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2013 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost

A Bench-Warmer In Waiting I hail from Cleveland, and that means I'm familiar with sports franchises that are always falling short of championships. The Indians, the Browns, the Cavs – they've all come close, but being a resident of C-Town means learning to appreciate the effort more than a reward that never seems to come. So I can appreciate the situation in which Lincoln finds itself today, one where the past is full of repeated attempts to be competitive, and looming on the future's horizon is the next hope on which everything hinges. That next hope for Lincoln is not the car... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6
Power:
365 HP / 350 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$56,265 (as tested)
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