2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid rated at 41mpg

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has just become the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America with a certified 41 mpg in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway. Compared to its nearest competitor, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h , the MKZ offers a 6 mpg better fuel economy, more engine power, passenger room, standard luxury (leather upholstery and genuine wood), and segment-exclusive safety features.

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses Ford’s second-generation hybrid technology – the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine, a system that combines gasoline engine and electric battery-driven motors and delivers a total of 191 hp. In pure electric mode, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid can drive with a top speed of up to 47 mph which is much more than the Lexus HS 250h that only reaches 25mph in battery-only mode.

“The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers everything our customers look for in a midsize luxury sedan, plus unsurpassed fuel economy,” said Kuzak. “Our engineers worked to ensure the hybrid electric motor and engine complement each other in a fashion that reflects the truly refined driving experience that is synonymous with the Lincoln name.”

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Lincoln’s first-ever hybrid – the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – is now officially the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America with an EPA-certified 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway.

“The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid provides a real choice in the marketplace for customers looking for a vehicle that not only makes a statement about who they are but also reflects their ideals,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president, Global Product Devel Devel opment. “It offers the best fuel economy in its segment, a host of advanced safety features, and all the amenities and modern design of a true luxury sedan.”

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s final fuel economy certification was completed this week, and the vehicle will carry an EPA label of 41 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg on the highway when it goes on sale this fall. It tops its nearest competitor – the 2010 Lexus HS 250h – by 6 mpg. It also trumps the Lexus HS 250h with room for one more passenger and more standard luxury and segment-exclusive safety features.

“The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid offers everything our customers look for in a midsize luxury sedan, plus unsurpassed fuel economy,” said Kuzak. “Our engineers worked to ensure the hybrid electric motor and engine complement each other in a fashion that reflects the truly refined driving experience that is synonymous with the Lincoln name.”

Building on Ford Motor Company’s reputation as a world leader in electrified technology, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Lincoln MKZ Hybrid uses the company’s second-generation hybrid technology – the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 hybrid engine – named one of Ward’s 2010 “10 Best Engines.” The system combines the best attributes of the gasoline engine and electric battery-driven motors to deliver optimal performance and fuel economy.

Industry-leading fuel economy comes without sacrificing power. The combined gasoline engine and electric motor provide 191 net horsepower. Plus, the pure electric mode on the Lincoln Lincoln MKZ Hybrid extends to 47 mph – compared with the Lexus HS 250h battery-only mode, which reaches just 25 mph.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Luxury comes standard
In addition to being the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid includes a host of standard features either not offered at all on the Lexus HS 250h, or available at an extra cost. They are:

  • SmartGauge with EcoGuide
  • Lincoln SYNC®
  • Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seats
  • 10-way power passenger seat
  • Power driver memory seat settings
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Keyless entry keypad
  • Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel-Filler
  • Personal Safety System™
  • MyKey™
  • Integrated spotter mirrors
  • Acoustic laminated windshield

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12 comments:

Recently, I have read that this car company have future plan for production. And what’s shocking is that they would offer a 200 hp car to save this brand. I guess, they hope to have a sale on this production.

Is Lincoln company still alive in the present? Honestly, when I hear their name all
I remember is a old and rusty vintage cars! Hmm. It seems that they want to recognize in the hybrid production.. Well, good luck to them.

Impressive fuel consumption. it even out classed the Mazda 3’s 31MPG. this kind of technology should also implement on other gas grizzlier motors.

I like this car. I wish lincoln would make something kind of classic and badass, to compete with the 300C though.

not bad.. it is twice faster as the lexus.. impressive car.. and it even have a better mileage than the ford focus and mazda 3.

Hopefully, it will have an identical powertrain, because I fully expecting the same 41 mile per gallon city and 36 mpg highway numbers for the Lincoln.

nice it even surpasses the 33MPG of the mazdaspeed3 and focus RS.

I forgot the Highlander, Highlander hybrid and new 2010 4Runner. Those are all made in America too.

The Toyota Camry is built in America, as are the Corolla, Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia, Venza, Matrix, and FJ Cruiser... most of which have the highest quality rating in their segment according to Consumer Reports.

The Fusion and MKZ are built in Mexico.

Questions?

nice more efficient than the 31MPG rate of Hyundai Tucson and 32MPG of the Mazda 1.6 S.

The Camry is so stupid for real. Toyota’s are mostly made in china now - take a look at the millions of recalls and their horribly poor build quality. Late model Toyota’s are comparable to kia’s and hyundai’s for almost 4 years now (actually, since the full redesign happened to the ’07 Camry Lol). Drive a brand new Camry hybrid, Then drive a brand new Ford Fusion hybrid, then drive a brand new Lincoln MKZ hybrid, when it hits the dealers - and if you still think the Toyota Camry hybrid is better than a kia/hyundai, then you must not know what the definition of quality is at all. Brand new Camry’s and Corolla’s are the biggest piles of garbage ever and I guarantee the resale value will be garbage too in a few years when everyone finally realizes how cheap Toyota has been building their cars lately. The ’11 Lincoln MKZ hybrid looks real classy and has a clean design (exept for the taillight design, yet everything else looks fresh and clean) and the Camry, Corrola, etc, all look so played out with all kinds of cheap, imitation/chinese ’style’ (lack there of Lol) and Toyota is just plain crap, with their poor designs, especially with their interior materials, that are even worse than kia/hyandai (and that is bad, real bad, take a look sometime). Lincoln’s are lookin’ real good lately and especially the ’11 Chevrolet Cruze eco, the ’12 Ford Focus electric sedan, the ’11 Ford Mustang, the all new ’11 Buick LaCross and ’11 Buick Reagal, the all new ’11 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the all new ’12 Dodge Durango, All Look Real Cassy And Are The Best Cars/suv’s Ever Built, Ever - So Much Better Than Any Stale Late Model Toyota/hyundai/kia. Buy An All New ’11 or ’12 American Made Car/suv Next Instead Of These Completely BS Asia/china/korea Cars (one exeption - Honda) And Learn What Build Quality That Lasts For Years (and years, and years) Means And Stop Making china So Damn Rich - Duhhh - they only own every single major corp. ever and they already own all of our Major Cities and States too - Wake Up, Wake Up. Give Me A Break People - Toyota’s Are Stupid !!!! So Stupid !!!!

It also takes 9 seconds to hit 60 mph... a Camry hybrid with the same gas mileage accelerates to the same speed in 7.3 seconds.

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