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2008 Lexus LS600hL

Lexus has launched its flagship LS hybrid sedan in Australia and it be available in dealerships from The new LS 600hL long-wheelbase sedan the world’s most sophisticated hybrid system and provides most opulent driving

According to Lexus the LS 600hL many world and segment including the first all-wheel-drive V8 system, the first application of LED headlights and the world’s first in-seat airbag.

The LS 600hL features an Intelligent Park (IPA) system, a first for segment and for any vehicle currently in Australia. IPA assists the driver by a rear camera and ultrasonic to identify a parking space calculating the appropriate steering to guide the LS 600hL into the space.

A stunning showcase of the hybrid system in the LS 600hL is the powerful yet fitted to a Lexus. It a combination of the highest-output electric and engines of any Lexus to date and a combined 327kW. It is the world’s hybrid vehicle and first V8 and it manages very respectable CO2 of 219g/km on ADR 81/01 test and fuel efficiency of 9.3 litres/100km.

LS is the most advanced luxury available today. Based on its and comfort inclusions, it has essentially a market segment of its own. A of this calibre is not intended to be a seller — it is reserved for fortunate few who enjoy the best of said Lexus Australia executive John Roca.

the many unique features the LED offer near-daylight-quality white in less than 0.1 second to night driving. An intuitive control system features a temperature-sensing network. It can automatically any one of the four temperature zones to maximum comfort for occupants.

rear passengers will be able to relax on a reclining ottoman that features climate control and massage and the world’s first in-seat

Lexus active and passive features include Lexus’ safety System and a total of 11 The flagship Lexus LS600hL be the most exclusive of the marque’s and is expected to account for less one per cent of total Lexus in Australia. The LS 600hL has a recommended price of $240,000 for the fully four-seater and $233,000 for the five-seat

Lexus state that versions of the LS 600hL are fully and there is no need for an options

Press release technical follow the picture gallery.

2007 LS 600hL Press Kit


New LS 600hL is a showcase for Lexus, from its hybrid all-wheel-drive system to its new Park Assist (IPA)

The technology in LS 600hL also the world’s first seat airbag, breakthrough light-emitting (LED) low-beam headlamps, the Pre-Collision safety System, Cruise Control, Adaptive Suspension and Lexus’ Vehicle integrated Management (VDiM)

The highlight of LS 600hL is its hybrid which seamlessly blends the from the most powerful and electric motors Lexus has offered in a hybrid passenger

The electric component of the hybrid is driven by two electric motor/generators.

The creates a clutchless Electronic Variable Transmission (E-CVT) is able to mimic shifts of an transmission via an eight-step shift system.

A newly developed transfer and permanent AWD system for the Hybrid Drive system is a in a Lexus sedan in Australia.

A mechanical limited-slip centre system has been developed for LS 600hL’s AWD system.

Lexus’ new IPA is another first for an Australian vehicle.

It is designed to help enter either parallel or parking spaces.

The system a rear camera and ultrasonic to identify parking spaces.

The IPA uses this information to the appropriate steering angle to the vehicle into the designated space — with driver input.

LS 600hL a reclining rear passenger ottoman (available on four-seat

LS 600hL’s ottoman features the first anti-submarining seat which deploys just the occupant’s knees to reduce movement in an accident.

LS 600hL has breakthrough LED low-beam headlamp

The triple-LED lamp system daylight-quality illumination in approximately 0.1 and significantly improves durability conventional headlamp systems.

LED in the LS 600hL are designed to last the of the vehicle.

The LED headlamp system in LS is integrated into Lexus’ Intelligent Adaptive Front System (I-AFS), which illuminate bends, road and parking spaces.

Negotiating corners with I-AFS in up to 10 degrees of illumination to the right and on the left, depending on vehicle

Left-hand corners are illuminated up to 15 on the left side and 7.5 on the right, on vehicle speed.

LS 600hL Lexus’ advanced quad-zone control system, including the first thermal body network.

The system constantly and assesses the body temperature of occupants and adjusts individual settings for each person.

LS climate control system can switch temperature and airflow to any one of the 20 air conditioning outlets, in locations roof-mounted diffusers to individual

LS 600hL allows occupants to and take in a favourite movie or in complete comfort.

The Mark Reference Surround Sound featured in the vehicle has been specifically for the LS 600hL’s passenger

The system offers playback of a of media including CD, CD-R/RW, DVD Audio and DTS 5.1, as well as MP3 and MWA files, over 19 individual


New Lexus LS 600hL combines standing 400-metre acceleration 9.3-litre/100km fuel economy1.

Its dioxide emission level is

LS 600hL is rated as a SULEV emission vehicle) in the United

Lexus LS 600hL has 290kW of at 6400rpm and 520Nm of torque at from its 5.0-litre quad-cam V8 engine.

Its 650-volt electric motor delivers 165kW of and 300Nm of torque, with torque available from rpm.

