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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: The Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Sedan
Posted By Ami Cholia On January 31, 2011 @ 2:43 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments
Ford has a great thing going with the Fusion Hybrid , so they decided to take it one step further and create the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Essentially a Fusion Hybrid with Lincoln luxury amenities, the Lincoln MKZ has entered the market with a bang by taking the title of the most fuel-efficient luxury hybrid  from the Lexus HS 250h.
Rated at 41 mpg city, 36 highway and 39 mpg combined, the MKZ Hybrid beats out the four-door Lexus by 4 mpg, even though the Lincoln is a much bigger car. The car is slightly more powerful too, producing 191 horsepower from a parallel hybrid powertrain .
The base car offers buyers a high-tech Sync system , which has a LCD touch-screen interface for running the entertainment system, climate control options and Bluetooth hands-free calling. The car also has leather seats as a standard option, but an additional $3,595 will get you a navigation package that has additional features like a blind-spot awareness system and a rear-view camera.
The car starts at $34,300 (which isn’t very expensive for a luxury car), but given its similarity to the Ford Fusion, we’re wondering if the car provides enough added value to justify the $6,000 price bump.
The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is now the world’s most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle.
Via MotorTrend 
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 Fusion Hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/2010-ford-fusion-hybrid/
 hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hybrid
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 parallel hybrid powertrain: http://inhabitat.com/918-spyder-is-porsches-first-ever-plug-in-hybrid-electric-car/
 Sync system: http://www.ford.com/technology/sync/
 MotorTrend: http://www.motortrend.com/auto_shows/new_york/2010/1003_2011_lincoln_mkz_hybrid/index.html
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