2013 Lincoln Mks
Bettor treatment, increased superpower, improved fire efficiency, extra criterion equipment, more nuance and new technologies that assist drivers dilute fortuity risks allow sumptuosity customers with authoritative new reasons to conceive the new Lincoln MKS flagship saloon.
The life-size Lincoln MKS sports an updated, sleeker flair for 2013 that headlines a orbit of improvements that equal or outgo more expensive luxury-class contenders.
The consecrated Lincoln excogitation studio has highly-developed a contemporaneous new search the 2013 MKS. Every outside rise from the A-pillar forwards is new, including the wicket, HID headlamps, movement dashboard, bonnet and battlefront fenders. Chronic the new looking are overbold 19- and 20-inch aluminium wheels. At the back, Lincoln MKS gets a new facia, LED ass lamps, release tips and a new decklid designing that improves entree to the body.
“The archetype MK vehicles were, in about shipway, intentionally provocative,” aforesaid Max Wolff, Lincoln Figure conductor. “The styling of the new MKS adds both elaboration and elegance to the car spell visually heavy and turnout the forepart. The uninterrupted undimmed circumvent linking the lattice and headlamps is peculiarly fertile and adds something pregnant to what is already an expressive, balanced designing.”
“We get made the new MKS midland lots more inviting and piquant, with new capacitive controls and MyLincoln Touching,” aforesaid Wolff. “The previous MKS was real elongate and horizontal. Now we bear an upcountry that’s henpecked by lines that tangle from the plaza flock and effuse to the sides. This is a styling cue you’ll see more in futurity Lincoln models.”
2013 Lincoln MKS
These styling updates transmute the 2013 Lincoln MKS cabin. Elusive ambient ignition adds to the inner’s voluptuous, hi-tech surroundings.
The desegregation of MyLincoln Signature to the new Lincoln MKS complements Lincoln’s about ripe instrumentality and controls to appointment.
The independent instruments boast a exchange speedometer flanked by two full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. Message for the 4.2-inch LCDs is controlled by five-way buttons on the wheel. An 8-inch multi-function LCD touchscreen dominates the centre deal and provides the optic and mastery port for the amusement organisation, headphone, pilotage and clime command.
The new MKS offers two sound systems, both controlled done MyLincoln Touching. The received organisation includes AM/FM/CD/MP3/orbiter sources playacting done a 210-watt organisation that drives 10 speakers.
The optional sound arrangement is THX® II Certifiable Car Sound Organization with AM/FM/CD/DVD/ MP3/HD Wireless potentiality and 16 speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer. SiriusXM orbiter tuner with six-month postpaid subscription, an adjuvant stimulus jackstones and a USB interface are likewise included. Organisation intensity mechanically adjusts according to fomite amphetamine, piece advanced digital indicate processing provides ghostlike counterbalance, a all-embracing dynamical orbit and especial acoustical execution that brings home-theater voice to the route.
SiriusXM Dealings and SiriusXM Travelling Contact with voice-activated sailing controls too are usable. A postpaid subscription to SiriusXM Dealings and Go Tie-in is included when the usable SD-card based pilotage arrangement is selected. MyLincoln Ghost and Synchronize enable voice-activated pilotage ascendence. In accession to an easy updateable pilotage database, extra SiriusXM Jaunt Connection features admit coast-to-coast conditions information, forecasts, fire prices, sports oodles, film listings and more.
LUXURIOUS, ORGANIC, COMFORTABLE
This Lincoln manner is supported by equipment that enhances resident comforter. Received het and cooled 12-way adjustable movement seating, adjustable pedals and a index inclination/telescoping wheel earmark a all-embracing scope of drivers to flavor directly at habitation arse the rack.
Class-leading uncommitted equipment besides includes a retractable ass sun specter and, new for 2013, multi-contour adjustable breast seating and a het wheel.
Lincoln’s useable multi-contour seating integrated 7 computer-controlled air bladders to supply occupants with utmost accommodation. Foursome sections in the buns behind and tercet in the arse rachis can be familiarised. Both driver and rider seating characteristic single inactive settings also as active knead settings.