LS 600hL’s hybrid blends the two power sources to operating conditions to provide a 327kW of power — to a six-litre petrol engine.

The motor drives through a motor speed reduction

The combined power of the two power is fed through a clutchless eight-step Continuously Variable Transmission and a Torsen® transfer to the front and axles.

An EV mode2 allows the to operate at speeds up to 40km/h on power only — for in car parks and residential areas to minimise noise and emissions.

The LS 2UR-FSE engine is a development of LS 1UR-FSE powerplant, with the increased from 83.0mm to for a swept volume of 4969cc.

The system in LS 600hL utilises the variable inlet valve on the Lexus V8 engine.

The intelligent system provides an extended of inlet camshaft retardation to smoother engine petrol and engine stop for hybrid

LS 600hL stops its petrol whenever possible (including the vehicle is stationary) to save and reduce emissions.

In addition, the new five-litre V8 employs four-degree timing variations between numbers 1, 2, 3 and 6, and the other four — to reduce vibration at and improve fuel economy.


Lexus LS 600hL’s Hybrid Drive system a clutchless E-CVT transmission.

It links the vehicle’s petrol and two electric motor/generators.

LS 600hL’s transmission acts as an Electronic Variable transmission (E-CVT), the added sophistication of a sequential-shift and eight stages of engine

It was designed to fit into Lexus existing transmission tunnel.

The transmission consists of two water-cooled voltage motor generators, a split device, a two-stage reduction device, an electrically oil pump and a hydraulic system for two brakes that act on the second gear set (also known as the reduction device).

The motor (known as MG1 and MG2) are located

LS 600hL’s petrol engine and the motor generator (MG1) are by a planetary gear set that the petrol engine power to the vehicle and drive MG1 to create

MG1 also fulfils the role of motor for the petrol engine.

The motor generator (MG2) motive power and also the to act as a generator for regenerative braking.

The cooling system for the two motor also cools the inverter.

The system for these components is to the petrol engine cooling with its own radiator, water and water filter.

Two-stage feature

Lexus LS 600hL’s ‘drive’ motor is linked to the planetary gear set (and the petrol engine and MG1) and to the AWD transfer by the two-stage motor-speed planetary gear set.

feature is unique to the hybrid in Lexus GS 450h and LS 600hL.

The two in the motor-speed reduction device are (low) and 1.900:1 (high).

developed the two-stage planetary to reduce the rotational speed of MG2 at road speeds.

This the designers to decrease the diameter of the while still providing torque and power needed to LS 600hL’s acceleration and top-speed

In addition to allowing the second gear set to shift gear in two it helps create LS 600hL’s shift function.

Two ‘wet-type’ control the operation of the two-stage gear set and therefore the gearshift allowing deceleration to be varied in two

Brake number one is attached to the sun gears and brake number two to the pinion gear.

(The wet in the L110F transmission are part of the of conventional automatic transmissions.)

transmission feature

Lexus LS has a sequential shift feature on its

A downchange on the sequential shift a similar retardation feeling to a shift down change on a Lexus electronically controlled transmission.

Tap the sequential shift down twice, and the transmission as though the driver has changed two gears in a conventional vehicle.


New LS 600hL is first all-wheel-drive sedan in

Its hybrid powertrain is matched to a developed gear-drive transfer and a AWD system.

The heart of the AWD system is a mechanical limited-slip centre

The Torsen® LSD system was developed for LS and was designed to provide smooth drive and good response.

It both traction performance and the ability to turn.

The torque-sensing generates limited differential proportional to the vehicle’s drive

It has been set up with a front-to-rear split that is biased to the in the ratio 40:60.

However, it can and instantly change the ratio the range of 30:70 to 50:50, on driving conditions such as wet or dry snow and taking off on a curve.

LS has a purpose-designed transfer gear set to the front propeller shaft.

The 401K transfer has a set of three

Its compact design means intrusion into the front footwell.

The gear tooth are high-precision-polished to optimise the contract and minimise noise.

The lightweight transfer case has placed ribs for maximum

LS 600hL has specially designed drive differentials front and with final drive of 3.357:1.

Both use low-viscosity to reduce rolling resistance in the and boost fuel economy.

The differential has its pinions offset the road to increase interior

The rear differential has a Lexus-developed mechanism in the differential gears.

It is to improve take-off on low-traction by applying counteracting torque to the slips during light-load and situations.

Torsen® is a registered of the JTEKT Corporation.


New Lexus LS hybrid has a variable-voltage electrical to power its high-output electric motor.

LS 600hL has a lightweight, 288V battery to store

It uses an advanced inverter to two roles: switching battery from 288V of direct to 650V of alternating current to the drive motor, and switching produced by the two motor generators 650V AC to 288V DC to store in the

Lexus has used leading-edge and control technology in the LS 600hL system to maximise performance and economy.

LS 600hL’s hybrid uses advanced electrical (virtually all developed and manufactured to maximise both operating and efficiency.

