Lincoln unveiled the all-new 2013 MKZ earlier today at the 2012 New York International Auto Show and here we have some fresh new pictures of it on the showroom floor. Donning a far more streamlined design that incorporates more “four-door coupe” design cues—such as the long raked rear window and high-rising shoulderline—the new MKZ is a car that Lincoln hopes will compete against the Lexus ES and Buick LaCrosse.
Powering the new MKZ is an all-new base 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost capable of 240hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The next engine option is a 3.7L naturally-aspirated V6 that produces 300hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The four-banger is said to achieve an estimated 22/33 city/highway mpg while the V6 is estimated at 18/27.
For more the fuel misers interested in the MKZ, Lincoln will also offer a hybrid version for the first time, which takes 2.0L four-banger—Lincoln did not say if it’s the same EcoBoost engine as the base model—and mates it to a hybrid setup, good for an interestingly low total of 188hp and 129 lb-ft of torque.
Non-hybrid MKZs receive a six-speed automatic that transfers power to either the front wheels or all-four. The MKZ Hybrid is front-wheel drive only.
The new MKZ is expected to hit showrooms later this year with prices following closer to the launch.
Check out our original post on the 2013 Lincoln MKZ.
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– By: Chris Chin