2013 Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT
Brand new technologies, which have been developed on the Lincoln MKS and MKT, will now offer more power, more fuel efficiency an even more engaging driving experience. These full-size luxury sedan and crossover are coming in the spring of this year. Moreover they will deliver now more refined and exciting driving experience.
First of all the new 2013 Lincoln MKS has a significantly updated interior. In addition to that there are several luxury-class options that have to be considered. For instance there is available the Lincoln Drive Control. This is an automatic system which delivers an ideal balance of a smooth ride with confident handling. This is due to the intuitive respond of the system to the driver's commands and the road itself. Moreover Lincoln Drive Control enables drivers to purposefully change the on-road personality of the MKS. For example the handling performance, ride firmness, throttle response, shift schedule, steering response and traction control/electronic stability control parameters can be shifted automatically when the gear selector is moved from Drive to Sport. Drivers can further personalize the Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) suspension settings, including selecting the smoother-riding Comfort setting, with the help of the MyLincoln Touch™. Furthermore Lincoln MKS is the only vehicle in its segment which has Continuously Controlled Damping. More importantly it comes as standard equipment. By monitoring suspension settings up to 500 times per second, the real-time system adjusts the suspension 20 times per second to deliver more controlled handling with a smoother ride. Another reason to purchase the new 2013 Lincoln MKS is its standard 3.7-liter V6 engine, which delivers more projected horsepower (300 horsepower (220 kW) versus 274 horsepower (201 kW)). In addition it is coupled with improved fuel economy – projected 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway, a 3-mpg highway improvement versus today's car. There is also an optional EcoBoost™ 3.5-liter V6 also produces more horsepower, 365 (268 kW) vs. 355 (261 kW). Further optimizations in the new model feature collision warning technologies. We are having in mind here the new Lane Keeping Alert and new Lane Keeping Aid technologies which help warn drivers of potentially dangerous conditions and help them avoid common accidents. At last in the new MKS in included an expanded SYNC® functionality. It now includes standard Operator Assist and local Wi-Fi® hotspot capabilities for laptops and tablets.
The second vehicle presented by Lincoln brand today is the new 2013 Lincoln MKT. The new model offers most of the same improvements added to the MKS: Lincoln Drive Control, CCD, more power and improved fuel economy. However, the MKT includes some specific features. First, we have inflatable second-row outboard safety belts. Rear seat passengers can be more vulnerable to head, chest and neck injuries. Hence the available inflatable second-row, outboard safety belts spread impact forces across more than five times the area of conventional safety belts. The effect is the reduction of the pressure on the chest while at the same time helping to control head and neck motion and helping reduce the risk of injuries. Additionally there is a standard collection of driver assist technologies: an array of six airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® Roll Stability Control™. Adding to them is the Curve Control, which helps drivers maintain control in the MKT when taking a curve too quickly.
Of course all Lincoln vehicles feature a comprehensive warranty and complimentary maintenance package. It includes four-year, 50,000-mile complimentary maintenance with featured coverage for oil and filter changes, tire rotations and multipoint inspections for up to eight service visits for all 2011 model year and newer vehicles. Next there is also included four-year, 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty; five-year, 60,000-mile safety restraint limited warranty; five-year, unlimited mileage corrosion limited warranty. And eventually there is the six-year, 70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Both new models are expected to arrive at Lincoln dealers this spring.