Lexus LC | 500 5.0 [464] Sport+ 2dr Auto [Mark Levinson]


PersonalLease
£1,280.03Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£1,066.69Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

Yes
No

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£11,520.25 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£9,600.21 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Alloy Wheels
21" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Climate Control
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con
LED
Daytime Lights

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Front electric windows with auto up and down function
  • Privacy glass in rear quarter and back
  • Windshield Deicer
BRAKES
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • BAS (Brake Assist System)
  • Electric parking brake
  • Electrically controlled brake system (ECB)
  • Hill start assist control with hold switch
  • Traction control
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Textile carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Vehicle dynamics Integrated Management - VDIM with dynamic rear steering
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity
DRIVER AIDS
  • 4 x front and 4 x rear parking sensors
  • 6 driving modes Eco/Normal/Comfort/Custom/Sport S/Sport S
  • Adaptive cruise control pre-crash system
  • Blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert
  • EV mode
  • Lane keep assist
  • Speed sensitive power steering with active rear steering
  • Traffic sign recognition
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Electric boot lid release
  • Electric fuel cap release
  • Push button starter
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Adaptive instrument meter
  • Analogue clock with L motif
  • Lexus premium nav with 13 speakers, European map, remote touch interface, connected service, 10.3" display screen, street view, DVD, reverse camera
  • Road sign assist - RSA
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Door mirror memory
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Instrument panel and door trim illumination
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB ports
  • 8" TFT multi information display in instrument panel
  • Aux-in socket
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Mark Levinson Premium sound system
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • 2 tone outside mirror casings
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Carbon fibre roof
  • Metallic paint
  • Pop up hood
  • Retractable rear spoiler
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Bi-LED headlights with auto high beam and follow me home function
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Illuminated entry system with LED lights
  • LED cornering headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED door illumination
  • LED rear combination lights with emergency brake signal
  • Multi bulb LED indicators
  • Rear fog lights
  • Roof mounted LED brake light
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning system with auto recirculation, pollen removal mode, nano technology and climate concierge
  • Front and rear aero ducts
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 1 cup holder in centre console
  • 12V power outlets
  • 2 Coat hooks in rear of the cabin
  • 3 spoke heated leather steering wheel with magnesium paddle shifts
  • Alcantara draped inside door panels
  • Alcantara front and centre pillars, roof headlining, tonneau cover and sun visors
  • Alcantara instrument panel finish
  • Aluminium foot rest
  • Aluminium sports pedals
  • Carbon fibre scuff plates
  • Carbon fibre sheet moulding inner door panels and inner boot lid
  • Driver and passenger door pocket
  • Drivers smart entry system
  • Electrically adjustable steering column with lock protect
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • Leather gear lever
  • Luggage storage tray under deck board to right side
  • Sport seats alcantara with leather bolsters upholstery
  • Steering wheel audio controls
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Illuminated door area
  • LED interior illumination with touch sensor map lights
SAFETY
  • 3 point seat belts with pre tensioners
  • Audible and visual front seatbelts reminder
  • Auto locate tyre pressure warning system
  • Driver and front passenger 2 stage airbag
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbag
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Front and rear curtain shield airbags
  • Passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Sway warning system
SEATS
  • 2 fixed rear seats
  • 8 way driver/passenger electrically adjustable front seats
  • Driver and passenger 2 way electrical lumbar adjustment
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • ISOFIX child restraint system on outer rear seats
SECURITY
  • Anti-theft system with siren, alarm, intrusion sensor, glass breakage sensor, tilt sensor and engine immobiliser
  • Full stop function
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Security window etching
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Two motion door lock with double lock
TRANSMISSION
  • Electric power steering with variable gear ratio steering
  • Torsen limited slip differential
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Driver and passenger sun visors with vanity mirror and lamp
WHEELS
  • Run flat tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 21" Forged alloy wheels

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 265
  • HC: 49E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • NOx: 0.004
  • Particles: 0.0004
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 94
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 4969
  • Compression Ratio: 12.3:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Codes: 8GR-FXS
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 10 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Stroke: 89.5
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 24.4
  • EC Extra Urban: 34.9
  • EC Urban: 16.1
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: Sport+ [Mark Lev]
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 464
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 5.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.7
  • BHP: 464
  • Engine Power KW: 341
  • Engine Power RPM: 7100
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 391
  • Engine Torque MKG: 54.1
  • Engine Torque NM: 530
  • Engine Torque RPM: 4800
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 168
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/40 R21
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/35 R21
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1345
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4770
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.6
  • Wheelbase: 2870
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1920
  • Width (including mirrors): 2168
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 197
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 82
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2375
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1935
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 440

Reviews

Lexus Lc LUXURY REDEFINED (75/100)

The Lexus LC luxury coupe opens a new chapter for this premium Japanese brand. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Lexus has long realised that it needs to do something different if it's to effectively take on the premium German brands. Well, that's certainly what's it's done with this car, the LC Coupe. It's come equipped to take on the luxury coupe segment's very top contenders, with drive dynamics that work on the track as well as on the highway. Plus there's styling that'll cause a stir in the High Street, a gorgeous cabin and hi-tech hybrid power if you want it.

