The 2012 Lincoln MKZ incorporates a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque; the hybrid model features the advanced 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle I-4 hybrid engine for 156 horses and 136 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed shiftable automatic transmission is standard on both the all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive base models, while the hybrid incorporates an advanced continuous variable-speed automatic transmission that constantly adjusts to current driving conditions. Four wheel independent suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars provide outstanding handling and traction on all types of road surfaces.
On the inside, the focus is squarely on luxury with premium leather upholstery and real wood trim in the cabin and dual zone climate controls for driver and passenger; the advanced filtration system provides pure, wholesome air even in stop-and-go city traffic. The standard nine-speaker stereo system incorporates AM/FM and satellite radio, six-CD changer, MP3 capability and a USB connection for even more access to music on the go. The 2012 Lincoln MKZ is prewired for phone service and is compatible with Bluetooth technologies, allowing drivers to stay in touch while keeping their eyes on the road. The Lincoln MKZ features eight-way power-adjustable front seats and full power steering, windows, mirrors and door locks for added convenience for driver and passengers. Available DVD player offers rear-seat entertainment that is especially useful for families with younger children.