Lincoln Vehicles To Get Redesigns and Leaner Engines

Posted on September 15, 2011

DEARBORN, Mich. – The current Lincoln MKS is already equipped with a 3.5-liter turbocharged direct-injection EcoBoost V6 engine, but according to Autoblog Green and Automotive News, 2013 MKS will have the option to be equipped with the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost that has allowed the Ford Explorer to get 28 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel-efficient 7-pax SUV.

Ford is restyling the 2013 MKS to look more streamlined, with a significant change in the appearance of the grille and sides. However, it will keep the vertical orientation to the taillights even as other Lincoln vehicles move to a horizontal look.

To read about operators currently using the Lincoln MKS sedan, click here and here.

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator is expected to receive the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that is currently in the Ford F-150.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine has given the Ford Explorer a best-in-class 28 mpg highway.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine has given the Ford Explorer a best-in-class 28 mpg highway.

EcoBoost technology is designed to give internal combustion engines about 20% better fuel economy and 15% reduced greenhouse emissions without sacrificing power and torque. Ford has promoted it as a cost-effective and versatile alternative to hybrid and alternative-fuel technologies and has said that EcoBoost engines will be available in 90% of its vehicles by the end of 2013.

Source: Autoblog Green; Automotive News; Ford Motor Co.

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