3.5L Duratec® 24V V6 Engine
Lincoln MKZ is powered by a 263-hp 3.5L Duratec® 24V V6. This engine generates smooth and responsive performance while achieving excellent fuel efficiency. The 6-speed SelectShift™ Automatic™ transmission is designed with a wide range of gear ratios for low-speed acceleration and excellent fuel economy. It also has a manual mode that lets you shift the gears like a manual, but without the clutch, for that added performance feel.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
No matter what kind of surface you’re driving on, whether it’s dry pavement, snow, mud or gravel, you’ll feel confident knowing your Lincoln MKZ is equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD). That’s because AWD constantly monitors road conditions and automatically distributes engine torque to the wheels having the most traction.
Finely Tuned Suspension
Lincoln MKZ delivers a comfortable driving experience without sacrificing precision or responsiveness, gliding over bumps and through corners confidently. For even sharper handling, a sport-tuned suspension is included in the Sport Appearance Package.
Sport Appearance Package
For the true luxury/sport enthusiast, the Lincoln MKZ offers a Sport Appearance Package that includes a sport-tuned suspension, 18″ polished aluminum wheels, luxurious Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seats with contrast piping, an Interior Aluminum Trim Package, unique front floor mats with the Lincoln MKZ badge, a unique chrome grille with black bars, body-colored door handles and darkened headlamps.
Lincoln comes standard with 17” machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, or you may choose the available 17” chrome clad aluminum. For the true enthusiast, select the 18” polished aluminum wheels (requires the Sport Appearance Package).
- Available 18″ 10-spoke polished aluminum (requires the Sport Appearance Package)
- Available 17″ 9-spoke machined aluminum with painted pockets
- Standard 17″ 9-spoke chrome-clad aluminum.
AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) automatically applies the brakes and adjusts engine power whenever wheelslip is detected. This provides greater control on surfaces such as ice, gravel or rain, and helps minimize skidding and fishtailing.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Lincoln MKZ features standard four-wheel ABS and electronic brake force distribution (EBD) to help prevent wheel lockup during hard braking conditions. When computer-controlled sensors indicate wheel lockup during hard braking, the four-channel ABS electronically pumps the brakes several times per second, helping you maintain steering control.
Hybrid Power and Fuel Economy
An electric motor, powered by a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery and a 2.5L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine supply the power for the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. They combine to generate an impressive 191 net horsepower. A full hybrid, Lincoln MKZ can travel up to 47 miles per hour on electric power alone, with no fuel used. The I-4 gas engine kicks in below 47 miles per hour when extra power is needed, such as in passing or merging situations, and provides the main source of power above 47 mph. But the real beauty of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is its best-in-class fuel economy. With its EPA-estimated 41 City mpg, you can go a long way before having to refuel, up to 700 miles on a single tank.
When the brakes are applied, the Hybrid’s regenerative braking system captures over 90 percent of the energy that is normally lost and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use. Not only is regenerative braking efficient, it helps minimize wear on the brake pads, lowering the cost of maintenance.
SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide
The dual LCD SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide is an innovative gauge cluster that provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. It uses dual liquid crystal display (LCD) screens on either side of the center-mounted speedometer. Watch the display grow leaves as your short-term driving efficiency increases. As your long-term driving becomes more efficient, more vines, leaves and even flowers are displayed. A tutorial built into the display lets you choose one of four data screens for the level of information you want — Inform, Enlighten, Engage or Empower — and explains your options within each. Steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. All levels can indicate instant fuel economy; fuel economy history; odometer; engine coolant temperature; plus trip data including fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty.
Nickel Metal Hydride Battery
The motor that can take your MKZ Hybrid up to 47 miles per hour on electric power alone gets its power supply from a 275-volt nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery. You don’t have to plug it in. The 2.5L Atkinson-Cyle I-4 engine and regenerative braking system charge the battery for you. Hybrid equipment is covered by an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.
Bridge of Weir Leather-Trimmed Seats
The class-exclusive Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seats in the Lincoln MKZ are one hundred percent unembossed, highlighting the leather’s natural beauty. This makes each seating surface unique. But just as important, the chromium-free, organic tanning method produces environmentally sustainable byproducts and creates a sumptuous leather that’s recyclable at the end of its life.
Genuine Wood Trim
The Walnut Swirl and Olive Ash wood trims in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid are not only exquisite in appearance, they also have environmentally friendly qualities. The veneers come from well-managed forests, as defined by strict environmental, social and economic standards, and from other rigorously controlled sources.
Easy Fuel® Filler System
Never touch another fuel cap. The capless fuel filler has an integrated spring-loaded flapper door that allows you to simply insert the fuel nozzle into the tank to fill up. No fuel cap required. Since Easy Fuel™ automatically seals after the fuel nozzle is removed, fewer evaporative emissions are released into the environment.
BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-traffic Alert
Radar-based sensors in the rear quarter panels scan blind spots to help guide you while merging or changing lanes. An LED light illuminates on the sideview mirror if another vehicle is detected. Cross-traffic alert gives you peace of mind when backing up. Using those same sensors, it can detect moving objects within a 45-foot range from either side of the vehicle when you’re slowly backing out of a parking space. When it detects vehicles approaching from up to 15 yards away it sends an audible warning and a visual display in the corresponding mirror.
