2014 Lincoln MKS | new car review
Neat exterior design and cabin quality.
It's still a long way off before being able to topple any of the German's off the luxury sedan podium.
It requires a magnifying glass and an eagle-eyed Lincoln enthusiast to be able tell apart the MKS from its younger sibling, the MKZ. Although they look identical, it isn’t all bad, because with a twin-wing radiator grille, prominent creases along its hood and angular headlamps, it’s a striking offering to the segment.
Unlike its younger sibling that falls short in the interior department, the MKS uses all the right materials to target the market it wishes to be considered a worthy competitor in. Plush leather on the seats, wood trim on the steering wheel and bits of chrome around the cabin do a wonderful job of making the interior look as good as it feels.
The Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) system fitted in the 2014 Lincoln MKS makes use of an advanced suite of sensors that monitor suspension motions, body movement, steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds. Constantly adapting the suspension to provide the smoothest possible ride at all times, the Lincoln MKS meets the criteria to chauffeur the busiest of execs from one meeting to the next; on paper at least.
What’s on offer?
If you’re against the whole turbocharging phase that is ongoing in the market today, then you’d be delighted to know that there is a normally aspirated 3.7 litre V6 engine that puts out 305 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque available. If you aren’t fazed by the current movement and just want more kicks while driving, the 3.5 litre Ecoboost V6 with twin turbochargers is the answer. Generating 365 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque, the boosted version is matched to an all wheel drive layout and features Active Grille Shutters that close when travelling on the highway to reduce drag and enhance fuel economy.
It looks good, packs in a decent set of engines and is at a price that will make you run to the showroom. For just AED 155,000, the Lincoln MKS is cheaper than the Kia Quoris; now that makes it a steal!