Power plant options for the MKS remain the same, but output and efficiency have been boosted. A basic 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 powers either a front- or all-wheel-drive system. Optionally, owners can specify a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (AWD only) that outputs 355 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 19 city and 28 highway mpg for the 3.7-liter FWD model and 17 city and 25 highway mpg for the AWD EcoBoost model.
The 2013 MKS EcoBoost will feature a standard Lincoln Drive Control system that rolls settings for the adaptive suspension, power steering, throttle response, gearbox, and traction control into three selectable modes: Normal, Sport, and Comfort.
The 2013 models are available with Lincoln's new Lane Keeping System, which monitors the lane markings on the road and responds with three levels of intervention. The first level is a warning chime, the next is applying torque to the electric power-steering system to prevent crossing the lane lines, and if the driver continues to drift repeatedly, the system will sound another chime and suggest that you take a break.
The MKT, for example, features similar drivetrain options. The base model has the same front-wheel-drive 3.7-liter V-6 setup and all-wheel-drive 3.5-liter EcoBoost configuration. Power output matches the MKS, as well.