2016 Lincoln MKZ – Changes, Black Label, Refresh, Hybrid

2016 Lincoln MKZ is a midsize luxury sedan which will appear with many improvements. It will be available in two trim levels: base and Black Label.

Exterior design and changes

2016 Lincoln MKZ is a 4-door luxury sedan. We can expect minor but noticeable changes considering its exterior design. The reason for that is that the great redesign is scheduled for a year or two. It will appear with handsome and elegant exterior but it will look even more attractive. The whole body will be rounded and sleek. The front fascia will feature two-part grille with chrome strips. The automatic and adaptive headlamps will be attractive and equipped with latest LED technology. The tail lamps will be slightly refreshed. They will also use LED lighting. The side view mirrors will be power-folding. It will get 18-inch wheels. The 19-inch wheels will be optional.

2016 Lincoln MKZ front

Interior design and features

The interior of 2016 Lincoln MKZ will be luxurious and very comfortable. The cabin will be equipped with plenty of high-tech features. It will be made of premium materials. Wood accents will give the cabin warmer look. The seats will be upholstered in leather. The front will be heated and can be positioned in eight different directions. The rear will be split-folded. The dashboard will look futuristic and modern although it will lack the ease to use audio and other controls. The steering wheel will be tilt and telescoping. An 8-inch MyLincoln touch screen will be placed on the center of the dash. It will get audio system with CD player and 11 speakers. Other features included will be satellite radio, USB, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system etc. As for the safety features, it will be provided with a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors and so on.

2016 Lincoln MKZ cabin

2016 Lincoln MKZ powertrain

Under the hood of 2016 Lincoln MKZ will be placed three types of engines. The base is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It will be able to make 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.  The other option is 3.7-liter V6 engine. This engine is able to deliver up to 300 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Engines will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will also appear with a hybrid version. It will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. It will be able to generate 188 horsepower. This engine will be paired with CVT. 2016 Lincoln MKZ will be offered with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be optional.

2016 Lincoln MKZ rear

Release date and price

2016 Lincoln MKZ should hit the market later this year. As for the price, it is expected to be in a range from $35,000 to $45,000.

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