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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $56,803 $63,825
4-Door Sedan RWD LWB 16 24 $65,623 $73,735
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $59,941 $67,350
4-Door Sedan AWD LWB 16 23 $68,760 $77,260
4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 21 $80,631 $86,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 20 $83,421 $89,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $134,106 $144,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $118,110 $127,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $180,420 $194,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,803
$80,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,825
$86,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1064 / month
$1445 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention, the 2009 Lexus 460 is a good choice. Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.0 109.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 198.0 205.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.0 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.2 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 11.6-16.6 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50VR18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50VR18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4244 4465
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI/DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 367 @ 4100 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 380 @ 6400 382 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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