Lincoln prepares to launch the 2013 MKZ at the New York Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 2, 2012

Making its global debut at the New York Auto Show is the 2013 Lincoln MKZ sedan that’s said to have been subjected to a redesign that will preview the future vision of the luxury brand. Many have remarked that the 2013 MKS sedan is not as sexy as the MKZ, which has made its debut and is already being shipped to showrooms.

The MKZ will start delivery towards the end of the year. A generous array of new electronic technologies is offered on both cars. Platforms are shared by all Lincoln cars and crossovers and their more common Ford counterparts. However, other luxury brands such as Mercedes and BMW don't need to share platforms with volume sister brands since their platforms are all dedicated ones.

But now, Lincoln’s engineers are confident of their technological expertise to put Lincolns into the same performance level as costly luxury imports but without having to do imitations.

Lincoln is aiming for its cars to be "refined and engaging" – merging the subtle and luxurious feel of Lexus and the BMW’s sporty Teutonic features. If BMW’s alphanumeric method of naming its cars confuses you, just note that the MKZ (which was preceded by the MKZephyr) is the mid-sized luxury sedan and will use the same platform as the mid-sized Ford Fusion.

The MKS (preceded by the MKSable) is Lincoln's full-sized luxury sedan and shares a platform with the Ford Taurus, says Autonews. These exclusive technologies from Lincoln would be first featured on the MKS such as the Continuously Controlled Damping, which tracks and adjusts the suspension up to 500 times per second to prevent the car from wallowing in corners.

Lincoln also offers the Continuously Controlled Damping works with Lincoln Drive Control, which gives drivers the chance to choose from the comfort, normal and sport modes.

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