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2b2
03-30-2010, 10:04 PM
2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
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In addition to their exquisite appearance, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid features eco-friendly materials include wood trim and the standard Bridge of Weir leather seats. The wood veneers come from well-managed forests, as defined by strict environmental, social and economic standards, and from other rigorously controlled sources. The leather found throughout the cabin is milled for up to 12 hours to ensure a soft hand, and Bridge of Weir uses a chromium-free tanning process, which makes it easier to recycle.

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ausrutherford
03-30-2010, 10:16 PM
HS...your going to meet your maker.

2b2
03-30-2010, 10:36 PM
LINCOLN INTRODUCES FIRST HYBRID; NEW MKZ HYBRID TO BE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT LUXURY SEDAN IN AMERICA - Media.FORD.com (http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=32306)
http://i41.tinypic.com/2uqnply.jpg New 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid expected to be most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid takes SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide to next level, offering drivers enhanced positive feedback on long-term fuel efficiency and driving performance
More standard luxury, technologies and segment-exclusive safety features in the new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid help it top its nearest competitor, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h
more... (http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=32306)

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More standard luxury
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes standard with features and technologies that are either not offered on the Lexus HS 250h or are available only at an extra cost. They include: SmartGauge with EcoGuide – Ford's highly successful interactive technology provides real-time information to help drivers maximize fuel efficiency, and coaches drivers on how to optimize hybrid performance. Lincoln takes SmartGauge to the next level of engagement by giving drivers enhanced positive feedback on long-term fuel efficiency and driving performance through the "growth" of virtual small flowers on the system's right-most screen. Lincoln's white flowers, inspired by apple blossoms, remain permanently unless long-term fuel economy is reset.


Lincoln SYNC® – The Lincoln-exclusive voice-activated communications and entertainment system provides an omnipresent link to contacts and information. In addition to Bluetooth® phone, audible text and MP3 player capabilities, Lincoln customers also can access Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assist™.


10-Way Power Passenger Seat – This seat is designed to accommodate a diverse group of passengers. Memory functions enable passengers to fine-tune and recall their positions.


Power Driver Memory Seat Settings – The driver seat memory feature helps ensure personal seating preferences anytime, with the touch of a button.


Heated and Cooled Front Seats – This uniquely engineered system delivers exceptional heating and cooling comfort.


Genuine Wood Trim – In addition to their exquisite appearance, the Swirl Walnut and Olive Ash wood trims offered in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid are eco-friendly as well. The veneers come from well-managed forests, as defined by strict environmental, social and economic standards, and from other rigorously controlled sources.


Reverse Sensing System – This system senses what drivers might not see behind them and relays an audible alert if objects are near, which increases in frequency the closer a driver gets.


Keyless Entry Keypad – This Lincoln-exclusive feature provides secure entry at a driver's fingertips. A personal combination holds a memory for driver preferences. So if an owner is out for a run and doesn't want to take the keys along, the vehicle can be opened with the touch of a few buttons.


Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel-Filler – This Lincoln-exclusive feature uses an integrated spring-loaded flapper door to eliminate the need for a fuel tank screw cap. That means no more fumbling to remove and tighten the cap and less fuel odor on a driver's hands at the pump.


Personal Safety System™ – A Lincoln-exclusive suite of seven protection technologies works together as a system to help protect vehicle occupants. The system includes dual-stage front air bags and an occupant classification system to sense whether the passenger seat is occupied. It tailors – or suppresses – air bag deployment to help provide an appropriate level of protection. It also features the Ford Belt-Minder® system to remind front-seat occupants to buckle up.


MyKey™ – This Lincoln-exclusive feature allows parents to program a key to limit speed and audio volume to encourage teens to drive safer and improve fuel efficiency. It also encourages seat belt usage, provides earlier low-fuel warnings, and can be programmed to sound chimes at 45, 55 and 65 mph.


Integrated Spotter Mirrors – The traditional side-view mirrors are designed with a secondary convex spotter mirror in the top outer corner, which provides a view of the driver's blind spot. When traffic enters the driver's blind spot on either side of the vehicle, it is visible in the secondary convex mirror, alerting the driver of obstacles.


Acoustic Laminated Windshield – This windshield features a layer of sound-absorbent vinyl sandwiched between two sheets of glass, which enhances interior quietness.

2b2
03-31-2010, 12:12 AM
saw some posters :troll: elsewhere casting doubt on the MKZap's MPG equaling the Milan's & Fusion's...
...guess they couldn't be bothered to go to the Soundbites article @ Media.FORD.com (http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=32322):
Cut #4: "Absolutely. It's going to be at least 41 mpg in the city, equivalent to the Fusion and Milan." :06 sec. "Here's looking at you, Sweetheart" ;)
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Logans Run
03-31-2010, 06:27 AM
Wise decision to keep the same engine as Fusion/Milan. It has been tested and does not require further $ to develop.

