Monday, January 14, 2008

Lincoln MKT Concept

2008 Lincoln MKT Concept
Ford Motor Company Press Release

Lincoln MKT Concept 2008Lincoln today pulls the wraps off a new premium utility concept vehicle – unsurpassed in its balance of spaciousness, comfort and fuel efficiency – that shows customers a new way to tour in style.

The Lincoln MKT concept features a 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine with turbocharging and direct injection that produces the power and torque of a V8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V6. EcoBoost – combined with advanced transmissions, electric power steering, weight reductions and aerodynamic improvements – is a key part of Ford Motor Company's vehicle sustainability strategy.

The company is introducing EcoBoost engines that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles annually in North America within the next five years. Ford will first introduce EcoBoost in the Lincoln MKS next year. The luxury sedan will feature a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6, delivering an estimated 340-horsepower and more than 340 lb-ft of torque on regular gas.

Lincoln MKT Concept 2008"EcoBoost engines can deliver better fuel economy and performance on a full range of vehicles, from small cars to large trucks," said Mark Fields, president of The Americas. "The Lincoln MKT concept offers the comfort of a luxury sedan, the spaciousness and flexibility of a full-size utility and the performance of a sporty roadster – executed with new technologies and materials that make it as environmentally friendly as it is elegant.

"The Lincoln MKT concept is understated but powerful – inside, outside and under the hood."

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