Last week Ford released the cost for one of the more important new additions to its lineup for 2010. Of particular significance with the new 2010 Lincoln MKS is Ford’s use of its first first V6 direct-injection twin-turbocharged engine, dubbed EcoBoost, which will come as a $6,890 premium over the standard engine.
The 2010 MKS with EcoBoost will start at $48,525, a price Ford hopes consumers will be willing to pay for its EcoBoost technology over the conventional 3.7 liter V6 MKS that has a price tag of $41,695.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 used in the MKS produces 355 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque while matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is at least 17 mpg and 24 mpg in city and highway driving. Future plans for Ford include adding EcoBoost to over 90% of its models by 2013. There are indications that this widespread use of turbocharging at Ford will ultimately include the Mustang; something purists of the legendary car have long objected to.