Remember Rocky versus
Mr. T? Hark back to the 1980s, when in the third Rocky
movie, Stallone had to get back in the ring against the scary T) after the
humiliating loss of his title and his self-respect. That’s where
And the three-punch combo it hopes to land is new for 2007: MKX, Navigator, and the least new of the trio, the MKZ.
Least new doesn’t mean least interesting, in this case. The 2007 Lincoln MKZ sedan is a tweaked, uprated, and renamed version of the Zephyr entry-luxury sedan that bowed last year. It’s a good-looking car, with a modernized, “wide-mouthed” version of the trademark Lincoln waterfall grille up front, crisp styling pleats pressed into the hood and trunk, and chrome accents finishing it all off. The effect is neither garish nor old-school — but very much in keeping with the
The MKZ’s signature functional features are a new 3.5 liter V-6 good for 265 horsepower, tied to a new six-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive. The new engine runs on regular 87 octane unleaded, in addition to being one of the most powerful standard engines in this class.