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Back on August 24th Motortrend and Automobile magazine got together for a one of a kind test to put the new Ecoboost powered Lincoln MKS to the test against some of the world’s most luxurious perfromance machines. The field included a Mercedes Benz E 550, Maserati Quattroporte , BMW 5 50i and a Jaguar XF Premium 5.0 Liter V8; all competing against the new twin turbocharged V6 Lincoln MKS sedan, in a classic 6 versus 8 competition.

Leaving all bench racing aside and concentrating on the the cold hard facts, each vehicle was raced up Loveland Pass, a treacherous, winding road with thousand foot drop offs and torturous hairpin turns in the heart of the Rocky Mountains located in Colorado. The man who was lucky enough to be selected to pilot these performance automobiles was none other than the multiple time hill climb champion Rod Millen, his ability to squeeze the most out of every vehicle combined with his ability to make use of every last inch of pavement made the New Zeland native the perfect candidate for the contest. Although the Lincoln MKS seceded to the BMW BMW 550, it did manage to come in a close second and at the end of the day walked away with the highest top speed of any of the European machines.

Source: 6 vs. 8

The luxury arm of the Ford Motor Company, Lincoln , will be present at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas next with with a few of their own customized cars, including the all new MKS , MKZ and MKT models. Raceskinz is coming out with a customized MKS sedan painted pearl white and will feature an assortment of carbon fiber accents. The design studio 3dCarbon has chosen to modify an MKZ complete with a flush mounted rear spoiler, roof spoiler, stainless steel door moldings and a set of custom stainless exhaust tips all created in house at 3dCarbon. The MKZ will also include a Magnaflow cat back exhaust system and a set of TSW “Snetterton” Hyper Silver wheels measuring 20 inches in diameter. The third of Lincoln’s SEMA show concepts will be an over the top MKT built by Rick Bottom Designs. The exterior of the full size people mover has been smoothed, shaved and will feature a custom made chrome belt line that further accents the MKT’s body lines. The outside will be covered with a magnificently striking paint job while the interior is enhanced with two tone leather and matching floating armrests. Lincoln is recreating themselves in the eyes of the American market, and their showing at SEMA will surely help to solidify their efforts.

Press release after the jump.

For 2010 the Lincoln MKX is offering available all-wheel-drive, standard heated-and-cooled front seats and available heated rear seats. And for 2010, its 265-hp engine and six-speed automatic transmission have been extensively refined to increase fuel mileage. Prices for the MKX start at $38,345 for the FDW version and at $40,195 for the AWD version.

Lincoln MKX

With its distinctive chrome grille, sophisticated flowing exterior lines, and broad, athletic stance, Lincoln MKX takes vehicle design to a whole new level. The interior features genuine wood, bright-nickel and chrome accents as well as a stylish, contemporary instrument panel. There’s also available ambient lighting in multiple color choices.

The Lincoln MKX features a 3.5L Duratec V6 engine that delivers a total of 265 hp and 250 lb. ft. of torque, and an impressive 25 mpg highway. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission that uses a wide 6.04:1 gear ratio. Short first and second gears provide impressive launch and acceleration, while the tall overdrive gears deliver seven percent better fuel economy than a four-speed automatic.

For 2010 Lincoln is offering a new package: Midnight Limited Edition Package that includes a unique body-color grille and Tuxedo Black Metallic paint offset by assertive 22-inch bright polished aluminum wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Lincoln is offering the 2010 Navigator with safety and technology upgrades, but also with new standard equipment. The Navigator will be available in standard and L version, both offered in either 4x2 or 4x4 trim. Prices will range from $54,400 to $59,465.

Lincoln Navigator

Delivering 310 hp and 365 lb.-ft. of torque, the 5.4L SOHC V8 engine on the 2010 Lincoln Navigator is flex fuel capable, which makes it powerful and versatile. You can fill up with E85 (a blend of ethanol and gasoline), regular gasoline, or any combination of the two. And its strength goes beyond the gas pumps. The Navigator 4x2 can tow up to 9,000 lbs. (8,700 lbs., 4x4) when properly equipped.

Lincoln Navigator

Punctuated by a striking chrome grille, the Navigator exudes confidence. Strong, assertive lines throughout its imposing body enhance its powerful exterior, while chrome accents add sheen to its already commanding presence. Inside the 2010 Lincoln Navigator you’ll find detailed craftsmanship throughout. From chrome door handles and the leather- and wood-trimmed steering wheel to the stylish, rectangular gauges and flow-through console, Navigator is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.

Press release after the jump.

The Lincoln MKS luxury sedan is entering the 2010 model year with refinements to body and suspension systems, more standard equipment, but also with the addition of the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, the first V-6 direct-injection twin-turbocharged. Prices will range from $40,870 for the FWD version and go up to $47,760 for the EcoBoost AWD.

Lincoln MKS

The MKS comes standard with a 3.7-liter, 24-valve variation of the award-winning Duratec engine that delivers 270 hp at 6,500 RPM and 265 ft.-lb. of torque at 4,250 RPM. Lincoln MKS is equipped with a six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission.

The 3.5 Liter EcoBoost V6 found under the hood of the all-wheel-drive 2010 Lincoln MKS will produce 355 HP and 350 ft-lb of torque, all on regular grade gasoline. The twin turbocharged 6 cylinder provides the output of a V8 while returning a minimum of 17 MPG around town and at least 24 MPG during highway driving.

