TodayApril 16, 2022

Engineering and engines of the 2015 Lincoln MKC on Driving the Nation

Scott Makowski, Ford Chief program engineer, 4 cylinder power trains and John Barnes, Lincoln, Engineering supervisor talked to Driving the Nation about the all new 2015 Lincoln MKC, the second of four of Lincoln’s products to hit the market, following the MKZ.

Barnes talks about the exterior design, including it’s signature split-wing grille and Makowski talks about the 2.3-liter all-wheel drive ecoboost engines The MKC will introduce the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque.

Two engines:
Engine: 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4
Horsepower: 240 @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 270 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
EPA-estimated rating of: FWD: 20 city/29 hwy/23 combined mpg AWD: 19 city/26 hwy/22 combined mpg

Engine: 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4
Horsepower: 285 @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 305 lb.-ft. @ 2,750 rpm
EPA-estimated rating of: AWD: 18 city/26 hwy/21 combined mpg


2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4, Six-speed SelectShift® automatic (FWD)
Premiere: $33,995
Select: $37,225
Reserve: $40,930

2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4, Six-speed SelectShift automatic (AWD)
Premiere: $36,490
Select: $39,720
Reserve: $43,425

2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4, Six-speed SelectShift automatic (AWD)
Premiere: N/A
Select: $40,860
Reserve: $44,565

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.