2013 Lincoln Mkt
Lincoln MKT life-sized crosswalk offers a dramatically improved rag, cardsharp manipulation, wagerer fire thriftiness and new prophylactic technologies including back inflatable ass belts for the 2013 exemplar class, providing customers benefits and features that mate or outmatch more expensive competitors.
The changes guarantee a recognisable Lincoln folk flavor leaving forward-moving. The grillwork and movement dashboard all are new, as are the roll selections.
“The feat bum the new feeling was to modify the balance of the MKT from the presence horizon. We helped pass flavor wider and ninety-six less marvellous, less upright,” aforementioned Max Wolff, Lincoln Excogitation conductor. “The executing of the new MKT’s grillwork and the lattice bars is much more polished and graceful. The new figurehead graphical displays much of third-dimensionality, but it’s realised in a calmer, more quiet way.”
Privileged, working, styling and guard updates transubstantiate the already typical and spacious midland of the new Lincoln MKT into an evening more welcoming, deluxe and technologically modern infinite.
The importantly revised inner complements the visionary touch afforded by the banner Bird’s-eye Fixed-glass Prospect Ceiling&patronage;.
The Lincoln MKT offers deuce-ace rows of seats configured in six- and seven-passenger alternatives. Highlight the accent on fantabulous traveling, those equitation in the endorsement row savour more legroom than any fomite therein grade. The second-row seating can likewise be het and cooled. The second-row icebox (structured into the centre solace) stiff a pop selection.
2013 Lincoln MKT
Drivers especially welfare from the modish advance of MyLincoln Feeling ironware that equips the new MKT with Lincoln’s almost innovative HMI or Human-Machine Port.
The all-new orchestration features a fundamental speedometer flanked by two full-color reconfigurable LCD screens. The 4.2-inch LCD screens are controlled by five-way buttons on the wheel. The 8-inch multi-function LCD touchscreen dominates the centre heap and provides the optical and ascendence port for the amusement organization, headphone, pilotage and mood ascendance.
Lincoln MKT offers two sound systems, both controlled done MyLincoln Signature. The stock organization includes AM/FM/CD/MP3/planet sources performing done a 210-watt organisation that drives eight-spot speakers.
The optional ironware is the THX® II Qualified Car Sound Organisation that brings home-theater vocalize to the afford route. The 700-watt organization plays done 14 strategically aimed agio sound speakers. Sources admit AM/FM/CD6/DVD/MP3/HD Tuner positive an adjunct comment jackstones and a USB larboard. SiriusXM planet tuner with six-month postpaid subscription is received.
SiriusXM Dealings and SiriusXM Locomote Nexus with voice-activated sailing controls are usable. A postpaid subscription to SiriusXM Dealings and Traveling Linkup is included when the uncommitted SD card-based seafaring organisation is selected. MyLincoln Touching and Synchronize enable voice-activated pilotage restraint. In increase to an easy updateable pilotage database, extra Sirius features admit coast-to-coast conditions information, forecasts, fire prices, sports lots, picture listings and more.
CRAFTED, NATURAL, COMFORTABLE
Stock 12-way adjustable battlefront seating, adjustable pedals and might leaning/telescoping wheel helper conciliate a full reach of drivers.
The leather surfaces for the get-go two rows of seats are provided by the Bridgework of Weir leather troupe. Sourced from Scotland, Span of Weir leather can likewise be launch in luxuriousness jets, yachts and masking okay furniture.
The fellowship uses a alone constituent whipping method, which produces leather dislodge of cr – devising it one of the almost environmentally favorable and full reclaimable leathers usable. French and Floor seams add to the midland’s heights story of finishing.
The bottom cushions, caput restraints and behind backs are made with soy sparkle, which has a glower environmental gremlin than petroleum-based foams. In plus, the soy-based materials render splendid operation and fling eq ease and enduringness.
The het wheel is a receive new selection for drivers who experience in colder climates. A sparse metallic factor nether the bike’s leather-wrapped rim can ascent the rim’s coat temperature from subtraction 4 degrees Fahrenheit (subtraction 20 degrees Celsius) to 74F (23C) in fivesome transactions.
