Lincoln has unveiled the 2013 MKS facelift in Los Angeles.
Looking more refined than ever before, the model has a new front fascia with a revised grille and HID headlights. There's also a new rear bumper, restyled exhaust tips and LED taillights.
The cabin features a new instrument cluster, revised trim (Prussian Burl and Brown Swirl Walnut) and an 8-inch touchscreen display. Heated and cooled front seats are standard, but a heated steering wheel is a new option.
Under the hood, two engines are available. The 3.7-liter V6 has been upgraded to produce 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque - an increase of 26 hp (19 kW / 26 PS) and 5 lb-ft (7 Nm). Despite the extra oomph, fuel efficiency improves to 19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway (FWD) and 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway (AWD).
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 has 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
On the handling front, the MKS has a new continuously controlled damping system with modes: Normal, Sport and Comfort. There's also an electric power steering system, improved brakes and torque vectoring control.
Pricing remains a mystery, but the facelifted MKS will be launched next spring.
Check out the press release for additional information