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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 $62,219 $67,630
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,219
$85,421
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$67,630
$91,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1127 / month
$1531 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 60.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.0 109.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 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) 63.6 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 199.2 206.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.0 16.4
Brakes
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 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4244 4630
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 367 @ 4100 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 380 @ 6400 295 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.59 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.17 3.42
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
 
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