LEXUS SC 430 GAINS NEW MODEL YEAR REFINEMENTS

KEY POINTS

  • Detailed enhancements for 2006 model year Lexus SC 430
  • Six-speed close ratio automatic transmission with sequential manual range option
  • Improved fuel efficiency, emissions and acceleration
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) for safer night-time driving
  • LED illumination introduced for rear lights
  • New 18-inch alloy wheel design

Lexus’s ultra-sophisticated SC 430 might never be considered lacking when it comes to style and equipment, but the svelte coupe-convertible benefits from a strategic series of revisions and enhancements brought in for the 2006 model year.

The SC 430 is newly-equipped with an electronically controlled, six-speed automatic transmission, with optional override for manual sequential gear range selection for those seeking a more involving driving experience. The same unit as used in the Lexus LS and GS models, it adapts the shift pattern to suit individual driving style and road conditions.

The precision and efficiency of the new gearbox delivers more rapid acceleration, while at the same time achieving lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. In combined cycle driving the SC 430 returns 24.8mpg, compared to 23.5 with the previous five-speed system, while CO2 ratings are reduced by 18g/km to 269g/km. Nought to 62mph is two tenths of a second swifter at 6.2 seconds.

Night-time driving is made safer with the adoption of Lexus’s Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), which adjusts the headlamp beam in line with vehicle speed and steering angle, to provide better forward illumination through bends.

At the front the 2006 model can be identified by a new-look front grille, bumper, headlamps and indicators. The front fog lights have also been modified and at the rear, fast reacting LED lighting has been introduced.

A new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels and the introduction of Cadoxton Slate (dark grey) and Corinthian Bronze metallic paint finishes add further style and customer choice.

The Lexus SC 430, powered by a supremely smooth 282bhp 4.3-litre V8 engine, is priced on-the-road at £54,690.

LEXUS SC 430 KEY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


ENGINE

Engine type

V8 32-valve, DOHC, VVT-i

Displacement (cc)

4,293

Bore x stroke (mm)

91 x 82.5

Compression ratio

10.5:1

Max. power (bhp/rpm)

282 @ 5,600

Max. torque (Nm/rpm)

419 @ 3,500


FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS

Urban (mpg)

17.3

Extra Urban (mpg)

32.8

Combined (mpg)

24.8

CO2 Emissions (g/km)

269


ACCELERATION (sec)

0-62mph (sec)

6.2

Max. speed (mph)

155


TRANSMISSION

Type

A761E

Gearbox type

Six-speed automatic

Gear ratios

1st

3.296

2nd

1.958

3rd

1.348

4th

1.000

5th

0.725

6th

0.582

Reverse

2.951

Differential Gear Ratio

3.615

ENDS

Lexus Press Team

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