2008 Lincoln MKZ | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

Showing a new direction
for Lincoln, the MKZ is a mid-size luxury sedan and for , gets a
redesigned front end with its traditional waterfall grille,
additional bright work and distinctive headlamps.

is based on
the same platform as the Mazda6. While the car shares 35% of its body
panels with the Ford Fusion (not available in the Middle East) and
Mercury Milan, the interior is completely unique to bring the car up
to Lincoln luxury standards. Ventilated seats, wood and leather
interiors and satin-nickel accents endorse the Lincoln luxury claims.

Riding on 17 inch alloys,
the MKZ is available in the Middle East in all-wheel drive form; a
distinct advantage to its competitors. Power comes from a 3.5-litre
V6 developing 263bhp and 337Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed
auto box.

From its price point,
Lincoln has positioned the MKZ just below the likes of Mercedes C
class, BMW 3 series and Lexus ES. Competition also comes from
Chevrolet Caprice – another American offering.

With its rather bland
styling like many cars it lacks that intangible bit of magic that
would make it utterly compelling buy, unless if one is a fan of
American ride. Look around and you will notice or the lack thereof
Lincoln MKZ fan club.

Technical Specifications
Engine3.5-litre V6
Power263 Bhp
Torque337 Nm
TransmissionAutomatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 130,000*

 

 

* Prices are indicative and may vary at
the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check
with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Mercury Milan
Cadillac CTS
Hyundai Azera
Nissan Altima
Toyota Aurion
Saab 9-5
Volvo S60

 

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