The LINCOLN MKS is a full-size luxury sedan that has been engineered to capture the attention of a younger demographic by focusing on a clean and elegant overall design. The LINCOLN MKS incorporates all the top-grade luxury items that many have grown to expect from LINCOLN.
The LINCOLN MKS offers customers the choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Power comes from a 305-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring SelectShift with paddle activation. Optional on the all-wheel drive is a 365-hp 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine with twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection, resulting in V8 power while maintaining the fuel efficiency of a V6. Standard features include MyLincoln Touch with 8-inch touch screen, remote vehicle start, heated and cooled front seats, HID headlamps, SYNC hands-free communications and entertainment system, and a rear view camera. Standard safety features include six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake assist, LED brake lights, traction control, stability control, and a post crash alert system.
For 2013, the LINCOLN MKS carries over with minimal changes, a rear view camera is added to standard equipment on all models and there are a few new exterior colours to choose from.
The Fit is 3-ft. shorter than Honda’s Crosstour, yet it offers more cargo space thanks to its tall profile and cab-forward styling. Changes for 2012 include a standard security system and body color mirrors for the base model. The Fit Sport gains a new grille, black headlight bezels, machine-surface 16-in. alloys and steering wheel audio controls. Bluetooth now comes with the Sport’s optional navigation system. The Fit’s fuel-sipping 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mates with 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions with paddle shifters on the Sport. Versatile rear Magic Seats can be configured to carry mountain bikes or tall houseplants. A new Fit EV pure electric vehicle with lithium-ion batteries joins the line later in the year.
Fresh off a complete redesign in 2012, the 2013 Honda Civic offers a few more refinements to help it maintain its popularity in the compact class.
Available in sedan or coupe bodies, all but the Si and GX trims are powered by a 140 horsepower, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder with a standard five-speed manual transmission and optional five-speed automatic. The performance-oriented Si comes with a 201 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-four bolted only to a six-speed manual, while the GX is powered by a dedicated natural gas version of the 1.8-liter gas engine, and a five-speed automatic. A unique HF trim ekes out additional fuel economy with the help of aerodynamic add-ons, lightweight alloy wheels and low rolling-resistance tires. Standard safety features on all Civics include electronic stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, six airbags, daytime running lights and tire pressure monitoring. Tech features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera with guidlines and ECO-Assist technology on all trims for 2013, automatic climate control for EX models and up, front fog lights for EX-L models and subscription free FM traffic updates with the optional navigation system.
The 2013 Civic is refreshed with refined interior and exterior styling, as well as safety, feature, comfort and chassis improvements.
The BMW M6 is, essentially, in a class by itself. What other manufacturer makes a car that is, all at once, a rip-snorting, 500-horsepower, V-10-powered coupe/convertible with other-worldly handling, yet demonstrates a gentlemanly degree of civility and sophistication that only the most refined luxury grand touring machines in the market today can offer? It’s the automotive equivalent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Like its overachieving sedan relative—the BMW M5—the M6 was the benefactor of some light upgrades to its interior and exterior last year, so the vehicle is essentially unchanged from 2008. But when viewed from every angle (with the notable exception, for some, of the rear) this is one sensationally styled machine that requires little in the way of enhancements for 2009.
The Bentley Brooklands coupe was introduced in 2007 to mark the centennial of the famed Brooklands racing circuit in England, where Bentleys won so many events in the 1920s and ’30s. This coupe is in the midst of a three-year limited-edition run of 550 cars, and is coveted by enthusiasts worldwide. As the flagship of Bentley’s experiences on the racetrack, the Brooklands features the most powerful V-8 engine Bentley has ever produced, with 530 bhp and 774 lb.-ft. of torque. As Bentley says with typical British understatement, performance is effortless. The Brooklands is hand-assembled, and the interior fitments are among the finest we’ve ever seen in an automobile. Each of the four seats is the epitome of comfort for grand touring, which is the mission of the Bentley Brooklands.