The optional engine is a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 with direct injection. In its basic guise it makes 350 hp, enough to make the MKZ quite quick. If a buyer should opt for all-wheel drive in conjunction with the V6, they will be treated to an extra 50 hp, bringing the grand total up to 400 hp.
Basic, standard equipment on the Lincoln MKZ with the 2.0L turbo is extensive and includes 10-way heated front seats with a memory function for the driver's side, A 10-inch LCD gauge cluster, Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system, SiriusXM Satellite radio, 2 USB ports and an audio jack, dual-zone temperature control, a remote starter, 18" machined aluminum wheels, paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, and a rear-view camera.
Models sold with the V6 also get wood paneling on the interior, additional ambient lighting, a power telescoping steering wheel and auto-folding side view mirrors.
Options include a Technology package features adaptive cruise control, pre-collision and pedestrian detection systems, a self-parking feature and rain-sensing wipers. A panoramic glass sunroof is available, created what Lincoln claim to be the largest sunroof opening amongst sedans currently sold. A luxury package meanwhile, adds a 20-speaker Revel Ultima sound system along with LED headlights, while the Select Plus Package adds a navigation system and a blind spot detection system.