From Lincoln press: The 2010 Lincoln MKS, Lincoln's flagship sedan, enters a new era of powertrain refinement: MKS's standard 270-horsepower V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission have been engineered to improve performance and smoothness.
And with the addition of the all-new available EcoBoost engine, the 2010 MKS delivers the luxury and comfort standards unique to Lincoln with a powertrain that produces a compelling combination of V-8 power and V-6 fuel economy.
Fuel efficiency comes standard on the Lincoln MKS – and customers have a choice of two powerful yet practical V-6 engines.
A 3.7-liter, 24-valve variation of the award-winning Duratec® engine family is standard. Delivering 270 hp at 6,500 RPM and 265 ft.-lb. of torque at 4,250 RPM, this engine has been tuned to provide brisk acceleration and smooth power delivery, along with EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city/24 highway for Lincoln MKS with the 3.7-liter engine and FWD.
For an even more performance-oriented driving feel, Lincoln MKS also offers a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6. This engine provides 355 hp at 5,700 rpm, while generating 350 ft.-lb. of torque from 1,500 through 5,250 rpm – all while returning an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway with AWD.
EcoBoost’s unique combination of power and efficiency also makes the EcoBoost MKS the most fuel efficient all-wheel-drive Lincoln MKS available, topping the normally-aspirated AWD model by 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway.
EcoBoost is a global Ford strategy to deliver the power that customers want, combined with the fuel economy they need. Combining gasoline direct injection with twin turbochargers and a smaller-displacement engine, EcoBoost can match the power output of larger, naturally aspirated engines while yielding torque gains and maintaining equivalent fuel economy.
Pressurized direct injection enables a higher compression ratio, while twin turbochargers work in tandem to reduce lag associated with earlier turbocharged engines.
Even with additional horsepower, fuel economy is optimized by an increased compression ratio – enabled by a charge cooling air – and sophisticated knock controls.
Lincoln MKS is equipped with a six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission. This advanced six-speed gearbox offers the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and manual control.