Jump to content

Custom Search





Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum - home of the Lincoln MKZ Club


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community - but don't worry, this is a simple and free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of the Lincoln MKZ Forum by signing up for a free account today and enjoy these benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create a photo album and post photos
  • Receive special offers and discounts
  • Invitations to events. . .and more!
Click here to create an account now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Check out the Lincoln Continental Forum Here.


Photo
- - - - -

2017 Linoln MKZ JOB1 Launch Date


  • Please log in to reply
51 replies to this topic

#1 robertlane

robertlane

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 447 posts
  • Region:U.S. Great Lakes
  • LocationDearborn, MI
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:GT500KR, E350, Shelby Terlingua

Posted 31 December 2015 - 10:15 PM

2017 Linoln MKZ JOB1 Launch Date

 

2016 Lincoln MKZ Final Orders Due: 11 January 2016

 

2017 Lincolnn MKZ Production Scheduling Begins: 11 February 2016

 

2017 Lincoln MKZ JOB1 Production Begins: 04 April 2016


  • Robert Iggy Cerami and Myron D. Brown like this
Lincoln MKZ Forum Help Guides

Easy tutorial guide.

Forum software help guide.





Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.

#2 shortspark

shortspark

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationEast Texas
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:ML350

Posted 31 December 2015 - 11:38 PM

Good to know.  Job one production should come just in time for me.  My current car's warranty runs out end of May and I really like the idea of a 400hp MZ.  Should be the cat's meow!!



#3 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 01 January 2016 - 04:03 AM

2017 Linoln MKZ JOB1 Launch Date

 

2016 Lincoln MKZ Final Orders Due: 11 January 2016

 

2017 Lincolnn MKZ Production Scheduling Begins: 11 February 2016

 

2017 Lincoln MKZ JOB1 Production Begins: 04 April 2016

 

So how soon would a dealer allow you to place an order for one? April 4? Or some time afterward?



#4 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:48 PM

The Lincoln dealer I visited today said customers should be able to build and order a 2017 MKZ beginning April 10, 2016. This dealer closed on Sundays, so I'm going to swing by Monday or Tuesday. They said they're "almost sure" that you'll be able to order it in the Black Label trim at that time. The Lincoln website mentions the 2017 MKZ will have Chalet, Vineyard, or Thoroughbred theme, athough no pictures of these themes exist yet (not that I have found). The didn't even have any 2017 brochures yet!! They told me that within a week that they should have a lot more information and the website should show what the themes look like. Hopefully this wasn't a cruel April Fool's joke. We'll see...



#5 shortspark

shortspark

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationEast Texas
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:ML350

Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:41 AM

How can anyone order before they are in the showroom?  I don't mean to look at them or obtain specs because we have done that at the auto shows.  What I mean is to test drive them.  Do people really order cars before sitting in them, test driving them and thoroughly checking them out at a dealership?  And how about price?  What basis would you have other than sticker price and maybe some website that gives dealer cost?  I really love the idea of an MKZ with 400 hp too but I really need to at least drive one first.  I told my Black Label rep not to bother calling me until he gets some in stock that I can actually put my hands on.


  • R2D2 likes this

#6 KenZ

KenZ

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Club Member
  • 103 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationGeorgia
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T

Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:19 AM

How can anyone order before they are in the showroom?  I don't mean to look at them or obtain specs because we have done that at the auto shows.  What I mean is to test drive them.  Do people really order cars before sitting in them, test driving them and thoroughly checking them out at a dealership?  And how about price?  What basis would you have other than sticker price and maybe some website that gives dealer cost?  I really love the idea of an MKZ with 400 hp too but I really need to at least drive one first.  I told my Black Label rep not to bother calling me until he gets some in stock that I can actually put my hands on.

 

Ordered a '13 MKZh without ever driving one, none in the showroom - and only seeing it at a car show where I could sit in it.  Followed up a couple years later with ordering a '15 MKC without ever seeing one in person, I sat in an Escape to get a sense of size and that I would fit comfortably (I am 6'2"), but that was it.     Love both, still have both.    

 

I am not huge on negotiating price.  I base my thinking on the sticker price, knowing that the dealer invoice will be less and any dealer incentives will be less - and a reasonable trade in price for whatever I am trading in.  If the quote is close to what I want to pay, I pretty much go with it,  It is a locally owned dealership in a small town, the salesman lives locally, they do lots of support for local school athletics and non-profits in the community - so I don't mind not getting the "best deal".  My neighbor goes to the 8 or 10 Lincoln or Ford/Lincoln dealerships within an hours drive - and pits one against the other, wheels and deals for 1-2 weeks or more, and will buy a car 60 miles away because it is $100 cheaper than from the dealer just down the street.   Me - 3 hours tops to get through the ordering and negotiating process, my time is worth more to me!    

