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2013 Lincoln MKS

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  • Lincoln MKS
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    300
  • MPG(Cty):
    19
  • MPG(Hwy):
    28
  • Displacement:
    3700 L
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Next to the 2013 MKT debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lincoln has also presented the new MKS luxury sedan. For the 2013 model year, the MKS has received better handling, increased power, improved fuel efficiency, additional standard equipment, more refinement, and new technologies.

The model has received a contemporary new look that includes a new grille, HID headlamps, front fascia, hood, and front fenders. The rear of the vehicle was updated with a new fascia, LED tail lamps, new exhaust tips, and a new decklid design that improves access to the trunk.

The 2013 Lincoln MKS will be offered in three versions: V6 FWD, V6 AWD, and EcoBoost V6 AWD. The first two models are powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that now includes twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and delivers a total of 300 HP (increased from the previous 273 HP). Fuel economy comes in at 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the front-wheel drive model and18mpg city/26 mpg highway with the all-wheel-drive model. The more powerful version gets a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers a total of 355 HP.

UPDATE 05/15/2012: Lincoln has unveiled a cool commercial for their latest 2013 MKS that takes us back in time and presents the most important moments from the company’s history. Enjoy!

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Ford Issues Three Recalls in the U.S. for Various Problems

Ford Issues Three Recalls in the U.S. for Various Problems

Recalls are just a way of life these days.

Recalls used to be something that didn’t really happen all that often, but these days, it seems like every manufacturer is taking a bite of shame pie. Ford is the most recent company to pop out recalls this month. Two of the recalls are safety related, and one is compliance related, leading to more than 100,000 vehicles affected. The first and most important involves Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Ford Police Interceptor sedan, and the Lincoln MKS and MKT models built for the 2013 to 2015 model years. These models, if equipped with the twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V-6 could have a faulty fuel pump control module that could cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of an accident. A total of 88,151 of these vehicles are affected.

The next recall is also fuel related and involves the 2015 to 2016 Ford Transit with a 3.2-liter diesel engine. This model could have been equipped with a faulty fuel injection pump that could prevent the engine from starting. No injuries or accidents have been associated with this recall, but I’m sure a few owners have been pretty unhappy when their almost-new Transit failed to start in the morning. A total of 2,472 Transit vans are included in this recall.

The final recall involves the power window system of the 2017 Ford Escape. According to Ford, “the power window system configuration may exceed the regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force, increasing the risk of injury.” So in other words, you, your child, or your dog could get one of your extremities pinched inside the window when it is being rolled up. A total of 23,150 examples of the 2017 Escape are affected and can be repaired with a simple update to the vehicle’s onboard computer software.

Before you call the dealer to schedule your appointment, you can head over to the NHTSA’s website and plug in your vehicle’s VIN to see if it is affected by these or any other recall campaigns on file.

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Lamborghini Huracan Breaks in Half, then Bursts into Flames in Chicago

Lamborghini Huracan Breaks in Half, then Bursts into Flames in Chicago

According to various outlets, the accident was caused by a Lincoln MKS

It seems like accidents involving supercars tend to happen on a somewhat regular basis. Today, I’m here to talk about an accident involving a Lamborghini Huracan that met its untimely demise in the windy city over the weekend. Reports are still coming in from various sources, but as you can see from the image above, the Lambo not only split in half but caught on fire as well. Fortunately, witnesses on the scene were able to pull the drive from the wreckage just before it burst into flames.

For now, no official information has been released, but a report from NBC 5 out of Chicago says that witnesses claim a Lincoln MKS made contact with the Hurcane which ultimately sent it straight into the telephone pole that broke the car in half. The rear half continued in that direction until it struck a fence while the front half of the vehicle sat in the middle of the street. Reports indicate that the passenger cell that is built into the Huracan – much like that of other supercars like the McLaren 650S, for example – protected the driver like it was supposed to.

It’s an unfortunate happening for the driver of the Huracan – totaling a $240,000 car can ruin anyone’s week – but at least he walked away with his life. For now, Chicago police are still investigating the accident.

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Lincoln to Discontinue the MKS Sedan in 2016

Lincoln to Discontinue the MKS Sedan in 2016

The 2013 Lincoln MKS has never been a great seller (like most Lincolns these days), as it’s seen sales drop by 19.1 percent so far this year to just 3,304 units. Apparently, Lincoln has had enough and it’s just announced that it will officially discontinue the fledgling sedan in 2016.

Ford Motor Company manufactures the MKS in its Chicago plant and it shares its platform with the 2014 Ford Taurus. According to Ford, however, the elimination of the MKS will not affect the Taurus.

Most rumors point toward the Continental, which Lincoln showed off in concept form at the 2015 New York Auto Show, replacing the MKS in the near future. The 2017 Lincoln Continentalwill likely feature a potent 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that puts down around 350 horsepower. There may also be an EcBoost four-cylinder available.

Until the day the Continental finally takes that flagship position that the MKS occupies now, look for Lincoln to do what it can to rid itself of the remaining MKS units. This may prove difficult, given its recent sales slump, but Ford will likely offer plenty of discounts to help keep the inventory moving.

It’s doubtful anyone will miss the MKS, nor is this much of a shock. In fact, this is pretty good news, as it will open the door for the debut of the production-version Continental.

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2013 Lincoln MKS

2013 Lincoln MKS

Next to the 2013 MKT debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Lincoln has also presented the new MKS luxury sedan. For the 2013 model year, the MKS has received better handling, increased power, improved fuel efficiency, additional standard equipment, more refinement, and new technologies.

The model has received a contemporary new look that includes a new grille, HID headlamps, front fascia, hood, and front fenders. The rear of the vehicle was updated with a new fascia, LED tail lamps, new exhaust tips, and a new decklid design that improves access to the trunk.

The 2013 Lincoln MKS will be offered in three versions: V6 FWD, V6 AWD, and EcoBoost V6 AWD. The first two models are powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that now includes twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and delivers a total of 300 HP (increased from the previous 273 HP). Fuel economy comes in at 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the front-wheel drive model and18mpg city/26 mpg highway with the all-wheel-drive model. The more powerful version gets a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers a total of 355 HP.

UPDATE 05/15/2012: Lincoln has unveiled a cool commercial for their latest 2013 MKS that takes us back in time and presents the most important moments from the company’s history. Enjoy!

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Hennessey Performance upgrades Lincoln MKS with MaxBoost 435 package

Hennessey Performance upgrades Lincoln MKS with MaxBoost 435 package

Not a lot of people would think that you can do anything with a Lincoln MKS apart from a few tuning modifications. After all, it’s a pretty powerful car by itself. Then again, Hennessey Performance isn’t a lot of people.

The renowned car tuning house took a stab at modifying a Lincoln MKS, which, with its new EcoBoost V6 engine, already packs 355 horsepower and 350 lbs/feet of torque. Hennessey Performance boosted that up even further by adding its own MaxBoost 435 upgrade kit, upping the MKS’ total output by 80 hp and 55 lb/ft of torque to 435 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque, respectively.

The result is a Lincoln MKS that that punches a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13 seconds at speeds in excess of 106 mph.
In addition to the engine upgrade, Hennessey Performance’s MaxBoost 435 pack also comes with a polished intercooler piping upgrade, engine management software upgrade, a dual cold air induction system, a stainless steel cat-back exhaust, and a one year/12,000-mile warranty.

All in all, it’s a pretty impressive package from a tuning house that has made quite a living turning seemingly ordinary – yet innately powerful – cars into full-fledged beasts on wheels.

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Video: Lincoln’s Ecoboost MKS is put to the test in the 6 vs. 8 challenge

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 E550, Maserati Quattroporte, BMW 550i 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 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.

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2010 Lincoln MKS

2010 Lincoln MKS

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.

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.

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.

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2010 Lincoln MKS gets EcoBoost power

2010 Lincoln MKS gets EcoBoost power

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/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 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.

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Three customized MKS coming to SEMA

Three customized MKS coming to SEMA

Lincoln wants to change its image and go after younger buyers. One way its showing how aggressive it wants a youth market is by encouraging customization of its new cars like the 2009 Lincoln MKS. No better place to show this off than SEMA, where three versions will show up modified by 3dCarbon, Godfather Customs and RKSport.

The 3dCarbon MKS comes with 22-inch NC Forged aluminum wheels and a five-piece custom body kit. Godfather added three video screens provide back seat drivers with their own access to entertainment and navigation. Outside it added signature 22-inch wheels and tires. RKSport went for a design kit that it believes will give the MKS a more "European" look.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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2009 Lincoln MKS AWD

2009 Lincoln MKS AWD

There is a design revolution going on at Lincoln. They are showing that American luxury does not have to come in an old-person style package. It started with the MKZ’s waterfall grill and angular shapes, and now the new MKS is going for the long-nose, short trunk lid look that is characteristic of sport sedans. This is a language that BMW and Infinity speak well, but the softer ride of the Lincoln shows that it is really putting Lexus in its crosshairs.

Lincoln has a hard line to follow. It needs to make sure that is can still satisfy its current customer base of usually older people while attracting younger buyers to the brand. This means walking a fine line of making a sleek design that’s not too radical, and an interior that’s innovative but not too complicated. With the MKS, it seems to have found the right mix.

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Lincoln launches MadCrazyLove ad campaign for 2009 MKS

Lincoln launches MadCrazyLove ad campaign for 2009 MKS

 Taking a significant leap from the traditional 30- and 60-second broadcast advertising model, luxury automaker Lincoln is delivering a first this week with the national television launch of a three-minute movie featuring the all-new 2009 Lincoln MKS.

Shot on location in Hollywood Hills, MadCrazyLove is a three-minute commercial, with accompanying 30- and 15-second spots, that introduces the newest member of the Lincoln family – the 2009 Lincoln MKS – against the backdrop of a fun, romantic story.

The new three-minute spot makes its television debut today during the Black Entertainment Television Awards pre-show.

The 30- and 15-second spots will begin airing today on select cable television and nationally syndicated programs. National print and digital media are included in the media mix and scheduled for rotation beginning in July.

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2009 Lincoln MKS goes on sale today

2009 Lincoln MKS goes on sale today

The much-anticipated 2009 Lincoln MKS, Lincoln’s all-new luxury flagship, is now shipping to dealerships nationwide. The new flagship sedan from Lincoln is an excellent value, thanks in part to its the comprehensive safety, convenience and comfort technologies.

Prices start at $38,465 (including destination), thousands less than facing competitors from Lexus and Acura. For example, the base Acura RL is priced at $46,995, but does without many features that come standard on the base MKS. Standard features on the MKS that are optional or not included on the RL are: reverse sensing system, heated rear seats, cooled front seats and keyless entry keypad.

Adding to the value story, of course, is the overall level of connectivity that is available on the new Lincoln sedan: SYNC is standard and the company’s next-generation of navigation, which includes SIRIUS Travel Link, is available. No other car maker, luxury or otherwise, offers such a comprehensive suite of new technology.

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8600 orders for the 2009 MKS

8600 orders for the 2009 MKS

The all-new 2009 Lincoln MKS full-size luxury sedan, that made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, debuts today, providing customers understated style, first-of-a-kind convenience features, advanced safety and one of the best values in the luxury market.

Although the luxury sedan will not arrive in dealerships until this summer, more than 8,600 orders have been placed and more than 60% of early orders features the high-level "Ultimate Package".

The MKS is offered in two versions: AWD and FWD. The FWD version is priced at $37,665, while the AWD at $39.555. The prices for the available packages are as follows: Aluminum Applique Package $195, Ultimate Package $5,715, Navigation Package $2,995, Technology Package $1,115. Full pricing in here.

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Road&Track reveals Top 5 Most Comfortable Cars In America

Road&Track revealed today the Top 5 Most Comfortable Cars In America. Ford’s luxury division, Lincoln, received the first place with its MKS.

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Lincoln MKS's engine production ready to begin

Lincoln MKS’s engine production ready to begin

The Lima Engine Plant is preparing for the production this spring of the new 3.7-liter V-6 engine that will power the all-new Lincoln MKS sedan. To ensure top quality and assembly readiness, the plant – in conjunction with the University of Northwestern Ohio – is training employees in a unique two-day hands-on engine build class.

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2009 Lincoln MKS priced below $38,000

2009 Lincoln MKS priced below $38,000

The all-new 2009 Lincoln MKS full-size luxury sedan debuts today, providing customers understated style, first-of-a-kind convenience features, advanced safety and one of the best values in the luxury market. Unveiled at the Greater Los Angeles International Auto Show, the new Lincoln flagship is designed to help fuel Lincoln’s growth by attracting new customers.

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"It coulda had a V8"

"It coulda had a V8"

Lincoln today officially introduce the MKS, the sorta full-size luxury sedan which, according to Lincoln, will be the flagship for the brand, taking over that role from the Town Car.
And who, exactly, are they kidding?
It is a V-6.
Worse, that’s all it’s ever going to be. Word is that the V-8 planned for later is no longer planned for ever. It’s been cancelled. That, despite the fact that the concept car was a V-8, based on an engine currently offered by Volvo.
It is hard to understand (...)

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2009 Lincoln MKS

2009 Lincoln MKS

With prices starting at $37,665 for the FWD version and $39.555 for the AWD version, the 2009 Lincoln MKS redefines the American luxury. Next to the other new models from Lincoln, the MKZ sedan and MKX crossover, the 2009 MKS wants to bring the Lincoln brand into its right place on the luxury market. And as a proof there are the 8,600 pre-orders that have been placed for the full-size luxury sedan. The question that remains is" Can the 2009 stand in front of its biggest competitors: Lexus GS series, Infiniti’s G35 and Cadillac’s CTS. That remains to be seen.

The 2009 MKS made its official debut at the Los Angeles auto show and sales will begin this summer. It is offered in two different versions: FWD and AWD and it’s design cues are inspired by past Lincolns models, but in a very modern way. Among those cues, Lincoln ’s signature double-wing grille, first seen in production in 1941, and more recently applied to the 2007 MKR concept car.

The Lincoln MKS is powered by a Lincoln exclusive new 3.7-liter V-6 engine. The powertrain has been derived from the proven 3.5-liter V-6 found in the Lincoln MKX, which was voted one of Ward’s 10-Best Engines for 2007.

The 3.7-liter’s larger cylinders contribute to the increase in horsepower and torque. This engine delivers 273 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque and does not require premium-grade fuel.

The 3.7-liter is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® that delivers smoother shifts, better fuel economy and acceleration as well as enhanced performance feel. SelectShift, making its Lincoln debut on the MKS, allows the driver to manually select gears by moving the gear selector to the right and pushing forward to downshift and pulling back to upshift. As an added benefit, the six-speed allows the MKS to be flat-towed to a maximum speed 65 miles-per-hour.

The AWD system works in conjunction with the standard AdvanceTrac stability control system to provide additional stability by transferring torque from side-to-side.

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2009 Lincoln MKS to be unveiled at LA Auto Show

2009 Lincoln MKS to be unveiled at LA Auto Show

Lincoln will unveil the production version of the 2006 MKS Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2009 MKS will be based on a on a modified Volvo platform also used to underpin the Ford Taurus.

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2009 Lincoln MKS spy shots

2009 Lincoln MKS spy shots

Caught on the streets in Michigan is a camouflaged sedan that may be the next baby Lincoln, the 2009 M, expected to be shown at the Detroit Auto Show this January. The engine expected is a V-6, originally shown in the MKR concept last year. Expect a new grill design, as well.

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2009 Lincoln MKS spy shots

2009 Lincoln MKS spy shots

Lincoln unveiled the MKS Concept at the Detroit auto show in January and a production version is expected to be unveiled in 2009. The MKS will replace the Town Car on Lincoln line-up.
The 2009 MKS will be powered by a V6 engine power and will feature front-wheel drive, six-speed transmission and a unitized body structure.

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2006 Lincoln MKS

2006 Lincoln MKS

The Lincoln MKS strongly hints at the design direction for Lincoln and its upcoming new flagship sedan. Lincoln MKS’ expressive design is defined by sculpted fluid surfacing that conveys an athletic nature and performance.

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