2013 Lincoln MKS

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17 CITY / 26 HWY
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What's New for 2013:
  • Revised design inside and out
  • Active grille shutters to improve fuel economy
  • More powerful standard V-6 engine
  • Active Torque Control and larger brakes are standard
  • New Comfort, Normal and Sport suspension and powertrain settings
  • Next-generation MyLincoln Touch technology
  • Multi-contour massaging seats and heated steering wheel available
  • Upgraded Sync hands-free connectivity
  • Driver Alert, Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid safety features

Exterior Features
The 2013 Lincoln MKS wears new front styling with an historical \"split-wing\" grille design including active shutters to help make the MKS more aerodynamic and fuel efficient, according to Lincoln. The trunk, rear bumper and LED taillights are also new. Golfers take note: the trunk measures 19.2 cubic feet.

Interior Features
Lincoln says the new 2013 MKS's cabin employs higher quality materials and is quieter than before. A new version of MyLincoln Touch technology, which Lincoln says is easier to use, comes standard, along with heated and ventilated seats wrapped in Bridge of Weir premium leather. An upgraded version of Sync wireless connectivity turns the MKS into a rolling Wi-Fi hot spot when paired to a smartphone.

Optional Features
Premium and Elite option packages are available for the 2013 MKS. Highlights include premium sound, navigation, dual-panel sunroof, massaging multi-contour front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, Active Park Assist, and 20-inch wheels.

Under the Hood
A 304-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard on the 2013 MKS. A 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission drives the front wheels (FWD), and all-wheel drive (AWD) is an option on this model. Buyers seeking more power can select the twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 engine, which develops 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,500 and 5,250 rpm. AWD is standard with the EcoBoost V-6.

New Lincoln Drive Control technology includes Comfort, Normal and Sport calibration modes for the powertrain, steering and suspension. Active Torque Control is also standard.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Lincoln MKS are:
  • MKS FWD: 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • MKS AWD: 18/26/21 mpg
  • MKS EcoBoost AWD: 17/25/20 mpg

The 2013 Lincoln MKS is equipped with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel vented-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and MyKey programmable safety features. The standard Sync technology provides 911 Assist emergency response service when a phone is paired to the system.

New Driver Alert technology can tell if the driver is drowsy, and recommends a break. Additional safety features include Lane Keeping Alert and Assist, adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake support, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash-tests on the MKS as this overview is written. However, the 2013 MKS was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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  • Name 4dr Sdn 3.7L FWD Transmission Automatic MSRP 42870.00 Engine 3.7L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/27
  • Name 4dr Sdn 3.7L AWD Transmission Automatic MSRP 44865.00 Engine 3.7L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/26
  • Name EcoBoost (4dr Sdn 3.5L AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49860.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Leather seating surfaces w/color-keyed tuxedo stripe seat backs
  • 12-way pwr heated/cooled front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, driver-side memory
  • Fixed rear bench seat -inc: headrest, armrest pass-through, (2) cupholders
  • Front center console -inc: armrest, storage, (2) cupholders, (3) 12V pwr outlets
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Genuine wood steering wheel
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: speed & multimedia controls, memory
  • Instrument cluster -inc: message center, tachometer, turn signal outage, low oil pressure, door/decklid/hood ajar, key-in-ignition, safety belt reminder, headlamp on
  • Delayed accessory pwr shut-off
  • Pwr windows w/front one-touch up/down
  • Pwr locks w/autolock
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: SecuriCode keypad, remote trunk release, global window open
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Cruise control
  • Universal garage door opener
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Dual zone electronic automatic temp control (DEATC)
  • Rear window defroster
  • Alloy metallic accents
  • Genuine wood appliques
  • Instrument panel storage bin
  • Glove box
  • Front door storage pockets & bottle holders
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Overhead console w/sunglass storage
  • Dual visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • (2) front & (2) rear assist handles
  • Illumination -inc: ambient lighting, door & steering wheel switches, front dome lamp, front/rear reading lamps, illuminated entry, courtesy lamps
  • Leather wrapped shift knob w/chrome surround
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Rollover protection
  • 19" premium painted aluminum wheels
  • P255/45R19 all-season tires
  • 18" x 4" mini-spare tire & spare steel wheel
  • Body color bumpers
  • Molding -inc: color rocker, lower door w/stainless steel inserts, stainless steel roof trim, stainless steel side window surround
  • Split wing grille
  • Active grille shutters
  • Adaptive HID projector beam headlamps -inc: autolamp on/off delay, auto high beams
  • Fog lamps w/chrome bezel
  • LED tail lamps
  • Laminated security solar tinted glass
  • Body color pwr heated mirrors -inc: manual folding, security approach lamps, memory, driver-side auto-dimming, integrated blind spot mirror *Integrated spotter mirror not included when equipped with BLIS*
  • Fixed interval windshield wipers w/rain sensor
  • Body color door handles w/chrome insert
  • 20" polished aluminum wheels
  • P245/45R20 all-season tires
  • 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/SelectShift -inc: paddle activation
  • Variable cam timing (VCT)
  • Intelligent access push button start
  • 3.16 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 72-amp low maintenance battery w/battery saver -inc: battery management system
  • 175-amp alternator
  • Continuously controlled damping adaptive suspension (CCD)
  • Hydraulic pwr steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips
  • 3.39 axle ratio
  • All wheel drive
  • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine
  • 2.77 axle ratio
  • Electronic pwr assisted steering
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Brake & engine actuated traction control
    • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control
    • Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: driver seat position sensor, passenger seat sensing system (FPSS)
    • Driver & front passenger-side impact airbags
    • 1st/2nd row side curtain airbags
    • Forward & reverse sensing system
    • S.O.S. Post-Crash Alert System
    • Seat belt pretensioners w/load-limiting retractors
    • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Belt-Minder w/audio mute
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for child safety seats
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Tire pressure monitor system
    • Emergency trunk release
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: Lincoln premium audio
    • SYNC w/MyLincoln Touch -inc: (2) configurable 4.2" LCD cluster screens, 8" touch screen located in center stack, USB port, audio input jack, SD card reader, RCA video input jacks, Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, 911 assist, vehicle health report, SYNC services 3-year prepaid subscription w/GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions & traffic reports & info services
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 6-month subscription *Satellite radio N/A in AK/HI*
    • Antenna integrated in glass

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