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The 2013 Lincoln MKZ

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Issue: September, 2013
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Introducing a vehicle that has been turning heads and changing minds: The 2013 Lincoln MKZ.

Just awarded “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Compact Premium Cars” by J.D. Power(1), in a study of new vehicle owners across eight categories including design, performance and comfort. From its sweptback stance to the clean, architectural design of the interior, the MKZ is truly modern luxury vehicle inspired by the rich history of the Lincoln Motor Company.

On first impression, you’ll notice how the newly refined lines of the signature Lincoln split-wing grille flow with the contours of the hood to create a unified, contemporary design. The sleek grille feels fluid as it helps promote higher efficiency and reduces wind noise for a remarkably quiet ride.

One of the most popular and striking features of the MKZ is the class-exclusive available retractable panoramic roof(2), with a 15.2-sq.-ft. glass panel offering a spectacular view and filling the cabin with natural light. The effective opening is the largest among sedans(3). So expansive you might think you’re riding in a convertible.

The sense of fluid motion on the outside continues inside. Lines are clean and flowing, converging naturally, inspired by the freedom and graceful motion of the manta ray. It’s a design inspiration that our Lincoln’s designers drew from their knowledge of bio mimicry — the study of imitating designs in nature to create manmade products. Inspiration can truly come from anywhere.

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Craftsmanship and attention to detail are everywhere you look inside the cabin. You may be surprised to find the transmission controls are set in a vertical column of ergonomic buttons on the center instrument panel which surprisingly, but not coincidentally, opens up the cabin. Innovative technologies like SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™ are integrated seamlessly. The instrument panel dash is trimmed in genuine wood. Heated and available cooled front seats, premium leather seating surfaces as well as soft-touch materials make the Lincoln MKZ interior feel inviting and welcoming.

The Lincoln MKZ offers three engine choices. An available V6 for the performance minded. The MKZ Hybrid, having best-in-class EPA rated city fuel economy(4). And the innovative EcoBoost® engine.

• The 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 is for the driver who wants a higher-performance experience of 300 horsepower(5) and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. Delivers power and low-speed torque for responsive passing and merging.
• The efficient Hybrid powertrain that runs up to 62 miles per hour under normal operating conditions on electric power alone, using no fuel at all.
• The 2.0L EcoBoost is the standard Lincoln MKZ powerplant, with 4-cylinder efficiency plus the performance of a much larger engine (240 horsepower(5); 270 lb.-ft. torque).

Continuously Controlled Damping takes Lincoln luxury driving to another level. An advanced suite of sensors continuously monitors movements and adjusts the suspension accordingly. The sensors can even detect vehicle body motions and steering and braking dynamics in a matter of milliseconds, faster than you can blink an eye. Select the operating mode — Comfort, Normal or Sport — that suits the driving experience you prefer, from exceptional ride quality to a spirited, sporty feel.

Whether you’re driving on dry pavement, snow, mud or gravel, you’ll feel confident knowing your Lincoln MKZ is equipped with available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD). This AWD constantly monitors road conditions and automatically distributes engine torque to the wheels having the most traction. AWD is optional with the 2.0L EcoBoost® and 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engines. Available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with crosstraffic alert(6) is a cutting-edge technology that uses radar to help monitor the blind spot zone.

The MKZ is a decidedly fresh take on the luxury vehicle experience and a harbinger of exciting things to come from the Lincoln Motor Company. Curiosity piqued? Visit Lincoln.com to connect with your Lincoln Concierge. Or stop by your Lincoln Showroom today.

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Disclaimers:
1)The Lincoln MKZ received the highest numerical score among compact premium cars in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout StudySM. Study based on 83,442 total responses from new-vehicle owners of 230 models, and measures options after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

2)Class is Luxury Midsize Sedans vs. 2013 competitors.

3) Based on effective roof opening as measured by Webasto.

4)EPA estimated rating of 45 city/45 hwy/45 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary. Class is Luxury Midsize Sedans.

5)Achieved using premium fuel.

6)Drive assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s judgement.
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