Lincoln MKZ 2018-2019 – Ford Mondeo for aesthetes


New Lincoln 2018-2019 is the updated sedan Lincoln MKZ. In the review photo and video, the price and specifications, the specifications of the American Lincoln Sedan MKZ 2017 – the siblings Ford Mondeo with the appearance of Jaguar and chic salon. Having survived the planned restyling Lincoln MKZ got not only a stylish body and salon with a rich finish, but also a new 400-horsepower turbocharged gasoline engine 3.0 GTDI V6, which gives the sedan the dynamics of a sports car. The price of the updated Lincoln MKZ in North America is from 35170 dollars for a car in a basic configuration with a 245-horsepower motor 2.0L GTDI I-4 to 59750 for a sedan in the maximum configuration, a full AWD drive and a 400-horsepower turbo engine.

The exterior design of the Lincoln MKZ 2017 model year is akin to the model with the flagship of the American company Lincoln Continental and will not leave indifferent, perhaps even far from the world of human vehicles. The American sedan looks stunningly stylish and spectacular from any angle. Particularly successful for Lincoln designers was the front part of the body, which was decided in the style of the British Jaguar models (neat LED headlights, a hood with characteristic relief, a falshradiator grille covered with a patterned net) and a chic full-width LED chandelier.


The desire to buy a new sedan MKZ from Lincoln arises only from the spectacular appearance of the model, and when a potential buyer gets into the salon of the novelty and learns the technical characteristics … everything, without buying from the showroom, will not work. At least, so think the marketers of Lincoln, promoting the refined Ford Mondeo (in America Ford Fusion) under the guise of Lincoln MKZ. That’s only buyers are not in a hurry to line up for a luxury version of the democratic Fusion (the price of 22,000 dollars). As evidenced by the low sales volume, at least, the pre-reform model, not exceeding 100 thousand copies per year (Ford Fusion is sold annually in the amount of more than 300,000 copies).




Perhaps the restyling has also benefited the Lincoln sedan, but the price for the American consumer is the main benchmark. A chic body and salon, modern equipment, quality finishing materials and technical stuffing … it’s all secondary. To appreciate the new sedan only aesthetes and gourmets are able to understand what a 400 horse under the hood is in a company with four-wheel drive, the ability to gain the first hundred in 5.2 seconds (from 0 to 96 kmh), and this is a four-door sedan with a price less than 45 Thousands of dollars – so many are asking for the basic car kit with the motor 3.0 GTDI V6.


The exterior dimensions of the Lincoln MKZ 2018-2019 body are 4925 mm in length, 1864 mm in width, 1476 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm.


The five-seater saloon is positioned by the manufacturer, as premium … of course, with an eye on the American sales market. Indeed, in front of us in the photo is a slightly more stylish and ennobled with the Lincoln logo Ford Mondeo interior with the same steering wheel and digital instrument panel, slightly modified central console and other door maps, as well as identical front seats and rear seats … European business class, no more.


The equipment is modern, but there is no supernatural equipment on the list. There is already a norm for a car of this class (European D-class) two-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control, multimedia system with 8-inch color screen and premium audio system (Revel by Harman with 14 speakers), panoramic glass roof and armchairs With heating and ventilation, blind zone monitoring and parking assistant, LED lights and parking lights, automatic braking with pedestrian detection and a trunk lid with contactless opening of the foot under the bumper.


Specifications Lincoln MKZ 2018-2019. Sedan Lincoln MKZ is equipped with two gasoline turbocharged engines and a hybrid powerplant – MKZ Hybrid. The suspension of all wheels is independent, like that of the Sopplatform brother from the Ford line with MacPherson struts in the front and the multi-link rear, all wheel disc brakes, the Electric Power-assisted Steering, the Lincoln Drive Control with three driving modes Comfort, Normal and Sport (the characteristics of the operation of the steering, gearbox, engine and suspension).
Gasoline versions Lincoln MKZ by default with a drive to the front wheels FWD, for a surcharge system AWD AWD.

The basic engine of the four-cylinder 2.0 Turbo (245 hp 373 Nm) paired with the 6 Automatic SelectShift.
The more powerful six-cylinder 3.0 Twin-Turbo GTDI V6 engine is available in two power options. For a saloon with a drive to the front wheels of 350 hp 542 Nm, for the all-wheel drive version 400 hp 542 Nm. Transmission 6-speed automatic SelectShift.
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid with 188-horsepower hybrid powerplant in the four-cylinder atmospheric petrol 2.0-liter engine working on the cycle of the Atkinson and the electric motor (Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor), in the presence of the variator e-CVT and lithium-ion 1.4 kW accumulator battery.
Here is a technique. Just do not understand how to correctly apply 350 horses with a drive only to the front wheels?