2013 Lincoln MKS still has some attraction left


Lincoln is the luxury brand of Ford, and the company has gone through a dramatic restructuring of the brand due to dismal sales. Now Ford is revitalizing the brand with the  2013 Lincoln MKS sedan, which may attract the older generation of customers. With the 2013 model, the Lincoln MKS has been given a revision that includes more power, a refined suspension and a bit of restyling.

Here we see in the 2013 Lincoln MKS is redesigned front fascia with thinner elements in the grille that incorporated new HID headlights, while the rear gets new fascia along with new LED taillamps. In addition, the front and rear fenders gets a bit of revision as well. Other exterior revisions include a new hood, 19- and 20-inch aluminum wheels, decklid, and exhaust tips.

Significant changes are under the hood. The 2013 Lincoln MKS is now come standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that boasts 300 horsepower, which is 26 horsepower more than the 2012 model, while gets three more miles per gallon. Fuel consumption for the 3.7-liter V6 engine is estimated at 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which we think is satisfactory for this big sedan.

And if you want more power, there is the turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5-liter engine available on the 2013 Lincoln MKS premium model, which is rated at 355 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy of the EcoBoost/all-wheel-drive powertrain is estimated at 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

Like most Lincoln sedans, the 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan has a very smooth ride. This is due to Lincoln’s new Continuously Controlled Damping, which can react to road conditions at a rate of 20 times per second. In addition, the 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan also features Lincoln Drive Control, which can be select with in three different modes with a press of a button: Normal, Sport and Comfort driving modes.

For luxury amenities, the 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan comes with the new version of the MyLincoln Touch, which has been revised for quicker performance and improved ease of use. Noticeably is the revised main instruments feature a central speedometer with two full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. In the center stack is an 8-inch multi-function LCD touch screen to provide visual and control interface for the entertainment system, phone, navigation and climate control.

The 2013 Lincoln MKS is currently on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it does look much better live than in the photos. Check out the video below for its debut at the LA Auto Show.