 

Was thinking about the '17 MKZ and went to look at it at the Atlanta car show.  Although it looked nice in pictures, I was not really happy with the new front end in person, but the color they had at the car show was weird - so that clouded my thinking.  Will need to see that one in different colors before I make a decision.  I like the gray one I saw in pictures, black might be nice, maybe even white.  The sort of rose, mauve, purplish one they had at the car show was just plain bad.


Edited by KenZ, 02 April 2016 - 08:20 AM.


#7 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 02 April 2016 - 10:42 AM

Also, to be fair...MOST of the changes in the 2017 MKZ are cosmetic. The center console and dash controls have changed a bit, the front end and headlights have changed, the steering wheel is a little different, the placement of USB and other ports is slightly changed, Sync 3 is new, and the perforation pattern in the seats is a little different but there are plenty of pictures and videos to clearly show the differences in all that. And for me, none of that is a hinderance to wanting to order a 2017. As far as exterior color, I want black...and most blacks are pretty similar, but may have more metallic, reflective, or shimmering quality. Again, not a big deal for me...every car I've ever purchased has been white, so it's time for a black one. I also want the hybrid, and from my understanding, the hybrid power train won't change from what exists currently. Now the 20-speaker Revel Audio System isn't something that can be judged yet, but listening to the Revel Audio system in the 2016 MKX should be a close estimate. I'm an audiophile, and I know a 20-speaker setup should sound better than the 8-speaker Bose system in my current car. I test drove a 2014 awhile back and I rented a 2015 for a roadtrip for a day. So I'm comfortable with the aesthetics, driving style, and how it fits into my lifestyle. The only thing I'm hesitant about is the Black Label color themes. I wish Lincoln would hurry and release some photos. I would assume the Thoroughbred theme in the 2017 MKZ is similar to what it looks like in the 2016 MKX, in which case, I'll be satisfied. But we'll see...

Edited by Myron D. Brown, 02 April 2016 - 10:49 AM.


#8 shortspark

shortspark

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationEast Texas
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:ML350

Posted 02 April 2016 - 12:24 PM

Yea, I hear what you guys are saying but I still need to test drive one before ordering.  I have never owned a Lincoln but my Mercedes is a standard I hope the Black Label edition will exceed or at least equal.  I went to the Dallas Auto Show a couple weeks ago and they had a 2017 MKZ on display but it was marked "prototype" and for some reason you could not open the doors.  The rep there said he was not allowed to have anyone sit in it.  I don't understand that.  It looked really nice and spiked my interest.  

 

Up on a revolving pedestal they had a white Continental that looked just glorious.  The doors were open and the interior was very nice but again, I was not allowed to go up there to sit in it.  From my view point the Continental looked too big for my needs.  My other options this year are the new Volvo S90 and E Class.  I was thinking of the Jag XF but ruled that out at the Auto Show.  If the MKZ Black Label compares at least closely with the Volvo and Merc I will probably buy it because I know it will be considerably cheaper than either of those.  Nonetheless, I need to sit in it and drive it before making a final decision.



#9 Rusty Boltz

Rusty Boltz

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 119 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationFort Worth, TX
  • My MKZ's Year:2008
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2013 MKS

Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:03 PM

How can anyone order before they are in the showroom?  I don't mean to look at them or obtain specs because we have done that at the auto shows.  What I mean is to test drive them.  Do people really order cars before sitting in them, test driving them and thoroughly checking them out at a dealership?  And how about price?  What basis would you have other than sticker price and maybe some website that gives dealer cost?  I really love the idea of an MKZ with 400 hp too but I really need to at least drive one first.  I told my Black Label rep not to bother calling me until he gets some in stock that I can actually put my hands on.

 

Me too. I would never buy a car without test driving it. However, have you seen the news about the new Tesla? Thousands of people are putting deposits on a car that won't be available for at least a year.


Edited by Rusty Boltz, 02 April 2016 - 04:04 PM.


#10 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:17 PM

I guess I'm saying… so little has changed from 2013-2016 (especially if you're considering the hybrid powertrain, like I am) that test driving one of the earlier models is sufficient enough. The interior dimensions are the same, and the seats won't change, other than the perforation pattern. I went again today and tested a 2016 MKZ with the technology package and the active motion seats. The adaptive cruise control was everything I thought would be. And that will be improved in the 2017, because it can slow the car to a complete stop and resume once traffic is moving again. Park assist was exciting. And that will also be improved, because the 2017 also includes park out assist as well as perpendicular park assist. The massaging, and heated/cooled seats were like sitting on a cloud. I was most impressed with the lane keep assist…the YouTube videos don't do it justice. As long as it can read the road markings, it really helps keep you centered in the lane. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the auto high beams in action, because it was still daylight.

