The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is part of the luxury mid-sized sedan range produced by the Lincoln Motor Company. This one has emerged from the Lincoln Continental and has attributed a few features from it. Nevertheless, the new MKZ has a class of its own offering more luxury and convenience than you might expect from a premium mid-sized sedan.
The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of the American based automakers, Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under this brand name. The Lincoln auto brand is present in most parts of the world, including America, China and Middle East among others. Of late, Ford is looking to distant itself from this division, by allowing Lincoln Motor Company to make their own signature models. The MKZ is part of their luxury sedan lineup.
Here is complete review of the new Lincoln MKZ by highlighting its dominating features including the exterior and interior design, the performance features along with other specifications.
The Design of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ
Everything about the design of the Lincoln MKZ exudes high-end luxury and exclusivity. From the approach detection, the iconic front grille, wide stance and the premium interior, the Lincoln MKZ is set to lead the luxury mid-sized sedan market.
The outside appeal of the Lincoln MKZ gives off a distinctive look, with a sleek presence and a commanding wide stance. In the front, the signature Lincoln Grille is proudly displayed. The repeating Lincoln Star motif and new one-piece Lincoln signature grille exudes a certain confidence. The Lincoln Star emblem is poised in a slight upward angle.
Look closely and you will see a unique set of lights under the headlights, at the edges of the bumper. These lights are part of a sensory feature of the new MKZ whereby it detects the owner when he/she is approaching the car. The 2017 Lincoln MKZ lights up with the Approach Detection feature. When the owner approaches along with the car keys, the MKZ detects and triggers an engaging welcoming experience. This welcome is enhanced by lighting up of the rear and front lights while a Lincoln welcome mat is projected on the ground.
From the sides, the designers of the new MKZ has given more sleek and elegant lines. As the roof, there is instead a retractable panoramic glass roof. With just an easy-to-push-button activation, the whole roof goes back giving you the chance to explore the outside in a unique way.
One of the striking features of the MKZ model, is the attention-grabbing set of wheels. There are a number of new and available wheel options for the new MKZ including the 19-inch polished machined aluminum with painted pockets and the 19-inch fully polished 10 spoke cyclonic aluminum wheels. With these rims on, the look of the Lincoln MKZ is complete and it’s ready to hit the roads with style.
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The interior of the Lincoln MKZ is all about providing luxury at your fingertips. Like its exterior, every dimension inside is pretty distinctive as well.
When it comes to comfort with premium style, there is no compromise. The interior features leather-trimmed seating from Scotland that presents a striking presentation of the beautiful material. The leather-clad ventilated seats are very comfortable and highly power-adjustable.
The boot is sizeable, with more useable space than some full-size luxury sedans. There is also the obligatory numbers of covered cup-holders, door pockets and seat-back slots, as well as those shallow “shelves” underneath the centre-console.
With the sweeping retractable panoramic roof, everything inside can be flooded with natural light, enhancing every features, from the leather to the curves of the dashboard. If you open the roof, it will feel very airy inside. While during the dark hours, there is the ambient light feature that gently glows, illuminating the entire cabin as you enter. The insides are quite spacious with pretty good rear legroom and headroom, in line with class standards. Owners have an option of selecting from 7 unique colours in the interior to change the mood.
Powertrain of the new MKZ Sedan
While offering ultimate luxury and class in its design, the Lincoln MKZ has not compromised on delivering the desirable performance, giving it the strength that it needs.
Under the hood, it supports a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, couple with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which is capable of producing 365 horsepower and 570Nm of torque. It has an acceleration from 0 to 100kph in 5.8 seconds. With these performance figures, Lincoln has dubbed the new MKZ as “the most powerful and compelling Lincoln vehicle to ever take to the road.”
Lincoln also offers All-Wheel-Drive that delivers torque to the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximized traction. A smooth performance is aided by the Electric Power-Assisted Steering that provides easy and fluid steering at low speeds.
Along with the regular gas engine, it offers a hybrid version as well. The Lincoln MKZ hybrid powertrain has an EPA-estimated 41 miles to the gallon in the city. With only the engine changed, the Lincoln MKZ hybrid exterior and the interior remains the same. This makes it a fuel efficient premium sedan.
There is also a Driver Package where there is a combination of Dynamic Torque Vectoring, a sport-tuned suspension and revised continuously controlled damping. This enhances performance and control at speed.
Technological and Safety Features
With luxury and style comes advanced technology and safety in a premium mid-sized sedan like the Lincoln MKZ. Everything inside is designed to be driver-focused, from the centre console to the instrumental panel.
In order to minimize the engine sound in the cabin, the Active Noise Control (ANC) lets you have a noiseless ride. It heightens the overall cabin quality by reducing unwanted noise.
The instrumental panel features advanced technological specifications that allows voice-activation technology. This is coupled with 14-speaker Revel Audio system that surrounds the cabin and bring it to life. Other features include power boot lid, strong stereo with USB/Bluetooth/Apple CarPlay support and dual-zone automatic air-conditioning.
Following are some of the safety features found in the new MKZ:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
- Auto parallel-parking
- Blind-spot monitor
- Lane-keeping assist
- Pedestrian detection
- Rear camera
- All-round parking sensors
- Active Park Assist
- Adaptive Headlights
Availability and Price of the 2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ is available in the UAE with a starting price of AED 220, 000 that can go up to AED 240, 000 with every additional feature added.
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