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  • Lincoln releases power and economy ratings for 2015 MKC with 2.3L EcoBoost

    Filed under: Crossover, Lincoln, Luxury


    As the first 2015 MKC crossovers slip into dealerships, Lincoln has confirmed power and fuel economy ratings for the compact crossover's optional 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder engine.

    The new range-topping powerplant, thus far otherwise unavailable in the Blue Oval kingdom, will net a healthy 285 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque from 2,750 revs. Those figures represent gains of 10 hp and 5 lb-ft over earlier estimates, putting the handsome new compact CUV in the hunt with up-engined rivals from Audi and BMW. (A variant of the 2.3L will shortly find its way into the engine bay of the 2015 Ford Mustang, albeit with a number of key changes, including north-south orientation.)

    In the MKC, the new engine will net 18 miles per gallon in the city and 26 on the highway with standard all-wheel drive, meaning it only loses a single mile per gallon in the city cycle versus the 240-hp, 270-lb-ft 2.0L EcoBoost model when fitted with all-wheel drive. Both engines rely on the same six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

    For comparison's sake, the MKC's 2.3L EcoBoost engine stacks up favorably against the all-wheel-drive Audi Q5's larger 3.0-liter V6, which musters 272 hp and 295 lb-ft (18 mpg city, 26 highway), but falls short of the BMW X3 xDrive35i and its 3.0L I6's 300/300 ratings (19 city, 26 highway). The 2.3's power ratings give Lincoln power-density bragging rights for the segment, but somewhat disappointingly, its lower engine displacement doesn't yield class-leading economy figures.

    The first Louisville-built MKCs are trickling into showrooms as you read this, and Autoblog will have a drive impressions from this week's California launch event early next week, so stay tuned.Continue reading Lincoln releases power and economy ratings for 2015 MKC with 2.3L EcoBoost
    Lincoln releases power and economy ratings for 2015 MKC with 2.3L EcoBoost originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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