Lexus SC 430

Lexus SC 4.3 petrol description

Cabrio Lexus SC 430 has been produced from September, 2001 to January, 2010. It has eight-cylinder petrol engine with displacement of 4.3 litres, which produces power of 286 horsepower on 5600 rpm and torque 419 Nm (Newton metres) on 3500 revolutions per minute.

This 8-cylinder 32-valve engine camshaft is driven by belt. Engine has fuel injection system, this is an atmospheric engine (without turbine). The engine meets the Euro 3 emissions standard.
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This Lexus SC 4.3 engine oil type is 5W-30, 5W-40 and oil capacity is 5.8 litres.

Lexus SC 430 has classical rear wheel drive (RWD) and automatic gearbox with 5 gears.
Lexus SC 430 accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 6.4 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 250 km/h.

The fuel consumption of this version of Lexus SC 430 in combined mode (combining urban and highway driving) is 12 litres per 100km (8.3 km/l) - this is one of most economical Lexus SC 2001 - 2010 versions, fuel consumption in city - 17.2 l/100km, fuel consumption on highway - 9 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 75 litres, which means you'll be able to drive up to 620 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 820 kilometers on highway.

Lexus SC 430 technical data

Model: Lexus SC 430
Body style: Cabrio
Production period: 2001. September ... 2010. January 
Engine: 4293 cm3 Petrol CO2 emissions: 287 g/km
Power: 286 HP ON 5600 RPM Torque: 419 NM ON 3500 RPM
Gearbox: Automatic gearbox (5 gears) Drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)
Maximum speed: 250 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.4 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 12.0 (combined) 17.2 (urban) 9.0 (highway)
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres
Car dimensions: 4.52m (length) 1.82m (width) 1.37m (height)
Trunk capacity: 135 litres, with seats folded down - 450 litres
Gross weight: 2110 kg

Lexus SC 430 engine 3UZ-FE

Engine displacement 4292 cm3
Number of cylinders 8
Bore (cylinder diameter) 91 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 82.5 mm
Compression ratio 10.5 : 1
Camshaft drive Timing belt

Timing belt engines are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain engines, but belt usually needs to be replaced more often and the risk of breakage is higher.

Fuel system Injection
Lexus SC 430 oil type 5W-30, 5W-40
Oil capacity 5.8 litres (6.1 quarts)
Power 280 - 305 HP ON 5600 RPM
Torque 420 - 440 NM ON 3500 RPM
Engine manufacturer Toyota
Start of production (year) 2000
Duration of production 13 years

Often in the first years of production, engines tend to have various constructive problems, so it is recommended to choose a car with this engine from 2003 onwards.

Engine also used on Lexus GS Lexus LS

Generally, the use of an engine in several models and its long production run is an indication of the quality of the engine and the success of its design.

All Lexus SC cabrio [2001 - 2010] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption
Lexus SC 430 Sep 2001 — Jan 2010 4.3 Petrol 286 HP 12 l/100km
Lexus SC 430 V8 Jan 2001 — Dec 2005 4.3 Petrol 304 HP 11.3 l/100km
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