A couple of weeks ago during Ford's 2008 model preview, product development chief Derrick Kuzak informed us that the twin-force technology that debuted on the Lincoln MKR concept would be rolled out to a whole range of four- and six-cylinder engines at Ford over the next two to three years. We now know that the first recipient of it will be the upcoming 2009 Lincoln MKS sedan.

At introduction, the V-6 engine won't be turbocharged but will feature direct fuel injection. It's unknown at this time if the displacement will be the same 3.5L as the Taurus or the rumored 3.7L. Given the power boost from the GDI system the 3.5L is more likely. The turbo version of the engine may come later depending on gas prices. Expect about 300-310 hp (compared to 260 in the Taurus) and better fuel economy to boot.

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