Lincoln MKS

The 2012 Lincoln MKS offers the ultimate in full-size luxury with a sophisticated yet dynamic design, first-class comfort and a list of impressive powertrain options including the smooth and powerful EcoBoost™ engine.

With its extensive list of standard features, the Lincoln MKS offers amenities such as Lincoln SYNC®, MyKey® and available active park assist.

Lincoln MKS is exceptionally quiet and comfortable thanks to its craftsmanship and engineering. With its available 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, Lincoln MKS also offers a powertrain that produces a compelling combination of V8 power and the much-desired fuel economy of a V6.

“MKS EcoBoost offers a no-compromises luxury driving experience,” said Megan Gillam, marketing manager, Lincoln MKS. “With standard all-wheel drive, 355 horsepower with premium fuel, 350 lb.-ft. of torque and an estimated 25 mpg on the highway, MKS EcoBoost rewards its drivers with a spirited yet efficient ride.”

BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert is new for the 2012 Lincoln MKS as part of the Navigation and Ultimate Packages.

BLIS is a feature that can detect vehicles in a driver’s blind spots during normal driving. The system can detect when another vehicle is in the defined blind spot zone. An indicator light on the corresponding sideview mirror then illuminates to alert the driver that a vehicle is in its blind spot.

Cross-traffic alert uses the same radar sensors to detect traffic approaching from the sides when backing out of parking spots. When the system detects vehicles approaching from either side up to 45 feet away, it sends an audible warning, a message center alert and a visual display in the corresponding mirror.

Fashionable new colors for the 2012 Lincoln MKS are Crystal Champagne Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic and Dark Blue Pearl Metallic.

The meticulously detailed 2012 Lincoln MKS delivers a precision-crafted environment featuring premium leather trim and real wood and metal accents. Lincoln MKS drivers enjoy the peace that comes courtesy of premium noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) control.

Customers have a choice of two powerful yet practical V6 engines. A 3.7-liter, 24-valve variation of the award-winning Duratec® engine family is standard. It delivers 274 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,250 rpm. The engine provides fuel economy of an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for the Lincoln MKS front-wheel-drive version. The all-wheel-drive version delivers estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

Lincoln MKS also offers a 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6. This engine provides 355 horsepower at 5,700 rpm while generating 350 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500 through 5,250 rpm (premium), and returns an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with AWD.

Lincoln MKS delivers technologies designed to make life luxurious for driver and passengers alike. Ease of use and intuitive operation were key objectives in development and implementation of the different technologies.

Consider active park assist. This available technology uses an ultrasonic-based sensing system to ease the task of parallel parking. At the touch of a button, active park assist activates. The sensing system evaluates the size of a parking spot and the edges of adjacent objects to calculate an optimized angle before steering the Lincoln MKS into a parking spot. The whole time, the system is coaching the driver through conventional throttle and braking inputs.

Source: Lincoln press

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