Yes, it's true that Lincoln's
new flagship, the MKS
, will not be available with a V8
(at least initially). But there's a ray of sunshine for the Lincoln faithful - according to Ford
Motor's VP of Marketing, Sales and Service, speaking Wednesday to the Midwest Automotive Media Association in Chicago, the Lincoln MKS
"will be packed with more technology and features than any Lincoln before it." Best of all, those features include all-wheel drive and a new, Lincoln-exclusive 3.7-liter V6. The cynics among us expect that this is a bored-out version of the 3.5-liter Ford unit, but that's just conjecture at this point.
We'll have to wait until 2008 to see if customers' visions of "Driving the American Dream" extend to driving a V6 Lincoln.