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3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6 Engine
Nine out of 10 MKT retail customers opt for twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, an
engine that provides V8 performance with the fuel economy of a V6. In terms of
horsepower from optional engines, the MKT fitted with EcoBoost has no direct
"Especially with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, the MKT delivers a 'wow' driving
experience in a quiet, comfortable and distinctive crossover," said Elaine Bannon, MKT chief engineer.
The 3.5-liter gasoline turbo direct-injected (GTDI) engine produces 355
horsepower at 5,700 rpm and an expansive torque curve that plateaus at 350
lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,250 rpm. Fuel economy is projected to be 16
mpg city, 22 mpg highway. The EcoBoost V6 earned a slot on Ward's 2010 "10 Best
Engines" honoree list the year it was introduced.
Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) as Standard in 2013 Lincoln MKT with EcoBoost
Making a full-size crossover ride smoothly but handle well can be a real
Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) is fitted to the new Lincoln MKT when the
crossover is equipped with the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. The
adjustable suspension enables a more confident driving experience that defines
the Lincoln DNA balance of ride comfort and handling. Regardless of road
conditions, drivers will enjoy a markedly smoother, more controlled ride because
CCD is always tuning and refining the ride quality.
The fully integrated system delivers its on-road benefit by significantly
expanding the chassis's capabilities compared to a chassis with nonadjustable
struts and shock absorbers, known as dampers by chassis engineers.
Lincoln Drive Control
Three distinct driving modes - Sport, Normal and Comfort - are easy to select
using the MKT's new Lincoln Drive Control and the shift lever.
Lincoln Drive Control enables drivers to change the driving personality of the
* Normal mode - When the gear selector is in Drive, Lincoln Drive Control
delivers the ideal Lincoln ride, balancing comfort with confident control and
handling. Many drivers will find this setting perfect for commuting and everyday
driving. This mode provides an engaging drive experience and a direct connection
to the road without sacrificing the expected comfort and smoothness
* Sport mode - When the gear selector is in Sport, Lincoln Drive Control
transforms this crossover's personality into a more performance-oriented
machine. The following systems change settings in Sport mode:
In addition to Normal and Sport, Lincoln Drive Control offers the Comfort mode.
When drivers want the most relaxed driving experience, the Settings menu in
MyLincoln Touch offers easy access to the Comfort mode.
The Comfort mode instructs the CCD suspension to run in its smoothest range. The
dampers exert 10 to 15 percent less control compared with Normal. The electric
power-assisted steering system also reduces the effort needed to turn the wheel
at low speeds, for example, as when parking.
All-wheel drive is standard with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6. In good weather
over smooth roads at modest speeds - when AWD is not needed - the system
intelligently routes power only to the front wheels, improving fuel efficiency.
When driver input or road conditions indicate that slip might occur, the system
sends power rearward to help prevent tire slip from happening in the first place
(such as on rain-slicked or snow-covered roads).
A myriad of inputs enables the computer-controlled system to identify and
immediately react - in as little as 16 milliseconds - to changing road
conditions and driver demands. The amount of torque sent to the rear axle varies
depending on road conditions and dynamic needs.
Drivers particularly benefit from the latest upgrade of MyLincoln Touch hardware
that equips the new MKT with Lincoln's most advanced HMI or Human-Machine
The all-new instrumentation features a central speedometer flanked by two
full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. The 4.2-inch LCD screens are controlled
by five-way buttons on the steering wheel. The 8-inch multi-function LCD touch
screen dominates the center stack and provides the visual and control interface
for the entertainment system, phone, navigation and climate control.
MKT offers two audio systems, both controlled through MyLincoln Touch. The
standard system includes AM/FM/CD/MP3/satellite sources playing through a
210-watt system that drives eight speakers.
The optional hardware is the THX II Certified Car Audio System that brings
home-theater sound to the open road. The 700-watt system plays through 14
strategically aimed premium audio speakers. Sources include AM/FM/CD6/DVD/MP3/HD
Radio plus an auxiliary input jack and a USB port. SiriusXM satellite radio with
six-month prepaid subscription is standard.
SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link with voice-activated navigation
controls are available. A prepaid subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel
Link is included when the available SD card-based navigation system is selected.
MyLincoln Touch and SYNC enable voice-activated navigation control. In addition
to an easily updateable navigation database, additional Sirius features include
coast-to-coast weather data, forecasts, fuel prices, sports scores, movie
listings and more.
Chauffeur-Dedicated Models: 2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car Livery and Limousine
The MKT Town Car offers a higher roofline, roomier, more sophisticated seating,
a spacious trunk plus even easier passenger entry and exit. Two Town Car body
styles include standard livery version with available all-wheel drive, and
stretchable heavy-duty Limousine with standard all-wheel drive. The limo chassis
accommodates stretches adding an additional 120 inches (10 feet).
MKT Town Car Livery model improves passenger comfort thanks to redesigned rear
seating. Second-row seats have been repositioned rearward by 1.5 inches for
A switch on the rear passenger side door allows a rear seat passenger to control
the front passenger seat, providing even more legroom. The three-person rear
seat also reclines. The new MKT Town Car Livery model provides operators with
39.6 cubic feet of cargo volume.
All commercial vehicles include comfortable and productive work environments for
drivers and passengers. Standard technologies include SYNC, hands-free
navigation, standard Wi-Fi capability and a rear view camera system.
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