New 2010 Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan is designed for customers who have come to equate Lincoln with a stylish modern design, comfort, unprecedented, unmatched features and the best quality.
“The Lincoln MKZ on the success of increasing the flow Lincoln MKZ with a new signature look, which promises to strengthen and expand the portfolio of Lincoln and a faster, more refined powertrain,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas.
New for 2010, the Lincoln MKZ features a new version of the sport with a special sport suspension tuning with stiff springs and stabilizer bars Euroflange large 18-inch polished wheels, black headlamp grille, and interior with contrasting plumbing fixtures and unique.
The Lincoln MKZ segment also offers unique features, including the first of its kind Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ™) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA), which makes navigation traffic and the much safer and easier parking .
Vehicle tracks in the BLIS blind-spot area on both sides of the vehicle with two modules of dual-beam radar in the back of the rear fender. Indicator lights on the outside rearview mirror on both sides of the vehicle to warn the driver when the vehicle enters the blind spot of the defined area extending from the side glass up to 10 feet behind the vehicle and 10 meters from the vehicle.
CTA BLIS uses radar sensors to alert drivers approaching traffic, while at the retreat and back of the parking lot. The CTA Track up to 65 feet on each side of the vehicle and alerts the driver through sound and visuals.
In addition to these new technologies for mid-size sedan, the Lincoln MKZ offers SYNC, Next-Generation Voice-Activated Navigation, keyless entry, fuel filler Easyfuel without cover, brand THX audio and HID headlamps.
New MKZ also features elements of Lincoln design firm, including the split-wing grille and headlights of pocket for a sportier look,. Its front fascia chamfered also share a family resemblance to the Lincoln MKS, with a statue and mountain hood that opens into the A-pillars. In the rear, the Lincoln MKZ features a new DECKLID with LED taillights offer greater width of the car and separated by the Lincoln star.
Lincoln MKZ enhanced by the presence of 17-inch wheels, aluminum, available 17-inch chrome wheels, and features 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, which included the Sport Appearance package with sport suspension.
Inside, the MKZ’s cabin reflects a more sophisticated look with real wood and aluminum, according to an ordered whole new instrument panel, detailed a new touch welcome, including lights, bells, tuxedo stitching on the seats Luxury leather Bridge of Weir leather.
World famous luxury leather from Scotland, was the pioneer in the classic Lincoln Continental Mark II and used in the MKS, MKZ wrapped chair. Lincoln MKZ is unembossed skin, so that the natural beauty and character of the grain to shine through.
The skin is the ground of up to 12 hours to ensure a soft butter hand, and the Bridge of Weir uses chromium-free tanning process, making it easier to recycle.
“We’ve added luxury and fine sense of what is already a large interior,” said Peter Horbury, executive director of Design, The Americas. “We have an internal issue recently with all the main contact points, equipped with new features and technologies that make 2010 Lincoln MKZ stand out in the middle segment of the competition.”
Additions or 2010 Lincoln MKZ interior improvements include:
Storage armrest * Clamshell
* New lighting during the day and 3-dimensional arrangement with a central speedometer dashboard
* New trim the door with a 360-degree door handle
* Redesigned center stack of high mountain, next generation navigation system
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood insert
* Interior schemes including Dark Steel charcoal gray accents or Walnut Swirl, or a camel light olive ash wood accents
And information technology at your fingertips
The Lincoln MKZ is more than a pretty face and inside new strike. Features of the new technologies to help the new mid-size Lincoln sedan also stands out. These include:
* SYNC: voice-activated hands-free car communications and entertainment system developed by Ford and Microsoft. Fully integrates most Bluetooth systems of mobile phones and digital media players, providing customers hands-free phone and the selectivity of the music – along with the new 911 Assistance and Vehicle Health Report provided without charge month.
911 or assistance: When the phone is properly paired, turned on and connected to SYNC, the system is ready to help make a call directly to local 911 emergency operator in case of accident the air bags gov. Key benefits SYNC 911 Assist is speed, as calls are placed directly to 911 local operators.
Health Report or vehicles (VHR): SYNC gather relevant information from the primary vehicle control module and package the diagnostic data in a format that can be used in minutes. Data packet sent to Ford through 800 numbers will automatically play using customers and partners operate the phone.
* Voice-Activated Navigation, which integrates several functions, including recognition of the input voice destination, climate control and SIRIUS satellite radio in an easy to use, display an 8-touch display. Text navigation system to the role of voice cries street names while in route to your destination and read the text message when the computer is connected to SYNC. The integrated DVD player capable of reading CD-Audio, MP3 CD, DVD, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM (for digital map updates). At music jukebox function stores more than 150 hours of music. Even the screen can be customized with personal photos.
* SIRIUS Travel Link ™, an industry-leading technology, when combined with voice activated navigation system provides users with real-time traffic accident data and incident information, coast to coast including meteorological data Current conditions Five – day forecasts, and information on fuel prices in more than 120,000 gasoline stations.
* Travel Link also offers sports scores and schedules and lists more than 4,500 theaters with movie times, theater directing, movie trailers and more.
