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#12 of 15 Thanks for Lincoln MKZ MPG info
Jan 05, 2012 (3:33 pm)
Thanks for the info on the MKZ. I am just looking ahead for our next car. We currently have a 2008 Mercury Sable with 260 HP V-6 and 88,000 miles on it. We drive about 20,000+ miles per year and 65% highway miles at about 70+ mph most of the time in So. Illinois and trips. (We get 23-24 MPG average on most trips with 3-4 people in the car and 21 in town going to work and short trips using ethanol gas)
In a couple of years we may trade to a Lincoln MKS if they can get a few more MPG out it.
I see where BMW is copying the Ford Ecoboost on 4 cylinder engines in their 5 series, but Ford doesn't think Lincoln needs this tech except for the V6.
Also, when will the EPA test cars using Ethanol for the MPG ratings? Everybody looses about 2-3 MPG. If we are forced to use this low quality gas, then give us the real results. This ads $.60-.80 per gallon of fuel.
#13 of 15 Re: Thanks for Lincoln MKZ MPG info [dmers1]
Jan 05, 2012 (6:47 pm)
The lincoln name doesn't easily imply....I4.
#14 of 15 Re: Thanks for Lincoln MKZ MPG info [wwest]
Jan 06, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I agree that an I4 sounds puny, but when $5.00 gas gets here, they may want an I4 Ecoboost ready to go, like BMW is doing with the 5 series. They need to break the 30 mpg barrier with ample power. The MKS gets about the same mileage as the V6 MKZ and has way more room.
The upcoming Ford Taurus will have the I4 Ecoboost. I will have to wait and see how this performs.
Ford has had good luck with it in it's F-150 trucks.
Everybody wants all the goodies, good mileage and the looks of a BMW coming up your tail.