The transmission got an added sixth gear, and keyless 'smart access' and Bluetooth technology became optional, while a pre-collision system, similar to Mercedes-Benz's Pre-Safe, which used millimeter-wavelength radar to predict crashes and allow distance-aware cruise control, was added as an option. The engine is barely audible. The most noticeable cosmetic upgrades included a new front fascia with an increased gap between the headlights and grille, new headlights and taillights. The durability of the brake system was improved as well. For example, if a point of interest is called up on the navigation screen, a push of a button will dial the location directly.
The automatic climate system reads temperature sensors around the cabin and aims cool air specifically at any hot spots where the sun is baring down. The system can store up to 18 one-touch dial numbers. With Bluetooth technology and SmartAccess, you can unlock the doors, start the car, drive off, and make hands-free phone calls without even pulling your key or your cell phone out of your pocket or purse. Its construction quality is the best in the industry. Its ride is silky and its steering is liquid smooth.
Some features previously included in the Custom and Ultra Luxury packages became available separately. The standard 17-inch wheels have been redesigned and new 18-inch wheels are available with the Sport Package, freshening the profile. The drivetrain improvements not only enabled the 3,890 lb sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6. It protects leather seats from becoming hot and cracking while keeping the steering wheel and shift knob comfortable to the touch. Window switches are illuminated, making them easy to find at night.
The Lexus V8 is smooth and quiet, and the new six-speed automatic shifts so smoothly it''s almost seamless. That contributes to exceptionally low wind noise and improved fuel economy. Engineers used a supercomputer to digitize all body surfaces, then worked out new fit tolerances ten times more precise than on the previous-generation pre-2001 model. Power and Associates Initial Quality survey, and the early models of this series were the most reliable cars in the survey. Majesty leather upholstery is standard and comes in a choice of Ash, Cashmere, Semi-Aniline Black and Comfort Interior in Saddle and Ecru.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Whenever Reverse is selected, the system automatically projects an image in living color onto the navigation screen of whatever the camera lens can detect behind the car. If your vehicle lock is not working using your remote or the inside lock button then this is the part that you need to resolve the issue. We found the light colors beautiful, but no one does black as well as the Germans. The short, horizontal deck leads to a vertical back panel with oversized lamps at the corners, camouflaging the mass of the trunk. It tends to blend in, particularly in areas frequented by other luxury cars. However, the car floats a little more on the air suspension, even in the Sport mode, making it feel bigger, more boatlike.
A new backup camera can help the driver spot objects behind the car. The slick exterior form is further enhanced by the remarkable fit of the body panels. Inside is a beautiful interior with rich wood accents and buttery soft leather, seats so comfortable that you never think about them, and controls that are a paragon of ergonomic excellence. Snazzy perforated semi-aniline or luxury leather trim are optional. The performance improvement is almost entirely a result of the new six-speed automatic. It cuts a handsome, though subtle profile. New interior amenities included retractable rear headrests, wood accents on the leather-bound steering wheel and gear selector, and a navigation system with a concealed antenna.
The optional air suspension allows the driver to switch between two shock-damping modes and to raise the ride height for driving in deep snow. . It is a meticulously crafted car that offers every luxury amenity imaginable, plus a few we would not have imagined. Acceleration performance has been improved significantly over last year''s model. First gear is lower, and second, third, and fourth gears are closer together, all of which makes for a quicker launch and quicker acceleration. When you open the rear door, the light turns on, you can change the personal light angle manually you like, to turn on the personal light, push the switch, for easy access to the ignition switch, ignition switch.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. It isn''t a showy interior, but the workmanship and attention to detail are first class. A three-inch wheelbase stretch resulted in more interior volume than the competing Mercedes-Benz S-Class and allowed the engine to be positioned farther rearward for better balance. The wheelbase was increased by 1. But overall, the Lexus V8 and six-speed automatic are a powerful team, delivering strong acceleration performance for quick passing and freeway merging.
To the right, at the top of the center stack, is a seven-inch touch screen used to control climate and audio, as well as the optional navigation system. The seats are roomy and can be quickly adjusted to a comfortable driving position. Do not hold the cigarette lighter pressed in, when finished with your cigarette, thoroughly extinguish it, the ashtray to prevent other cigarette butts catching fire, after using the ashtray, push it back in close lid. The brakes are responsive and easy to modulate for smooth stopping power. Bluetooth technology is part of the optional navigation system as well. Navigation systems are getting better every year.