NEW FOR 2011:

– New Sport Appearance Package on AWD model
– AWD models delete variable gear ratio steering and front and rear air suspension

For 2011, changes to the LS460 flagship sedan include the deletion of the variable gear ratio steering and air suspension on the LS460 and LS460L all-wheel drive models. A new Sport Appearance Package on AWD models adds a sport grille and skirt package.

The LS series includes the LS460 RWD, LS460 AWD, and long-wheelbase LS460 L AWD. There is also a hybrid version, the LS600h, covered separately.

All models use a 4.6-litre V8 engine that produces 380 horsepower in rear-wheel drive, and 357 horsepower in all-wheel drive. All use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Features on the LS 460 RWD include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic recirculation mode, Smart Access with pushbutton ignition and wallet-size smart card key, power tilt and telescopic wood and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with audio controls, auto up/down windows, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic projector-beam headlamps, cruise control, garage door opener, power rear sunshade, advanced parking guidance system, intuitive parking assist, front and rear illuminated vanity mirrors, wood interior trim, 16-way driver and 12-passenger power heated and cooled leather seats, heated rear seats, Escaine headliner, voice-activated navigation system, back-up camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound six-DVD/MP3 stereo with hard disc drive, XM satellite radio with NavTraffic, USB port, electroluminescent gauges, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing wipers, auto-levelling adaptive xenon headlamps with washers, LED taillamps, fog lamps, power-folding heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, puddle lamps and auto tip-down in reverse, driver and passenger knee airbags, rear seat side airbags, active front head restraints, first-aid kit, and anti-theft alarm.

The LS460 AWD is similarly equipped.

The LS460 L AWD adds four-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable heated and cooled rear seats with single memory setting, power door and trunk closers, power rear door sunshades, leather-trimmed instrument panel, pre-collision system, laminated side glass, water-repellent front door glass, and intelligent high-beam headlamps.

Available options include a Technology or Sport Package on the 460RWD, a Sport Appearance package on the 460AWD, a Technology Package on the 460AWD and 460L, and an Executive Package on the 460L.

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