The 2013 Lincoln MKS comes standard with Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) delivers a more exciting driving experience for the driver that is comfortable, smooth and quite. Compared with the fixed-rate dampers fitted to the 2012 MKS, the new CCD dampers for the 2013 Lincoln MKS offer an expanded control range.
The 2013 Lincoln MKS is powered by a more powerful and efficient 3.7 liter V6 engine as standard, an optional twin-turbo 3.5 liter EcoBoost® V6, an engine that provides V8 performance with the fuel economy of a V6. The standard 3.7 liter engine, now includes twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), produces 300 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, with an estimated 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway for the Lincoln MKS FWD model and 18/26 mpg with the AWD model. Specific accessory technologies were added to the 3.7-liter V6 to improve fuel economy performance and efficiency. Active Grille Shutters open and close depending on engine cooling needs. When fully closed, the shutters help reduce aerodynamic drag by 6 percent, improving highway fuel economy. A tuned dual-exhaust system enhances low-end torque. Smart Battery Management also contributes to improved economy by prioritizing the recharging of the vehicle’s battery at optimum times, such as when the vehicle is coasting.
The premium engine for 2013 Lincoln MKS remains the twin-turbo 3.5 liter EcoBoost® V6 GTDI engine produces power of 355 hp and peak torque of 350 lb.-ft, with projected fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
The 2013 Lincoln MKS is equipped with two versions of the six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission, both with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 uses the 6F-50. The more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost uses the heavy-duty 6F-55 which benefits from high-energy friction materials, a larger ring gear and a specific torque converter to handle the high torque output of the twin-turbo V6.
On the exterior, the 2013 Lincoln MKS offers a contemporary new look. Every exterior surface from the A-pillar forward is new including the grille, HID headlamps, front fascia, hood and front fenders. At the rear, the Lincoln MKS gets a new fascia, LED tail lamps, exhaust tips and a new decklid. The new look also comes from 19 and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Inside, the 2013 Lincoln MKS features new capacitive controls and MyLincoln Touch. The main instruments feature a central speedometer flanked by two full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. Content for the 4.2-inch LCDs is controlled by five-way buttons on the steering wheel. An 8-inch multi-function LCD touch screen dominates the center stack and provides the visual and control interface for the entertainment system, phone, navigation and climate control.
And for the infotainment system, the new Lincoln MKS offers two audio systems, both controlled through MyLincoln Touch. The standard system includes AM/FM/CD/MP3/satellite sources playing through a 210-watt system that drives 10 speakers.