Hybrid with the 350-hp | Lexus LC 500h
Lexus developed the LC 500h’s new Multi Stage Hybrid System with two goals in mind. First, it wanted to ensure a sporty, responsive driving experience by closely aligning engine speed with throttle input. Second, it wanted to give the system the best combination of power and fuel efficiency possible.
To fulfill those not-entirely-compatible goals, Lexus added a new four-speed automatic transmission to a familiar hybrid mix of 3.5-liter V6, electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Mounted at the rear of the hybrid transmission, the four-speed gearbox gives the driver a rawer, more satisfying connection between accelerator pedal and vehicle acceleration than the typical CVT can muster. The driver can also switch the transmission over to manual mode for direct shifting, a first in a full-hybrid Lexus.
Overall Length: 4,760 mm (187.4 in)
Overall Width: 1,920 mm (75.6 in)
Overall Height: 1,345 mm (52.9 in)
Wheelbase: 2,870 mm (112.9 in)
Layout: Front Engine Rear Wheel drive
Fr/Rr overhang: Fr: 920 mm (36.2 in), Rr: 970mm (36.2 in)
Wheel Size:1. 21 inches (forged aluminium-available)
2. 20 inches (forged aluminium-available)
3. 20 inches (cast aluminium-standard)
Tyre Size: 1. Fr:245/40 RF21, Rr: 275/35 RF21
2. Fr:245/45 RF20, Rr: 275/40 RF20
3. Fr:245/45 RF20, Rr: 275/40 RF20
Engine type: 3.45L hybrid engine
Engine capacity (cc): 3,456
Valve mechanism:24- Valve DOHC VVT-i
Bore (mm): 94
Engine Maximum output (kW): 220@6,600
Engine Maximum torque (Nm): 348@4,900
Battery Maximum output (kW): 44.6
Battery type: Lithium
Battery voltage (V): 310
Battery weight (Kg): 50
Total System Output (kW/HP): 264/354
Target 0-100 km/h (sec.): sub 5 sec.
The LC 500h is the first Lexus to benefit from the company's all-new, premium rear-wheel drive platform; part of a new corporate global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA-L). The underpinnings of this new coupe will become the blueprint for future front-engine/rear-wheel drive Lexus models.