The 2018 Lincoln MKS is the epitome of the American sedan luxury. It is an attractive-looking vehicle that sports elegant and clean lines, a breathtaking grille, and an array of advanced interior gadgets. The 2018 model is expected to receive a substantial overhaul, given that the previous models were not up to par with the top European luxury sedans. As a result, the newest MKS will feature a refreshed exterior look, a new engine and a number of subtle improvements and changes. With these, the American manufacturer expects the MKS to play a major role in the luxury sedan segment once again.
2018 Lincoln MKS – Design and Technology
From the first look, it is obvious that the 2018 Lincoln MKS features a much more striking and elegant look than the previous versions. Aside from having a much more fluid design, the MKS will also sport a new, redesigned grille, as well. This grille is bold, big and definitely one of the biggest highlights of this sedan’s exterior. To complement this new grille, the Lincoln has opted for a set of revamped headlights, as well. These will be adaptive HID headlights, which will perfectly blend with the grille and the entire front fascia. On the sides, we will see a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels and optional 20-inch wheels. In the rear, the most distinguishing feature will be a pair of twin tailpipes, which will give the MKS a more powerful feeling.
Overall, this sedan will feature a smooth and elegant look, but it will still lack some of the features found on the best European luxury sedans.
Interior Features and Equipment
In general, the interior of the 2018 Lincoln MKS looks very clean and uncluttered. As pretty much every other luxury sedan, this one will also incorporate a good amount of high-quality materials, including leather, exotic wood and a bit of chrome. Even though the MKS looks big on the outside, it surprisingly doesn’t offer plenty of interior space. The legroom and headroom are decent at best, and so is the available cargo space. However, the driver and the passengers can still expect lots of comforts, thanks to the fully adjustable, leather covered seats. In the tech department, the 2018 Lincoln MKS will most likely see the SYNC 3 infotainment system, a 16-speaker THX sound system, an advanced navigation system, adaptive cruise control, an HD radio and more.
Specs and Performance of the Engine
The newest 2018 Lincoln MKS will most likely feature two engine variants. According to the latest news, we will see a 3.7-liter V-6 engine, with 304 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque. Its EPA is rated at 19/28 mpg with a front-wheel drive, and 18/26 with an AWD. The other variant will be a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost, with 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the MKS will go 0-62 mph in 5.8 seconds and achieve an EPA rating of 17/25 mpg. Both engines will come paired with a SelectShift 6-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date, Price Expected and Rivals
So far, there hasn’t been a confirmation regarding the exact release date for the 2018 Lincoln MKS. However, it is expected to hit the car stores in late 2017. The starting price for the base version will be no less than $40.000.