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(from Ford Motor Company
Press Release) 2009 LINCOLN MKS: ALL-NEW FULL-SIZE FLAGSHIP
SEDAN TO WIN NEW BUYERS THROUGH DESIGN, FEATURES, VALUE
The new Lincoln MKS
full-size luxury sedan aims to attract new buyers with its
timeless design, fuel-efficient powertrain and an unparalleled
suite of features and technologies.
convenience features include SYNC voice-activated, hands-free
in-car communications; Easy Fuel capless fuel filling;
THX-certified audio; SIRIUS Travel Link; voice-activated
navigation; and a next-generation keyless entry keypad.
fuel-efficient 3.7-liter V-6 and all-wheel drive provide smooth
Lincoln MKS will be
the first vehicle to offer Fords new gasoline turbo direct
injection engine technology which provides the power and
torque of a V-8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V-6 less
than a year after launch.
An outstanding value
starting below $38,000, Lincoln MKS orders are now being
accepted; customers can visit www.lincoln.com to build and price
Los ANGELES, Nov. 14,
2007 The all-new 2009 Lincoln MKS full-size luxury sedan debuts
today, providing customers understated style, first-of-a-kind
convenience features, advanced safety and one of the best values in
the luxury market.
Unveiled at the Greater Los Angeles International Auto Show, the new
Lincoln flagship is designed to help fuel Lincolns growth by
attracting new customers.
Lincoln has reestablished itself as a quality and design leader
with award-winning products like the Lincoln MKZ, MKX and
Navigator, says Mark Fields, Ford Motor Companys president of The
Americas. With the Lincoln MKS, we are raising the bar even higher
with unparalleled amenities and performance, and a price that should
be irresistible to luxury customers.
The New Lincoln Flagship: A Strong
Contender in the Luxury Sedan Segment
The Lincoln MKS is a
full-size luxury sedan aimed at bringing new and younger buyers into
the Lincoln fold. Not traditional luxury buyers who shop based on
name and price tag alone, Lincoln MKS customers are under 50 and
value beautiful modern design, more fuel efficiency and good value.
Pricing for Lincoln MKS starts at less than $38,000, a strategic
move aimed at attracting new customers to the brand. Many will be
first-time luxury buyers, with a significant number expected to
migrate from imports. In fact, up to 60 percent of those buying the
luxury sedan are expected to be new to Lincoln.
Were playing to win with the Lincoln MKS, especially in
California, where more luxury vehicles are sold than anywhere else.
We will do so by offering confident, understated, respectful luxury
not something that will go out of fashion in a year or two, said
Mike Richards, Lincoln General Marketing Manager. Were also making
an extra effort to reach out to African American and Hispanic buyers
who want and deserve luxury in their lives, in part, through new
marketing relationships with artists Common and Juanes.
Juanes, a 12-time Latin Grammy award winning artist, will help
introduce SYNC, which is standard on Lincolns and widely available
on Ford and Mercury products, to the Hispanic market. Juanes was
recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential
People in the World for his belief in the possibility of social
change through music.
Common, an accomplished musician, childrens author and actor, will
represent Lincoln beginning in 2008. The partnership will feature
multiple levels of advertising, marketing and promotional activities
between Lincoln and Commons wide-ranging businesses and his
community service program. Common is currently appearing with
Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in the Ridley Scott-produced
film American Gangster.
Consumers can visit
www.lincoln.com to build and price their ideal Lincoln MKS and place
their order at their local Lincoln dealer immediately.
To be built at Ford Motor Companys Chicago Assembly Plant, the
Lincoln MKS will begin arriving in Lincoln showrooms next summer.
Loaded with Convenience and
Technology: Lincoln MKS offers unprecedented amenities
The Lincoln MKS offers a
suite of technologies and features not found on other luxury sedans.
hands-free, voice-activated hands-free in-car communication and
entertainment system developed by Ford and Microsoft. The system
fully integrates most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and
digital media players, providing customers hands-free cell phone
and music selection capabilities.
audio system with 5.1 Surround Sound, SIRIUS Travel Link and
Voice-Activated Navigation, which provides superior sound
quality plus real time traffic updates, movie listings, radar
weather forecasts and even directions to the closest local gas
stations with the best prices.
Next-Generation Keypad, which uses heat-sensing technology
to bring alive the keypad of LED backlit numerals embedded in
the driver side B-pillar. The driver enters a five-digit code to
unlock the vehicle.
Capless Fuel-Filler System, a customer convenience that
helps reduce evaporative emissions that create smog and global
warming. When fueling is completed, and the nozzle is removed,
the system automatically seals shut.
Control (ACC), which allows the driver to set the cars
speed and maintain that speed without using the accelerator
pedal. The radar-based system also can monitor the vehicle in
front (up to 600 feet) and adjust the speed of the Lincoln MKS
to keep it a safe distance behind the lead vehicle. Four
settings accommodate different driving styles.
Access with Push Button Start, which is a first for Lincoln
and allows the driver to enter the Lincoln MKS and start the
engine without using a key. Drivers simply carry the special fob
as they approach the vehicle, touch the keyless entry pad on the
B-Pillar, open the door and with the brake pedal engaged, start
the engine by pushing a button.
Headlamps with Automatic High Beams and Standard High-Intensity
Discharge (HID) lamps, which enhance nighttime visibility by
illuminating more of the road and reducing glare from oncoming
traffic. Sensors monitor vehicle speed and steering wheel input
engaging electric motors that pivot the left headlamp up to five
degrees and the right headlamp up to 15 degrees to increase the
drivers field of vision. Plus, automatic high beams switch to
high intensity when no other vehicles are detected.