The bottom surfaces are provided by the Nosepiece of Weir leather society. Sourced from Scotland, Span of Weir leather likewise can be base in opulence jets, yachts and furniture. Connoisseurs of hunky-dory materials revalue these leathers for their lifelike mantrap, and the society uses a singular constitutive flagellation method which produces a stuff release of cr qualification it one of the near environmentally favorable, and full reusable, leathers useable. French and Bedeck seams on all seating add to the national’s high-pitched grade of destination.
Bottom cushions, brain restraints and arse backs are made with soy fizz, which has a glower environmental encroachment than petroleum-based foams. In summation, the soy-based materials return first-class operation for both consolation and enduringness.
A new het wheel is a receive selection for drivers who know in colder climates. A reduce alloy factor below the rack’s leather-wrapped rim can acclivity the bicycle rim’s aerofoil temperature from subtraction 4 degrees Fahrenheit (subtraction 20 degrees Celsius) to 74F (23C) in five-spot transactions.
New wood (Prussian Knot and Embrown Vortex Walnut) and leather colours (Hazel and Twinkle Dune) finish the broad inclination of upcountry changes for 2013. Patch thither is a body to the wood selected for the internal of the Lincoln MKS, no two Lincoln interiors featuring born wood showing the precise like caryopsis practice.
CONTINUOUSLY CONTROLLED DAMPING
End-to-end 13 decades of the motorcar’s growing, abatement engineers suffer worked inexhaustibly to receive an nonsuch symmetricalness betwixt tranquil bait and hearty, surefooted treatment. Traditionally, smooth-riding cars birth not handled easily, and sharp-handling cars birth ridden raspingly.
The new Lincoln MKS solves this quandary and stands out as the but car in its section to bear Unendingly Controlled Damping (CCD) as touchstone equipment.
“The CCD arrangement in the 2013 MKS helps render an exciting drive live for the driver that is comfy, quiet and lull, patch simultaneously dynamical and involving,” aforementioned Scott Tobin, Manager, Lincoln Intersection Growing.
Banner CCD delivers a more sure-footed effort receive that introduces a key new Lincoln DNA – the counterweight of rag puff and telling manipulation.
Careless of route weather, drivers volition savour a markedly sander, more controlled rag because CCD is incessantly tuning and purification the rag lineament. The answer of around 4,000 hours of growing sentence, CCD delivers its on-road gain by importantly extending the bod’ capabilities compared to a frame with non-adjustable struts and daze absorbers, known as “dampers” by figure engineers.
Compared with the fixed-rate dampers fitted to the 2012 MKS, the new CCD dampers for the 2013 MKS go dramatically expanded ascendancy compass.
CCD utilizes an range of 46 inputs to prey information to a advanced ascendence whole that incessantly monitors more 23,000 packets of entropy per indorsement. Algorithms respond to the information by scheming the optimum damping power every 2 milliseconds or 500 multiplication per sec. The arrangement commands damping personnel changes 20 multiplication per s (20Hz). On intermediate, gravid muffler violence adjustments (such as truehearted to subdued) pass in hardly 11 milliseconds. For engineers, mechanical actions that pass in less than 13 milliseconds are considered real-time actions.
The arrangement’s hefty processing upper and fast-acting mechanicals enable CCD to forever learn the route rise and incessantly conform damping rates in existent meter crossways the ternary selectable ranges – Sportsman, Pattern and Quilt. CCD operates so apace that it can respond pre-emptively.
CCD recognizes, e.g., when the car is encountering a chuckhole and can now fasten muffler ascendancy to keep the bike and jade from experiencing the wide-cut profundity of the chuckhole. Typically, the damping place increases by more 150 percentage versus the arrangement’s softest context, serving to smooth an differently abrasive and jarring issue. The scheme is so straightaway that inputs standard at the forepart wheels are so exploited to educate the backside wheels to birth a more graceful impulsive see.
“CCD is perpetually alive, and it underpins the expanded dynamical capabilities of the new MKS,” aforementioned Brian Naspinsky, Lincoln Fomite Integrating orchestrate. “CCD makes it potential to furnish a sander, more controlled tantalise terminated near any route open in parting by reduction eubstance scroll by capable 20 percentage. CCD likewise improves treatment. Understeer on the Lincoln MKS has been rock-bottom by roughly 25 pct, so the car feels more bore and prepare to answer.”
