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LS 460


Combined (l/100km) 10.7
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.7
Maximum speed (km/h) 250

FROM €124,500.00



To create amazing, you have to do things the hard way. That’s why – when developing our first car, the LS 400 – we tasked 60 designers and 1,400 engineers with creating an extraordinarily refined saloon that would revolutionise the luxury car market on its launch in 1989. The LS is no less remarkable. Built at the most award-winning plant on earth, a total of 3,000 improvements have been made. Inside, it has the world’s widest multimedia display, pioneering air conditioning and Advanced Pre-Crash technology. Incredibly comfortable and enjoyable to drive, and now available as an F SPORT model, it is – quite simply – the most refined Lexus saloon ever built. Travelling in the LS endows a very special feeling. Second glances are born of its remarkable, bold design featuring an iconic chrome-framed front 'spindle grille'. Sleek daytime running lights and the world’s smallest fog lamps depict a beautiful visualisation of the Lexus ‘L’ emblem.

A theme also displayed in the rear lights. Viewed from the side, the long and streamlined cabin offers peerless luxury to you and up to four guests. The LS is also the world’s quietest luxury saloon, with a ‘speech intelligibility index’ of almost 100% at 100 km/h, meaning you can enjoy a relaxed conversation as you travel. Our search for silence left no stone unturned. By perfecting a laser screw welding process to make the chassis even stiffer, we significantly reduced vibrations. Wind noise has also been lessened thanks to a near-flat car underbody and tiny winglets fitted to the front door frame moulding and rear lights. To minimise road noise, we developed wheels with a special hollow chamber rim to absorb tyre noise and optimised the car’s acoustic damping materials. Finally, a COMFORT mode on the Drive Mode Select adjusts the air suspension for a smoother and more relaxed ride.



LS 460

  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights
  • i-AFS - intelligent Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • 18" alloy wheels, 10-spoke design, 235/50 R18 tyres
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Parking assist monitor
  • 2-zone electronic climate control
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather and wood

FROM €124,500.00




Safety in the LS 460 - The Highlights


The LS delivers peerless safety performance, day and night, thanks to breakthrough technologies like Advanced Pre-Crash Safety (A-PCS). Available for the first time on a Lexus, our latest A-PCS is the most advanced system in the industry today and can even detect errant pedestrians. Driver Monitoring is fitted too and will warn you if you are becoming tired, while Lane Keeping Assist stops you drifting out of lane. Blind Spot Monitor uses radar to warn you of unnoticed vehicles when changing lanes, and Rear Pre-Crash activates headrests to reduce whiplash in a back end collision. For safer driving in the dark, Lexus Night View displays infrared images of the road ahead on the 12.3-inch screen. Finally, Adaptive High Beam System (AHS) – a Lexus first – activates shutters within the headlamps to partially shield illumination that may dazzle oncoming drivers.

Eight airbags (10 airbags with the rear seat upgrade package) and seatbelt pre-tensioners help to protect the people inside the car and our Advanced Pre-Crash Safety system is there not only to warn of potential hazards, but to aid with evasive action too, if necessary.

Inside the LS 460 - The Highlights


For driver and passengers, the LS is an incredible car to travel, relax or work in. Even on the longest journeys. The sumptuous leather driver’s seat has 16-way electric adjustments (the front passenger's has up to 14) -and upholstery that is now 15% thicker. An ergonomic pelvic function delivers exceptional comfort, while an optional calf support is now available for the front passenger’s seat. Quality is overseen by ‘Takumi’ master craftspeople in our award-winning Tahara plant: witness the beautiful stitching detail on the leather dashboard and precision-machined aluminium controls of the audio system. For the ultimate in refinement, the steering wheel and dashboard ornamentation are available in a ‘Shimamoku’ veneer (black/grey striped wood) that involves 67 manufacturing steps over the course of 38 days.