Because home soundlessness is a cosmopolitan luxuriousness cue, the 2013 MKT is importantly quieter than the 2012 modelling. Extra stochasticity barriers and absorbers were located in the figurehead bike wells, some the jolt towers, nether the punk and in the body. The outside mirrors likewise were redesigned to slenderize lead dissonance.
The following genesis of the award-winning Synchronize organisation continues to get easier to use and more full-bodied in its functioning. New, simpler covert designs ameliorate the interface. Bigger and bolder fonts pee screens easier to learn. Synchronise’s vocalization realisation get, powered by Shade, besides improves.
Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Car package chopine continues to be the operational program that testament have quicker answer multiplication. Synchronize has evolved from a stand-alone faculty for communicating and amusement to turn a full incorporated os for Lincoln vehicles with MyLincoln Contact.
As a farther sweetening to the Synchronise live, the measure organisation in the 2013 Lincoln MKT provides Hustler Help as a measure Synchronise Services sport, allowing users to associate with a be individual gratis.
Synchronise besides enables the inner of the Lincoln MKT to get a Wi-Fi hotspot when joined to a data-enabled cellular gimmick. With fighting Wi-Fi, passengers can contact to the Web on gambling systems, PDAs, tables and laptops.
The received locomotive for 2013 is a more brawny and effective 3.7-liter V6 that includes mate main varying camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). The power to motley camshaft timing to optimise the initiative and shutting of inlet and discharge valves increases the locomotive’s exponent and efficiency.
Hp for 2013 increases to 300 from 268, a 10 percentage growth achieved with relieved fire saving ratings that ameliorate to 17 mpg metropolis, 25 mpg highway, a 1 mpg highway melioration. The Lincoln MKT now offers more criterion h.p. than the Audi Q7 and Acura MDX and near matches the 302-hp Mercedes-Benz R350.
Fuel economy for the Lincoln MKT achieved on regular unleaded fuel surpasses these competitors by as much as 4 mpg highway.
3.5-LITER ECOBOOST V6
Nine out of 10 MKT retail customers opt for twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, an engine that provides V8 performance with the fuel economy of a V6. In terms of horsepower from optional engines, the Lincoln MKT fitted with EcoBoost has no direct competition.
“Especially with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, the MKT delivers a ‘wow’ driving experience in a quiet, comfortable and distinctive crossover,” said Elaine Bannon, MKT chief engineer.
The 3.5-liter gasoline turbo direct-injected (GTDI) engine produces 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 is projected to be 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway. The EcoBoost V6 earned a slot on Ward’s 2010 “10 Best Engines” honoree list the year it was introduced.
EFFICIENT SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS
Lincoln MKT 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, and the more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 uses the heavy-duty 6F-55. This transmission features high-energy friction materials, a larger ring gear and a specific torque converter that optimize the 6F-55 to handle the high-torque output of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter.
These gearboxes offer the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and 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 competitive transmissions, SelectShift won’t second guess the driver with an override shift. The manual control is truly controlled by the driver.
All-wheel drive is standard with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6. In good weather over smooth roads at modest speeds – when AWD is not needed – the system intelligently routes power only to the front wheels, improving fuel efficiency.
When driver input or road conditions indicate that slip might occur, the system sends power rearward to help prevent tire slip from happening in the first place (such as on rain-slicked or snow-covered roads).
A myriad of inputs enables the computer-controlled system to identify and immediately 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.
NEW CHASSIS TECHNOLOGY
Making a full-size crossover ride smoothly but handle well can be a real challenge.
“The 2013 MKT with Continuously Controlled Damping delivers a surprisingly vibrant blend of ride and handling. It’s more than you’d expect from a full-size, three-row luxury crossover,” said Scott Tobin, Director, Lincoln Product Development.
Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) is fitted to the new Lincoln MKT when the crossover is equipped with the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. The adjustable suspension enables a more confident driving experience that defines the Lincoln DNA balance of ride comfort and handling. Regardless of road conditions, drivers will enjoy a markedly smoother, more controlled ride because CCD is always tuning and refining the ride quality.
The fully integrated system delivers its on-road benefit by significantly expanding the chassis’s capabilities compared to a chassis with nonadjustable struts and shock absorbers, known as dampers by chassis engineers.
Compared to the fixed-rate damper standard on the 2012 MKT, the CCD damper on the 2013 MKT offers dramatically expanded control range. CCD utilizes 46 inputs to feed data to a sophisticated control unit that continuously monitors more than 23,000 packets of information per second.
The CCD control module reacts to the data by calculating the optimal damping force every 2 milliseconds or 500 times per second. Mechanical adjustments typically occur 20 times per second, but can be as rapid as 50 times per second. On average, large damper force adjustments (such as firm to soft) occur in just 11 milliseconds. For engineers, mechanical actions that occur in less than 13 milliseconds are considered real-time actions.
CCD constantly reads the road surface and continuously adjusts the suspension in real time within the three selectable ranges – Sport, Normal and Comfort. CCD operates so quickly that it can react pre-emptively.
CCD recognizes, for example, when the Lincoln MKT is about to encounter a typical pothole. The system instantly tightens damper control to prevent the wheel and tire from crashing down into the full depth of the pothole. Typically, the damping rate increases by more than 150 percent vs. the system’s softest setting, helping to smooth out an otherwise harsh and jarring event. The system is so quick that inputs received at the front wheels are used to prepare the rear wheels to deliver a better driving experience.
“CCD is always active, refining the ride of the new MKT,” said Brian Naspinsky, Lincoln Vehicle Integration engineer. “CCD helps reduce body roll by up to 20 percent, making the MKT feel tighter and more buttoned down. Understeer on the MKT has been reduced by approximately 25 percent, so the car feels more eager and ready to respond. Simultaneously, CCD also makes it possible to provide a smoother, more confident ride over virtually any road surface.”
LINCOLN DRIVE CONTROL
Three distinct driving modes – Sport, Normal and Comfort – are easy to select using the MKT’s new Lincoln Drive Control and the shift lever.
“The new system coordinates the performance of multiple adjustable systems – suspension, steering, engine and transmission – so that it’s easy to use and enjoy,” Tobin said.
Lincoln Drive Control enables drivers to change the driving personality of the Lincoln MKT:
In addition to Normal and Sport, Lincoln Drive Control offers the Comfort mode. When drivers want the most relaxed driving experience, the Settings menu in MyLincoln Touch offers easy access to the Comfort mode.
The Comfort mode instructs the CCD suspension to run in its smoothest range. The dampers exert 10 to 15 percent less control compared with Normal. The electric power-assisted steering system also reduces the effort needed to turn the wheel at low speeds, for example, as when parking.
The steering system for the new MKT is improved, too. The gear ratio is quicker (15:1 for 2013 vs. 17.1:1 for 2012), making the steering more immediately responsive.
All new Lincoln MKT models benefit from electric power-assisted steering. 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 hydraulic systems that run continuously. EPAS was standard on 2010-12 MKT models with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and is now standard on all Lincoln MKT models. The new EPAS parallels CCD in how it provides a tunable driving experience and an expanded range of adjustability.
Depending on model and the Lincoln Drive Control mode (if so equipped), steering response for the new MKT improved 10 to 25 percent compared with 2012.
EPAS offers additional benefits. At lower speeds, such as when parking, EPAS provides additional boost for effortless maneuverability. At higher speeds, EPAS increases steering effort and feedback, giving drivers more precise steering control.
ACTIVE PARK ASSIST
EPAS is also the primary technology behind the MKT’s class-exclusive active park assist (APA). Once engaged via the switch on the center console, ultrasonic sensors precisely measure open spaces to find a suitable parallel parking spot. When engaged, the sensors measure spots and inform the driver of an appropriate spot. With a few actions, the Lincoln MKT steers itself into the open space. The driver retains full control of throttle, brakes and shifting the entire time APA is engaged.
