|Lincoln Zephyr / MKZ|
|Class :||upper middle class|
|Previous model:||Lincoln LS|
The Lincoln MKZ is a sedan from the Ford luxury brand Lincoln . The MKZ was initially introduced as the Lincoln Zephyr for the 2006 model year . The name Zephyr goes back to an earlier, very successful Lincoln model from the 1930s. Just a few months after the start of production, Lincoln decided to change the name to MKZ so that this model was also aligned with the newly introduced three-letter naming convention. The MKZ is positioned on the American market in the same market segment as e.g. B. the BMW 3 Series , the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus ES .
1st generation (2005–2012)
Lincoln Zephyr / MKZ (2005-2009)
|Body versions :||limousine|
Otto engines :
Otto hybrid :
2.4 liters (142 kW)
|Wheelbase :||2728 mm|
|Empty weight :||1559-1608 kg|
The MKZ is the successor to the Lincoln LS as Lincoln's smallest sedan and, like its predecessor, has received some good reviews from leading American auto magazines.
The Car and Driver magazine , however, criticized in the issue of April 2006, both the faceless styling as well as disappointing for a Lincoln engine and the resulting weak acceleration. The quality of workmanship and the materials used in the interior fittings also do not meet the expectations of a vehicle of this class. A new 600 watt Lincoln THX audio system with 14 speakers is a treat for hi-fi fans .
When it was launched in summer 2005, only one engine version, a 3-liter V6 engine with 165 kW, was available. From model year 2007, a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 186 kW is also available. Both engines are also used in the Mercury Milan and the Ford Fusion , since these vehicles are lighter than the MKZ, they are throttled there to a slightly lower performance.
In combination with the more powerful V6 engine, an all-wheel drive is also offered, but this does not achieve better performance, which is attributable to the high vehicle weight and which has been criticized by the American trade press. The model is almost on par with the Ford Edge in terms of its performance .
In spring 2009 the Lincoln MKZ underwent an extensive facelift and is now also available in a hybrid version. The Mercury Milan and Ford Fusion, now also available with hybrid drive , have also been redesigned.
|Technical data (2007)|
|Engine:||6-cylinder V-engine (four-stroke), fork angle 60 °|
|Bore × stroke:||92.5 mm × 86.7 mm|
|Performance at 1 / min:||196 kW
|Max. Torque at 1 / min:||338 Nm at 4500|
|Mixture preparation:||Electronic injection|
|Valve control:||four overhead camshafts , chain, 4 valves per cylinder|
front-wheel drive, a. W. four-wheel drive
|Front suspension:||Double wishbones, coil springs|
|Rear suspension:||Multi-link axle, coil springs|
|Brakes:||Internally ventilated disc brakes all around
(diameter f / h 29.9 / 27.9 cm), brake booster, ABS
|Steering:||Rack and pinion steering, servo-assisted|
|Body:||Sheet steel, self-supporting, with subframe|
|Track width front / rear:||1565/1555 mm|
|Dimensions:||4840 mm × 1830 mm × 1450 mm|
|Empty weight:||from 1545 kg|
|Top speed:||approx. 200 km / h|
|0-100 km / h:||n / A|
|Consumption (liters / 100 kilometers, EPA standard city traffic):||n / A|
2nd generation (2013-2020)
Lincoln MKZ (2013-2016)
|Body versions :||limousine|
Petrol engines : 2.0–3.7 liters
Otto hybrid :
(101 + 88 kW)
|Wheelbase :||2850 mm|
|Empty weight :||1684-1830 kg|
The second generation of the Lincoln MKZ was presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2012 . Originally it was supposed to appear at the end of the year, but quality problems led to a delay in delivery until 2013.
The new Lincoln MKZ introduced the new Lincoln branding design at this point. Like its predecessor, the second generation is based on the Ford Fusion (second generation), known in Europe as the Ford Mondeo .
Three engine variants are offered in North America: a two-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 240 bhp, a 3.7-liter V6 with 300 bhp or a hybrid drive based on a two-liter four-cylinder. The hybrid is only available with front-wheel drive, the other two engines are also available with all-wheel drive for an additional charge .