 

But I'm convinced the 2017 is for me. And the sales representative and manager had some new info since yesterday's visit. Apparently, they say the 2017 MKZ Order Guide will be available Tuesday, 4/5. They believe (cross fingers) that will include Black Label. But we'll see. They told me to drop by Tuesday afternoon. I'll keep you posted…


  • brucelinc likes this

#11 shortspark

shortspark

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
  • LocationEast Texas
  • My MKZ's Year:None
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:ML350

Posted 03 April 2016 - 04:41 AM

Yes, Myron, please do keep us posted in this thread.  I will be most anxious to hear about how long it will take from order to delivery.



#12 brucelinc

brucelinc

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 179 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationMinnesota
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Continental Reserve 3.0

Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:29 AM

I agree that there is no real risk in ordering a 2017 in view of the fact that the changes are not likely to alter the driving experience.  I ordered my MKS ecoboost without ever driving one because I had test driven several without the ecoboost.   I also ordered a Lincoln LS back in 1999 before they were introduced.  Before that, a 1990 T-bird SC.

 

One other thing:  Just because you order a car does not mean that the purchase has taken place.  You can test drive the car you ordered when it arrives and if for some reason it doesn't work for you, there is no obligation to buy it.  At least that is the way it has always been where I order cars.



#13 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 05 April 2016 - 02:23 PM

I just left my local Lincoln dealer and they ordered one for me. They only asked for a small deposit. Once the car arrives, I'm under no obligation to buy. If I change my mind, I'll get my deposit back, the car ges on their lot, and they'll sell it to someone else. The 2017 MKZ Black Label Themes (Thoroughbred, Vineyard, Chalet) have absolutely no photos available. I went with Thoroughbred, because I like how that one looks in the 2016 MKX. So it can't be too much different (hopefully). As for wheels, the Black Label only comes with one option. Some kind of 19" chrome with dark painted accents/inserts--again, no pictures were available. So for those two reasons, they said I was under no obligation to complete the purchase in ten weeks. Now the waiting begins...
  • Robert Iggy Cerami likes this

#14 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 937 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 05 April 2016 - 04:00 PM

Congrats!  What powertrain, paint color?



#15 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:12 PM

Thanks. Black Label. Diamond Black Metallic. Thoroughbred theme. Hybrid engine. Technology package. Climate package. Panoramic roof. Multi-Contour (massaging) seats. 20-Speaker Revel Ultima Audio System. Inflatable seat belts. Fully loaded, basically.

#16 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 937 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:21 PM

It's gonna be a beauty.  As the song says, the waiting is the hardest part. ;)



#17 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:24 PM

I had the opportunity to sit in a 2017 MKZ this morning!! A regional representative for Lincoln brought one to the dealership in order to train the sales associates and give them hands on experience on all the new features. It looks AMAZING in person!! The one they brought was the Red Metallic color, Chalet interior. They let me get in and play around and everything. I just couldn't drive it. :( The built-in speaker demo is unbelievable.

#18 drolds1

drolds1

    New MKZ Member

  • Moderators
  • 937 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationLI, NY
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 MKZ 3.0T AWD Sport Package

Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:19 AM

The first 2017 MKZ arrived at my dealer.  My son, who works there, sent me this pic yesterday.Attached File  2017mkz.jpg   345.76KB   1 downloads 

 

I think this color must be White Gold.


Edited by drolds1, 03 May 2016 - 01:20 AM.

  • Robert Iggy Cerami likes this

#19 Myron D. Brown

Myron D. Brown

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Facebook
  • PipPip
  • 213 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationU.S.
  • My MKZ's Year:Decline
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label Hybrid

Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:20 AM

Nice!! The waiting is soooo hard!! But I've been trying to keep myself busy to keep from thinking about it. As of this morning, Lincoln.com officially moved the 2017 MKZ from the "Future Vehicles" page and put it front and center with the rest of its lineup. And I chatted with a concierge, who estimates Black Label trims to be ready about 8-12 weeks from when the order was placed--and possibly sooner. I've got four weeks down. A few more to go. Ugh...



#20 jimflutes

jimflutes

    New MKZ Member

  • Lincoln MKZ Member
  • PipPip
  • 187 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationStockbridge , MA
  • My MKZ's Year:2016
  • My MKZ: mymkz
  • Current Vehicle:2016 MKZh

Posted 18 May 2016 - 04:16 PM

I still cannot get the new front. They had a future looking streamlined idea and instead of evolving it they chickened out and put a chrome fence on the front. All they had to do was ,for example,enlarge the Lincoln logo like a Mercedes grill and made the wings on each side smaller. I am only saying this because I like my 13 so much and would have liked to see them stay daring, and of course I can always go for a 2016. The most important thing is to keep up the engineering and ride and handling. 


  • rah1723 likes this






Custom Search


Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·