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Just ordered my 2017 MKZ Reserve 3.0T AWD last Wednesday May 25th. Magnetic with Terra Cotta/Ebony interior, Panoramic Glass roof, Climate Pkg, Multicontour Seats and Optional 19" wheels. I wonder when production of the 3.0T models will begin? I had a long wait with another "Late Availability" order a few years ago.

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That is going to be a sweet ride for you.  It is very similar to what I want to get but will wait until I test drive it.  I am sort of debating between something like you ordered in the MKZ or the Continental.  I believe the big motors will come later, as you point out, but I don't know when "later" is but Sept. is what one sales manager thinks.  Since I would have to wait until then anyway I might as well as wait for Conti just to see what it is all about.  My goal is to have one or the other by the end of the year.  Good luck and let us know if you hear anything about the anticipated delivery date.

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Thank You,will do. My dealer said he though it would be in the second build cycle. (don't know what that means) I was looking on line at cars.com and saw some dealers showing actual VIN numbers. I used another website that generates window stickers and it was a VIN for a 3.0 twin turbo motor car. I don't know how far in advance VINs are generated prior to the actual build date. I also considered the Continental but it's more than I want to spend for the one I'd want. Great looking car though. Drove a 2016 3.7 V6 AWD. The 2017 should drive and ride about the same just with an extra 100 HP :yahoo:

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dude that looks sweet!  I just leased a 2016 Platinum Dune Metallic One back at the first of April.   Didn't realize the 17's were on the way or else I would have waited.  Then again Im sure I wouldn't have been given several thousand in incentives to take it off the lot.  Love my MKZ though.  I also have the Reserve Pkg with the 19'' polished rims, moonroof, etc.  Hate it didn't come with THX as the base sound system doesn't go up very loud before it starts destorting although the speakers do have some decent bass.  Congrats on your purchase.  Be sure to post pics when it arrives.  

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I ordered mine about a month ago.  I just got my VIN from the dealer.  This is my window sticker.  

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That's great, hope you don't have to wait too much longer before the car arrives. My salesman said he'd get my VIN as soon as he can.

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Hello all...

 

New poster / member here.  I currently own a Mazdaspeed6 but just placed my order for a 2017 MKZ.  Waiting for a build date and looking forward with some trepidation.  I am buying a car that I can not find a single review on and not being able to drive one either.

 

As I am sure you all know... The 3.0T isn't available yet nor is the "driver package" that I ordered 

 

I have my fingers crossed that the "tuned" suspension improves the "meh" handling as has been described by many publications on the 2013-2016 models.

 

As it is.... I ordered the Dark Sapphire Blue, 300A reserve with driver package, mid-level Revel system (14 spkr), the "regular" moon roof and climate package (damn mi winters and all)

 

I am hoping to hear from some of the first recipients of the 3.0 and driver package cars and their thoughts... I will most definitely post mine when received.

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Nice! I went back and for between Midnight Sapphire and Magnetic. I saw a 2.0T car at the local dealership Magnetic with the Terracotta interior and really liked it so that's what I ordered. Ordered mine about three weeks ago, still waiting for a VIN and expected delivery date. Talked with a guy at a local car show that ordered the Drivers package like you. He ordered it in April if I remember correctly. Showed he his VIN and said his dealer told him he would see the car in late June early July.

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Cool. My dealer here said that mine should be built and here in July also...

 

Something about the availability of the 3.0T

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Frankly, I would rather they wait for a nine speed transmission before releasing the 3.0 because they really need to get this right.  Power will be there as the numbers suggest but I want it refined, smooth and efficient, much as the Jag XF is said to be.  I know the XF is a driver's car and built that way but Lincoln needs to make the most of this new motor, even if its emphasis is more on quiet, comfort and luxury.  The transmission must be as modern as the motor in order to do that.

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Hi all, my very first post here.

Great thread as I am planning to replace my 2014 Cadillac CTS with a '17 MKZ 3.0t/AWD when my lease ends in about 7 months. I previously had a 2010 MKZ (with Sport Package).

My question is about tire size. If you build a 2017 MKZ with V-6/AWD and Reserve trim (with or without the Drivers Package) the tire size shows as P245/45R19 on the Lincoln website. However the few window stickers I've seen show P245/40R19. I don't want those lower profile tires - had too many problems with pothole damage on a 2012 Buick Regal GS with that tire size.

Select trim comes with P245/45R18's and I would forego all the other good Reserve stuff just for that tire profile.

Anyone know which tire size "really" comes with the Reserve 3.0? Thanks!

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that last time I was on the configuration pages... you could the standard was the 45 and you could select the 40 as an optional size

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Yes but look at the window sticker about 6 posts up on this page - no summer tire option but the sticker shows 40, not 45 

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that last time I was on the configuration pages... you could the standard was the 45 and you could select the 40 as an optional size

Yes but look at the window sticker up about 6 posts on this page...no optional tires but it shows 40 size, not 45

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My car is built..  BUT, they haven't approved the 3.0 for shipment...   Lincoln concierge on the website will tell you the status of your car if you have the VIN.  They told me to keep checking as the status changes daily.  

 

 

If you go to Ford ETIS     https://www.etis.ford.comand put your VIN in, it will show whether or not you vehicle has been built.  Its Day/Month/Year.  Mine was built on 6/4

 

This is what mine shows.  

