Quiet Luxury: Intuitive Technology, Effortless Performance and Distinctive Design Drive New 2017 Lincoln MKZ




  • Suite of cutting-edge intuitive technologies including available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go*, auto hold, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and enhanced park assist help ease the new Lincoln MKZ driving experience
  • Effortless performance enabled by available new Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-litre GTDI V6 engine, which creates a quiet, powerful ride
  • Distinctively redesigned from the inside out, including two available Revel®audio systems delivering the height of Lincoln luxury

DUBAI, U.A.E, Nov. 22, 2015 - Discover your new favourite space. The new 2017 Lincoln MKZ combines intuitive technology, effortless performance and distinctive design to deliver an enhanced driving experience Lincoln calls quiet luxury.

Lincoln this week revealed the newly designed MKZ, focusing on areas most desired by today’s luxury midsize sedan customer – quality, performance and style. The new model is expected to come to Lincoln showrooms in the Middle East late next year.

“Our customers are looking for three attributes in a luxury midsize sedan – technologies that ease their everyday experience, a beautiful design that is crafted with attention to detail, and a vehicle with impressive power that makes it a pleasure to drive,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “The new Lincoln MKZ elevates all of these attributes – and many more – to create a compelling entry in this large and highly competitive portion of the luxury market.”

The new Lincoln MKZ is designed to appeal to those who are looking for something different in the luxury market. From the placement of technology features such as the push-button gear shift to reimagined interior spaces including the floating centre console, drivers can relish in discovering an unexpected experience based on intelligent function and beautiful form that offers, above all, an enjoyable drive.

The Lincoln Experience is brought to life through the available Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-litre GTDI V6 engine, as well as intangible elements like the quiet cabin provided by the Active Noise Control system.

Features that make the new Lincoln MKZ a haven of refined comfort include curated spaces for storage, fully retractable panoramic glass roof, and concert-quality Revel® audio with specially designed doors for optimal positioning of the speakers.

Intuitive technology* 
The new Lincoln MKZ is designed to make the drive ride easier and more enjoyable. Available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality can automatically slow the car, resuming higher speeds when traffic clears. The system activates the brakes automatically to bring the car to a complete stop if the driver fails to apply brakes in time1.

An auto hold feature keeps the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal – making bumper-to-bumper driving more relaxing for MKZ owners.

Available enhanced park assist uses ultrasonic sensors to help Lincoln MKZ seamlessly steer itself into a parallel or perpendicular parking spot. The car can assist with park-out as needed1.

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection is an available technology that can help avoid some frontal crashes1, or lessen the severity of such events.

Lincoln-exclusive engine provides effortless performance 
An all-new, Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-litre GTDI V6 leads available engine choices for the new Lincoln MKZ. When paired with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, the twin-turbocharged engine produces 406 PS and 542 Nm of torque2,3 for effortless performance and refinement.

Dynamic Torque Vectoring4, part of an available Driver’s Package for MKZ with the 3.0-litre engine, enhances cornering agility without compromising ride comfort, helping drivers enjoy a smooth, seamless experience.

The new Lincoln MKZ provides a 2.0-litre GTDI, 248-PS2 four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive.

Available Lincoln Drive Control allows drivers to adjust among three drive ride modes – comfort, normal and sport. The system includes continuously controlled damping, and electric power-assisted steering to provide comfortable, confident handling.

The Driver’s Package for Lincoln MKZ with 3.0-litre V6 also includes 19-inch wheels, Ebony-painted calipers, light Magnetic-painted grille, Ebony interior with carbon fibre appliqués, customisable multi-contour seats and aluminium pedal covers. In addition, the package features retuned continuously controlled damping and suspension for enhanced driving dynamics.

Distinctive design 
The new face of Lincoln is highlighted by available adaptive LED headlamps that help deliver cleaner, clearer lighting for drivers, complemented by the all-new one-piece Lincoln signature grille.

Inside, engineers paid particular attention to the sound and feel of new switches and dials that replace slider adjustments for easier control of ventilation and audio functions for new Lincoln MKZ customers. Commonly used buttons and USB ports are now even easier to access.

Lincoln MKZ’s available fully retractable panoramic glass roof offers the largest open-air roof among sedans.5

“The introduction of the new MKZ will help us compete in the second largest segment in the Middle East luxury industry; the mid-size luxury sedan segment. These are exciting times for Lincoln in the region, as our sales increase of 17% YTD clearly show,” said Alex Schaeffer, head of Lincoln Middle East, “unveiling our Lincoln Continental at the recent Dubai International Motor Show to huge critical acclaim adds to our growing portfolio of compelling products.”

1Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s judgment.
2Tested with 93-octane fuel.
33.0-litre GTDI V6 engine in front-wheel drive models is limited to 356 PS and 542 Nm of torque.
4Requires 3.0-litre GTDI V6 engine and AWD.
5Based on effective roof opening as measured by Webasto.
*Engineering specifications and engine performance ratings may be subject to change as per Gulf Standardisation Organisation and testing for the Middle East region.

Sue Nigoghossian

MENA Communications



Rasha Ghanem

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller