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Lincoln MKZ
aka Mercury Milan
Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Production 2006-Present
Class Entry-Level Luxury Sedan
Body Style 4-Door, 5-Seat Sedan
Length 190.5 in
Width 72.2 in
Height 57.2 in
Wheelbase 107.4 in
Weight 3469 lb
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic, FWD
Engine 2.5 litre DOHC Inline-4 + electric motor
3.5 litre Duratec 24V DOHC V6
Power 175 hp @ N/A rpm
172 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm

265 hp @ N/A rpm
250 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Cadillac CTS
BMW 3 Series
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Lincoln MKZ is a near-luxury car from the Lincoln automobile division of the Ford Motor Company. The MKZ is the replacement for the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr. Lincoln revived the Zephyr name in the fall of 2005 as a platform mate to the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, to replace the cancelled 3.0L V6 version of the Lincoln LS as the mid-size entry-level Lincoln. Lincoln increased the Zephyr's engine size and power output, and changed the car's name to MKZ in 2006 for the 2007 model year. Sales of the MKZ began in September, 2006. The MKZ is also the first Lincoln to use "MK" on its car name.

The car is built at Ford's Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico plant, and pricing ranges from $29,950 to $37,790.

The MKZ uses the Mazda6-derived CD3 platform. While the car shares 35% of its body panels with the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, the interior is completely unique to bring the car up to Lincoln standards. Features like a 600 W THX sound system with 14 speakers also set it apart from the mainstream Ford, Mercury, and Mazda versions.

The suspension is independent all around with a short/long arm (SLA) design in front and multilink setup with coilover shock absorbers in the rear.

Ford and Lincoln corporate and marketing management originally announced the MKZ with a "Mark-Zee" pronunciation during the 2006 cars show circuit, but changed it to the phonetic "em-kay-zee" in July of 2006.

Recent Changes[]

  • For 2010, the Lincoln MKZ receives a significant facelift and drivetrain update (as well as more techno-goodies) along with its sisters, the Ford Fusion and the Mercury Milan.[1][2]

Styles and Major Options[]

The 2007 MKZ was first shown at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2006 with Ford's new upgraded 263 hp (202 kW) Duratec 35 3.5 L V6 and all-wheel drive. Ford expects to add a hybrid drivetrain in the future. Unfortunately, the upgraded 3.5L Duratec engine is not available in the MKZ's Fusion and Milan triplets. The 3.0L version remains the only V6 available for those models.

Other changes from the 2006 Zephyr to the 2007 MKZ include an updated "waterfall" grille - which shows seven "teeth" on either side of the central Lincoln emblem (the Zephyr had nine), along with chrome trim on the beltline and outside mirrors, and 17 inch alloy wheels.


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Trim1 Trim2 MKZ V6 MKZ Hybrid
$Price1 $Price2 $35,180 $35,180
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Hybrid Models[]

see also Lincoln MKZ Hybrid for more details

Beginning model year 2011, Lincoln will offer the 2.5 litre hybrid powerplant found in the Fusion and Milan hybrids in the MKZ. According to the manufacturer, the engine is good for returning 41 mpg in the city. Competing directly with the Lexus HS250h, the MKZ Hybrid will include a host of luxury amenities such as SmartGauge with EcoGuide, a reverse sensing system, heated and cooled front seats, Ford's MyKey system and SYNC.

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See Also[]


Ford Motor Company

Ford | Mercury | Lincoln | Mazda | Edsel | Continental | Merkur

Current Models: Town Car · Navigator · MKZ · MKX · MKS · MKT

Historic Models: Zephyr · Blackwood · LS · Versailles · Continental · Premiere · Cosmopolitan · Mark series · Mark LT · Lido

Concept Cars: MKR · MKS · Futura · Mk9/Mark X · Navicross · L2K · Fifty-X · Continental Concept · Mark 9 · MKT Concept · C Concept · Machete Concept


Lincoln-Mercury · Continental · Continental Mark II · SYNC · MyLincoln Touch

Henry M. Leland Corporate website A brand of the Ford PAG

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