Performance

Lincoln MKZ

Performance

6-Speed SelectShiftmkz-performance-introduction Automatic with Push-Button Shift

Ordinarily a conventional lever on the floor or steering column comes to mind when you’re thinking about the design of a gear shifter. But the 2016 Lincoln MKZ is different. Departing from the conventional, designers put the transmission controls in a vertical series of ergonomic buttons on the center instrument panel. For a sport-performance feel in a Lincoln MKZ, pressing the “S” button¹ puts you in the Sport mode of Lincoln Drive Control. You can also enjoy sporty driving by using paddle shifters (not shown) located on the steering wheel.¹ Eliminating the floor shifter frees up space between the driver and passenger seats, and enhances the clean, uncluttered appearance that characterizes the whole of the Performance.

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Performance Choices

The Lincoln MKZ offers three engine choices. A V6 for the performance-minded. An efficientmkz-performance-feature-1-2 hybrid. And the innovative EcoBoost® engine that provides the best of both worlds.

  • The 2.0L EcoBoost is the standard Lincoln MKZ powerplant. EcoBoost uses three technologies – the boost of turbocharging, the precision and efficiency of direct injection, and the sophistication of twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). The result is sporty V6-like performance (240 horsepower;mkz-performance-feature-1-1 270 lb.-ft. torque).
  • The 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 is for the driver who wants a higher-performance experience of 300 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. Ti-VCT controls when intake/exhaust valves open and close, and optimizes combustion at full load to deliver power and low-speed torque for responsive passing and merging.
  • The efficient hybrid powertrain consists of an electric motor and a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine. The power sources combine to generate 188 combined horsepower.

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Whether you’re driving on dry pavement, snow, mud or gravel, you’ll feel confident knowing your Lincoln MKZ is equipped with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD). That’s because AWD constantly monitors road conditions and automatically distributes engine torque to the wheels having the most traction. AWD is optional with the 2.0L EcoBoost® and 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engines.

Adaptive LED Headlamps with Auto High Beams

The standard adaptive LED headlamps turn with the steering wheel angle and vehicle speed to allow a greater field of vision around the darkest curves. Using a windshield-mounted camera that monitors traffic conditions, the available auto high beams can switch to high-beam intensity when no other vehicles are near, and revert to low-beam intensity when sensors detect the headlamps or taillamps of other vehicles.

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