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First drive: Lincoln MKS EcoBoost

EcoBoost is wonderful, but Lincoln's flagship sedan needs new infotainment interface.

by on Nov.11, 2010

The Lincoln MKS has a rather conservative design, but the performance of it's optional 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 is anything but conservative.

Here’s the problem with the Lincoln MKS, as it stands for 2011. The Ford Edge/Lincoln MKZ twins.

Yes, the MKS’ new EcoBoost engine is awesome, providing an extra 82 horsepower over the standard 3.7-liter V-6 with better fuel economy to boot. But the rest of the car is largely unchanged.

This year, Ford is introducing MyFordTouch – MyLincolnTouch in Lincolns – a new graphical interface for the automaker’s Sync infotainment system. First to get the new system are the Edge and MKX corssovers.

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Instead of the slick soft-touch buttons or optional touch screen system, the MKS, Lincoln’s flagship car, soldiers on with Ford’s old-style center console, old-tech instrument panel and antiquated steering wheel design.