2008 Lexus LS 600h L  -  $105,775


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $105,775
Base Invoice: $93,187
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Hybrid
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Hybrid
Transmission: 2-stage electronically controlled continuously variable (ECVT) transmission w/8-speed sequential multi-mode shifter
Engine: 5.0L 32-valve V8 hybrid engine

Model News

For 2008, Lexus's new luxury flagship, the LS600h L, joins the standard-length LS460 and extended-length LS460 L (which were all-new for 2007), and competes with the most exclusive V12 "supersedans" from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. With a high-tech hybrid powertrain underhood, along with all-wheel drive, the LS600h L goes for a different crowd--of affluent buyers who are environmentally conscious.


Pros

High-tech, high-roller image; fuel efficiency; very spacious, luxurious interior; exclusivity; all-weather traction.


Model Highlights

The 2008 LS600h L showcases Lexus Hybrid Drive, which follows the expertise gained in Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive but is geared more for performance and smoothness that befits a car in this exclusive crowd. The system pairs a 5.0L gasoline V8 engine with two strong electric motors, a system for recapturing power, and a large-capacity battery pack. Altogether, the hybrid powertrain can deliver 438 horsepower, yielding 0 to 60 mph acceleration times of only 5.5 seconds and impressive passing power.

All-wheel drive is part of the package. Power is distributed by a full-time all-wheel-drive system for good traction and stability year round. A Torsen, limited-slip differential helps adjust power distribution; 60 percent goes to the rear wheels under normal driving.

The continuously variable automatic transmission has an "S" mode that simulates the engine-braking action or surges in power that drivers may be accustomed to with gears. There's also a snow mode for limited traction.

The hybrid powertrain in the LS600h L is a full hybrid system, meaning that it's capable of running at low-speed on electric power only. It includes an "EV" drive mode to creep almost silently into driveways or parking garages. It's backed up with one of the most powerful electrical systems in any vehicle, with a 288-volt battery pack and on-board power inverter for the hybrid system, and an auxiliary 12-volt battery for on-board accessories.

The hybrid system also allows the LS600h L to be considerably more frugal than other cars of its size, weight, and power. It achieves model-year 2008 EPA fuel economy figures of 20 mpg city, 22 highway, and is also expected to meet the Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) emissions standard.

Compared to other hybrids and to other high-end luxury cars, the LS600h L boasts extremely quiet operation, with extra sound-deadening materials and special vibration-isolating engine mounts.

The steering and suspension are designed to be quiet and isolating, yet communicative enough for confident roadholding. An air-spring suspension helps provide a good compromise between ride and handling, while there are big ventilated disc brakes front and rear. A variable gear ratio steering system and electronic power steering can function with the standard stability control system to make small adjustments to put the car back on course.

It's easy to get distracted with all the technology under the hood, but the LS600h L is also an extremely luxurious car inside, both in the traditional sense and in terms of high-tech features. The extended wheelbase that comes with the "L" affords plenty of legroom in the back seat for even the tallest basketball players, and it's appointed in fine semi-analine leather with leather trim and real stitching. Wood and chrome trim adorn the interior throughout.

Eight air bags are standard on the LS600h L, but up to eleven are available, including individual rear side bags.

Standard features on the LS600h L include an adaptive front lighting system, climate-controlled front seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel, card-key access, and intuitive park assist. The options list is massive, and the LS600h L can be equipped to rival a Bentley or Rolls-Royce, including climate-controlled rear seats, a reclining rear power seat with massage, a wood-trimmed table, power sunshades, a DVD entertainment system, and even an advanced parking guidance system, which will actually help steer you into a parking spot.

A Limited Edition model is also available; it comes in a unique Truffle Mica exterior with Alabaster and black leather interior, along with a distinctive appearance inside.


Value Writeup

According to Lexus, the 2008 LS600h L features the world's first full V8, all-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain; it provides performance that's similar to that of the top German luxury cars, yet has a combined fuel economy of over 20 mpg. It's also among the best of any car for back-seat space, and offers several high-tech features not otherwise seen in some of the most exclusive competitors, such as the advanced parking guidance system, which helps the car "steer itself" into parking spots.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
444.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
488.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V8

Displacement
5.0L/303

Fuel System
DIS

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
389 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
385 @ 4000

Trans Type
2

Trans Description Cont.
ECVT

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.916

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
103.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.0 in

Front Leg Room
43.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.4 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Hip Room
55.5 in

Wheelbase
121.7 in

Length, Overall
202.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
63.4 in

Track Width, Rear
63.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in

Trunk Volume
11.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5049 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link,

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link,

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Air

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Air

Front Tire Size
P245/45R19

Rear Tire Size
P245/45R19

Spare Tire Size
P245/45R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
11.7-18.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.3-3.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V020000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 16, 2009

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
214570

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 214,570 MY 2006-2008 LEXUS IS, MY 2006-2007 GS AND MY 2007-2008 LS PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ALUMINUM FUEL DELIVERY PIPES (FUEL RAILS). ETHANOL FUELS WITH A LOW MOISTURE CONTENT WILL CORRODE THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF THE FUEL RAILS. AS THIS CONDITION PROGRESSES, THE ENGINE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.