Voice-activated SYNC® AppLink
Now SYNC AppLink lets you enjoy all the great benefits of SYNC plus voice-control with some of your favorite mobile apps.
- Stay in touch with the people in your life with hands-free calling on Bluetooth-enabled phones.
- Have incoming text messages read aloud to you.
- Stay entertained with your portable media controlled by simple voice commands.
- SYNC Services provides SYNC turn-by-turn directions to anywhere you want to go.
- Do all of it without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.
Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link
The available Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link combines Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with 3-D mapping and provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. SiriusXM Travel Link offers traffic alerts, weather, fuel prices, movie listings and sports scores. 10 gigabyte hard-drive storage lets you rip, store and manage up to 2,400 tracks with its Jukebox feature. Includes THX II® Certified 5.1 Surround Audio System with HD radio.
MyKey® is an innovative system that can help young drivers drive more responsibly and safely. Set to place limits on speed (to 80 miles per hour) and audio volume (to 45 percent of maximum). The low fuel light comes on sooner (75 miles to empty instead of 50). Additionally, radio volume drops to 50 percent when seatbelt alert is active. Programming takes a few short moments, and brings hours of additional peace of mind.
Rain Sensing Wipers
One less thing to have to think about. When it starts to rain or snow, the available rain sensing wipers automatically turn on and can be set to one of five levels of sensitivity. So smart, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.
SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad
No more searching for your keys. Enter in your personal 5-digit code of the SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry System, located on the driver-side keypad to gain entry.
Six Standard Airbags
Lincoln MKZ has six standard airbags, strategically placed to help protect you and all your passengers. There are dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags, front seat side impact airbags, plus first- and second-row side-curtain airbags with exclusive roll-fold technology designed to deploy between a passenger and the window. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid also comes with a driver’s-side knee airbag.
Lincoln MKZ is designed to provide the protection you need if the unthinkable becomes unavoidable. Specific structural areas of its safety cage are engineered with high-strength steel. Others absorb crash energy and channel it away from the occupants. The Personal Safety System™ featuring intelligent airbags helps protect front-row passengers. Among the many other standard safety features are the SOS Post Crash Alert System™ and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Luxury and Craftsmanship
The generous level of amenities you expect in a luxury car, as well as an exceptional level of quality and craftsmanship. Lincoln MKZ is designed to satisfy your every expectation. Dual-zone electronic automatic climate controls, standard heated and cooled, 10-way power front seat adjustment (driver and passenger), a Lincoln premium 9-speaker sound system, voice-activated Lincoln SYNC® connectivity system — all of this and much more come standard. Lincoln MKZ is equally impressive in its choice of fine materials, such as soft Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seating, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, plus genuine wood accents on the door trim, instrument panel and steering wheel. And you certainly won’t fail to notice the outstanding degree of fit and finish quality that brings all the distinctive elements together in this exceptional luxury car from Lincoln.
Lincoln MKZ is carefully designed to keep in sounds that are pleasant, while blocking out noises that aren’t. Experience exceptional acoustic quality in a luxury car. Laminated windshield and thick side glass, one-piece enhanced door seals, absorption padding under the carpet and layers of sound-deadening materials are the features that make up the luxurious Lincoln MKZ Quietcraft™ interior. When it comes to quality, the details are what make the difference.
Heated and Cooled Front Seats
The Lincoln MKZ comes with standard heated/cooled front seats for year-round comfort. Cool air flows through the seat perforations, channeling the air directly to the seating surface and providing relief from summer’s heat. For those cold winter mornings, the heating element inside warms up to help keep you comfortable no matter what the season.
10-Way Power Seats with Memory
The front seats adjust at the touch of a button to fine-tune comfort to your individual needs. The driver’s seat memory feature ensures you’ll have your personal seating preferences anytime. And the versatile 60/40 split rear seating lets you fold down either one or both rear seat backs when you need more trunk space.
Sharp angles, sleek lines and a sculpted body give the Lincoln MKZ an impressive stance led by the split wing grille — the face of Lincoln design. For a sporty appearance, there’s the available Sport Appearance Package that includes a sport-tuned suspension, 18″ polished aluminum wheels, Cashmere-colored piping, and more. Complementing the MKZ’s exterior is a clean, modern interior. It features a white light-emitting-diode (LED) backlit instrument cluster, stylish center console, standard genuine wood trim in your choice of Olive Ash or Walnut Swirl , chrome trim on door handles, door grab handles, instrument panel and shifter knob, and Bridge of Weir leather-trimmed seating. All of this distinctive styling and comfort can be further enhanced with the Sport Appearance Package or the Executive Package, available in Dark Charcoal or Cashmere color. Included are luxury leather-trimmed seats; unique door trim inserts; unique console armrest insert; genuine wood accents on the instrument panel, radio, climate controls and console; and premium front floor mats with Lincoln Star and Suede edge.
Best-in-Class Interior Space
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America, getting 41 mpg in the city.The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid also has best-in-class interior space. Which makes it not only remarkably economical, but also exceptionally comfortable.