LINCOLN DRIVE CONTROL
“Lincoln Ride Mastery is where the conjuration happens because it pulls all of the car’s adjustable elements – respite, guidance, locomotive, and gearbox – into one harmonic scheme,” explains MKS boss direct, Microphone Celentino. “With Lincoln Cause Mastery, the new MKS feels flashy, quick and attached, yet the Lincoln bait is silence thither.”
The Lincoln Campaign Ascendence port lends MKS discrete impulsive personalities that drivers can blue-ribbon. They admit:
In plus to Convention and Variation, Lincoln Thrust Ascendence offers Quilt modality for when drivers deficiency the almost relaxed drive receive. Ease fashion can be excited victimisation MyLincoln Feeling via the Settings card when the transmittal is in Thrust.
The Comforter style instructs the CCD respite to run in its softest orbit. The dampers wield 10 to 15 percentage less controller compared to the Formula manner. The wattage aided guidance organization besides reduces the attempt needful to routine the roll at low speeds, e.g., when parking.
“CCD is the centre new engineering that makes Lincoln Campaign Controller potential,” aforementioned Naspinsky. “The arrangement’s struts and shocks bear more tally grasp from loyal to flabby than a fixed-rate muffler. This gives us the tractability to offering trey clear-cut respite settings that gives the Lincoln MKS multiple impulsive personalities that are wanton for the driver to take.”
The stock locomotive for 2013 is a more hefty and effective 3.7-liter V6 that now includes similitude main varying camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). The power to deviate camshaft timing to optimise the possibility and completion of both the inspiration and eject valves increases the locomotive’s reactivity and efficiency.
H.p. for 2013 increases to a relieved 300 from 273 – up 9 pct. Torsion improves to 275 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm from 270 lb.-ft. Concurrently, sticking fire saving increases for the 3.7-liter-equipped saloon – a 3-mpg advance on the highway versus now’s Lincoln MKS. The 3.7-liter delivers an estimated 19 mpg metropolis/28 mpg highwayfor the front-wheel thrust modeland18/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive manakin.
The Lincoln MKS now offers amend stock highway milage than the 2012 Acura RL, Cadillac STS and Mercedes-Benz E350. Additionally, the Lincoln engine produces its power using regular unleaded fuel, not premium as required by some manufacturers, including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Specific accessory technologies were added to the 3.7-liter V6 to improve fuel economy performance and efficiency. Active Grille Shutters open and close depending on engine cooling needs. When fully closed, the shutters help reduce aerodynamic drag by 6 percent, improving highway fuel economy. A tuned dual-exhaust system enhances low-end torque. Smart Battery Management also contributes to improved economy by prioritizing the recharging of the vehicle’s battery at optimum times, such as when the vehicle is coasting.
3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
The premium engine for 2013 remains the twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, an engine that provides V8 performance with the fuel economy of a V6. The EcoBoost V6 earned a place on Ward’s 2010 “10 Best Engines” list the year it was introduced.
The 3.5-liter gasoline turbo direct-injected (GTDI) engine produces a projected 355 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and an expansive torque curve that plateaus at 350 lb.-ft. of torque from 1,500 to 5,250 rpm. Fuel economy of the EcoBoost/all-wheel-drive powertrain is projected to be 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
The optional EcoBoost V6 is the most powerful V6 among MKS competitors, producing 45 more horsepower than the Audi A6’s optional supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 55 more horsepower than the BMW 5-Series‘ optional turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6.
“The engine combinations for the 2013 Lincoln MKS deliver an unbeatable combination of more refined power and enhanced fuel economy,” said Greg Johnson, Lincoln powertrain manager. “The 2013 Lincoln MKS has been engineered to deliver performance feel that’s smooth, effortless and confident.”
EFFICIENT SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS
The 2013 Lincoln MKS is equipped with two versions of the six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission, both with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 uses the 6F-50. The more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost uses the heavy-duty 6F-55 which benefits from high-energy friction materials, a larger ring gear and a specific torque converter to handle the high torque output of the twin-turbo V6.
These gearboxes offer Lincoln MKS drivers the choice of fully automatic operation or manual control. Intuitive to operate, a squeeze back on either paddle will deliver an upshift, while a gentle push forward on either paddle will induce a matched-rev downshift. Unlike some competitor transmissions, SelectShift won’t second guess the driver with an override shift. The manual function is truly controlled by the driver.