The equipment includes a permanent magnet motor (MG1) which acts as the and also the starter for the petrol and a 165kW permanent magnet generator (MG2) which the rear wheels and acts as a to provide regenerative braking.

developed a new 288V sealed hydride battery for LS 600hL to high levels of output (output per unit of weight).

The consists of six modules, connected by bus which contain a total of 240

The high-voltage battery has its own cooling

LS 600hL’s motor generator operates to a maximum of 650V, to operating performance and efficiency.

A switching device or IGBT Gate Bipolar Transistor) the battery voltage.

The high-voltage circuit for the drive motor power by increasing voltage keeping the current constant.

The generator and inverter have a water cooling system.

LS 600hL’s high-voltage battery has 240 to provide nominal voltage of

The new Lexus battery confirms the made in sealed nickel-metal (Ni-MH) technology, which was developed for electric vehicles.

LS 600hL’s hybrid control ECU the generator and motor, to ensure the maintains a constant charge so is no need for recharging from an source.

Semi-conductor switching

The IGBT switching device up to 650V alternating current the generator and motor (in regenerative mode) into 288V current for storage in the battery.

Switching such a large flow would normally large amounts of heat.

has developed a unique, finely transistor to achieve low heat and high efficiency.

The inverter/converter features an intelligent power for increased reliability.

Auxiliary control unit

The LS 600hL control unit located in the engine bay contains the semi-conductor switching device and a DC/DC to create 12V DC.

The 12V DC is used to power all systems in the car, such as audio and windscreen wipers.

The therefore has a maintenance-free 12V auxiliary

The inverter occupies the underbonnet traditionally taken by the 12V battery, reducing the length of high-voltage in the vehicle.

All high-voltage components are orange, for ready identification.


LS 600hL combines two power in a hybrid system to combine with economy.

The propulsion of its hybrid drive system are a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine and a electric drive that can maximum torque from rpm. Together they a maximum output of 327kW.

LS Electronic Continuously Variable or E-CVT is designed to cleanly petrol and electric power and highly responsive linear from start-up to full

Hybrid drivers can keep of which power source is used and how much energy is generated and saved in real through an easy-to-read screen in the

There is a Hybrid System in addition to the tachometer.

Hybrid can also track fuel on the Electro Multi-Vision (EMV) that displays Bluetooth™1 controls, Mark Levinson controls, DVD, climate satellite navigation and Rear Camera2.

How the hybrid system Lexus LS 600hL

For normal only the electric motor is providing a gentle, quiet When more power is the motor works in combination the engine. In both cases, LS enjoys immediate torque impossible in a regular petrol

Power from the petrol is split between driving the and a generator that produces for the motor, ensuring maximum efficiency at all engine output

When extra acceleration is the battery provides added to the electric motor, resulting in a smooth and immediate response.

A effective regenerative braking means that energy lost during braking is to electricity and sent to the battery for and later re-use.

The petrol switches off when at stop, on fuel and eliminating emissions. The motor remains on for immediate

Electronic Continuously Variable

The mechanical heart of LS 600hL’s system, the E-CVT, is designed to both seamless acceleration and the deceleration feeling of a conventional transmission.

It consists of two 650-volt electric generators linked to the petrol and the wheels, via two sets of planetary The first motor generator electric power, which is in the high-voltage battery.

This can be used to power the second generator and increase acceleration. The motor delivers 165kW power than most four-cylinder petrol engines) and of torque from zero

All the connections in the E-CVT are mechanical. are no belts or pulleys, and no torque so there is no loss of energy slippage in the driveline.

Power petrol engine

LS 600hL’s new quad-cam V8 petrol engine the best in Lexus performance and efficiency technology to deliver of power and 520Nm of torque.

technology includes dual as well as both direct and fuel injection, and VVT-iE on the camshafts.

LS 600hL’s power-split gear system allows the engine to perform two simultaneous propel the car and drive the generator to electric power.

Battery and equipment

LS 600hL has state-of-the-art equipment. It includes a high-efficiency, battery to store electric until it is required and an inverter to voltage from 288 to 650 volts.

The receives energy from the and from regenerative braking. It power to the electric motor for use when additional acceleration is

LS 600hL is based on the dynamics and of Lexus LS 460, so the entire system, including the 165kW drive motor had to be small to replace the conventional system, compromising the driving dynamics.

All wiring in LS 600hL is colour-coded for clear identification.

Nothing is in LS 600hL, hence the use of regenerative It simply means slowing the car by the electric motor as a generator converting kinetic energy the vehicle’s motion into a form of electricity, which is stored in the high-voltage battery.

LS braking system includes a regenerative brake cooperative function, which balances the braking force and the balance of the braking system to achieve the braking force the driver

By recovering energy, regenerative significantly improves the fuel and emissions of a hybrid vehicle and enhances the attractiveness of hybrid for city driving.

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