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2010 Lincoln MKZ Revealed

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2010 Lincoln MKZ

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The news from Lincoln for the last several years has been, "We're not dead." While they're far from being healthy, their model line is continuing to improve. The 2010 MKZ took its bow at L.A.'s show, and you'll see that the winged grill of the 2009 Lincoln MKS has made the transition to the smaller Lincoln. We saw a prototype of the new MKZ back in the spring. We liked it then and we still like it now.

The interior of the 2010 MKZ is also said to be significantly improved.  We've seen the pictures you're seeing here, and spent some time with the MKZ during the summer to witness significant upgrades inside--with an almost Land Rover feel in the use of vertical lines and wood trim. The team used the MKS as a benchmark, and this is a good thing.

On the performance side of things, pre-show press releases offered scant details to back claims of quicker 0-60 mph times (7.1 versus 7.7 seconds), but the claims are there nonetheless. Apparently transmission calibrations have been modified, because the standard 3.5-liter V-6 retains an output of 263 horsepower.

We'll have driving impressions as soon as Ford sends the new 2010 MKZ out into the world.

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  1. One more lame, pathetic offering from Lincoln
    FIRST, the pitiful NAME of this thing. Perfect if you want to confuse it with the EQUALLY MEANINGLESS Names of its siblings.
    M-B and BMW use alphanumeric names, BUT THEY MEAN SOMETHING. (such as E320 CDI, or my own 740iL)
    SECOND, the pathetic ENGINE. FOrd is deluded if it believes that people will shell out $40k+ for a domestic that does not even have a V8???? Hello????
    THIRD, the pitiful STYLING, with the crazy grille (cowcatcher train?) up front...
    Need I go on?
    Lincoln is well on its way to join the Actual Dinosaurs, and deservedly so.
    WHy bother to test drive the POS?
    Would YOU seriously consider buying a copy anyway?
     
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  2. Have you driven the car Ed?
    Styles is nicely udnerstated except for that grill, OK they are trying to differentiate from Ford sibling but a bit too much for my thinking.
    It seems a step in the right direction and should be given the chance to succeed, at least it isnt a Pontiac G3!
    Name: MKZ doesn't mean anything though is better than Pontiac's current monikers.
     
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  3. What about the Lexus ES 350 aka CAMERY. How come Lexus can do this but when it’s Lincoln it’s a POS. I do not see a V8 in the Lexus or the Acura TL for that matter. And talk about UGLY, the Acura is horrible. I know it comes with a 300hp v6 but the prior one did not and it sold very well for Acura. The Toyota, sorry, Lexus puts out 272 hp on PREMIUM. The Lincoln does it on REGULAR. Give credit when credit is due. I can easily criticize BMW styling and say they are over priced for what you get. Most people do not even know what the numbers even represent. On top of that they are not even entirely consistent anymore for example the 750 has a 4.8 L V8 not a 5 L V8. This can be found across their lineup now. I have always found the numbers to be lame and not creative. I do not condone the naming of the MKZ but honestly who even cares about the name. You are just looking for anything to complain about.
     
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  4. Actually you are both wrong....the mkz does stand for something "mk" stands for the Mark series which lincoln has had for as far back as I can remember.the "z" stand for Zephyr...another lincoln trade mark name ....another thing, the grill is lincoln's signature "waterfall" grille antoher trade mark. and with a longer warranty ,better consumer report ratings not to mention in runs on 87 octane and is offered in awd for THOUSANDS less then its competition...So do a little research before you embarrass yourself in front of millions of internet shoppers....
     
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  5. i agree with Dan, do your research before you start bashing a car. the grill is amazing and dates back to the 1950's lincoln. plus your bmw is for yuppie pricks. support the economy and by american. ford offers the most top safty picks in the industry.
     
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  6. Purchased the 2010 mkz with awd and sports appearance pkg. in aug. 2009. Live in Montreal Canada (nasty winters), very happy I purchased a vehicle with awd and paid no more than I would have for a 6 cyl. similarly equipped Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Lexus 350m etc with front wheel drive. Test drove all relavent competition and the 2010 Lincoln MKZ provided the most compliant controlled quiet ride, best value for features and equipement obtained, nicely appointed interior, best audio system by far, comfortable interior room and seats, large trunk, best exterior styling and high predicted reliability ratings from a number of sources (not the case for the attractive mazda 6 for example). No surprise that I've seen estimates that approx. 60% of Fords' new business in this segment is coming from the likes of the competitors mentioned above (more from Fusion sales of course than the mkz). Good to see Lincoln/Ford developing such reliable relevant product, can only recommend the 2010 lincoln mkz very highly.
     
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