MORE CAPABLE BRAKING SYSTEM
To match the engine’s extra power and the suspension’s additional handling capabilities, Lincoln has significantly upgraded the MKT braking system for 2013. The new vented front discs measure 13.86 inches (352 millimeters), more than an inch larger than 2012. To enhance brake cooling, the “hat” portion of the front brake disc is also vented, a unique design developed by Ford Motor Company.
Additionally, the diameter of the rear discs increased 0.58 of an inch to 13.58 inches and the discs are now vented. Brake pad area and total swept area increased significantly, with each improvement working together to improve braking performance, reduce brake fade under heavy use and provide the driver with a more direct and linear braking feel.
INFLATABLE REAR BELTS
Second-row outboard passengers – often children or mature passengers – can benefit from available inflatable rear belts, a segment first.
These advanced restraints spread impact forces across more than five times the area of conventional safety belts, reducing pressure on the chest while helping to control head and neck motion.
The 2013 MKT offers a complete collection of driver assist technologies in addition to the array of six airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control and AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™).
Lincoln MKT earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2010 and 2011. To earn the ranking, a vehicle must receive a “good” (the best available) rating in all four of the institute’s crash tests: front, side, rear and rollover, and have electronic stability control as an option. The MKT met all current requirements while offering much more technology to assist drivers.
Curve Control is a dynamic feature designed to help drivers maintain control if they inadvertently take a curve – such as a freeway off-ramp – too quickly. Curve Control senses when a vehicle is entering a curve too quickly, and can automatically apply the braking system to reduce vehicle speed by up to 10 mph in approximately one second. The reduction in speed is often enough to help drivers follow their intended path.
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM
The newly available Lane Keeping System adds to the advanced capabilities already offered on MKT, 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 fatigue. When activated by the driver, Lane Keeping Alert utilizes a forward-facing mono-vision camera mounted behind the rearview mirror to begin looking for lane markers.
Above 40 mph, 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, cueing the driver to pay attention. Sensitivity settings are adjustable via MyLincoln Touch.
None of these technologies actively prevent lane departures. The responsibility for safe vehicle operation remains entirely the driver’s responsibility.
Lane Keeping Alert remains dormant when the turn signal is activated or if the driver is engaged in an evasive maneuver.
It works in concert with Lane Keeping Aid. When activated, Lane Keeping Aid will add torque to the steering system to nudge the Lincoln MKT back into the center of its lane if the driver drifts too close to the lane’s edge and does not take the needed corrective steering action. The system includes the ability to sense if a driver is driving hands-free. A warning chime sounds to discourage system misuse.
Driver Alert is a third element of the Lane Keeping System. If the system detects a driving pattern consistent with 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, another warning and chime will occur. Drivers curious about their state of alertness can monitor their performance at any time.
Collision warning helps prevent common traffic accidents. 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.
These warnings should be enough to allow the driver to brake before the accident. Collision warning also provides brake support. This function enables harder, quicker deceleration to help drivers stop or reduce speed and lessen the collision impact.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is paired with collision warning because both utilize the forward-looking radar system. With a range up to 600 feet, ACC monitors and adjusts the speed of the Lincoln MKT to keep it at a safe distance behind a lead vehicle in the same lane, even in fog or heavy rain.
The scanning radar unit and control module ignores stationary objects as it determines the closing rate toward the vehicle ahead to assess whether it is necessary to automatically adjust the engine throttle setting or engage the braking system.
With the capability to work at speeds as low as 20 mph, drivers can set the system to work during normal commuting, helping reduce driver fatigue. Three programmable system settings are accessed through MyLincoln Touch.
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM
The available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert can detect vehicles in blind spots during normal driving and traffic approaching from the sides when reversing out of parking spots. BLIS uses radar to detect when another vehicle enters the defined blind spot zone. A light appears on the corresponding sideview mirror to indicate another vehicle is in the defined blind spot.