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Lexus LS 4 (XF40) facelift

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Product Overview

Lexus LS Mark IV facelift (chassis code XF40) is a full-size luxury sedan in production from 2009 to 2012, whereupon it received a second facelift. It was available with two V8 engines that displaced 4.6 to 5.0 liters.
Drivetrain-wise, the hybrid LS 600h (L) remained the same as the pre-facelift model. The LS 460 received a small chassis and suspension upgrade to address the premature wear issues of front control arm bushings. Lexus also introduced the LS 460 Sport with upgraded brakes, forged wheels, and a body kit to go; it can also lock up the torque converter from the 2nd gear up, which improved the feel of power response at a potential cost of torque converter service life.
Naturally, the front and rear of the vehicle were updates, though changes are so minor that a side-by-side comparison is needed to spot the difference.
To many, this is the ultimate Gen4 LS.
Other goodies such as 0.26 Coefficient of Drag and full multi-link suspension setup are retained.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 87%
Pros
  • Slightly better styling, esp. in Sport guise
  • Improved suspension durability
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Robust powertrain
Cons
  • Starting to be down on power compared to its European competition

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Specifications

Variants shown:
LS 460
LS 460 AWD
LS 460L
LS 600h
LS 600h L

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