Lexus LS 3 / Toyota Celsior facelift (XF31) Sedan (2003-2006)

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Lexus LS 430 facelift (chassis code UCF31) is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 2003 to 2006. It was powered by a single 4.3L naturally-aspirated V8 paired to a 6-speed A761E automatic transmission.
Compared to the pre-facelift model, the front and rear lights were modified. More importantly, a new 6-speed automatic transmission replaced the old 5-speed unit. This resulted in small improvement in fuel economy.
In other aspects, the car was exactly the same, it has the same 0.25 coefficient of drag to show for it.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Lexus LS430 facelift 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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Neofiliac score 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptionally robust powertrain
  • Simple yet elegant styling
  • Good fit and finish
  • Good 0.25 drag coefficient
  • Double-wishbone suspensions all-around
Cons
  • Starting to be down on power compared to its European competition

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Specifications

LS430 EULS430 US

Capacity

Cargo Capacity570 L / 20.1 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity84.0 L / 22.2 gal
Passengers5
Payload505 kg / 1113 lbs520 kg / 1146 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs, 315 mm
Brakes | RearVentilated discs, 310 mm
Suspension | FrontDouble-wishbone
Suspension | RearDouble-wishbone
Tire Size225/55 R17
Turning Circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft10.9 m / 35.8 ft

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance145 mm / 5.7 in
Size | Height1470 mm / 57.9 in
Size | Length5025 mm / 197.8 in5015 mm / 197.4 in
Size | Width1830 mm / 72.0 in
Track Width | Front1575.0 mm / 62.0 in1570.0 mm / 61.8 in
Track Width | Rear1575.0 mm / 62.0 in1570.0 mm / 61.8 in
Weight1835.0 kg / 4045.5 lbs1810.0 kg / 3990.4 lbs
Wheel Size7.5J x 17
Wheelbase2925 mm / 115.2 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h6.3 sec6.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph6.0 sec5.8 sec
CO2 Emission270 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.250.26
Fuel Economy11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined) | 16.3 L/100km / 14.4 MPG (urban) | 8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (highway)8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 13.2 L/100km / 17.8 MPG (urban)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 4
Engine3UZ-FE
Engine | Bore91.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.5:1
Engine | Displacement4.3 L / 262.0 cu-in / 4293.0 cc
Engine | Power282.0 hp / 210.3 kW @ 5600 rpm290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 5600 rpm
Engine | Specific Output65.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in67.6 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke82.5 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque417 Nm / 307.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm434 Nm / 320.1 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2003 ~ 20052003 ~ 2006

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