The mule is actually wearing sheetmetal that looks production ready, and the most apparent change that's been made to the concept on its way to production is a new grille that reflects the double-wing design that's slated to become standard fare across the Lincoln lineup in the future. The taillights have also been altered and feature a clear lens with red LEDs.
The real question we want answered is what's under the hood? The MKS is a large, all-wheel drive sedan that will need a potent powerplant behind that winged grille to keep things moving. We're hoping for a production version of the TwinForce engine that debuted in the Lincoln MKR concept this year. A twin-turbo version of the new 3.5L V6 would provide plenty of oomph to make us forget those extra two cylinders. Chances are, however, we'll likely see a larger, 3.7L version of the new corporate V6 offered in the MKS.
[Source: Winding Road]