Originally Posted by Jayhawk
Can't believe anyone is silly enough to even compare these two cars. THERE IS NO COMPARISON! The S-class is in another league altogether! A different ball park in a major league city. Why not compare the S600 to a Toyota Corolla? That would make about as much sense.
No it wouldn't. The S-Class is a large luxury saloon, just like the BMW 7er, Audi A8, Maserati Quattroporte, Jaguar XJ etc. How is the S-Class in an entirely different league? Sure it's the benchmark and trend setter, doesn't mean it's completely different.
If there's no comparison, please clearly explain how back when the original LS400 came out it shocked the entire automotive world by offering premium at a less extensive price. You're wayyy too biased towards Merc lol.
Originally Posted by NZ Benz
The 460, whats the difference between the two you mentioned?
The LS460L is the long wheelbase version of the LS460, which hosts a 4.6 liter V8. The LS600hL is a V8 hybrid model that Lexus plans to release very soon. It will have the performance of a V12 while having the gas mileage of a good V8. It will also be the first car ever in its class to achieve the SULEV (Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle Status).
Until I actually see and hear and read that Merc is back to where it was pre-1993 I would get the Lexus.
Originally Posted by mr_benz
By the way the Lexus doesn't compare to the S-class by even a percent. S-class is the best. 97% of the world's goverments own a S-class not a Toyota based lexus. Mercedes made all avalible technology to date. There also was a comparison between the 2007 Mercedes S-class, Audi A8 and Bmw 7-series. Guess who won, the S-class came in first place, audi came in second place and 7-series came in third. So lexus can get LOST.
Well, just because 97% of the world's governments own an S-Class doesn't exactly mean it's the best in the world. It's also a social and egotistical icon. That's like saying since more than half the world owns a cell phone that it's the greatest invention in the world. It used to be the best, but I wouldn't call it that today.
Also, the Mark Levinson sound system in the Lexus blew my socks off. THe only one that truly blew all my clothes off was Audi's Bang & Olufsen system in the A8. The only one that I was also impressed with before Audi's was the Harmon/Kardon unit in the new Range Rover.