NAIAS: 2011 Lincoln MKX - High(er) Horsepower and High-Tech

A new 305 HP 3.7-liter V6 will provide the power for the fresh 2011 Lincoln MKX, all you have to do is drive and enjoy the new interior, especially the promising MyLincoln Touch.

As you can see, the 2011 MKX shows a new split-wing front grille, fresh taillights (LED technology included) and bespoke 18- or 20- inch rims.

On the interior, the most important feature is the MyLincoln systems, a dynamic interface with LCD and multi-purpose buttons, one that we have already talked about. This will come in standard for all models of the MKS range.

The technological quest doesn’t stop here, as the car is equipped with adaptive cruise control & collision warning with brake support (also a new braking system is available), a blind-spot information system featuring cross-traffic alert and also remote start.

The new power unit delivering 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque uses twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), delivers a highway fuel economy figure of 25 mpg and is matted to a new six speed automatic transmission. As a comparison, the outgoing v6 engine had 265 HP and 250 lb-ft of torque.

“Everything about the 2011 Lincoln MKX is vibrant and luxurious,” said Elaine Bannon, chief engineer. “Our MyLincoln Touch system will draw people in, helping them discover that the new Lincoln MKX delivers a total driving experience not found anywhere else.”
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