The Lincoln Automobile Company is presently refurbishing its stable, and some exciting new additions are on its anvil. The eagerly awaited item on its line-up is the 2016 Lincoln MKS, which is being crafted under the tutelage of erstwhile Cadillac designer, Max Wolfe. The signature Lincoln features such as the winged grille, the Eco-Boost engine and the standard four-wheel drive will all be retained.
Fabrication of the MKS is under-foot and sneak previews suggest a stretched Ford Fusion substructure, though the MKS presently on the roads shares a platform with the Ford Taurus. Just for the record, Ford Taurus is also expected to migrate to the Fusion plinth. In terms of the One-Ford plan, all the large Ford offerings will henceforth be based on the D4 architecture.
2016 LINCOLN MKS: EXTERIOR
New 2016 Lincoln MKS will have modern exsterior. The new model comes on the market modified. The new exterior will be both elegant and aggressive. Main the characteristics of the new looks are with aluminum body and chrome bumpers contributing robust appearance. More information will be available soon, but a lot is expected that interesting. Expectations are high and the company aims to fulfill all the demands of the market.
2016 LINCOLN MKS: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
The engine options of 2016 Lincoln MKS likely to be presented are the 3.7- liter, V-6, with a power generation of 304 HP at 6500 rpm. The torque produced will be 279 N-m at 4000 rpm. The Eco-Boost option will have a V-6 engine of 3.5-liter capacity, turbocharged. While the latter will be available as a front or AWD configuration, the 3.5-liter will be for AWD’s only. The expectation of Ford launching a new rear- wheel drive assemblage is unlikely to bear fruition, at least for the nonce.
The 3.5-liter option has a direct fuel injection system; the horse power generated will be 365 at 550 rpm, and a torque of 350 N-m at 1500 to 5000 rpm. Independent variable cam-shaft timings installed in these machines mean enhanced fuel efficiency, without compromising on power. Unsurprisingly however, the base version will have the tighter fuel economy expected at 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on highways. The corresponding performance for the Eco-Boost version will be about 17 and 25.
The transmissions meshed to either engine will initially most probably be a six-speed automatic, paddle activated; this is likely to be enhanced to a nine-speed jointly developed by Ford and GM.
2016 LINCOLN MKS: INTERIOR
Moving to the interior of 2016 Lincoln MKS, one is greeted with bridge or weir leather upholstery on the seats, with ample if not generous, space for the legs and head at both the front and rear ends. The front seats have automatic climate control refinements along with shape adjusting facilities. The controls heat up when temperatures fall below a certain limit; you can even heat up your car remotely from the comfort of your home before you actually step into it!
2016 Lincoln MKS: Release Date, Price and Competitors
Official information about the release date of the new 2016 Lincoln MKS are not publicly available but it is expected that the new model saw the light of day at the end of 2015 years or at the beginning of year 2016. Price also still not known, but are expected to base prices to be around $ 42 300. The closest competitor to the new 2016 Lincoln MKS on market will be: Audi A6, Cadillac CTS and Mercedes Benz E-Class.