RE: Updated 7 Series gets new 530hp V8

RE: Updated 7 Series gets new 530hp V8

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BFleming

1,084 posts

85 months

Friday 17th May
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This (as tested by PH this week) is a lot easier on the eye than the chrome grille shown previously:

Shiv_P

1,945 posts

47 months

Friday 17th May
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BFleming said:
This (as tested by PH this week) is a lot easier on the eye than the chrome grille shown previously:
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Erm....is it???

Wills2

15,650 posts

117 months

Friday 17th May
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BFleming said:
This (as tested by PH this week) is a lot easier on the eye than the chrome grille shown previously:
I saw my first one in the flesh so to speak, on Wednesday driving through Deddington, it looked great in Donnington grey with the Mpsort black trim.



RazerSauber

83 posts

2 months

Friday 17th May
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Shakermaker said:
Oh you've only got the V8?
No, obviously I have neither. I said I like the looks and queried what the £55k premium was for confused

CDP

5,670 posts

196 months

Friday 17th May
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Why is this looking less ridiculous now?



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MX6

4,051 posts

155 months

Friday 17th May
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Well this certainly has an imposing look. The grille is of course exaggerated in size, not exactly pretty but I don't actually mind it on a car like this, it should make a bit of a statement and shouldn't be shy and retiring. I like the interior and the quilted leather, again somewhat brash but then why wouldn't it be?

CDP

5,670 posts

196 months

Friday 17th May
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MX6 said:
Well this certainly has an imposing look. The grille is of course exaggerated in size, not exactly pretty but I don't actually mind it on a car like this, it should make a bit of a statement and shouldn't be shy and retiring. I like the interior and the quilted leather, again somewhat brash but then why wouldn't it be?
It's the walnut picnic tables that I like.

MX6

4,051 posts

155 months

Friday 17th May
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CDP said:
It's the walnut picnic tables that I like.
Oh I missed those, do you mean the sort that fold down from the back of the front chairs? I had a previous XJ40 with picnic tables. Where else indeed is one expected to place the single malt decanter if not thus?

Escort Si-130

2,317 posts

122 months

Friday 17th May
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Jimbo. said:
fking hell, that front end is awful!
The grill makes it look like a bloody tractor.

Idris-f5xia

2 posts

30 months

Friday 17th May
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The best news is it should be worth about half that in a few months time so great second hand buy

LexyLex

207 posts

2 months

Saturday 18th May
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st4 said:
They're nicely overstyled - this is just ugly. I would buy the LS over this.
So would I - the new LS is phenomenal but the engine range is very restricted. I have the older LS460 and it is a totally amazing car. However the new one, which is a brilliant car, only comes as a 3.5 hybrid. Faced with the prospect of a vile diesel - I would pick the LS500h.

BMW are offering a much more comprehensive range including a V8 and V12. If I was in the market for a new luxury car I'd be taking the LS500h (I have another sporty car for proper driving - this is for mile munching) but that V8 or V12 sure is tempting. Lexus need to up their game and offer more engines in their LS range in order to shift more cars.

CDP

5,670 posts

196 months

Sunday 19th May
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LexyLex said:
st4 said:
They're nicely overstyled - this is just ugly. I would buy the LS over this.
So would I - the new LS is phenomenal but the engine range is very restricted. I have the older LS460 and it is a totally amazing car. However the new one, which is a brilliant car, only comes as a 3.5 hybrid. Faced with the prospect of a vile diesel - I would pick the LS500h.

BMW are offering a much more comprehensive range including a V8 and V12. If I was in the market for a new luxury car I'd be taking the LS500h (I have another sporty car for proper driving - this is for mile munching) but that V8 or V12 sure is tempting. Lexus need to up their game and offer more engines in their LS range in order to shift more cars.
Does the average LS buyer really care too much what is under the bonnet as long as they can't hear or feel it?

CDP

5,670 posts

196 months

Sunday 19th May
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MX6 said:
CDP said:
It's the walnut picnic tables that I like.
Oh I missed those, do you mean the sort that fold down from the back of the front chairs? I had a previous XJ40 with picnic tables. Where else indeed is one expected to place the single malt decanter if not thus?


Not the best picture I'm afraid:



Burwood

12,461 posts

188 months

Sunday 19th May
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Wills2 said:
BFleming said:
This (as tested by PH this week) is a lot easier on the eye than the chrome grille shown previously:
I saw my first one in the flesh so to speak, on Wednesday driving through Deddington, it looked great in Donnington grey with the Mpsort black trim.

If the grill is so offensive to some, simply get it painted (m5 Competition style). Problem solved.

Wills2

15,650 posts

117 months

Sunday 19th May
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Burwood said:
Wills2 said:
BFleming said:
This (as tested by PH this week) is a lot easier on the eye than the chrome grille shown previously:
I saw my first one in the flesh so to speak, on Wednesday driving through Deddington, it looked great in Donnington grey with the Mpsort black trim.

If the grill is so offensive to some, simply get it painted (m5 Competition style). Problem solved.
BMW have done that already you can option it from the factory as per the photo on the posts you quoted, as I said it looks good.



LexyLex

207 posts

2 months

Sunday 19th May
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CDP said:
Does the average LS buyer really care too much what is under the bonnet as long as they can't hear or feel it?
Oh yes. And Stateside these are much more popular.

Burwood

12,461 posts

188 months

Sunday 19th May
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LexyLex said:
CDP said:
Does the average LS buyer really care too much what is under the bonnet as long as they can't hear or feel it?
Oh yes. And Stateside these are much more popular.
I've been quite tempted by a Big Lexus. Inly one niggle for me. The interior (perceived) is not up to scratch.

AC43

7,026 posts

150 months

Sunday 19th May
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AAAAAAARRRRRRGHHHHH!!

I've just seen one in the flesh. It really is utterly grotesque.

Burwood

12,461 posts

188 months

Sunday 19th May
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AC43 said:
AAAAAAARRRRRRGHHHHH!!

I've just seen one in the flesh. It really is utterly grotesque.
Kick it in here smile

Stella Tortoise

1,298 posts

85 months

Monday 27th May
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LexyLex said:
st4 said:
They're nicely overstyled - this is just ugly. I would buy the LS over this.
So would I - the new LS is phenomenal but the engine range is very restricted. I have the older LS460 and it is a totally amazing car. However the new one, which is a brilliant car, only comes as a 3.5 hybrid. Faced with the prospect of a vile diesel - I would pick the LS500h.

BMW are offering a much more comprehensive range including a V8 and V12. If I was in the market for a new luxury car I'd be taking the LS500h (I have another sporty car for proper driving - this is for mile munching) but that V8 or V12 sure is tempting. Lexus need to up their game and offer more engines in their LS range in order to shift more cars.
Hilarious.