Lincoln MKS (2008-2011)
The Lincoln MKS is a U.S. vehicle belonging to the Ford Motor Company Lincoln brand. As some models of Volvo also builds the FMD on the Ford D3 platform.
- 2.1 Awards
A first production-based view of the MKS Lincoln gave at the Detroit Auto Show 2006. This involved the design of a very near-series model whose forms were then almost completely taken over. 2007 will be another similar concept vehicle was introduced. Together with the 2006 published study, there was a sneak preview of the future design of Lincoln. The study was 5.16 meters long and had known from the Volvo XC90 4.4 -liter V8 engine with 232 kW ( 315 hp) and four-wheel drive.
The production model was followed in May 2008. With the setting of the Lincoln Town Car, production of which ceased in August 2011, the MKS sedan, the largest model in the brand Lincoln was.
With a long hood and a short rear deck, the MKS presented in the style of a traditional sedan and is available only in this body version. The MKS is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 DOHC turbocharged direct injection engine, which makes 201 kW and 374 Nm. It is available with front - or all-wheel drive in conjunction with a six-speed automatic. Lincoln plans to introduce a more powerful engine with 250 kW (340 hp ) for the year 2011. In the summer of 2009, the engine range was supplemented by a further 6- cylinder gasoline engine. It is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine developing 261 kW ( 355 hp ), but has a lower fuel consumption by around 20 percent.
At the LA Auto Show in late 2011 the second generation of FMD was introduced.
At the front, the headlights have been reduced and the interior of this very restructured. The grill is now comprised of several, worked out fine chrome struts. In addition, the surrounds of the fog lights are much smaller. At the rear, the lights have been revised so that it now partially working with LED technology. The chrome strip is eliminated and the lettering migrate to the lower end of the tailgate.
- 2009: Top Safety Pick 2010