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2011 Lincoln MKS Review

Lincoln MKS is a full-size luxury sedan aimed at bringing new and young buyers into the fold of Lincoln. Not traditional luxury buyers who shop based on name and price alone, Lincoln MKS customers are under 50 and value beautiful modern design, fuel economy and good value.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS


Prices for Lincoln MKS starts at less than $ 38,000, a strategic initiative to attract new customers to the brand. Many luxury buyers for the first time a significant number expected to migrate imports. In fact, up 60 percent of those buying the luxury sedan should be new to Lincoln.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS

Discreet Design: Lincoln MKS debuts new design DNA

Lincoln MKS is the first vehicle to embrace Lincoln's new design DNA.

"Every element of this luxury sedan reflects the culture of Lincoln - from its well-proportioned athleticism to the design elements that we have painstakingly developed, modernizing the best elements over time," said Peter Horbury, executive director of design for the Americas.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
 
 
Its most striking feature is its exterior design of the double-wing grille, which extends into the jewel-like headlamps, wrapping around the instrument panel and forming a sharp crease that defines the high beltline. The throw more subtle rear wheel tracks reminiscent of Lincoln are found in many classics. Strong shoulders, dramatic C-pillars, clean body walls, a back cover and top of the large wheels and tires lend the Lincoln MKS a confident attitude.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
 
 
Modern luxury to complete the inside, as well. Space is abundant, and the class leading interior package. In fact, the MKS has the largest rear cabin of his category in all its significant dimensions, including head, legs and shoulders. Lincoln and passengers in general the standard heated rear bench seat, skylight and umbrella for the backlight.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
 
 
Its interior is elegant. For example, the Lincoln MKS dashboard symmetrical has fewer break lines of luxury vehicles. Flow-through center stack is clean and tidy, with an information screen integrated at the top. A center console is divided into two pieces, padded top. Each section slides forward individually an armrest.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS


"Luxury buyers still expect rare beauty, but today they also seek authenticity,"
 
Horbury said.

"This is space Lincoln can rightfully claim, taking into account the design of our cars and how we choose to adorn the MKS with high quality leathers, rare woods, real aluminum and chrome accents. - A more environmentally responsible"
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
For example, the leather used for the seats perfected with vegetable dyes and a chromium-free tanning process to create the softest leather ever used in a Lincoln.It supplied by Bridge of Weir Leather, the same company that provided hides for the model T Ford and the iconic Continental Mark II, and the Concorde, the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Burj Al Arab, the first 7-star hotel.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS
Ebony wood used for some models is reclaimed, furniture manufacturers and other sources, offering a rare wood with minimal environmental impact. Ash Olive also offers a feature wood grain created when the roots of two trees grow together.Smooth Power: Fuel-efficient V-6 today, the V-8 V-6 efficiency tomorrow.Lincoln MKS is powered by a Lincoln exclusive new 3.7-liter V-6 engine. The transmission is derived from the proven 3.5-liter V-6 found in the Lincoln MKX, which was voted one of Ward's 10-Best Engines 2007.

Both engines share the same strong, die-cast aluminum block and lightweight four-valve heads for smooth operation at high rpm. The cylinder of 3.7 liters of great help to the increased power and torque. This engine delivers 270 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth ride over SelectShift, better fuel economy, acceleration and the ability to manually select gears.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS


"This engine is optimized to maximize the increased torque to improve performance where it is needed most - standing acceleration and passing," says Michael Celentino, chief engineer.

Less than a year after its launch, the Lincoln MKS will be the first vehicle to offer new gasoline turbo direct injection engines Ford Motor technology.The premium - which provides the power and torque of a V-8 with fuel economy of a V-6 - will make the Lincoln MKS the most powerful and fuel-efficient all-wheel drive luxury sedan on the market located.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS


Lincoln MKS also is available with all-wheel drive (AWD), which offers a safe driving in all weather conditions. It uses a sophisticated system of clutches to quickly share torque to front and rear wheels - up to 100 percent in either direction - to avoid slippage. The AWD system is standard Advance Trac � stability control system guarantees greater stability, transferring torque through the side.

Independent rear suspension has a shock absorbers mounted outboard mounted vertically completely new end of the arm near the wheels, maximizing suspension travel and allows a more precise tuning of the suspension.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS


The MacPherson strut and rear facing L-shaped lower arm suspension front control was also designed to maximize suspension travel and designed to work in harmony with the rear suspension. As a bonus, the new suspension design can accommodate larger, 20-inch wheels and tires without compromising ride comfort.

Lincoln MKS comes standard with 18-inch bright machined cast aluminum painted 10-spoke wheels. Nineteen-inch 10-spoke painted, polished or machined aluminum or a class of options exclusive 20-inch 11-spoke, polished cast aluminum wheels available.

Based on the heritage of safety leadership

Lincoln MKS is equipped with a comprehensive package of new active and passive safety features to provide maximum protection for all passengers.

Standard safety features include airbags passenger dual-stage driver and front seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, positioning sensor for driver's seat, side airbags and Safety Canopy � side curtain airbags with roll both technology and four-wheel ABS brakes.
 

2011 Lincoln MKS
2011 Lincoln MKS


For more information on standard safety features include anti-theft perimeter alarm, Battery Saver, Belt-Controller, Child Safety Locks, glow-in-the-dark trunk open, illuminated entry, LATCH (lower anchors and tethers children) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
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