As with its predecessor, the hybrid drive is available at no extra charge compared to the two-liter turbo engine. According to the EPA, the hybrid drive can achieve fuel consumption of 5.1 l / 100 km (45 mpg), which is atypical for hybrids for both the urban (city) and the rural ( highway ) cycle. The front-wheel drive turbo engine has a consumption of 9.0 l (26 mpg) in the combined cycle. This results from an urban consumption of 11.0 l (22 mpg) and a consumption of 7.1 l (33 mpg) when driving overland.
The hybrid drive makes the 2013 model year Lincoln MKZ the most economical premium vehicle in the USA, in the combined cycle this beat the Lexus ES 300h with a fuel consumption of 5 mpg lower.
The 2016 facelift of the Lincoln MKZ was unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto Show . The platform remains that of the Ford Fusion, but visually clearly revised in the new brand style.
Instead of a split grille, a single, larger grill is now installed. The lights have also been revised. In the interior, the center console has been improved and now has three control buttons, which enable easier operation. On the engine side, a 400bhp 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine replaces the previous 3.7 liter V6. In addition, the vehicle's driving dynamics could be improved.
Lincoln MKZ Concept at NAIAS 2012
On July 31, 2020, production of the sedan was discontinued without replacement.
|2.0 (China only)||2.0 (North America only)||2.0 (China only)||3.0 V6 (North America only)||3.0 V6 AWD (North America only)||3.7 V6 (North America only)||2.0 hybrid|
|Construction period||01 / 2019–07 / 2020||10 / 2014–01 / 2019||01 / 2019–07 / 2020||03/2013–07/2020||10 / 2014–01 / 2019||11/2016–07/2020||03/2013–11/2016||03/2013–07/2020|
|Engine type||R4 petrol engine||V6 petrol engine||R4 petrol engine + electric motor|
|Displacement||1999 cc||2956 cc||3726 cc||1999 cc|
|Compression ratio||9.7: 1||9.5: 1||10.3: 1||12.3: 1|
|Max. Performance internal combustion engine in min -1||144 kW (196 PS) / 5000||149 kW (203 hp) / 5500||172 kW (234 PS) / 5000||182 kW (247 PS) / 5500||186 kW (253 PS) / 5500||261 kW (355 hp) / 5500||298 kW (405 hp) / 5500||224 kW (305 hp) / 6500||101 kW (137 PS) / 6000|
|Max. Electric motor power||-||88 kW (120 PS)|
|Max. System performance||-||140 kW (190 hp)|
|Max. Torque engine in min -1||386 Nm / 2500||381 Nm / 2500||386 Nm / 2500||373 Nm / 2750||389 Nm / 2500||542 Nm / 2750||366 Nm / 4000||173 Nm / 4000|
|Drive, as standard||Front wheel drive||all wheel drive||Front wheel drive|
|Drive, optional||-||(All wheel drive)||-||(All wheel drive)||-|
|Gearbox, as standard||6-speed automatic transmission||Stepless transmission|
|Top speed||227 km / h||233 km / h||k. A.||233 km / h||k. A.||186 km / h|
|Acceleration, 0-100 km / h||k. A.||k. A.||k. A.||k. A.||8.9 s||k. A.||9.6 s|
|Fuel consumption over 100 km||8.1 l super||7.5 l super||8.5 l super||9.8 l super
(10.2 l super)
|7.9 l super||11.2 l super||11.8 l super||10.2 l super
(11.2 l super)
|4.1-4.5 l super|
|Tank capacity||63 l||63 l
|63 l||68 l||63 l
- Automobile revue. Catalog number 2007 (data).
- Lincoln shoots for a happier ending after troubled MKZ launch
- LINCOLN MKZ AT THE LA AUTOSHOW
- Brett Foote: Lincoln MKZ Is Officially Discontinued As Production Comes To An End. In: fordauthority.com. August 6, 2020, accessed on August 10, 2020 .
|Lincoln models timeline from 1970 to present|
|Middle class||LS||Zephyr / MKZ||MKZ|
|upper middle class||Versailles||Continental VII||Continental VIII||Continental IX||MKS||Continental|
|Upper class||Continental V||Continental VI / Town Car I.||Town Car II||Town Car III|
|Personal Luxury||Continental Mark III||Continental Mark IV||Continental Mark V||Continental Mark VI||Mark VII||Mark VIII|
|MKX||MKX / Nautilus|
|Navigator I||Navigator II||Navigator III||Navigator IV|
|Pick up||Blackwood||Mark LT||Mark LT|