Alright alright alright… Lincoln removed the cover from its most powerful vehicle ever, the 2017 MKZ, at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Fitted with an all-new 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine, the MKX puts out 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque when dropped in AWD models. The same engine will only put out an estimated 350 hp when found in front-wheel-drive versions. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder making 245 hp will also be available, as will a hybrid.
Inside, the MKZ gets new controls – dials instead of sliders – which the company says allows for easier manipulation of the audio and ventilation systems. Easier access to commonly used buttons and the four USB ports is also something the company promises. Sun worshippers can opt for the fully retractable panoramic glass roof, the largest available in a sedan, according to Lincoln. Available technologies include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, which can bring the car to a complete stop, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and a park assist feature. The park assist can steer the vehicle into parallel or perpendicular parking spots by using ultrasonic sensors.
The new Lincoln goes on sale in the spring of 2016. Initial feedback on the new vehicle’s exterior styling has been mixed. What do you think… could this become McConaughey’s next ride? Check out the reveal video from the L.A. Auto Show below for more details on the 2017 MKZ.
Watch the 2017 Lincoln MKZ make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.