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2012 Lexus LS 600h L Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Hybrid
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $103,732 $112,750
4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$103,732
$65,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,750
$71,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1879 / month
$1183 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The low volumes projected for the 2012 Lexus LS 600h L reflect its conflicted role as the most luxurious model of the LS line and also the greenest; it's a comfortable car with superior fuel efficiency, but does anyone care? The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 106
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 203.9 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 121.7 120.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.8 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 14.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.1 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.42
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.2 21.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 11.6-17.6 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.3-3.7 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45R19 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size P245/45R19 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5360 4101
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 389 @ 6400 326 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas/Electric V8 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System DIS Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 4000 332 @ 1500-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.52
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.916 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.17
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 600h L BMW 7 Series
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.3
 
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