2013 Lincoln MKT revealed in L.A.
Besides introducing the 2013 MKS model, Lincoln also brought to this year’s edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show the 2013 MKT model which is scheduled to go on sale in spring 2012. The stylish crossover comes with a new front fascia as well as an updated front grille. Inside the cabin not much has changed compared to the outgoing model, but we should mention that there’s a new instrument cluster, a revised MyLincoln Touch infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof.
The car can be fitted with either a 3.7-liter V6 engine or a more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The first one is capable of developing 300 hp (304 PS / 224 kW) and a peak torque of 275 lb.-ft (372 Nm), which is an increase of 32 hp (32 PS / 24 kW) and 8 lb.-ft (11 Nm). Lincoln expects that the crossover will be able to return 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway thanks to the twin-independent variable camshaft timing.
The beefier EcoBoost engine is rated at 355 hp (360 PS / 265 kW) and has a maximum torque of 350 lb.-ft (474 Nm). With this power unit, the 2013 Lincoln MKT should do 16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway.
Both of these engines are linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox that sends the power to all four wheels. Some of the car’s most important features include bigger brakes, a new electronic power steering system and continuously controlled damping system for the models fitted with the aforementioned EcoBoost engine.
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