Livery operators can thank Ford for shaving a few extra bucks from their fuel budgets, courtesy of a new four-cylinder engine option for the Lincoln MKT Town Car. Lincoln is offering its professional version of the MKT, the replacement for the venerable Town Car, with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost in front-drive configuration for 2013, though the powertrain won't be available to the general public.

The four-cylinder in the MKT Town Car makes 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and garners an EPA rating of 20 miles per gallon city, 28 on the highway, and 23 combined. That's considerably better than the 17/24/19 rating of the other option, a 3.7-liter V6 making 300 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The bigger engine's inferior fuel economy isn't just a matter of its larger displacement, however, as it is only offered in all-wheel-drive guise.

We imagine livery operators in warm weather states would just as soon do without the added weight and mechanical complexity, especially if it means getting an extra four miles out of every gallon of gas. They'll be saving some dollars up front, as well, with the base price of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost MKT Town Car coming in at $49,845, some $1,100 less than the V6 model.


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      Jeremy Pennini
      • 2 Years Ago
      People getting toted around generally want safety over speed. This is the perfect engine for that purpose.
      404 not found
      • 2 Years Ago
      $50k for this? My goodness..
      ricky.dagostino
      • 2 Years Ago
      You could put a Porsche 911 engine in this POS, it won't matter, only three people are going to by this lame excuse for a rebadged ford.
        The_Zachalope
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ricky.dagostino
        Rebadged? Show me which body panels, interior components are the same.
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The_Zachalope
          I was saying that if part sharing of those three pieces is a tragedy to you then you must have money to blow on some truly fine automobile like a Maybach (/sarcasm)
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The_Zachalope
          Headlight switch, window switch, door lock switch... what a pos!
          roy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @The_Zachalope
          The interior are the same minus the logo on the seats,The Flex looks better when you get the top dog 365hp V6 ecoboost model which is 50grand also
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, this is not deserving of the 'Town Car' name.
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      $50,000? I think it must be an awfully hard sell to get anyone to pay $50k for this particular piece of automotive design from a tarnished brand. Sorry Lincoln you simply do not have a prestige reputation any more.
      Dean Hammond
      • 2 Years Ago
      curbweight will kill mileage and performance BIG time, the 2.0 has a tough enough time in the Explorer, why should this be any different......
        BC
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        The last Town Car V8 sedan had 239 hp and 287 lb-ft, and weighed 350 lb less. The weight is 2 extra small male passengers or one average male and female. But for around-town driving, I'm not sure the difference in performance will be too striking, and remember it has two extra forward gear ratios to work with as well. The difference in 0-60 times in the Explorer is something like 1 sec; the reason the 2.0 turbo is a worse deal is it costs $1000 more in that application and takes a while to pay off in fuel economy. Livery vehicles get driven a lot more.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
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          Weezle Eye
          • 2 Years Ago
          Word!!!!! I can't imagine how bad this car is going to suck when driving it in real life conditions! Holy crap will it suck!!!
      JGM038
      • 2 Years Ago
      4 cylinder will be available for 2 years im guessing....Will have a very hard time lugging around 4500+ pounds...Besides im guessing whoever shells out the 50k+ doesn't have fuel economy at the top of their list...
      ishmaelcrowley
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sorry. I just can't believe someone was paid to design this thing.
        ngiotta
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ishmaelcrowley
        Believe it. I'm pretty sure it was GM that paid them to design this for Lincoln.
      mchlrus1
      • 2 Years Ago
      The interior of this car is great. Regardless of the heinous exterior, the options surly redeem its image. A fully loaded MKT is like riding in a Merc S in the back seat.
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mchlrus1
        'A fully loaded MKT is like riding in a Merc S in the back seat.'... An S-Class from 1990...
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thats no town car.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
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      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a hard core ford fan and I only buy fords . BUT Lincoln ( the brand ) looks like a sick pony that someone needs to shoot in the head and put it out of its misery !!!
      Tommy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow now thats ugly...
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