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LINCOLN MKZ   2016 2022
2016 2022

The second generation Lincoln MKZ received a refresh in 2016, being unveiled at the LA Auto Show wearing an updated design and more features.
The front end of the car now looks totally different, larger headlights and grille, new integrated daylight running lights, and redone lower air vents. From the placement of technology features such as the push-button gear shift to reimagined interior spaces including the floating center console, drivers can relish in discovering an unexpected experience based on intelligent function and beautiful form that offers, above all, an enjoyable drive. The 3.7-liter V6 got ditched in favor of a 3.0 twin-turbo V6.

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LINCOLN MKZ   2013 2016
2013 2016

Ford was committed to making Lincoln relevant again in the premium segment when it launched the MKZ in 2013.
Even if it is based on the Ford Fusion platform CD4, which was also used on the European Mondeo, the Lincoln MKZ gave all that it takes to impress on all of its bits and pieces. For starters, there was a new interpretation of Lincoln’s double-wing grille, which includes the headlights. The aggressive line didn’t trade the image of a luxury sedan for a sporty vehicle. But it was odd to see the modern interpretation of the front end and the line for the taillights, that looked outdated even if it was with LED.

Inside, the luxury was the keyword. Leather bolstered seats with tons of adjustments available, high-quality materials used and a high-tech infotainment unit marked the move of Lincoln toward younger buyers. The Ford’s SYNC 2 system was installed, but badged as “MyLincoln Touch”. It could connect to a smartphone via a dedicated app, but it wasn’t compatible with the Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The big interior was achieved thanks to a big wheelbase, which allowed room for three adults. The MKZ had an optional big, openable, panoramic glass roof.

Under the hood, there was a 3.7-liter V6 unavailable on the Ford Fusion, but the 2.0-liter EcoBoost and the hybrid version were the same. The MKZ was available with either 2WD or all-wheel-drive. The only transmission available was a 6-speed automatic.

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LINCOLN MKZ   2010 2013
2010 2013

An upscale version of the Ford Fusion, the Lincoln MKZ was a refined and stylish 4-door sedan.
In 2010, the MKZ was refreshed and the updates included a redesigned front end with a wing-split grille, as well as a revised rear styling with larger LED taillights. The interior was also updated.

Compared to the Cadillac CTS, the Lincoln MKZ was more focused on offering a supple ride quality, rather then being as sporty as the CTS was.

Under the hood, the Lincoln MKZ was equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produced 263 hp. While not especially fast, the unit offered more than sufficient power.

Buyers could choose between a front- or an all-wheel-drive system, with the all-wheel-drive system providing a reduced fuel consumption.

The fully independent suspension was completely revised, and with the Sport Appearance package, it was even stiffer, besides the larger wheels it came with.

The interior of the MKZ was greatly finished with high quality materials and fitted with comfortable seats where legroom and headroom was never an issue.

In its base version, the Lincoln MKZ came with standard leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, heated and cooled front seats, as well as Lincoln’s SYNC infotainment system. Optionally, a power sunroof, a dvd-based navigation and a back-up camera were available for an extra fee.

The Sport package also added unique seat upholstery and different trim materials.

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LINCOLN MKZ   2006 2010
2006 2010

Introduced in 2006 at the Chicago Auto Show, the Lincoln Zephyr was a medium-sized vehicle based on the same platform as Mazda6/Atenza or the Ford Edge.
It had only a 3.0-liter V6 engine available from the beginning, offering 221 hp and 278 Nm (205 lb-ft) of torque. A year later, a 3.5-liter V6 joined the engine range. It was fitted as standard with a 6-speed Aisin automatic gearbox. Also in 2007, the Zephyr name was changed to MKZ until 2012. In 2011 it received a hybrid powertrain with an inline four-cylinder with a 2.5-liter displacement gasoline engine and an electric motor. The total output for the hybrid version was 191 hp.

The interior was typical for a Lincoln, with real ebony and maple wood installed in metallic frames. Leather seats were standard on all the trim levels. Electrically adjustable seats, a six-speaker audio system and dual climate control along with a big list of features were installed as standard.

Inside the 4.8 meter (15.7 ft) long vehicle, the rear seat legroom was decent due to the 2.7 m (8.8 ft) wheelbase. The Zephyr/MKZ was intended to replace the former mid-size Lincoln LS range, but with more fuel-efficient engines and front-wheel-drive. A facelift was introduced in 2010 and a new generation was launched in 2013.

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