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Lexus LS 2 / Toyota Celsior facelift (XF21) Sedan (1997-2000)

Neo score 75%

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Product Overview

Lexus LS 400 Mark II facelift (chassis code XF21) is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 1997 to 2000. It was powered by a single 1UZ-FE 4.0L naturally-aspirated V8 in its final factory tune paired to a 5-speed A650E automatic transmission. It was also called Toyota Celsior in Japan.
With this tune, Toyota added VVT-i variable valve timing to the 1UZ-FE. This resulted in a small power and notable torque increase. The engine was now also an interference engine.
Lexus has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.27 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Lexus LS 400 XF21 comes with double-wishbone suspensions at all four corners. This provides the good cornering performance and durability, though multi-link tends to be more tunable.

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What we found**

Neo score 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Elegant styling
  • Best-in-class build quality
  • Exceptionally-reliable powertrain
  • Double-wishbone suspensions all-around
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
Cons

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    Specifications

    Capacity

    Cargo Capacity
    463 L / 16.4 cu-ft
    Fuel Capacity
    85.0 L / 22.5 gal
    Passengers
    5
    Payload
    430 kg / 948 lbs

    Chassis

    Brakes | Front
    Brakes | Rear
    Power Steering
    Hydraulic Steering
    Suspension | Front
    Double-wishbone
    Suspension | Rear
    Double-wishbone
    Tire Size
    225/60 R16
    Turning Circle
    11.4 m / 37.4 ft

    Construction

    Body Style
    4-door Sedan

    Dimensions

    Ground Clearance
    140 mm / 5.5 in
    Size | Height
    1435 mm / 56.5 in
    Size | Length
    4995 mm / 196.7 in
    Size | Width
    1830 mm / 72.0 in
    Track Width | Front
    Track Width | Rear
    Weight
    Wheel Size
    7J x 16
    Wheelbase
    2850 mm / 112.2 in

    Performance

    Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
    Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
    Coefficient Of Drag
    0.27
    Fuel Economy
    Top Speed

    Powertrain

    Drivetrain Layout
    Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
    Engine
    1UZ-FE
    Engine | Bore
    87.5 mm / 3.4 in
    Engine | Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
    Engine | Displacement
    4.0 L / 242.2 cu-in / 3969.0 cc
    Engine | Power
    Engine | Specific Output
    Engine | Stroke
    82.5 mm / 3.2 in
    Engine | Torque
    Engine | Type
    Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
    Transmission | Gears
    5-speed
    Transmission | Type
    Automatic

    Production

    Availability

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