The V8 Engine in the 2010 Lexus LX570 Can Handle the Urban Life
As was the case in the 2009 model, the only option Lexus has for the engine powering the LX 570 is a 5.7 liter, V8 engine. This engine is enough to handle all the demands of urban life, but is also strong enough to handle any off road situations it encounters. With four valves in each cylinder, and direct sequential multi port fuel injection, the engine has power to spare. The bore for this engine is 94 mm and the stroke is 102.1 mm with a compression ratio of 10.2. The Lexus implementation of dual variable valve timing with intelligence and camshaft timing, the 5.7 L has impressive efficiency and improved performance in every environment and elevation. The 383 maximum horsepower emitted by this engine is at the 5,600 rpm level, while the maximum torque of 403 foot pounds is delivered at 3,600. The engine does a good job of optimizing power throughout the typical speed spectrum as it drives all four wheels through its 6 speed auto-manual transmission. The payload the SUV can carry is 1,411 pounds and the towing capacity is 8,500 pounds. This powerful engine is can handle the tough city life.
Running on premium unleaded, this luxury SUV has an estimated fuel economy of 12 miles per gallon (mpg) in urban environments and 18 mpg cruising on the highway. The average EPA rating is 14 mpg, so this engine is not going to be preferred by customers who want to save gasoline. Also, the greenhouse gas score for this engine is very low, so this might not be the best choice for the driver who is conscious of the environment.