Consequence
OVER TIME, THE CORROSION MAY CREATE A PINHOLE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY PIPES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA/LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V309000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 06, 2010

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
138874

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2008 LEXUS PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 26, 2005 THROUGH JULY 29, 2008. MICRO-FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE MATERIAL OF THE VALVE SPRING MAY DEGRADE THE STRENGTH OF THE VALVE SPRING, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE SPRING TO BREAK.

Consequence
THE ENGINE COULD FAIL AND STOP SUDDENLY WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

5.0L 32-valve V8 hybrid engine-inc: dual variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-iE), pwr intake, permanent magnet electric motor

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

D-4S direct & port injection system

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS)

Liquid filled engine mounts

2-stage electronically controlled continuously variable (ECVT) transmission w/8-speed sequential multi-mode shifter

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)-inc: vehicle stability control (VCS), traction control (TRAC)

All wheel drive w/Torsen limited slip center differential

Multi-link front suspension

Multi-link rear suspension

Air suspension w/(3) settings

P245/45R19 all-season tires

Full-size spare tire w/alloy wheel

19" x 8" 7-spoke aluminum wheels

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/variable gear-ratio steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronically controlled brake system (ECB)-inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

Electric parking brake (EPB)

Dual integrated chrome exhaust tips

Pwr tilt moonroof w/1-touch close

Lower body-side chrome molding

LED headlamps-inc: adaptive front lighting system, washers

Acoustic windshield glass

Laminated side window glass

Electrochromic pwr folding heated mirrors w/puddle lamps & memory

Intermittent variable speed wipers

Semi-aniline leather seat trim

Climate-controlled pwr front bucket seats-inc: 16-way pwr driver seat, 12-way pwr passenger seat, pwr lumbar, 3-position driver seat memory

Heated rear seats

Carpeted floor mats

Wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic heated steering wheel-inc: audio controls, brake hold function, multi-info display

Optitron electroluminescent gauges

TFT multi-info color display-inc: driving range, average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, average speed, outside temp, elapsed time, maintenance & diagnostic messages

Pwr windows-inc: auto-up/down

Pwr door locks w/lockout protection

30-GB hard disc drive navigation system-inc: voice recognition, Bluetooth, backup camera

Intuitive park assist

Cruise control

Smart key system-inc: key fobs, key card, push button start/stop

Pwr door closers

Pwr trunk open/close w/jam protection

HomeLink universal transceiver

Alarm system

Mark Levinson audio system-inc: AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3/WMA capability, auxiliary audio input, auto sound levelizer (ASL), digital sound processor (DSP), hard disk drive music storage, (19) speakers, 450-watt amplifier

XM satellite radio-inc: NavTraffic, dynamic rerouting

Dual-zone auto climate control system-inc: smog sensor, auto recirculation control, charcoal-activated dust & pollen filters

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Leather trim-inc: instrument panel, door panels, armrests

Grain-matched wood trim-inc: center console, door panels

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Alcantara headliner

Pwr rear sunshade

Front illuminated vanity mirrors

Rear vanity mirrors

Wood assist grips

LED map lamps

Wood & chrome-plated shift knob

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronically controlled brake system (ECB)-inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

Dual front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/passenger occupancy classification indicator

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Dual front knee airbags

Child safety rear door locks

All-position 3-point seat belts

Front/rear seatbelt pretensioners & force limiters

Pwr adjustable B-pillar shoulder belt anchors

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)-inc: vehicle stability control (VCS), traction control (TRAC)

Crumple zones

First aid kit

 
SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PWR ACTIVE STABILIZER
$3,000

 
PREMIUM PKG
$4,000

 
PREMIUM PKG II
$7,570

 
EXECUTIVE CLASS SEATING PKG II
$12,570

 
LEXUS PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM (PCS) & DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL
$2,850

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$95

 
PREMIUM FLOOR MATS
$265

 
ALL WEATHER MATS
$109

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$240

 
18" TELEIOS ALLOY WHEELS
$2,375

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