268-hp V6 Engine
The four cam, all aluminum 24-valve V6 engine generates 248 lb-ft of torque at
4,700 rpm. With a six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled
Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), the ES delivers exceptional performance
at any speed, remarkable 268 horsepower and requires nothing more than regular
Dual Variable Valve Timing
Monitoring the engine's speed and load, dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
increases torque at lower speeds for better maneuvering, while boosting power at higher speeds.
By making the valvetrain more flexible, this results in faster acceleration, better performance and lower emissions.
88 Vibration-Reducing Measures
While the ES features one of the smoothest engines available, it also employs 88 measures to absorb, dampen and even cancel vibrations—before they ever reach the cabin of the vehicle. For instance, liquid-filled engine mounts were used rather than conventional rubber mounts to help contain engine vibrations. And when the vehicle is idling, an active-control engine mount actually detects the frequency of vibrations and emits a counter-frequency, which effectively cancels them out. In addition, 24 pieces of foam coating and 22 urethane sponges are strategically placed throughout the vehicle to help absorb vibrations, as well as reduce wind and road noise.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
In sixth gear, the wider gear-ratio spread provides greater acceleration,
efficiency and seamless shifting. The sequential-shifting capability
enhances performance by allowing the driver to control shifting by nudging the
gearshift forward and backward.
To instill greater awareness and to encourage a more environmentally sensitive driving style, two ECO Driving indicators are included in the ES. An Eco Driving Indicator Light illuminates whenever fuel-efficient acceleration is being achieved. And, to allow the driver to monitor their level of driving economy in real-time, an Eco Driving Indicator Zone Display is also included. Using a bar graph to display a real-time measurement of the accelerator operation, this display includes a light that blinks if the driving habits exceed the eco-friendly range.
A stainless-steel dual-exhaust system features mufflers with built-in exhaust control valves. With three paths for exhaust gas to exit - one for low engine speeds, one for medium engine speeds and loads, and one for high engine speed - the system can help maintain quiet engine operation to low-to-medium rpm while reducing backpressure for enhanced performance at high rpm. Seamless chrome-finished exhaust tips complement the vehicle's appearance.
Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
The ES front disc brakes contain special ducts which help reduce the heat build-up that accelerates brake fade.
The brakes are also equipped with Brake Assist
and a four-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices.
Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.
Each wheel of the ES can react to bumps in the road independently, allowing it to absorb the shock more thoroughly,
courtesy of the four-wheel, independent, MacPherson strut suspension.
The ES 350 is a certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II), reducing harmful emissions.
Specifications, features, equipment, technical data,
performance figures, options, and color and trim are based upon
information available at time of posting, are subject to change without
notice, are for the State of Hawaii vehicles and may differ in the
mainland U.S.A. vehicles and in other regions. For more
information, call 808-54-LEXUS (808-545-3987).