With the slight exterior badging difference, this is a stealth hybrid which does not try to make a "holier than thou" statement...again...no further $ required.

If they sell 1,000 of these instead of Fusions, I'll bet the profits could easily be an extra $2k per vehicle, or an extra 2 Million bucks. More importantly, this will add to the value of the Lincoln brand over all.

Now Ford needs to put this in an industry first hybrid convertable.

falcon lover
03-31-2010, 10:44 AM
Wise decision to keep the same engine as Fusion/Milan. It has been tested and does not require further $ to develop.

With the slight exterior badging difference, this is a stealth hybrid which does not try to make a "holier than thou" statement...again...no further $ required.

If they sell 1,000 of these instead of Fusions, I'll bet the profits could easily be an extra $2k per vehicle, or an extra 2 Million bucks. More importantly, this will add to the value of the Lincoln brand over all.

Now Ford needs to put this in an industry first hybrid convertable.

The first Hybrid convertible??... Ummmm.... Lincoln dont have any convertible.... and no coupes in its line of cars. Lincoln need a coupe and convertible, but wich plattform is ok for this cars?? The Mustang platform?? Modified FWD platform from midzise sedans??

I hope the global RWD platform include a coupe variant for Lincoln. I miss the Mark coupe.

Tahoe
03-31-2010, 11:48 AM
I like this car, but I love the Milan Voga.

2b2
03-31-2010, 01:51 PM
just remembered to crossreference:
the "Did Ford flub the MKZ?" Poll from last August (http://www.fomoconews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3572):bounce:

Tahoe
03-31-2010, 02:32 PM
just remembered to crossreference:
the "Did Ford flub the MKZ?" Poll from last August (http://www.fomoconews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3572):bounce:
MKZ is a looser becouse of the Milan, especially since milan has the Voga trim.

2b2
03-31-2010, 03:10 PM
^ umm I was more fishing for compliments about that Poll than looking to insult the MKZ/MKZap, Tahoe http://dingo.care2.com/c2c/emoticons/blush.gif+;)

I really *like* the current MKZ & can't be impartial about any Merc
but
have conflicting feelings about the L-M midsizers:
- DO believe they should both have one since it's the most popular/important segment
- DON'T want to see direct competition between them
- Think when-if Lincoln FINALLY "reaches high" enough there won't be any problem
- Think IF Mercury were *allowed* to express its own DNA (& "mission" :wink: at Epsilon-Not) these comparos wouldn't even come up

Tahoe
03-31-2010, 03:33 PM
^ umm I was more fishing for compliments about that Poll than looking to insult the MKZ/MKZap, Tahoe http://dingo.care2.com/c2c/emoticons/blush.gif+;)

I really *like* the current MKZ & can't be impartial about any Merc
but
have conflicting feelings about the L-M midsizers:
- DO believe they should both have one since it's the most popular/important segment
- DON'T want to see direct competition between them
- Think when-if Lincoln FINALLY "reaches high" enough there won't be any problem
- Think IF Mercury were *allowed* to express its own DNA (& "mission" :wink: at Epsilon-Not) these comparos wouldn't even come upI do not think its bad or inferior, or poorly executed, I just do not see the business case for it, when one can have a Milan and get the same dna for less, and with a better design.

fordlepka@aim.com
03-31-2010, 09:55 PM
^ umm I was more fishing for compliments about that Poll than looking to insult the MKZ/MKZap, Tahoe http://dingo.care2.com/c2c/emoticons/blush.gif+;)

I really *like* the current MKZ & can't be impartial about any Merc
but
have conflicting feelings about the L-M midsizers:
- DO believe they should both have one since it's the most popular/important segment
- DON'T want to see direct competition between them
- Think when-if Lincoln FINALLY "reaches high" enough there won't be any problem
- Think IF Mercury were *allowed* to express its own DNA (& "mission" :wink: at Epsilon-Not) these comparos wouldn't even come up

I agree 100%. I just feel that all comparisons between these vehicles will be obliterated when the new mid-size cars debut. Ford of America gets there own body. Mercury and Ford of Europe share a body. And Lincoln gets their own body. It's not 100% global but allows plenty of midsize sedans with out overlap.

Logans Run
04-01-2010, 06:18 AM
Lincoln MKZ's exterior is far above the current Milan's. I prefer the old milan to the new one even.
Interiorwise, with the optional Voga, it is a dead heat for seats etc. , but the dash looks nicer in the MKZ.

Toyota has the same problem with the Camry/E, though it does seem they have a little more exterior differences.
The ES central console looks terrible though.
It is almost an exact replica of R2D2 from Star Wars.

Giving the MKZ an exclusive tophat with the redo would be nice.