2009 Lexus LS 460 AWD

Lexus unveiled today at the Moscow Motor Show the LS 460 All-Wheel Drive, a new version that will go on sale starting November.

Lexus LS 460 AWD

The all-wheel drive system is a three differential configuration featuring a highly compact TORSEN® Limited Slip Differential (LSD) – shared with the LS 600h - which distributes drive torque between the front and rear axles with a 40:60 rear axle bias in torque distribution.

Under the hood there is a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 381 hp (same as in the standard model).

Press release after the jump.

Press release

On 26th August, the new LS 460 All-Wheel Drive will make its world premiere at this year’s Moscow International Motor Show.

The LS 460’s outstanding performance, sure-footed dynamic abilities and advanced active safety systems have been further strengthened by the addition of permanent all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive system is a three differential configuration featuring a highly compact TORSEN® Limited Slip Differential (LSD) – shared with the LS 600h - which distributes drive torque between the front and rear axles with a 40:60 rear axle bias in torque distribution.

The LS 460 AWD will be on sale as from November.

Also on display at the 2008 Moscow Motor Show are the stunning LF-A super sports car concept, the IS F high-performance sedan, and the Lexus Hybrid Drive range. Today, Lexus remains the first - and only - premium automotive manufacturer to offer a comprehensive hybrid model range comprising the RX 400h, the world’s first hybrid SUV; the GS 450h, the performance hybrid sedan; and the peerless LS 600h flagship.


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