Background

A large, luxury coupe ought to make you feel very special indeed. This one, the Lexus LC Coupe, very definitely will. This is a large, super-luxury 2+2 that targets BMW's latest 8 Series as well as cars like Porsche's 911 and the Mercedes SL. It's a car that the brand hopes will change the way buyers perceive this marque. The claim is that handling will excite in the way that no Lexus (bar perhaps the LFA) ever has before. And the styling has a raw, direct feel that's a world away from previous coupes we've seen from the brand. There's a choice of V8 or V6 hybrid power and just about all the interior toys you could want. It's a desirable package.

Driving Experience

There are two engines on offer. The LC 500h variant gets a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid unit. Alternatively, there's a LC 500 derivative under the bonnet of which beats a 5.0-litre V8, a modified version of the powerplant Lexus uses in its RC F and GS F models. In this form, it produces 467bhp at 7,100rpm, so the LC doesn't want for pace. 62mph is reached in just 4.4s and if you've a stretch of unrestricted autobahn handy, the top speed is 168mph. As usual with a Lexus, there's a range of selectable driving settings - six in total - and of these, the one you're going to want to try most is 'Sport S'. This should be ideal for your favourite back road, delivered crisp, sharp responses from the adaptive suspension and the sophisticated 10-speed direct-shift auto paddleshift gearbox. We'll need a lengthy drive to fully brief you on the drive dynamics but early reports suggest that they achieve a good balance of what segment buyers will be looking for. That means something sharper than you'd get in, say, a Mercedes' SL and BMW's 6 Series but a little more comfort-orientated than you'd find in, say, a Porsche 911 or a Jaguar's F-TYPE.

Design and Build

This large, luxury 2+2 coupe offers a much edgier look from Lexus than we've seen in any of the company's previous models. The aesthetics have been based on the marque's 'LF-LC' concept car, first shown at motor shows back in 2012 and under the sharply-creased bodywork lies a completely new GA-L ('Global Architecture - Luxury') platform we'll soon see in other luxury Lexus models. Inside, as you'd expect, the materials and finishing are faultless, as is the gadget count. The driver's cockpit has been ergonomically designed to instil confidence and invite spirited driving, with an intuitive layout of the controls and a well-judged seating position. The driver's hip point has been located as close as possible to the coupe's centre of gravity, maximising direct feedback of the vehicle's dynamic performance. As with any 2+2 sports coupe, space is tight for four, even if two of them are children, but Lexus has worked hard to make rearward access easy.

Market and Model

Regardless of whether you choose the LC 500 V8 or the LC 500h V6 hybrid, the pricing is the same - around £77,000. With the LC Sport + grade, buyers get the Lexus Dynamic Handling system. This set-up aims to provide the LC with a higher level of handling in all driving scenarios, achieved through the co-ordination of the car's Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions. The result is supposed to be ultimate steering response in everyday driving, true to the driver's inputs, with a high feeling of rear tyre grip and instantaneous response in high-speed cornering, giving a greater feeling of security. By equipping the LC with a limited-slip differential, Lexus allows the driver to enjoy secure acceleration while cornering; co-operation between the new Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), DRS and the LSD is designed to counteract over- or understeer to help the car keeps to its intended line while communicating a natural feel to the driver.

Cost of Ownership

You're going to need deep pockets to run an LC 500 V8 model; expect a combined fuel consumption figure of around 26mpg and a CO2 return of over 250g/km. Obviously a better bat in this regard will be the LC 500h hybrid, the variant that the majority of UK buyers will choose. Low maintenance requirements have been built into this model's Hybrid Synergy Drive system. As part of this, there's no starter motor or alternator to go wrong, no drive belts to break, a maintenance-free timing chain, no particulate filter to get clogged up with diesel fumes and of course, thanks to the CVT auto gearbox, no clutch either. The Hybrid set-up has a good record for minimising tyre wear and its battery will last the life of the car. Plus the regenerative braking set-up helps extend the life of the brake pads. What else? Are you worried about the complexity of the hybrid system? Don't be. There are over 8 million Toyota-engineered hybrids reliably pounding global roads and the facts are that Hybrid technology generates fewer warranty claims than conventional petrol or diesel engines do. Anyway, the hybrid system gets its own five year warranty and you can choose to further extend this every year in the first decade of ownership, with no limits on total mileage.

Summary

The LC is a showcase for everything the Lexus brand is now capable of. On that basis, it looks like there's a great deal for us to look forward to. The fact that we can even mention a large luxury Lexus coupe in the same breath as a Porsche 911 is progress of a sort; this car has been developed by enthusiasts. It's way more than just another lottery-winners luxury GT in the BMW 6 Series / Mercedes SL mould. If you're lucky enough to be hopping in this segment, we urge you to give the LC a try. It's probably not the car you were thinking of. But it may very well weave its spell on you very effectively.

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Initial Rental: £11,520.25 inc. VAT

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Initial Rental: £9,600.21 ex. VAT