Hi Gunny. Yes.
That was a nice, simple question with a nice, simple answer. 🤗
"Drivers Sport Package" for 2017 model year.
"Drivers Package" for 2018 model year.
Neither of those "packages" available in 2019-2020 model years. The torque vectoring was simply made standard equipment on all 3.0T AWD MKZ's. But many of the visible features (i.e. black and white seats, black brake calipers etc) were no longer available.
Hi Gunny. If you post a VIN, I can pull up the as-built information for you.
To answer your question, sort of: Well, it is possible to go by the visible parts. However, it becomes complicated, and I have some time, so I will post a very confusing explanation. 🤣
You can not necessarily use the Magnetic painted grill/10 spoke wheels/black and white accent seats (and black painted brake calipers etc.) being there, or missing, as definitive indicators of a Drivers Package equipped MKZ, since some of those items were available as individual options/option packages in 2017-2018 model years (i.e. an available "Magnetic Package" gave you the painted grill and wheels). And some of those items were not available at all on the 2019-2020 (e.g. the black w/white trim seats, black painted brake calipers).
So essentially...there are 2017-2018's with Magnetic painted grills and 10 spoke wheels that do not have the Drivers Package. However, if it also has the black w/white seats then it should have the Drivers Package (unless the owner swapped in the DP seats later). 🙃
And there are 2019-2020 models without black w/white trim seats that do have the under the skin "Drivers Package" parts. This is because...although the Drivers Package was discontinued with the 2019 model year, any 2019-2020 3.0T AWD MKZ has the important under the skin parts of the old Drivers Package (i.e. Torque Vectoring etc).
Those are just some of the possibilities and part of the confusing parts. 🤣
Haven't been around much, but thanks for the kind words. It all just started as a fun self discovery hobby to tinker on. I hope those with 3.0s enjoy them for a good time.
A shame Lincoln is going full on utility vehicles, so who knows when a coupe or sedan will ever happen again.
As for the Explorer ST, it's the same size and unit, so there is no swap upgrade to be had.