to the IIHS List of Top Safety Picks
for 2012. The structure of the Chevrolet Volt is made from reinforced
high-strength steel. There are also eight airbags to protect the drive and
passengers. The Volt benefits from StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control
as well as traction control. These systems help to keep the Volt on the
road and the driver in control no matte the road conditions.
On the outside the Volt looks pretty futuristic. But the shape of the car
was specifically designed to cut through the air with the least amount of
wind resistance as possible. With a drag coefficient of 0.281; the 2012
Chevrolet Volt has one of the lowest figures among production cars. The
lower the better the more sleek the vehicle is. And the Volt still looks
like a sporty car unlike other hybrids that all have the familiar wedge
shape. The Volt comes with stylish 17-inch chrome rims wrapped in
low-rolling resistance tires that aid in the fuel economy department.
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2011 Lexus LS460 L Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Lexus LS460 L. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
2011 Hyundai Equus vs 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Executive Editor Edward Loh and Senior Editor Jonny Lieberman find out if
the luxury of Bentley's Mulsanne is worth the $330,000 pricetag compared to
Hyundai's all-new $70,000 Equus.
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2013 Lexus LS Review - Kelley Blue Book
The 2013 Lexus LS is what happens when conservative tries to find its edge.
Lexus' refreshed LS remains the docile, full-size executive car it's always
been but it has been enhanced with a veneer of aggression. How does this
edgier 2013 LS fare? KBB's Micah Muzio gets behind the wheel to find out.
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While BMW has been morphing the 7-Series into a luxuriously silent highway
cruiser, Lexus has been busy injecting some sport into their isolated
lineup. In 2006 we got the 417HP IS-F, in 2011 came the insane LF-A super
car, and in 2012 we were introduced to Lexus' styling and suspension tweak
brand F-Sport with the GS350 F-Sport. It was therefore only a matter of
time until the spindle grille and the looks-fast package appeared on
Lexus's flagship LS sedan.
2014 Hyundai Equus ( 2013 Hyundai Equus Facelifted)
Refreshed Facelift Hyundai True Prestige EQUUS
Interior and Exterior, V8 5.0 Liter Tau engine
416ps, 52.0 kg.m 8-speed Automatic.
LDWS, BSD, AVM
Drive Mode ( Sport, Snow, Normal), Wood Interior, LED Head, Fog lamp
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2013 Lexus GS350 vs Jaguar XF Mashup Review: And the best sport luxury sedan is...?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Lexus GS350 is all new and completely
redesigned from the ground up. Gone is the stodgy car of old replaced by a
much more passionate and sporty Lexus. The 2012 Jaguar XF has gotten a
minor facelift but the heart of the car remains the same with a 385 HP V8
under the hood. Both of these cars drive for that perfect balance of sport
performance and opulent luxury so which one is better? Check out another
unique TFLcar mashup review as we compare the two luxury sedans to see
which one deserves to be called the best sport luxury sedan.
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Cause: too high class and too expensive to be compared to most other
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2013 Lexus LS Review
Refreshed LS is as dramatically new as its bold front grille suggests.
More than just a facelift, half of all the parts in the LS have been
improved with the luxury limo taking on a refreshed attitude with an
improved focus on style and performance.
Time flies. Lexus has been producing luxury vehicles for the global market
since 1989, taking the fight to European auto magnates like Mercedes-Benz
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 it's quite overdue.
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