The Lincoln MKS is a full-size luxury sedan from the division of the Lincoln Ford Motor Company. The Lincoln MKS first appeared at the North American International Auto Show in concept form in January 2006 a production version, model 2009, later seen in the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2007. Lincoln MKS began production in May 2008 sales are beginning a month later. The Lincoln MKS continues Lincoln’s 3-letter nomenclature new models, preceded by the Anime.Kage, Lincoln Mkt, and Lincoln MKX. The purpose of the new domestic to imitate alphanumeric naming schemes used in other luxury brand like Cadillac and products for major manufacturers German.
The Lincoln MKS is based on the Ford D3 platform, used in the current Ford Taurus and other vehicles. The vehicle front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. The MKS is powered by a 3.7 L V6 Duratec mated to an automatic transmission 6-speed. An optional EcoBoost 3.5 L twin-turbo, direct injection V6 is available. The Lincoln MKS can seat up to five people. The MKS stepped in with a MSRP of US $38,465, ranging up to US $ 48,835 when fully optioned. The Lincoln MKS is built at Chicago Assembly plant Ford. The Lincoln MKS became the marque’s sole full sedan in model year 2012 and the abolition of the Town Car, its predecessor. It became large domestic production sedan at 204.1 in (5,184 mm) in length overall.
2006 Lincoln MKS Concept
The Lincoln MKS in its first arose as the concept car at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The MKS Concept gave a preliminary view of the design direction that Lincoln took their new full the flagship sedan of the same name. The Lincoln exterior of the MKS Concept was sculpted to convey a strong sense of work while maintaining the traditional luxury-car elegance. The Patrick Schiavone, design director of Ford North America, said the car’s design, “Lincoln MKS communicates power, motion and speed. It’s athletic and muscular, but elegant.” The MKS included Lincoln’s signature waterfall grille with crosshatching that was later used in the grille for the 2007-2009 Lincoln Anime.Kage.
In the Lincoln MKS Concept was an interior design that was modern and contemporary, getting past projects used Lincoln concept cars, such as the 2004 Lincoln Zephyr Concept, drew from classic Lincoln Interiors. The seats MKS Concept’s covered in cream-colored Aniline leather panel interior doors were covered in pearl-white suede. Contrasting colored with a little suede-covered panels, the Lincoln MKS ‘dash board was covered in gray suede. Instrumentation and controls featured in satin nickel inserts and chrome trim with white back-lighting provided by LEDs. An Applique real maple wood ran across the instrument panel, dividing it into upper and lower parts of the.
The inner technological features included Bluetooth device connectivity, navigation system DVD-based, 14-speaker, 500-Watt audio system, a passive entry system that identifies the driver and allows him to start the car with the key Fob, and the push button ignition. Safety was provided by dual front airbags, driver and passenger side airbag, and side curtain airbags to protect occupants in a rollover.
The Lincoln MKS Concept was based on Ford natively front-wheel drive, Volvo-derived D3 platform which was already in use in (D385 version used for the MKS especially in the code) and Ford Five Hundred, Ford Freestyle, and Mercury Montego. The platform features fully independent suspension MacPherson struts and back toward the lower L-arms with stabilizer bar in the front and multilink coil over shock to schedule a rear stabilizer bar. While there will be optional in the production MKS, the Lincoln MKS Concept featured an active all-wheel drive system that could freely transmit power to any wheel as needed to maintain traction in slippery. Powering the MKS Concept was a Ford / Yamaha 4.4 L DOHC V8 produces 315 hp (235 kW) at 4500 rpm and LB 320 · ft (433 N · m) of torque at 3000 rpm. The engine was mated to an automatic transmission 6-speed.
Lincoln MKS (2009-present)
The removal of the Lincoln MKS version was unveiled to the public November 2007 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The MKS continued to make its sales debut in the summer of 2008 as a 2009 several changes have occurred in MKS at the time of its country from the concept of the production car. Although the greenhouse MKS ‘and the general shape of the external stored, the front fascia received a significant update in the form of a new grille and bolder. The new Lincoln MKS chrome grille, a wing design is inspired grille used on the 2007 Lincoln MKR Concept, which was in turn inspired by the design of the grille 1941 Lincoln Continental. In a small change, the dual trapezoid-shaped chrome exhaust tips of the Lincoln MKS Concept gave way to the more common circular chrome tips in the production version.
In the Lincoln MKS production, many of the design elements seen in MKS Concept were carried over, although the revision. Although much of the design and shape of elements within the MKS production ‘is shared with that of the MKS Concept, the production MKS different types of materials. Aniline leather’s concept, used in seating surfaces, is substituted with the Scottish Bridge of Weir leather in the production version. The suede used to cover the door panel, interior panel, and dashboard top in the MKS Concept inclusion of soft Olefin which upgrade for the inner door panel leatherette for the top of the dashboard. The Lincoln MKS real wood instrument panel Applique since the idea was retained but used olive ash or ebony wood instead of maple. One other obvious changes from the inside sense the steering wheel, which was changed to design similar to that of steering wheels of the other, in the same model year Lincolns.
Safety features are similar to the Lincoln MKS Concept with front dual airbags, driver and passenger side airbag, and side curtain airbags to protect occupants in a rollover. These and other features are available with or without three equipment packages. The Navigation Package includes the DVD navigation system, 14-speaker, 600-Watt audio system with AM / FM radio and six-disc in-dash CD player, Thx II-Certified, and a camera rearview aid in backing up. Technology Package includes adaptive HID headlights, rain-sensing asthma, wipers, forward-sensing system, a power sunshade for the rear window, and wise access system with push button start. The Ultimate Package includes all Navigation and Technology packages and a dual panel moon-roof, premium 19×8-inches painted alloy wheels, Ultimate trim seats with color-keyed strip seude the middle of the back seat, and logo embroidered Lincoln Star into the front seat headrests.
An Aluminum Applique Package, including Applique aluminum dash (in wood) with a wheel leather-wrapped steering and shift knob, is available but requires packages Navigation, Technology, or Ultimate. Other features in the MKS that are optional and not attached to any of the above-mentioned packages include all-wheel drive, 19×8-inches machined aluminum wheels, 20×8 inch polished aluminum wheels, adaptive cruise control, remote starter and PowerCode.
2013 Lincoln MKS Facelift
The facelifted 2013 Lincoln MKS debuted at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show, with interior updates mildly refreshed exterior (front Multicontour seats). Security updates: Auto High Beam, the Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning, the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane-Keeping System. and grew slowly length of 205.6 in (5,222 mm).
Lincoln MKS Reception
A document from Canada’s National Post gave the Lincoln MKS a good reception test compared with the Cadillac STS and Infiniti M45, two cars that Ford was born to bring along. The Lincoln MKS dimensions such as the 2010 Audi A8 4.2 nafsi quattro, someone who is also the flagship luxury sedan with all-wheel drive which is equipped with a naturally aspirated 4.2L V8 engine with direct fuel injection. The Lincoln MKS is almost an inch longer than the A8L (long wheelbase version), an inch wide and five inches (127 mm) long, has four cubic feet of trunk space, and extra 25 lb·ft (34 N·m) of torque, while for LB 100 (45 kg) lighter. The Lincoln MKS starts at $30,000 less than the base A8.
Although a great honor to its list of interior luxury features, the Lincoln MKS has been criticized for not being as refined as other luxury sedans in the same price range, such as the Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar XF , Cadillac CTS or Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is also noted that the MKS’s platform-mate, the Ford Taurus, offers the same powertrain and many features available in the technology, starting at an MSRP of $10,000 less than the Lincoln MKS.