- The 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan gets a thorough makeover, from a more powerful standard engine to some sophisticated new safety systems.
- The standard 3.7-liter V6 has been upgraded from 274 to 300 horsepower.
- Fuel economy improves to 19 mpg/city and 28 mpg/highway.
LOS ANGELES — The 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan gets a thorough makeover, from a more powerful standard engine to some sophisticated new safety systems. The car debuts this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and arrives next spring at U.S. dealers.
Ford has updated the big sedan's exterior, too, with a revised grille, hood, front fenders, headlamps, front fascia, deck lid, rear fascia, LED taillamps and exhaust tips, plus new 19- and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The standard 3.7-liter V6 in the 2013 MKS has been uprated from 274 to 300 horsepower, while torque climbs from 270 to 275 pound-feet. Ford also has improved fuel economy, to 19 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.
The uplevel twin-turbo EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 continues to be rated at 355 hp and 350 lb-ft while returning 17 mpg/city and 25 mpg/highway.
Each powertrain combination includes a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. All-wheel drive is standard with the EcoBoost 3.5 and optional on the MKS 3.7.
Ford has overhauled much of the chassis hardware on the 2013 MKS, fitting electric power steering, larger brakes, torque vectoring control, continuously controlled damping and new Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid systems.
Among the interior enhancements are a new instrument panel, optional heated steering wheel and choice of new woods and leather colors.
Edmunds.com says: Even crisper and more powerful for 2013.