2007 LA Auto Show: 2009 Lincoln MKS

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>> Gas, direct injection and they say that will have the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. Interesting, so, we'll see what happens when that arrives. Cabin tech, plenty of it, including all the usual THX sound system, DVD base nab, Microsoft Ford synch is in here. The Bluetooth USB voice command technology we've shown you before and a new level of Sirius. Sirius Travel is in here. So, it's got traffic, weather, a damper, radar based weather, find gas stations and the best price. More of an information package, not just a radio package or just a radio and traffic package. This is interesting here. Ford loves their V pillar mounted non pads for getting yourself in the car that kind of a throw back, but this one gets more modern, flush mounted, touch sensitive, not an actual button press, pretty slick. If you like this kind of interface, if not it's got the usual intelligent key that you find in cars of this caliber. So, touchless key, get in, push the button to start and off you go. So, it is an interesting blend of a couple of ways to get in and out. Over on the other side is a capless gas filler, just stick the nozzle in for the gas, take it out. No cap to take off, no cap to lose, kind of a quasi tech thing. The car arrives summer of '08, based they say under 38 grand with an initial 3.7 V6. Interesting to note the pricing, because as Ford is reputed to be ready to sell Jaguar one of these days, they have said they're not gonna then press Lincoln up in to that price range. It will stay significantly more affordable. Not of that 60K and above level. So, that's the new MKS arriving mid-'08. ^M00:01:32 [ Music ]

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