2013 Lincoln MKS arrives in L.A.
For this year’s edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Lincoln has decided to bring the new generation of the MKS model. On the outside we notice that there’s a new front fascia with redesigned headlights and a revised front grille, along with a new bonnet, fog lights and modified bumper. At the back the taillights have been updated while the boot lid has also suffered some changes. Lincoln has also stated that the exhaust tips and the front fenders are new, and that the car will be available with 19- or 20-inch alloys.
The 2013 Lincoln MKS will be available with a choice of two power units: a 3.7-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine and a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost power plant. The first one is capable of producing 300 hp @ 6,500 rpm and has a peak torque of 275 lb.-ft reached at 4,000 rpm when running on 87-octane fuel. The new generation of the MKS is more frugal and is able to return 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The EcoBoost engine churns 355 hp at 5,700 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 lb.-ft available between 1,500 rpm and 5,250 rpm.
Both engines can be linked to one of the two 6-speed SelectShift Automatic gearboxes that come with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. While the all-wheel drive system is an optional feature for the model fitted with the 3.7-liter engine, the one that is powered by the EcoBoost unit gets an all-wheel drive configuration as standard.
Other modifications compared to the outgoing model include beefier brakes, active park assist system, CCD – Continuously Controlled Damping that has two driving modes: Sport and Drive, along with other goodies like the Lincoln Drive Control system, Lane Keeping System, auto high-beam headlights, BLIS, collision warning system and adaptive cruise control.
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