The current MKS is nothing more than a Taurus with different clothes. The next generation car though is going to be something completely different. While Lincoln hasn’t released anything official so far it seems that this new 2016 Lincoln MKS is actually going to be the successor to the 2002 Continental Concept, meaning that the Taurus platform might be dropped all together. This would not only allow them to go head to head with cars such as the new BMW 5 Series or the new Audi A6 but it will also allow Lincoln to establish itself as one of the true luxury car manufacturers out there. The most likely is that we could see the new Lincoln MKS 2016 in late months of 2015.
2016 Lincoln MKS redesign
As far as the exterior goes, the new 2016 Lincoln MKS is going to take design cues from the current lineup of cars as well as from the original concept. While it will not use the current curvy design, the MKS will have a boxier look which would fall in line with the original concept. The front fascia will have the Lincoln trademark grille while the back will use LED for the tail lights as well as a quad exhaust system integrated into the bumper. Its interior will be nothing short of a luxury car with all the commodities you would want as well as only premium materials used. There are not going to be any type of cheap plastic or even cloth but rather leather and aluminum.
Lincoln MKS 2016 specs
Engine wise we don’t know for sure what Lincoln is going to give it but it seems that a 2.7-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 might be offered on the base 2016 Lincoln MKS. This engine would not only provide great fuel economy but it will also provide quite a bit more power than the current aspirated V6. Ford said that they can make the 2.7-liter V6 to give more than 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque which for an entry level luxury car would be perfect. The top of the range engine won’t be a V12 like the concept suggested but rather a more frugal 3.5-liter V6 which would provide 440 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. The best part about these two would be that the Lincoln MKS 2016 would be rear-wheel-drive and with the help of an 8-speed gearbox, it would really be a major improvement over the current generation.
2016 Lincoln MKS release date and price
Even though the car hasn’t been yet released, there are a few renders on the internet which do give us a good idea about what the car might look like, but more on that later. The 2016 Lincoln MKS is going to get its own platform developed from scratch rather than a slightly bigger Fusion platform. The release date for the concept car is likely going to be at the end of 2015 or early 2016 while the actual production car might not come until the end of 2018. The price is announced for now but the new Lincoln MKS 2016 might shock us with a base price of more than $55,000 dollars.