2013 Lexus LS 600h F SPORT to be Offered in Europe


2013 Lexus LS 600h F SPORT

The 2013 Lexus LS 600h will be offered with the F SPORT package in Europe, though with some changes compared to the LS 460 F SPORT:

  • Both the LS 460 F SPORT & LS 600h F SPORT will be lowered by 10mm compared to the standard model, with Brembo front brakes and paddle shifters.
  • The RWD LS 460 F SPORT will be equipped with a Torsen limited slip differential, an Active Stabilizer System, and the paddle shifters will incorporate automatic throttle blipping on downshifts.
  • The LS 460 F SPORT will also have an intake sound creator installed, which will feed engine sound into the cabin.
  • The LS 600h F SPORT will not have the Torsen LSD — only the Active Stabilizer System will be equipped.

The purpose of the Torsen LSD is to distribute torque between the rear wheels — not exactly applicable to the AWD-only LS 600h (which also weighs 418lbs. more than the LS 460).

Also released by Lexus Europe are some new photos, including two images of the black leather interior — one with Bamboo trim and the other with Ebony Bird’s-Eye Maple Linear Espresso Wood trim:

Update: Edited for clarity.

[Source: Lexus Europe]

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    I’m a HUGE fan of White Car , and this is a Lexus … I just drool all over myself .

  • Brad

    They need to offer this in Canada also.I’d be sold on the LS 460 F-Sport except I have to have AWD for the winter months.I’m O.K. with purchasing an IS-F for example & using it for only 2 or 3 seasons,but not an LS.It should be used year round,not as a clear out the cob webs sports car that gets stored away.

  • enthusiast88

    Something seems wrong with these pictures. There is no way that the front passenger has only 8-way power seats (NO lumbar adjustments?).

    I love the bamboo with the black though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    sigh…

  • heydrichmuller

    Me too! White on tan/Cherry Red on tan/Black on tan!! 

    Am I the only one who wants to wait for a complete remodeling of the LS? For that much money I’d like a complete overhaul rather than minor modifications. The current one will do splendidly for the moment. I do hope the next generation LS 600h L will have far better EPA numbers than her petroleum counterpart.

  • Josh_Lexus_of_Nashville

    i see a problem with the LS600HL f sport……. here in my area we hardly sell the LS600HL’s and adding the f sport to that hefty price……. i dont see to many of these selling.

  • kaizenfactor

    F Sport Hybrid is not okay in the USA but it is everywhere else. There’s something wrong with that …along with the no foglights for GS F SPORT mentality. Looks like the accountants and product planners win again.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Europe has the LS 600h, which is the standard wheelbase LS.

  • Lexus Loyalist

    That’s not ebony birdseye maple in the black interior.  It’s linear espresso wood, like in the GS350 with Luxury package.

  • JoeMa

    The F Sport package just looks better on the new LS. The standard LS grill with the black cross bumper just doesn’t work for me (too busy or something). But seeing a new model in person often changes your opinion so I’ll need to wait until November to make my final judgment.

  • JoeMa

    I agree. The F Sport just looks better and why not give the US market the F Sport option for the hybrid?

  • LF_EH

    EPA numbers are not as important as driving style.

    When Autoblog tested the LSh, they got “EPA smashing numbers”!!!

  • Cliff

    I kind of had my doubts about the whole spindle grill as a signature lexus design, but I have to contend, its all starting to look pretty badass thus far GS,RX,LX,ES,LS, and i hope the IS is in the works for a spindle facelift…  It’s the makeover that I think will have people who were once averse to lexus to take notice… I definitely see heads turn when I drive around in my GS Fsport

  • Joshd

    Looks awesome and once again, North America gets screwed. (no GS F sport hybrid)
    What are all those buttons on the side of the arm-rest on the back?  

  • wooski

    Just who will buy the LS600h F Sport in Europe? I predict they will struggle to give away demonstrators never mind make any genuine sales. Could make a nice 2nd hand buy in 3 years time though after horrific depreciation :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    Smashing meant better or worst MPG ? lol

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Thanks for the correction — I’ve updated the post.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Expats?

  • Richard

    I wish they did a Black Headliner with the (Tan) Flaxen/Black Combo… like they did with the GS’s Cabernet/Black Combo… the soft grey doesn’t look right.

  • F1

    The Rich love Lexus in Europe..

    Since the S-class over there is a fleet princess

  • Erich Kerner

    Maybe my comment doesn´t “fit” exactly to this news message, but i will never understand why Lexus offers many models only to “some” markets. e.g. there is no GS 350 for Western Europe, there is no GS 450h/LS 600h F SPORT for North America(!!), no ES/ES hybrid for Japan and so on…

    No doubt – there is no need for a GS 250 in north america, or the RX 270/GX 400. Don´t get me wrong. Sometimes it seems to me that Lexus don´t wonna sell the number of cars they could sell if they would offer these cars at much more markets.

  • LexusLVR

     ”The Rich love Lexus in Europe..”

    No they don’t.