With its smooth ride, extensive package of innovative features, efficient powerplant, and refined exterior, the 2008 Lexus LS 460 Base trim easily takes its place as one of the world's ...
With its smooth ride, extensive package of innovative features, efficient powerplant, and refined exterior, the 2008 Lexus LS 460 Base trim easily takes its place as one of the world's top luxury sedans, according to reviewers and drivers. In fact, every element of the LS 460 has been carefully conceived and integrated by the car's designers to create a world-class sedan that sets the standard for luxury and innovation.
Many of the LS 460's cutting-edge features, such as the 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system and the Advanced Parking Guidance System, which assists the driver when parallel parking or backing into a parking space, are available only as options or as part of upgrade packages. But the list of standard features remains extensive and impressive.
Power features such as power door closers and a power trunk closer are just the beginning. Leather-trimmed seats, a wood-and-leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, power-adjustable front seats, a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, and a 10-speaker audio system with a six-disc CD changer also come with the standard equipment package.
In addition, such features as an electronic braking system, electronic power steering, antilock brakes, a direct tire pressure monitoring system, and daytime running lights come as standard equipment.
Most of these are carryover features from the previous year. However, a new exterior color, Opaline Pearl, has been added for 2008.
Drivers and reviewers have commented on the quietness of the LS 460's 380-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 engine, which capably powers the sedan, driving it from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. The engine links to a first-of-its-kind eight-speed automatic transmission. Both the engine and transmission have been designed for improved fuel efficiency.