The Lincoln MKZ is among the best luxurious Sedan car models in the market today. The manufacturer has launched its plans of releasing the next generation this car concept. It will enter the auto world as 2017 Lincoln MKZ. Though the vehicle is going to maintain much of its previous styling, expect few but elegant redesigns. Both exterior and interior features have been upgraded. It shares the same platform as Lincoln Continental. Consumers should also expect better engine performance and improved fuel efficiency. Once released in the market, the upcoming 2017 Lincoln MKZ will face competition from Buick Regal, Acura TLX, Volvo S60, Audi A4 and Lexus ES. You will have an option of choosing between the base model and Black Label trim level. There are rumors indicating that Lincoln automaker will offer a hybrid variant.
2017 Lincoln MKZ – Improved Interior and Exterior:
The vehicle is going to offer a great deal of luxurious and comfortable features. The elegant interior styling will be complemented by the latest infotainment equipment. The cabin is spacious with sufficient headroom and leg room to accommodate both short and long occupants. Both the steering wheel and the seats are going to get quality leather trimming. Standard features include auto-dimming side mirrors adopting the power-folding technology, telescopic tilt-steering wheel, automatic climate control and others. Consumers will also access a standard 11-speaker audio system with HD radio, USB port interface, Bluetooth phone and audio integration, CD/ MP3 player. Safety and driver assistance features include parking assist, adaptive cruise control, line departure warning system, pedestrian detection system, premium safety belts and airbags.
MKZ’s exterior profile appears more elegant featuring high-strength steel and lightweight materials to enhance it aerodynamic performance. Exterior colors include Black Velvet, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clear Coat, Lux Metallic, and Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat. The exterior profile looks familiar though distinctive to some extent.
The car is going to ditch the previous “fly wing” grille, adopting a more featuring a more traditional one with a Lincoln star incorporated in it. The front end is going to receive a new creased hood and LED headlights. There are sufficient air intakes at the front end to aid in engine cooling. The exterior end will receive LED indicators and dual exhaust system. 2017 Lincoln MKZ ride on massive 18-inch alloy wheels, therefore enhancing its road stability.
2017 Lincoln MKZ – Under the Hood:
Under the hood, the upcoming 2017 Lincoln MKZ concept is going to be powered by the 3.7-liter twin turbocharged V-6 engine, capable of producing up to 300 horsepower at 400 lb-ft of torque. Power will be sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (AWD) system will be offered as an option and it takes just 6 seconds to achieve 60 mph.
The automaker is also going offer a hybrid powertrain. This is a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine which will be paired with an electric motor. The hybrid engine is rated to deliver about 250 horsepower. Detailed information on fuel efficiency, acceleration and top speed is still not available.
2017 Lincoln MKZ – Estimated Arrival and Price:
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ has not yet announced the official release date and exact pricing for this car model. However, consumers are anticipating that the car will hit roads at the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2017. It will go for about $36,000 as its base price.