All-wheel drive is standard with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 and optional on the 3.7-liter V6. In good weather, over smooth roads at modest speeds and when AWD is not needed, the system intelligently routes power only to the front wheels for improved fuel efficiency.
When driver input or road conditions indicate that slip might occur, the system sends power to the rear wheels to help prevent tire slip, for example on rain-soaked or snow-covered roads. Beyond providing more traction, AWD also improves handling by helping to reduce understeer, the tendency of the vehicle to “push” in a corner.
A myriad of inputs enables the computer-controlled system immediately to identify and react in as little as 16 milliseconds to changing road conditions and driver demands. The amount of torque sent to the rear axle varies depending on road conditions and dynamic needs.
To match the engine’s extra power and the suspension’s additional handling capabilities, Lincoln has significantly upgraded the MKS braking system for 2013, giving the driver confidence and control.
New vented front discs measure 13.86 inches (352 mm), more than an inch larger than in the 2012 model. To enhance brake cooling, the “hat” portion of the front brake disc is also vented, a unique design developed by Ford Motor Company engineers.
Additionally, the diameter of the rear discs increased by 0.58 of an inch to 13.58 inches and these are now vented. Brake pad area and total swept area increased significantly, with each improvement working together to improve overall braking performance, reduce brake fade under heavy use and provide the driver with a more direct and linear braking feel.
The Lincoln MKS steering system received a thorough makeover for 2013. The gear ratio is quicker (15:1 for 2013 vs. 17.1:1 for today’s MKS), making the steering more immediately responsive at all speeds. Additionally, steering boost is now electric rather than hydraulic. The new electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) complements CCD in contributing to the driver-tunable Lincoln Drive Control experience.
Other enhancements contribute to the system’s overall improved performance. The steering gear is now solid mounted to the chassis’s front subframe. Additionally, a brace has been added under the vehicle (across the transmission tunnel) to strengthen the subframe’s mounting points to the chassis.These details help significantly improve the driver’s feeling of being connected to the road through the steering wheel. Overall steering response for the 2013 MKS is improved by up to 25 percent.
EPAS offers additional benefits. At lower speeds, for example when parking, EPAS provides additional boost for effortless maneuverability. At higher speeds, EPAS increases steering effort and feedback, giving the driver a more precise steering feel.
EPAS replaces the traditional hydraulic-assist power-steering pump with an electric motor. This helps save fuel because the motor operates only when assistance is required, unlike the hydraulic systems that run continuously. EPAS was standard on 2010-12 MKS models with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, but for 2013, becomes standard on all MKS models.
Software-based technologies, undetectable by the driver, boost the capability of EPAS. Pull-drift compensation detects road conditions such as a crowned surface or crosswinds and adjusts EPAS to compensate. Active nibble control automatically cancels some unwanted steering wheel vibrations at interstate speeds. These actions are designed to give the driver reassurance and maximum control under all driving conditions.
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST
EPAS is also the primary technology behind the available active park assist (APA) system.
Once engaged via a switch on the center console, ultrasonic sensors precisely measure open spaces to find a suitable parallel parking spot. With a few actions (gear shifting, acceleration and braking), the Lincoln MKS steers itself into the open space. The driver retains full control of throttle, brakes and shifting the entire time the APA is engaged.
TORQUE VECTORING CONTROL
Drivers are most likely to notice Lincoln’s new Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) system when Lincoln Drive Control is set to Sport Mode. TVC helps the Lincoln MKS drive through corners with greater balance and poise.
TVC individually influences the speed of the front wheels to enhance cornering agility by mitigating against a dynamic condition engineers refer to as understeer. When accelerating through corners and the system detects a drop in traction, TVC precisely applies brake force to the inside front wheel (that has less grip) causing a transfer of engine torque to the outside wheel (that has more grip). This helps keep the MKS tracking on the driver’s intended line through the corner.
The next generation of the award-winning SYNC system continues to become easier to use and more robust in its operation. New, simpler screen designs improve the user interface. Larger and bolder fonts make screens easier to read. SYNC’s voice recognition experience, powered by Nuance, also improves.
Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Auto software platform continues to be the operating platform that will deliver faster response times. SYNC has evolved from a stand-alone module for communication and entertainment to become a fully integrated operating system for Lincoln vehicles with MyLincoln Touch.