Driving the LS 460 - The Highlights


Powered by an impressive 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine and featuring an 8-speed automatic transmission, the LS 460 offers an extraordinarily pleasurable driving experience. Offering rapid acceleration (0-100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds) up to an electronically restricted top speed of 250 km/h, where permitted. Drive Mode Select allows you to choose between ECO, NORMAL, COMFORT, SPORT S and SPORT S+ modes.

Adaptive cruise control


Adaptive Cruise Control is supplied with our Pre-Crash Safety system as it uses the same millimetre-wave radar system. Just like a conventional cruise control system, it maintains a pre-set speed for the car; however, thanks to the radar, it can detect a slower moving vehicle ahead. The system then reduces speed accordingly by easing off the throttle or applying the brakes.

You can set a specific following distance between you and the car ahead and the system will maintain it by matching the speed of the vehicle in front. Once the road is clear again, Adaptive Cruise Control smoothly resumes your original cruising speed (0-170km/).

Impact avoidance


Available for the first time on a Lexus, our latest Advanced Pre-Crash Safety (A-PCS) is the most advanced system in the industry today and can even detect errant pedestrians. A computer uses data from millimetre-wave radar, a stereo camera and infrared projectors in the headlights to constantly calculate collision risk ahead. If the risk is high, the driver is alerted and brake pressure is increased. Where a collision is unavoidable at speeds up to 40 km/h, the brakes are applied automatically to bring the car to a stop and the front seatbelts are tightened.

Occupant protection


Lexus does all it can to prevent accidents by incorporating advanced impact-avoiding technology (although this is never a substitute for careful driving). Every effort has also been made to protect the driver and each passenger from all sides should the worst happen. Indeed, the safety measures built into the LS more than surpass all worldwide requirements.

The LS is equipped with eight airbags (up to eleven when fitted with the relaxation package). These include a breakthrough twin-chamber front passenger airbag. In a collision, a depression is formed in the centre of the airbag to cradle delicate areas such as the nose and mouth.

In addition, a unique head restraint and seat back design decreases neck movement - reducing the chance of whiplash injury. In the event of an imminent impact (as detected by rear millimetre-wave radar installed in the rear bumper), the front headrests actually move upwards and forwards to provide extra support and cushion the head thereby reducing the risk of whiplash.

Mark Levinson® Audio


Mark Levinson is one of the most sought-after high-end audio equipment makers in the world. Since 1972, their reputation for pure musical reproduction has been legendary as has their systems’ uncanny ability to reproduce audio subtleties and nuances with nothing added and nothing taken away from the original performance. Mark Levinson himself built the stage mixer used at Woodstock in 1968 and has since been credited as the founder of the high-end audio industry.

Despite approaches from several luxury car manufacturers, we are the only one featuring Mark Levinson’s ultra-high quality equipment. As Lexus cars are scientifically engineered to provide a highly refined and quiet ride, they provide the perfect acoustic opportunity for a ‘concert hall in a car’ experience. The Mark Levinson system in each Lexus model is painstakingly optimised, components adjusted, speakers positioned and tuning applied to address its unique acoustic environment.

Among the world’s finest in-car entertainment systems, a peerless 19-speaker Mark Levinson® Reference Surround system is optional on LS 460 models. With it, passengers enjoy perfect 7.1-channel surround sound. Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity, an auxiliary input, USB port for use with iPhones® or media players are also fitted. When the LS is stationary, DVD movies can also be watched on the car’s 12.3-inch display screen in vibrant, high definition audio.

Dashboard and console


Equipped with the world’s most advanced technology, the LS provides an amazing ‘Omotenashi’ (the Japanese spirit of hospitality) welcome. As you approach, with the electronic smart key in your pocket or handbag, lights in the door mirrors and LED analogue clock (with a GPS function that cleverly adjusts itself to the local time zone) are activated and begin a sophisticated greeting. Once seated, press the start button and a beautiful animation commences on the central display, while silky white-coloured light flows gently along the dashboard. However, this is only the beginning. Inside, you can relax to 19-speaker Mark Levinson® audio, or watch a DVD or Blu-ray® disc on a 9-inch video screen.

