Lexus Trademarks LS 500 in Australia and Europe

Lexus has just trademarked LS 500 in both Australia and Europe, joining the previously-registered LS 500h as a potential engine option for the next-generation Lexus flagship sedan.

The 500 engine designation is an interesting one, as it suggests the next-generation LS could be powered by the RC F’s 5.0L engine. If this is the case, 467 horsepower seems excessive for a base model — does this open the door for a V6 option?

(Really, this trademark was just a matter of time, as Lexus has already registered LC 500 & LC 500h for their upcoming flagship coupe based on the LF-LC concept.)

Thanks Matt!

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  • T
  • August 12, 2015
Maybe they will use the old ISF 5.0 that made 416hp...OR a new turbo V6 thats makes same power as a 5L
  • L
  • August 12, 2015
I don't see any V6 twin-turbo. So I think this engine will come at some later point, maybe next generation GS or TX.
  • A
    Adrian de Leon
  • August 12, 2015
This can be a de tuned 5.0l in the RC F and tuned to have more torque for the LS
  • 4
  • August 12, 2015
The reason that they can not simply just drop in the RCF engine in an LS with no Changes is the fact that the engine as is will not be smooth and quiet enough for what people expect in an LS. The detuned for peak hp in exchange for more torque and smoother operation makes more sense in this cars segment and perhaps we will see a more powerfull version for the next f-sport or LS-F.