As a further enhancement to the SYNC experience, the standard system in the 2013 MKS provides Operator Assist as a standard SYNC Services feature, allowing users to connect with a live person free of charge.
SYNC also enables the interior of the Lincoln MKS to become a Wi-Fi hot spot when linked to a data-enabled cellular device. With active Wi-Fi, passengers can link to the Web on their tables or laptops.
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM
New for the 2013 MKS is a Lane Keeping System that complements the complete collection of driver assist technologies, in addition to the comprehensive safety package including six airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control and AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control).
Coupled to the new Lane Keeping System is Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid. Together, these technologies add significantly to the advanced driver assistance features already available on Lincoln MKS, including collision warning and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert.
Lane Keeping Alert helps drivers avoid leaving their lane unintentionally because of distraction or tiredness. When activated by the driver, Lane Keeping Alert utilizes a forward-facing mono-vision camera mounted behind the rear-view mirror to begin looking for lane markers. A control unit monitors the data and determines when the vehicle is wandering out of its lane. As the vehicle approaches the outer boundary of its lane, the system vibrates the steering wheel, reminding the driver to pay attention.
Lane Keeping Alert is dormant when the turn signal is activated or when the driver is engaged in an evasive maneuver.
Lane Keeping Aid works in concert with Lane Keeping Alert. When activated by the driver, Lane Keeping Aid will gently add torque to the steering wheel to nudge the MKS back into its lane if the driver has drifted too close to the lane’s edge. The system includes the ability to sense if a driver is driving hands-free. A warning chime sounds to discourage misuse of the system.
System sensitivity settings are adjustable via the MyLincoln Touch interface. Neither technology actively prevents lane departures. The responsibility for the safe vehicle operation remains entirely the driver’s responsibility.
Driver Alert is the third element of the Lane Keeping System. If the system detects a driving pattern typically exhibited by a drowsy driver, a first-level chime will sound and a friendly suggestion of a coffee cup graphic will appear on the left-hand 4.2-inch instrument cluster LCD screen.
If the driver does not respond and the system continues to sense that the driver is fatigued, further warnings and chimes will occur. Conscientious drivers curious about their state of alertness can monitor their performance any time.
AUTO HIGH-BEAM HEADLAMPS
Auto high-beam headlamps also use the windshield-mounted camera to monitor traffic conditions and control high-beam activation.
In darkness, the high-beam headlamps automatically illuminate unless other traffic is detected. The system continuously scans for stimuli – oncoming vehicle lights prompt the lamps to dim, but traffic lights or a road sign’s reflection will not affect the high beams. The sensitivity setting can be adjusted from the default setting of “Near” to “Far.”
Collision Warning helps prevent common traffic accidents as forward-looking, long-distance radar identifies potential obstacles.
When the danger of a collision is detected, the system warns the driver with an authoritative beep and a simultaneous red warning light projected on the windshield above the instrument panel.
These warnings should be enough to allow the driver to brake before a potential accident. Collision warning also provides emergency brake support which enables harder, quicker deceleration to help drivers stop or reduce speed to lessen the impact of a collision.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
Collision warning is paired with adaptive cruise control (ACC) because both features use the forward-looking radar system. With a range of up to 600 feet, ACC monitors and adjusts vehicle speed to keep it at a safe distance behind another vehicle in the same lane, even in fog or heavy rain.
The sophisticated radar system and control module ignores stationary objects as it determines the closing rate toward the vehicle ahead to determine whether it is necessary to automatically adjust the engine throttle setting or engage the braking system. Able to work at just 20 mph, drivers can set the system to work during normal commuting, helping reduce driver fatigue.
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert can detect vehicles in blind spots during normal driving as well as traffic approaching from the sides when the driver is reversing out of parking spots.
BLIS uses radar sensors to continuously monitor each side of the vehicle to detect when another vehicle enters the defined blind spot zone (within 45 feet). A light appears on the corresponding sideview mirror to indicate another vehicle is in the defined blind spot.
On models without optional BLIS, standard spotter mirrors feature an integrated mirror facet that provides a clear view of anything in a traditional blind spot of a typical exterior rearview mirror.
MyKey® allows parents or other concerned owners to restrict certain Lincoln MKS features when in the hands of a MyKey driver.
Owners simply program the vehicle key through the message center to incorporate features such as: