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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CLS550
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $59,746 $67,130
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $61,797 $69,435
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $64,681 $72,675
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $66,732 $74,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$59,746
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$67,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1119 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Lexus LS sedans deliver a luxury-liner ride and hushed interior, with some options that are unmatched by all but ultra-luxury brands, but they sorely lack driving involvement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 103.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 199.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 116.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.5 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/35R19 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/30R19 P235/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4023 4244
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front 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) 180 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4800 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.5L/333 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 380 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.60
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.86
Trans Type 7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.72
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 4-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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