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A luxury sedan that is stingy on the drops

the Secret is found under the long hood of the car. There sits a 2.5 liter petrol engine that is relieved by an electric motor and a powerful generator that, in certain situations, switches role and becomes the electric motor.

Results: the energy-efficient as the snålaste diesel engine. But without the diesel drawbacks in the form of higher emissions of dangerous nitrogen oxides that require advanced and costly treatment equipment.

ES-the family was launched back in 1989, but it is only now that the sedan rolls on to european soil. The newcomer, the ES 300h will be the sixth model for Lexus in Sweden.

describe its hybrid technology which is self-powered. It gives a good picture of what it is all about. Get many it can be difficult to keep apart the concepts that mildhybrid, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.

In the ES300h need the driver, no cord. The system takes care of itself. The car is just as easy to drive as a Toyotahybrid. But where the similarity ends. Es 300h exude luxury like no Toyota. It is as great and feels as lavish as the corresponding sedans from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

the Petrol engine is of the Atkinson-type and so energitrimmad to the approaching diesel efficiency of 41 percent, according to Lexus. It has the techniques have been achieved by that the inlet valves are held open a little longer in the kompressionsfasen.

Results: a bensinåtgång of 4.7 liters/100 km. It is equivalent to 106 grams of carbon/kilometre. Really so greedy it will not be in real-world driving, but not far from it. Around 0.6 litres per mile shows the on-board computer during the trial, which mainly took place in urban traffic with many starts.

through a continuously variable automatic transmission of planetväxeltyp. It is more compact than previous and gives a seamless acceleration. The paddles on the steering wheel gives the ability to switch between the six simulated modes to get the feeling of more control. It get tired quickly. Forged gears, no thank you!

the driving environment is well thought out and lucid. Apart from one important point: the screen with information on the various settings, radio, navigation, etc., in the middle of the dashboard is not touch sensitive.

It is operated via a touch-sensitive plate on the center console, to the right of the gear selector. It is said to require tolerance, but how much I test, it often becomes a misprint. It is not only sensitive, but also unnecessarily complicated.

In general, it is difficult to find something to complain about. The comfort is first-rate, the noise level is low, performance is perfectly acceptable. This car is best on the long ride.

How does the clientele look like? All buy suvs in the day? Such can also Lexus offer. The ES 300h is for the discerning who want something different than a suv or a station wagon. A luxury sedan that runs low, but that is not powered by diesel!

, according to the crash test. The car is very well equipped already in the basic level Comfort. Lexus has very satisfied customers, according to several studies.

it is Enough to say goodbye to the premiumtyskarna? Hmmm, Mercedes offers an even more fuel economical luxury sedan – E300e plug-in hybrid that gives klimatbonus. Also BMW 530 is laddbar and stingy. Audi has the A6 with ultrasnål diesel. So, yes, there are alternatives.

But there is something with the Lexus discreet charm that attracts. If it were not for the touch screen and the rear seat backs not folding. Towbar then? Forget it, the car is not approved for towing.

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