The new 2017 Lincoln MKZ is designed to appeal to those who are looking for something different in the luxury market. From the placement of technology features such as the push-button gear shift to re-imagined interior spaces including the floating centre console, drivers can relish in discovering an unexpected experience based on intelligent function and beautiful form that offers, above all, an enjoyable ride.
The Lincoln Experience is brought to life through the available Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-Litre GTDI V6 engine, as well as intangible elements like the quiet cabin provided by the Active Noise Control system.
Features that make the new Lincoln MKZ a haven of refined comfort include curated spaces for storage, the availability of different interior packages, available fully retractable panoramic glass roof, and concert-quality Revel audio with specially designed doors for optimal positioning of the speakers.
“Lincoln, from its origins, has always been focused on bespoke cabins built for its passengers,” said Alex Schaeffer, Director, Lincoln Middle East. “This heritage affords us some great inspiration, and allows us to lean into what the customer wants, always remembering that the journey itself is meant to be as rewarding as the destination.”
The new face of Lincoln is highlighted by available adaptive LED headlamps that help deliver cleaner, clearer lighting for drivers, complemented by the all-new one-piece Lincoln signature grille.
Inside, engineers paid particular attention to the sound and feel of new switches and dials that replace slider adjustments for easier control of ventilation and audio functions for new Lincoln MKZ customers. Commonly used buttons and USB ports are now even easier to access, while Lincoln MKZ’s available fully retractable panoramic glass roof offers the largest open-air roof among sedans.
“Our customers are looking for three attributes in a luxury midsize sedan – technologies that ease their everyday experience, a beautiful design that is crafted with attention to detail, and a vehicle with impressive power that makes it a pleasure to drive,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of the Lincoln Motor Company. “The new Lincoln MKZ elevates all of these attributes – and many more – to create a compelling entry in this highly competitive portion of the luxury market.”
The new Lincoln MKZ is designed to make the drive easier and more enjoyable. Available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality automatically can slow the car, resuming higher speeds when traffic clears. The system activates the brakes automatically to bring the car to a complete stop if the driver fails to apply the brakes in time.
An auto hold feature keeps the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal – making stop-and-go driving more relaxing for MKZ owners. Available enhanced park assist uses ultrasonic sensors to help Lincoln MKZ seamlessly steer itself into a parallel or perpendicular parking spot. The car can assist with park-out as needed.
The new 2017 Lincoln MKZ has also earned the highest safety award issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – due in part to its front crash prevention system.
To earn the agency’s Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must have superior ratings in its small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, and roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating. Lincoln MKZ is available with an optional front crash prevention system that earns a superior rating.
Also helping Lincoln MKZ earn a Top Safety Pick+ are modifications to its front-end structure that boost the vehicle’s small overlap front rating and front crash prevention system. The small overlap front test represents a frontal crash in which only a small portion of the vehicle’s front end is involved.
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety track tests, MKZ avoided collisions at 20 km/h and 40 km/h. The car also has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ also is available with a suite of intuitive, driver-assist technologies. Its Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses camera and radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s proximity to other vehicles and pedestrians. If a potential collision is detected, the system can alert the driver with visible and audible warnings and, if needed, pre-charge the brakes and increase brake sensitivity to help provide full responsiveness.
The lane-keeping system uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings. It can apply steering wheel torque and alert the driver with a steering wheel vibration should sensors detect drifting.
Finally, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar sensors to alert drivers with lights in their side view mirrors if another vehicle is detected in Lincoln MKZ’s blind spots. When drivers are backing up, the system can detect a vehicle approaching from either side, notifying drivers with a warning light and an audible tone.
Lincoln-Exclusive Engine Provides Effortless Performance
An all-new, Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 leads available engine choices for the new Lincoln MKZ. When paired with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, the twin-turbocharged engine produces 370PS* and 570 Nm* of torque for effortless performance and refinement.
Dynamic Torque Vectoring, part of an available Driver’s Package for MKZ with the 3.0-liter twin turbo engine, enhances cornering agility without compromising ride comfort, helping drivers enjoy a smooth, seamless experience.
Also available is Lincoln’s 2.0-liter turbo inline four-cylinder engine, boasting 253PS* and 389 Nm* of torque.
Available Lincoln Drive Control allows drivers to adjust among three drive modes – comfort, normal and sport. The system includes continuously controlled damping, and electric power-assisted steering to provide comfortable confident handling.