2010 Lincoln MKT

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The base engine for the Lincoln MKT is a 268-horsepower, 3.7L 'Duratec' V6; for those who want more performance, there's also a 355-horsepower, 3.5L 'EcoBoost' V6. Part of a new family of engines, the EcoBoost V6 is has twin turbochargers and direct injection, and it's tuned to deliver the power of a normal V8 yet without sacrificing V6 fuel efficiency. With either engine, the Lincoln MKT comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. SelectShift is included; it brings paddle shifters alongside the steering wheel so that the driver can command shifts during more enthusiastic driving. The transmission even matches the engine revs on downshifts. 2016, 2016,All-wheel drive is optional on Lincoln MKT models with the 3.7L engine but included with the EcoBoost engine. The system uses electromechanical clutches to apportion engine torque between the front and rear wheels. The system is tuned for good on-road performance in slippery conditions; the Lincoln MKT isn't intended for off-roading. 2016, 2016,The Lincoln MKT's interior is plush, elegant and refined. Six- or 7-person layouts are offered, with two different second-row options. A 60/40-split folding bench is standard, along with heated outboard positions. Power bucket seats with heating, cooling and power lumbar adjustment are optional. 2016, 2016,The Lincoln MKT comes with a very long list of standard features. In addition to the expected luxury-car conveniences, it includes 3-zone automatic climate control, a reverse-sensing park assist system, rain-sensing wipers, a rear-view camera, a 20GB hard-drive music system, adaptive xenon headlamps, an auto high-beam feature, adjustable pedals, heated and cooled front seating, and a power rear liftgate. An 8-inch touch-screen system controls audio and climate functions. 2016, 2016,Available on the Lincoln MKT with the EcoBoost engine is Active Park Assist, a system that takes control of the electronic power steering and uses ultrasonic sensors to guide the vehicle into a parking space while the driver manages the throttle and brake. 2016, 2016,A number of driver aids are bundled into a $5000 Elite Package. In addition to a navigation system, it includes Cross Traffic Alert, which helps warn of approaching traffic when backing out of a space; Collision Warning with Brake Support, which flashes a warning and primes the brakes if closing in quickly on slower traffic; a Blind Sport Information System, which warns of other vehicles just beside and behind; Adaptive Cruise Control; and a power-opening Panoramic Vista Roof. Other standalone options include flashy 20-inch polished wheels, a DVD entertainment system, second-row heated-and-cooled seats, second-row footrests and a second-row refrigerator.


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HistoryFounded in 1917, Lincoln is an American automobile manufacturer that is a brand of Ford Motor Company. Lincoln was started by Henry Leland, one of the original founders of Cadillac. The company's initial plans were to build aircraft engines, but it hit financial troubles and was bought by Ford in 1922 for $8 million.In the early days, Lincoln built a bare chassis with a powertrain and suspension. It was then sent to a coachbuilder, like Fleetwood, to be completed according to customer specifications. In 1924, Lincoln touring sedans, which were known as "Police Flyers," began to become popular with police departments around the country. It wasn't for another two decades that some of Lincoln's most identifiable product names, such as Continental and Town Car, first debuted in the 1950s as the company's flagship models (both have only recently been discontinued).
Critical Knowledge:2010 Lincoln MKS: Generating V-8 power yet delivering V-6 fuel economy, the new twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine available in the 2010 MKS is the biggest news for Lincoln's flagship sedan.2010 Lincoln MKT: The 2010 Lincoln MKT is a new, 3-row crossover SUV loaded with luxury features. MyKey parental programming for vehicle speed and audio volume comes standard, and the options list includes items like a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, adaptive cruise control, Active Park Assist, and a blind-spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert. There's even a mini fridge on board.