Wipers, which are moisture-activated and programmable.
System, which determines how close front objects are while
System, which is mounted beneath the Lincoln Star on the
decklid and activated when the vehicle is shifted into reverse,
giving the driver a view of whats behind the vehicle. The
system works in conjunction with the vehicles reverse sensing
system and uses the navigation screen as a display.
Understated Design: Lincoln MKS
debuts new design DNA
The Lincoln MKS is the
first vehicle to embrace Lincolns new design DNA.
Every element of this luxury sedan reflects the culture of Lincoln
from its well-proportioned athleticism to the design cues we have
painstakingly developed, modernizing the best elements over time,
says Peter Horbury, executive director of Design for The Americas.
Its most striking exterior design feature is its double-wing grille,
which sweeps up into the jewel-like headlamps, wrapping around the
front fascia and forming a sharp crease that defines the high
beltline. A subtle kick-up over the rear wheel calls back cues found
on many classic Lincolns. Strong shoulders, dramatic C-pillars,
clean body sides, a tall rear deck and large wheels and tires lend
the Lincoln MKS a confident stance.
Modern luxury carries through inside, as well. Space is abundant,
with a class-leading interior package. In fact, the MKS has the
largest rear cabin in its class in every important dimension,
including head, leg and shoulder room. And Lincoln tends to
passengers comfort with standard heated rear seats, an overhead
skylight and a sun shade for the backlight.
Its interior is sleek. For instance, the Lincoln MKSs symmetrical
instrument panel has fewer break lines than other luxury vehicles.
The flow-through center stack is clean and uncluttered, with an
information screen integrated at the top. The large center console
has a split, two-piece, padded upper section. Each section slides
forward individually to form an armrest.
Luxury buyers still expect rare beauty, but today, they also seek
authenticity, Horbury said.
This is space Lincoln can rightfully reclaim, given the design of
our vehicles and the way weve chosen to adorn the MKS with the
finest real leathers, rare woods, real aluminum and chrome accents
in a more environmentally responsible way.
For example, the leather used for the seats is perfected with
vegetable dyes and a chromium-free tanning process to create the
softest leather ever used in a Lincoln.
It is supplied by Bridge of Weir Leather, the same company that
provided hides for the Ford Model T and the iconic Continental Mark
II, as well as the Concorde, the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Burj Al
Arab, the world's first 7-star hotel.
Ebony wood used for some models is reclaimed from furniture makers
and others sources, offering a rare wood with minimal environmental
impact. Also offered is Olive Ash, a wood with a distinctive grain
pattern created when the roots of two trees grow together.
Smooth Power: Fuel-efficient V-6
today; V-8 power with V-6 efficiency tomorrow
The Lincoln MKS is
powered by a Lincoln exclusive new 3.7-liter V-6 engine. The
powertrain has been derived from the proven 3.5-liter V-6 found in
the Lincoln MKX, which was voted one of Wards 10-Best Engines for
Both engines share the same strong, die-cast aluminum block and
lightweight four-valve heads for smooth operation at high RPMs. The
3.7-liters larger cylinders contribute to the increase in
horsepower and torque. This engine delivers 270 horsepower and 265
lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission
with SelectShift that delivers smoother shifts, better fuel economy,
acceleration and the option to manually select gears.
This engine is tuned to maximize the increased torque to improve
performance where its needed most standing acceleration and
passing, says Michael Celentino, chief engineer.
Less than a year after launch, the Lincoln MKS will be the first
vehicle to offer Fords new gasoline turbo direct injection engine
The premium engine which offers the power and torque of a V-8 with
the fuel efficiency of a V-6 will make the Lincoln MKS the most
powerful and fuel-efficient all-wheel drive luxury sedan in the
Lincoln MKS also is available with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system
that provides a confident driving experience in all weather. It uses
a sophisticated system of clutches to quickly distribute torque
between front and rear wheels up to 100 percent in either
direction to avoid wheel slip. The AWD system works with the
standard Advance Trac stability control system to provide
additional stability, transferring torque from side-to-side.
An all-new independent rear suspension design features vertically
mounted shock absorbers mounted at the outboard end of the
suspension arms near the wheels, maximizing suspension travel and
allowing for more precise suspension tuning.
The MacPherson strut and rear-facing L-shaped lower control arm
front suspension also was designed to maximize suspension travel and
tuned to work in harmony with the rear suspension. As an added
benefit, the new suspension design can accommodate larger, 20-inch
wheels and tires without compromising ride comfort.
The Lincoln MKS comes standard with 18-inch bright, machined, cast
aluminum painted 10-spoke wheels. Nineteen-inch 10-spoke painted,
polished or machined aluminum or a class-exclusive 20-inch,
11-spoke, highly polished, cast aluminum wheel are available
Building on a Heritage of Safety
The Lincoln MKS is
equipped with a comprehensive package of the latest in active and
passive safety features to provide the highest level of protection
for all occupants.
Standard safety features include: dual-stage driver and front
passenger air bags, safety belt pretensioners, load-limiting
retractors, driver seat positioning sensor, side air bags and Safety
Canopy side curtain air bags with roll-fold technology and
four-wheel ABS brakes.
Additional standard safety features include an anti-theft perimeter
alarm, Battery Saver, Belt-Minder, Child Safety Locks,
glow-in-the-dark trunk release, illuminated entry, LATCH (Lower
Anchors & Tethers for Children) and a tire pressure monitoring