The driver’s seat of the LS is an amazing place to be. Your first point of contact is the beautifully crafted steering wheel and gearshift finished in aluminium. Perfectly positioned for a relaxing drive, the world’s largest 12.3-inch central display can be operated by voice or Remote Touch. Its split-screen capability allows you to simultaneously access information, such as map/audio or Lexus Night View/map. It also shows images from a rear-view camera for trouble-free reversing.

Interior comfort


Inside, the LS offers unmatched refinement. For ease of entry, the driver’s seat also automatically slides back and the steering wheel retracts. Multi-adjustable rear seats with lumbar massage function and butterfly headrests are standard. The rear centre armrest features an LCD display to set the rear climate zone, control the audio and operate the rear blind.

‘Climate Concierge’ is yet another Lexus world first innovation on the new LS. Constantly monitoring temperatures inside and outside the car, this integrated system automatically adjusts cabin, seat and steering wheel temperatures. Award-winning Lexus nanoe® technology also releases microscopic, negatively charged ions to freshen cabin air and moisturise your hair and skin.

Upholstery & Inlay Choice


You can customise the finely crafted interior of the LS to your own individual choice. There are five leather upholstery options – Black, Mellow White, Topaz Brown, Light Grey or Ivory. There’s also a choice of distinctive wood inlay designs: Brown ash burl (matt finish), Dark Brown walnut, Black & Grey shimamoku, Golden ash burl and bamboo.



The LS has class-leading aerodynamics, thanks to details like a near-flat underbody and tiny winglets on the front door pillar and rear lights. First seen on F1 racing cars, these winglets create air vortices that help pull the airstreams inwards to improve the way the LS cuts through the air. This not only enhances stability and handling, but also improves fuel efficiency and reduces wind noise.

Every effort has been made to prevent wind from entering the car too. High specification laminated glass, window frame mouldings and tight seals provide superb insulation. This has the added benefit of reducing sound intrusion, so that the occupants can enjoy a more peaceful journey. It’s this consummate blend of exciting exterior with calm interior that makes the LS a car that’s an absolute pleasure to drive.

Dynamic control


Driving the LS you’ll enjoy a profound sense of connectedness to a car that is both beautifully balanced and exceedingly dynamic. Its incredibly rigid chassis (built using laser screw welding and aerospace-inspired adhesive technology) combines with air suspension to provide exceptionally precise handling and ride comfort. State-of-the-art Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management is fitted as standard, while Variable Gear Ratio Steering adjusts in line with your speed. In an emergency this will adjust automatically to help you to steer away from danger.



The remarkable balance and agility of the LS is a result of masterful automotive design. But the sense of connectivity the driver feels with this inspiring sedan is in part due to its lightweight, aluminium, multi-link air suspension – both front and rear. This is combined with high performance, pneumatic shock absorbers to provide exceptional handling and ride comfort. Adaptive Variable Suspension enables the driver to fine-tune handling characteristics using Drive Mode Select. To drive the LS is to experience a flawless fluidity and feeling of total control.

V8 Petrol Engine


The V8 4.6-litre, aluminium petrol engine is a masterpiece of engineering. Lightweight and hand-finished for smoothness, it delivers extraordinary power and exhilarating performance. Its impressive capabilities are in no small part due to the unique Variable Valve Timing – intelligent Electric (VVT-iE) system that provides vast torque over a wide range of engine speeds. Plus the innovative D-4S direct injection technology ensures optimum performance and efficiency. Indeed, fuel consumption is conservative at 10.7 l/100km and combined emissions are only 249 g/km.

Every element of this immaculate and precise engine has been finely tuned – quite literally. A Lexus ‘Takumi’ craftsperson personally inspects each and every LS V8 engine - using a stethoscope to ensure that the drivetrain has pitch perfect – before it goes into the car.

The power of the V8 engine is combined with an 8-Speed automatic transmission. This sophisticated system increases the number of gears and is able to perform multiple gearshifts, allowing the best of both worlds – rapid acceleration and excellent fuel economy.


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