2013 Lincoln MKZ World Premiere: 2012 NY Auto Show

2013 Lincoln MKZ World Premiere: 2012 NY Auto Show

Days ahead of the New York Auto Show, Lincoln has drawn back the covers on its mid-size MKZ sedan. The first ground-up car under the design direction of former Cadillac stylist Max Wolff, the car stays true to its concept form and continues the brand’s whale-theme. Out back, the car gets some retro wrap-around taillights.

Of note, one surprising carryover from the concept car is the full glass roof, which is retractable.

The 2013 MKZ will get a choice of three powertrains, with a new 2.0-liter hybrid, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost motor with 240 h and 33 mpg highway, plus a top-rated 3.7-liter V6.

Inside the car certainly looks luxurious, especially with the brand’s MyLincoln Touch (including a 10.1 inch LCD screen) and an electronic gear selector on the center console.

To help deliver a more dynamic package, Lincon also offers what it calls Lincoln Drive Control, allowing the driver to select Comfort, Normal or Sport modes, with different shock settings for each.

GALLERY: 2013 Lincoln MKZ


GALLERY: 2013 Lincoln MKZ Official



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