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In 2006, the Lincoln MKS made its first debut as a concept car during the North American Auto Show. It was not until May of 2008 that production of the MKS began and sales started one month after that. The MKS was preceded by three other of Lincoln's new models, the MKZ, the MKT, and the MKX. It is a good vehicle for those looking for a full-size sedan that has style and function, especially those with families.
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Ford's D3 platform is what the MKS is based upon, which is also shared by other vehicles including the Ford Taurus. The MKS has the option of being an all-wheel drive, but comes standard as front-wheel drive. The Lincoln MKS contains a 3.7 Liter Duratec V6, which mates well with its automatic transmission featuring six speeds. Drivers can opt for the EcoBoost 3.5 Liter twin-turbo, direct injection V6 engine as another alternative.
The MKS will seat up to five people comfortably. During its original release, the MKS had an MSRP of $38,465, and could have cost consumers upwards of $48,835 if they chose to stock it with all the options. Each Lincoln MKS was built on the production line at Ford's Chicago Assembly plant in the United States. It has a spacious interior that is great for those who travel and need space for luggage, or for those who use their car for business.
The company stands firm that within the Lincoln MKS, there is the largest amount of comfort, convenience, and technologies compared to all others within its class. There are three different equipment packages consumers can choose from when purchasing the MKS: the Navigation Package, the Technology Package, and the Aluminum Applique Package. Each are designed to meet the consumer's specific needs.
Lincoln MKS Safety Ratings
According to the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), the Lincoln MKS received a "good" rating during the driver front and passenger front crash test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) assigned the same ratings for each of the crash tests they performed on the Lincoln MKS for the 2014 model.
Noteworthy About the Lincoln MKS
Safety features in the Lincoln MKS include side mounted dual front air bags, anchors for child seats, anti-theft alarm system operated by remote, disc brakes that are ventilated, immobilizer for the engine, safety door locks for the rear, fog lights, headlamps with delayed shut-off, and dusk sensing headlamps. There are also headrests for all passengers, a three-point rear center seatbelt, pretensioners for all seatbelts, control for traction, control for stability, a trunk release for emergencies, and headlights that are adaptive.
Comfort features in the MKS include front climate controls for both zones, leather trim, front reading lights, rear reading lights, a steering wheel with leather and wood accents, floor mats for the rear, floor mats for the front, rearview mirror that is electro-chromatic, and vanity mirror for both front passengers.
Convenience features include cruise control, cup holders throughout, storage console overhead, power steering that is electric, console in the front with storage, door pockets in the front, trunk release operated by remote, storage in front seatbacks, remote that is universal, power outlets that are 12V in front and rear, controls in the steering wheel, and destination navigation.
Power features in the MKS include power mirrors, heated mirrors, power locks that are operated with a digital keypad, and two windows that are operated with one-touch.
Front bucket-style, premium leather seats in the Lincoln MKS feature multi-level heating for both passengers, power seat with 8-way adjustments for both passengers, and lumbar support that is adjustable for both passengers.
The Lincoln MKS is a full-size luxury sedan that does not hold back when it comes to style and sophistication. Its large interior and spacious cargo area makes this vehicle perfect for those who love to travel in style.
To sum up, the Lincoln MKS is a luxurious choice for those looking for class and luxury when choosing their next car. It is possible to find a Lincoln MKS that fits your personal specifications, using a wide variety of search criteria including valuable vehicle history information available exclusively on carfax.com.
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