NEW FOR 2013:

– Redesigned model.

All-new for 2013, the Lincoln MKZ mid-size luxury sedan is completely redesigned and shows a bit more differentiation from the Ford Fusion it’s based on.

Available with the same 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as the Fusion, the Lincoln can also be had with a 3.7-litre V6. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, available with front- and all-wheel drive. A hybrid model, equipped with a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, is also available with front-wheel drive only.

The MKZ is available as a single trim line with numerous options packages.

Standard features (Premiere) include 18-inch premium painted aluminum wheels, LED headlamps, LED taillamps, dual exhaust, power heated mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors, integrated turn signals, soft-close trunk, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, hill start assist, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Lincoln Drive Control with continuously controlled damping, active noise control (active noise cancellation on Hybrid), torque vectoring control, 10-way power heated driver/front passenger seats, driver position memory, 60/40 split fold-flat spring-assisted rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 11-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 Lincoln Premium Sound System with satellite radio, push-button shift, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and microphone, keyless entry with push-button start, SYNC with MyLincoln Touch, 10.1-inch colour LCD screen in instrument cluster (two 4.2-inch LCD screens in Hybrid), 8-inch LCD touchscreen in centre stack, 2 USB input ports, SD card reader, audio/video input, power windows with global open and one-touch-up/-down, remote start system, steering wheel-mounted controls for cruise/audio, airbags (front, front seat, side curtain, driver/front passenger knee), AdvanceTrac ESC with Curve Control, anti-theft perimeter alarm, LATCH, MyKey, power door locks, SecuriCode invisible keypad, SOS post-crash alert system, and tire pressure monitoring system.

MKZ Select adds rear view camera, reverse sensing system, and auto-dimming driver’s sideview mirror.

MKZ Reserve adds voice-activated navigation system, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, power decklid with full up/down functionality, cooled driver/front passenger seats, and power tilt/telescoping steering column.

MKZ Preferred adds 3.7-litre V6 engine and all-wheel drive, 19-inch polished aluminum wheels with painted pockets, heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats, premium floor mats, 110-volt power outlet (non-Hybrid), THX II certified audio with 14-speakers (700 watts) and 4-channel amplifier.

MKZ Technology adds (to Reserve or Preferred) adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning brake support, active park assist with forward sensing system, lane-keeping system, auto high-beam headlamps, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

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