Lincoln MKS

For 2010, Lincoln MKS was been treated to a ground-up review of its structure in an effort to improve upon its already ouststanding noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics. Additional bracing and strategically placed sound-deadening materials have produced a new level of cabin isolation, providing MKS drivers with a sense of sanctuary.

Press release after the jump.


The 2010 Lincoln MKT made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This will be the sixth model in Lincoln’s lineup, and slot between the MKX and the Navigator.

Lincoln MKT

The Ford Flex cousin will be offered with a choice of two engines: a 3.7-liter V6 that delivers 268 hp at 6,500 RPM and 267 ft.-lb. of torque at 4,250 RPM; and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 that delivers 355 hp at 5,700 RPM and 350 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,500 RPM. The upgraded EcoBoost engine should provide similar fuel economy as the standard (non-turbo) 3.7-liter engine. Both engines are mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The 3.5 liter version is being offered standard with AWD system, while for the 3.7 version the AWD is optional.

Lincoln MKT

The MKT uses a lot of design touches that have become known throughout the Lincoln family such as the split waterfall grille, single piece rear light, and large greenhouse area. Much of the curves in the design look like they came from the same pen that gave us the surprisingly handsome MKS we had in our fleet .

UPDATE 01/18/2009: Lincoln has just announced prices for the 2010 Lincoln MKT. Sales will begin this summer at a price of $44,995 for the front-wheel drive model and $49,995 for the all-wheel drive version.

Press release after the jump.


The Lincoln Sentinel concept car was unveiled back in 1996 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept car inspired by classic vehicles like the the 1961 Continental and the Facel Vega Excellence of the late 1950s. Now this one time can be yours, all you have to do is place a bid at the online auction house eBay, the concept is starting at $48,500.

The futuristic concept was previously available for auction back in April, the O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Hardeeville, South Carolina attempted to move the Sentinel for around $80,000.

This would be the perfect machine for recreating classic films that were set sometime after today, like back to the future or the Road Warrior. Either way, paying less than $50,000 for an automaker’s one time auto show centerpiece is not a bad deal, car companies will spend upwards of $500,000 to create these one of a kind show stopping concepts who primary objective is to create a buzz in the auto market and give the designers some feedback about how consumers feel about the direction of an automaker’s design language.

Source: eBay

Before you get on the road this long 4th of July weekend make sure you give vehicle a solid once over. Like Mario Andretti used to say: "There’s alot riding on your tires." So if you are a fan of the blue oval brand then you might want to pay attention to this.

Haven’t we heard this news before?

A car manufacturer recalls their vehicles because they found out there was something wrong with them. Now we have the latest recalls courtesy of both Ford.

It’s been reported that Ford is recalling 1,357 of its 2009 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigators because of defective brake lights.

According to the geniuses at Ford, a malfunctioning switch can result in a delay in brake stop-lamp illumination and in some cases, could be the difference between an accident and a close shave.

Fortunately for the fine folks at Ford, there has yet to be a reported accident that came as a result of this glitch and to their credit, they`re not going to wait around for the first one to happen.

So if you have either a 2009 Ford Expedition or a Lincoln Navigator and you happen to notice that your tail lights aren`t working the way they`re supposed to, you might want to contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 to have this problem fixed. You never know, it just might save you a ton of money in potential damages.

The recall for the Explorer and the Navigator will begin on or before July 6.

Source: Edmunds

Times are changing and as raw power gives way to economy some people are talking about the extinction of the internal combustion engine, like Nissan Nissan /Renault Renault CEO Carlos Goshen. Fortunately for some of us gear heads, Ford’s Executive Vice President Mark Fields has confirmed that consumers will be seeing gas burning, piston pumping engines for at least the next 20 years. Mr. Fields also assured Top Speed that there is still a lot of development and technological advancement to be done, one of the reasons for Ford’s new EcoBoost V6 .

The American automaker Lincoln has announced that an EcoBoost engine will power the 2010 MKS . By the year 2013, Lincoln’s parent company Ford plans on using the same fuel-efficient power plant in over 90% of their vehicles. The 3.5 Liter EcoBoost V6 found under the hood of the all-wheel-drive 2010 Lincoln Lincoln MKS will produce 355 HP and 350 ft-lb of torque, all on regular grade gasoline. The twin turbocharged 6 cylinder provides the output of a V8 while returning a minimum of 17 MPG around town and at least 24 MPG during highway driving.

Press release after the jump.


Lincoln announced today pricing for the 2010 Lincoln MKZ that was revealed at last year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show. Competing with models like mid size luxury sedans Lexus ES350 and Cadillac CTS, the 2010 MKZ is priced starting at $34,965 for the base vehicle and $36,855 for the AWD model.

The MKZ is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 263 HP and 249 lb-ft of torque. The Duratec power plant is mated to a smooth shifting six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

The new Lincoln MKZ mid size sedan offers segment-exclusive safety features, like the Blind Spot Information System that is part of the Cross Traffic Alert function, these systems make everything from highway driving to pulling out of parking spaces much less dangerous. BLIS tracks vehicles in the blind-spot just behind either side of the vehicle using two multiple-beam radar modules behind the rear fenders just like the back-up sensors found in the bumpers of luxury automobiles. The CTA uses the BLIS radar sensors to alert the driver to approaching traffic while in reverse and backing out of a parking spot and just like the BLIS system warns the driver with and LED warning light in the side view mirror.

Press release after the jump.


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