2016 Lincoln MKZ Release Date, Specs, Review, Price – Luxury sedans are hot and trending currently in the market, and whether you like them or not. The mid-size segment presently constitutes about eleven percent of the total automotive luxury sedan market.
In order to complete with the top players in the market, Lincoln has once again revived its car with the anticipated release of the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ. The new sedan appears to have improved significant aspects on both the interior and exterior aspects. At least this is what we witnessed in the last year’s Detroit Auto Show.
The improvements are noticeable from afar and it is imperative to note that the appearance of the MKX did not deviate a lot from the concept we saw last year. Similar to its concept, the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ wears a more subtle butterfly-wing-like front fascia grille.
Tons of features will be availed inside the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ as we will later see in this review. There will be changes expected in the powertrain as well.
2016 Lincoln MKZ specs and trims
As mentioned above, the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ will come with lots of features which will enable the vehicle stand out from the rest of the luxury class sedan. Available features that will be made available on the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ will include a 22 way adjustable front seats, 360 degree camera system, an embedded hotspot, adaptive cruise control, Pre-collision warning system, cross traffic alert, blind spot assist, and others.
With all the aforesaid safety and convenient features, we should expect the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ to be one of a kind sedan. Other exterior features will include puddle lamps, LED headlights, illuminable handles that sense the key fob from up to 9 ft. away.
The standard sedan trim version will include an Auto Hold system, MyLincoln mobile app connectivity that will allow you to control the car via a smartphone. Also available will be a powerful Revel audio system that will come with a whopping 19 speakers.
Furthermore, the debut of the sedan will first be marked by two design versions that will be named Black Label. The first one will derive inspiration from the excitement and passion of equestrian sports and horse riding, while the other one will be inspired by the atmosphere of Paris of the 1920’s.
2016 Lincoln MKZ exterior and interior design
Dissimilar to the prototype, the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ will come with different headlights and tail lights, revised bumpers and door handles. As mentioned above, the car will come with LED lights which will blend in with the winged grille.
Buyers should also anticipate the tailgate, front part of the bumper, mouldings and a line glass to get chrome finishing.
The interior architecture of the new 2016 Lincoln MKZ generally is similar to its predecessor. However, there will be redesigned wheel, centre console, instrument panel and materials that will make use of chrome and aluminium accents.
2016 Lincoln MKZ engine
The upcoming new 2016 Lincoln MKZ will come with two engine options under its hood. The engines will be gasoline. The one on the base version will be a naturally aspirated V shaped engine that will have a displacement of 3.7L.
The 3.7L V6 engine will provide up to 330 hp and 369 pounds of torque. The other engine will be the 2.7L Ti-VCT EcoBoost V6 engine that will be composed of two supercharges and will be able to offer an output of around 330 hp and 369 pounds of torque.
The sedan will be able to get 22/33 mpg in the city/highway.
The engine will be combined with a 6-speed auto with manual shift feature. The engines will either be provided as FWD or AWD system depending on the buyer’s preference. Unfortunately, the dynamic characteristics of the sedan has not been specified.
Optionally provided, the Lincoln Drive Control feature will allow one to choose their favourite driving modes that automatically configures the steering and gearbox settings and suspension.
The three driving modes will be Normal, Sport and Comfort.
2016 Lincoln MKZ price and release date
The automaker claims that they have made quite a number of improvements to the suspension, chassis, newer colours and body structure that will certainly improve the 2016 Lincoln MKZ driveability and handling.
An msrp price tag of around 38,100 USD should be expected upon its release.
The new 2016 Lincoln MKZ will go on sale in the United States earlier in comparison to other markets, such as Canada, China, Mexico, South Korea and Middle East. Rumours of a hybrid Black Label model version are at large, but no official details have been released.