Going Green

Lincoln has hybrid vehicles

Get acquainted with the innovations that drive Lincoln vehicles.

What is an Ecobost® Engine?

Better Fuel Economy. More Power.

An Ecoboost® engine allows the performance of a V8
with the fuel economy of a V6.

EcoBoost combines two technologies: direct injection (DI) and twin turbocharging. DI produces a cooler, denser charge that generates more power per drop of fuel, while the two small engine-cooled turbochargers spool up more quickly than a single large turbo.

Energy from the engine’s exhaust, which would otherwise be wasted, rotates the turbine wheels. Each turbine is coupled to a compressor that pressurizes incoming air, significantly increasing output per liter. You experience instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag.

Easier on the Environment

The class-exclusive Easy Fuel capless fuel filler is a spring-loaded flap that eliminates the need for a separate gas cap.

  • Fill-ups can be quicker and cleaner since there is no gas cap to screw off and on
  • Eliminates the possibility of owners inadvertently leaving the fuel cap unfastened
  • Because Easy Fuel automatically seals after the fuel nozzle is removed, fewer evaporative emissions are released into the environment, compared with a cap that can be replaced incorrectly or lost.

Lincoln meets Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the perfect choice for drivers looking to combine the luxury of a premium midsize sedan with excellent fuel efficiency. The following features distinguish the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid:

  • 2.0L IVCT Atkinson-cycle I4 engine with unique engine cover
  • Front-wheel drive (FWD) only
  • Permanent magnetic electronic traction motor
  • High-voltage lithium-ion battery
  • Powersplit electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT)
  • Regenerative braking system
  • Next-generation SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide hybrid gauge cluster
  • 110v power point
  • 51 L fuel tank

Next-Generation SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide

The Lincoln MKZ hybrid features the next-generation SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide. It helps coach owners to drive more efficiently, while creating a visual reward for the driver’s efforts to operate the car in a fuel-efficient manner on a long-term, day-to-day basis.

Key Features:

  • Evolution of the leaf-and-vine graphical fuel-efficiency display, incorporating enhanced grow and loss animations
  • Driver is alerted to access power consumption
  • Brake coach coaches the driver to brake in a manner that maximizes the amount of energy returned through the regenerative braking system. The percentage displayed is an indication of regenerative-braking efficiency, with 100% representing maximum energy recovery
  • Coach provides a comparison of the driver’s recent acceleration, braking and cruising behavior to what is recommended for the most efficient use of energy under present conditions
  • Eco Cruise Control saves vehicle energy by relaxing acceleration compared to standard cruise control

More about the Engine

Atkinson-cycle engines are utilized in hybrid systems because they offer superior efficiency with a minimal reduction in power. The trade-off in power is offset by the instantaneous torque available from the electric traction motor. The marriage of gasoline and electric power sources delivered through the Powersplit eCVT, combined with re-generative braking, is what delivers the exceptional efficiency and performance.

Regenerative Braking System

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s regenerative braking system can capture over 90% of brake energy that is normally lost during braking and turn it into electricity that is then stored in the vehicle’s battery pack for later use.

  • The vehicle recharges itself so it never needs to be plugged in to charge
  • The regenerative braking system uses the electric motor to supply much of the braking
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