* Mount Reverse Camera System a small camera that activates when the Lincoln MKZ DECKLID shifted into reverse, giving the driver a clear view behind the vehicle.
* The video image is displayed on the navigation screen is equipped with Lincoln MKZs or option-dimming rearview mirror of vehicles without the navigation.
* Mood lighting system is shown in the footwells, cupholders, door map pockets, remove the door handle, door accents and striking tools and dishes – plus a special “Welcome” and “Farewell” sequence lighting.
* THX II Certified Premium Audio System with 5.1 surround sound, which is provided by 12-amp that provides 600 watts to 14 strategically placed speakers, including two subwoofers. A parent center channel speaker features the THX Slot Speaker ™ technologies, which allows control of wider sound image and better about how music is distributed throughout the vehicle cabin acoustic engineering. The system also features a jukebox, 10 GB hard drive, allowing owners to save Lincoln from 2400 until their favorite songs.
Other features of the Lincoln MKZ 2010 include:
* Windshield wipers with rain sensor, which detects moisture on the windshield and automatically activates.
* A new cabin air filter, which removes toxins and respiratory tract irritation caused by traffic and industrial pollution. In addition, the air filter to protect the HVAC / climate control system to prevent water and moisture.
* Adaptive HID lamps, which rotate according to speed and direction of entry to allow greater visibility around the turn
* SOS after a collision warning, which activates the horn, emergency flashers, automatically opens the door and turned on the interior lights and puddle in an air bag deployed. Turn on emergency flashers when the system detects Spinout.
Engine performance, faster, solid fuel economy
The award-winning 3.5-liter Duratec V-6 engine powers the Lincoln MKZ 2010, delivered 263 horsepower and 249 lb.-ft. of torque. The 3.5-liter uses a compact and lightweight Dual Overhead Cam valve train peak power and smooth operation at high rpm.
This engine also features variable cam timing to optimize intake valve timing for smooth idle and an impressive broad torque curve with good power.
Six-speed automatic transmission SelectShift, which is the total front-wheel drive is available, is standard on the 2010 Lincoln MKZ. Performance of the train increased dramatically, with a 0-60 mph time by 7,7-7,1 seconds.
Machine – and the Lincoln MKZ itself – it is quieter. Each package of voice remodeled.
“Customers will see how cool this new MKZ,” said Chief Engineer JD Shanahan. “That’s important – especially with the luxury sedan buyer who believes that peace is equivalent to quality.”
Lincoln MKZ engineering team also focuses on the engine mount subsystems, finding a balance between the voice of sportiness and luxury, “said Matt Hettenhouse, team leader of the powertrain.
High 10.3:1 compression ratio and aluminum cylinder heads designed for high airflow and optimized combustion help complete the package, supporting the machine’s ability to deliver superior performance and fuel economy, along with low emissions.
Unique 2010 Lincoln MKZ is a re-engineering resonators in the air induction system. “They provide powerful, smooth voice of Lincoln MKZ customers expect,” said Hettenhouse.
The six-speed transmission equipment allows for less home for better acceleration and high top team for better highway mileage. SelectShift new standard equipment to provide the driver with a manual option to increase sportsmanship. Changes locked down to protect the engine from excessive speed. The “best overdrive cancel” lock gear fifth and sixth mode, allowing for changes in the higher speeds for better engine braking and downshifts “to help the class’ functionality.
The Lincoln MKZ 2010 completely revised and stay tuned for a unique driving comfort.
The team changed the control arm lower rear suspension to move the Launch Control Center and the nearest point to the center of gravity, improving handling characteristics of the trip. A variable-flow power steering pump changes the flow rate at lower speeds to give better feedback, more across the business circle and easy parking.
Lincoln MKZ is available in all wheel drive (AWD) system has been redesigned for better traction and reduce noise, vibration and harshness. The system uses electro-mechanical clutch and has two basic modes of transfer of torque – pre-par preventive (before the wheels slip) and drag torque control (after the road wheels). This dual system gives the driver confidence in any situation, while the specially tuned suspension to be more neutral in the corners.
“When Lincoln MKZ accelerated, not even light, from stops on all surfaces – dry pavement, wet pavement, sand, gravel, ice, mud – pre-par preventive transferred to the rear wheels,” said Jim Fritz, engineers AWD product development. “As an additional measure to control the front wheels skidding on slippery surfaces, the torque control slip is added to match the speed of the front and rear.”
AWD systems work in harmony with traction control brakes to give customers more confidence to the Lincoln MKZ. Ford’s AdvanceTrac electronic stability control on the drivers continued to command.
“The driving experience has improved, providing better ride and vehicle control,” Shanahan said. “Ride the additional, new sport package, new technologies, Lincoln’s signature design and quality of a strong history to help the new 2010 Lincoln MKZ set a new standard in the midsize sedan luxury.
The Lincoln MKZ 2010 Ford is built in Hermosillo (Mexico) Stamping Plant and the Assembly and will be in dealerships in spring 2009.