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Eco-Friendly Cars: 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The all-new 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a luxury sedan offering a class leading fuel economy. It comes with a sophisticated interior with premium seating and comfort. The completely redesigned model comes with ample legroom and storage space. It provides styling and features you can expect to find in a midsize luxury sedan. You can relax in the comfort of leather heated driver and passenger seats. Also, expect to enjoy some of the latest in-car technology in the market. What sets the 2014 MKZ apart from other sedans however, is its excellent fuel economy. This is made possible by its hybrid powertrain which is a combination of an electric motor and a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine.

More about the hybrid powertrain engine

The all-new Lincoln MKZ is powered by a 2.0-liter engine in conjunction with an electric motor. A lithium ion battery powers the motor when charged which takes over when the gasoline engine is not running. A continuously variable transmission is used to optimally match the power and gearing. The electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) adapts to the driving environment to give the driver more control. The system is designed to adjust modes when driving at low speeds or at high speeds. The nice thing about this feature is you won’t feel it working but you will feel more in control of your ride.

Expect to feel an enhanced sense of security with Lincoln’s advanced driving dynamics. The continuously controlled damping is controlled by a set of sensors. These sensors continuously monitor and adjust suspension depending on the driving mode. Whether you select sport mode or normal mode, the sensors detect body motion and steering. You can expect exceptional ride quality no matter what your driving environment is. The Hybrid engine is a more fuel efficient and eco-friendly option. Because of the electric motor, it emits less CO2 into the atmosphere. If you value efficiency and your environment, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ is the car for you.

How to maintain a hybrid

Now that you know more about hybrids, you might be wondering how to maintain one. Like any car, hybrids require some tender love and care in order to prolong functionality. Here are a few tips to help you prolong the functionality of your hybrid.

  • Like a conventional car, the gasoline engine on a hybrid requires the same maintenance as that on any car. Keep your engine well lubricated and get regular tune-ups.
  • Tires have a big impact on fuel economy yet they are some of the most neglected car parts. Get your tires properly inflated; this can improve your fuel economy by 3.3%.
  • Drive with caution. Aggressive driving puts more pressure on your engine thus burning more gas. The ideal speed for optimizing your gas mileage is at an estimated 50mph.
  • Plan your routes. Planning your trips ahead of time will help save gas in the long run. Impromptu trips put you at risk of getting lost or going on detours; thus wasting gas.

Following these driving and maintenance techniques will protect your Hybrids gasoline engine over time. You will also enjoy the financial benefit of spending less on auto repair and buying gas. Visit Parks Lincoln of Tampa to test drive the all-new 2014 Lincoln MKZ and experience the thrill for yourself.

When you think Lincoln, think Parks Lincoln of Tampa, serving the Tampa, FL region including Brandon, Saint Petersburg and Largo areas. Visit us (10505 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33612) or give us a call today (Sales: 800-398-7989).

Sources:

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/fuel-economy/ten-green-driving-tips.htm#page=7

http://www.lincoln.com/cars/mkz/hybrid/

   

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