Luxury cars - specifications

 Lexus LS460 SE-LMercedes S500L
On-the-road price/total as tested"£71,000/£71,400""£73,815/£79,365"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£25,276/35.6 per cent""£23,419/32.0 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)182.8177.5
Engine/capacity "V8/4,608cc""V8/5,461cc"
Peak power "375/6,400 bhp/rpm""388/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "493/4,100 Nm/rpm""530/2,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 8-spd auto/rwd7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel84 litres/full size90 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/folded) 505 litres560 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"2,055/440kg""1,940/605kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficientN/A/0.26Cd11.8 metres/0.26Cd
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost "Five stars/19/£1,420 ""Five stars/20/£1,363 "
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs Lexus "3yrs (unltd)/30yrs Mobilo life
Service intervals/UK dealers"10,000 miles/50"Variable/169
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £250/£350/£250£220/£400/£220
0-60/0-100mph6.5/15.1 secs5.4/13.7 secs
30-70 thru gears 5.8 secs4.9 secs
30-50 in kickdown 2.4 secs1.9 secs
50-70 in kickdown 3.4 secs3.0 secs
Top speed 155mph155mph
Braking 60-0/30-0mph 35.3/9.1 metres34.3/9.0 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/38/57/64dB62/40/55/62dB
Auto Express economy/range17.6mpg/325 miles18.6mpg/368 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 17.1/35.8/25.4mpg16.2/33.2/24.1mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket261g/km/35 per cent279g/km/35 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£5,467/£9,940""£5,639/£10,334"
Airbags/cruise/radar cruise controlEight/yes/yes"Seven/yes/£1,840"
Auto park brake/elec mirrors/xenon lightsYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Auto wipers/front/rear parking sensorsYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
CD changer/DVD rear screen/sat-navYes/yes/yes"Yes/£3,200/yes"
Elec bootlid/clim ctrl/voice recognitionYes/yes/yes£410/yes/£320
Electric/memory/heated/cooled seatsYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/£820
Electric rear seats/side/rear window blindsYes/yes/yesYes/£520/yes
Reverse camera/elec dampers/stab controlYes/yes/yes £660/yes/yes
Soft close doors/m’func steering/night viewYes/yes/no"£440/yes/£1,200"

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