Lincoln's MKS sedan is the brand's flagship, and it's been greeted with mixed reviews in the year and a half or so it's been on the market. It's been praised for its exterior looks and luxury features, but it's been panned for its usage of Ford parts-bin interior trim and a relative lack of interior space for a car of its size.
One way to counteract some of those criticisms is to stuff more power under the hood, and if it can be done while improving fuel economy, so much the better.
That's the goal with Ford's EcoBoost line of engines--increase fuel-economy without sacrificing power. In the case of the MKS, that means making a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that makes 355 horsepower available on all-wheel drive models. That's 80 horsepower more than what's offered by the standard 3.7-liter V-6.
Adding the EcoBoost engine and all-wheel drive boosts the base price--my tester came in at $47,760. That included features like an uplevel audio system, satellite radio, the Sync multimedia...