PistonCars.com – 2017 Lincoln MKZ; an MKZ sedan with a sleek design and a turbo engine. This 2017 MKZ comes with a fresh design and a new spirited engine. The new MKZ’s platform is identical with the Ford Fusion’s CD4 but it is expected to come with an affordable price compared with other mid-size vehicles.
The powertrain is supported by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is expected to put out 240 horsepower. The 3.7-liter V-6 producing 300 horsepower is an optional. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 MKZ goes on sale this Summer of 2016.
2017 Lincoln MKZ; Specification
Inside, Lincoln expects this 2017 MKZ brings a unique design. This sedan offers a five-person seating capacity. The bucket front seats are wrapped with leatherette back material. Meanwhile, the rear seats can be folded in a 60-40 folding bench front facing fold forward seatback.
The interior lighting system is supported by a front and rear map lights, fade-to-off interior lighting, and cargo space lights. Standard features offered include manual tilt/telescoping steering column, power rear windows, leather steering wheel, front and rear cupholders, cruise control with steering wheel controls, a day-night auto-dimming rearview mirror, system monitor, a trip computer, and other features.
The interior is updated with knobs and buttons and works out with the new Sync 3 interface, a spread of physical controls for the audio and climate systems. Moreover, the forward collision warning system for pedestrian detecting and emergency braking. There is also a self-parking feature to help the driver recognize parallel spots and perpendicular spaces.
As informed before, the 2017 MKZ’s platform is similar to the one of Ford Fusion’s CD4. However, It is expected that the MKZ can distinguish itself to more affordable than other mid-size vehicles. The body is built as a four-door sedan with a simple and handsome face. The sloping nose is at odds with the heavy visual weight of the high trunklid, the thick C-pillar, and the straight chamfered shoulders of the back fenders bringing over from the current car.
The 2017 MKZ is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is expected to put out 240 horsepower. The 3.7-liter V-6 producing 300 horsepower is an optional. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Then, they are also mated with either front- or all-wheel drive while the Hybrid engine brings the front-wheel drive only.
Price and Release Date
The 2017 MKZ made its debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and goes on sale this Summer of 2016. The price range starts from $36,115 – $48,420.