Lincoln MKR Concept

Meet Lincoln’s newest concept – the Lincoln MKR. Alright, the name sucks, we admit it. The whole MK thing that Lincoln is having a love affair with, sucks. I hope they get over it in a hurry, so they can put some real names on their cars. Back to the matter at hand – the wonder that is the MKR.

This car is nothing if not striking. The huge grille will not go unnoticed by anyone – whether that’s good or bad. Personally I wouldn’t mind it shrinking just a little bit. The side profile is very nice, almost coupe-ish. The rear fender flares are downright sexy – something Lincoln definitely could use. And of course the rear of the car is extremely different – and I like it.

The real goodies on the MKR however, are inside the cabin. The concept’s interior is … well… stunning. Unique. Different. Take your pick, the MKR interior is very interesting. The center console stretches front to back in one smooth motion. Even the backs of the seats are nice to look at. And of course, the fantastically huge glass roof, complete with a ginormous Lincoln logo is neat too.

Under the hood you have a marvel of beauty. Most luxury cars fail at having an attractive engine compartment. My Navigator has a big piece of black plastic under the hood. Sure, underneath it somewhere is a 5.4 liter V8, but the hell if I can see it. Thankfully, the MKR doesn’t disappoint. The engine bay is absolutely beautiful – it looks like an exotic. Speaking of the engine, what kind are we looking at? I’m glad you asked. The MKR concept is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 engine, good for 415 hp, and an earth-moving 400 lb-ft of torque. And just in case you’re a tree-hugger, you can drop E-85 ethanol in there, no problem. Here’s hoping Lincoln doesn’t chicken out and can the MKR. Via Kicking Tires.

Published on January 3, 2007 in Future Vehicles,Lincoln

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