 

 


* Illustration shows model only 
MKZ, 3.0L GTDI TC V6 Petrol, Ingot Silver Metallic   VIN Number:   3LN6L5FC5HR611777
Primary Features Build Date:   04.06.2016 Vehicle Line:   MKZ Body Style:   4 Door Saloon Version:   Reserve Version Engine:   3.0L GTDI TC V6 Petrol Transmission:   6 Speed Auto Transmission 6F55 Drive:   LHD 4WD (FTD) Axle Ratio:   3.16 Emission:   50 State Emission Requirements Air Conditioning:   Dual Zone Auto Temp Control A/C Territory:   (+)"USA" Paint:   Ingot Silver Metallic
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Minor Features

  •  Ebony/Touring White
  •  Luxury Micro Perforated Leather 2
  •  Less Underbody Protection
  •  Auto Hi-Beam Headlamps
  •  Less Brake System-Regenerative
  •  Power Decklid With Soft Close
  •  Sport
  •  Hermosillo Plant Build
  •  Less Sales Badge
  •  Feature Content Group 3
  •  Exterior Paint - Metallic
  •  Enhanced Interact Vehicle Dynamics
  •  Less Luxury Package
  •  Group Market #7
  •  "Lincoln" Tailgate Badge
  •  With English Language Label
  •  Owner Hand Book Pack
  •  Equipment Package 3
  •  Less Outbound Modification Cnt
  •  Less Fire Extinguisher Fixings
  •  Less Warning Display
  •  Less Tyre Repair Service Kit
  •  Foot Pedal Cover - Aluminium
  •  With Tinted Glass
  •  Grille-Upper Painted
  •  Electric W/Shield Defrost-Partial
  •  Interior Trim - PVC/Leatherett
  •  Floor Mat Kit Level 1
  •  Interior Trim Accent Pack J
  •  Front Floor Mats With Logo
  •  Rear Floor Mats - Level 2
  •  Less Door Trim Panel
  •  Less Rear Window Blinds
  •  With Load Retention Net
  •  Active Grilleshutter
  •  Electrochromic W Cads Support
  •  4 Door Saloon
  •  Du Pw/Ht/Mem/Pud Lamp/Sig/Ec Mirror
  •  Less Pass Seat Back Control Switch
  •  With Electric Driver Seat Recliner
  •  With Electric Pass.Seat Recliner
  •  Rr Centre Armrest Cover Stw/Cuphold
  •  Less Driver Seat Lumbar Support
  •  Less Passenger Seat Lumbar Support
  •  Driver/Pass Multi - Contour Seats
  •  With Drivers Heated And Cooled Seat
  •  With Pass Heated And Cooled Seat
  •  Heated Rear Seat - Variable Temp
  •  Driver Power Fore/Aft/Height
  •  Pass Power Fore/Aft/Height
  •  Less Front Towing Hook
  •  Less Rear Towing Hooks
  •  Engine Cover - Under Hood
  •  Frequency - 902 MHZ
  •  Capless Fuel Filler Without Lock
  •  With Automatic Windscreen Wiper
  •  Less Sun Roof
  •  Front Bumper Sensor Device
  •  With Front Licence Plate Bracket
  •  Blt/D&P Frt/1&2 Row/D/P Kne
  •  Rear Seat Belts-2nd Row Inflatable
  •  With 18" Aluminium Mini Spare Wheel
  •  Tyre Pressure Sensors - 315 MHZ
  •  8.0 X 19" Polished Alum Whl
  •  245/40R19 XL Tyre
  •  Cold Start -29 Deg C
  •  Less Immersion Heater
  •  Standard Electric Starter Motor
  •  50 State Emission Requirements
  •  With Sports Tuned Suspension
  •  3.16
  •  Torque Vectoring Differential
  •  3.0L GTDI TC V6 Petrol
  •  With Painted Brake Calipers
  •  Collision Mitigation System
  •  Less Grade Assist
  •  Normal Fuel Fill
  •  Select Shift Tech (SST) W/Pad Shift
  •  GWP Less Than 150
  •  With Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle
  •  For Unleaded Fuel
  •  With 91 Octane Level Gasoline
  •  With Power Tilt Tele Memory Column
  •  With Heated Steering Wheel
  •  Adaptive Speed Control W/CadsIII
  •  Interior Climate Package
  •  Conv Instrmnt Hybrid - With TFT Dsp
  •  With MPH/KMH Speedometer
  •  With Navigation System
  •  LMTD Edit Entertainment Pack
  •  Less Speed Audible Warning Device
  •  Blind Spot Detection 2
  •  Lane Keeping Aid
  •  With Front Parking Aid
  •  Advanced Automated Park System
  •  110V Power Convertor
  •  With Satellite Radio Reception
  •  With NAAO Radio Frequency
  •  High Audio + CD + SDARS
  •  With 11 Speakers
  •  Less Family Entertainment System
  •  Cell Interface System-Passport
  •  Sync III
  •  Less Rear Seat Radio Controls
  •  With Universal Garage Door Opener
  •  USB Charging Port
  •  Less Specialty Packages
  •  Less Luxury Pack
  •  Headlamps - Level 7
  •  User Conf DTRL Lit In Auto
  •  Ambient Lighting-Int Premium
  •  Tail lamps - Level 5
  •  Less Rear Fog Lamps
  •  Less Headlamp Levelling
  •  Ingot Silver Metallic
  •  Generic Country Group 1
  •  HP5C-5560-LN* Left Rear Coil
  •  HP5C-5560-LN* Right Rear Coil
  •  6 Speed Auto Transmission 6F55
  •  MKZ
  •  Reserve Version
  •  (-) GVMT Service Administration
  •  (-)"CDN"
  •  (-)"GU"
  •  (-)"BRN"
  •  (-)"BZ"
  •  (-)"ATG"
  •  (-)"CHN"
  •  (-)"AW"
  •  Less Fleet
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Hi all, my very first post here.

Great thread as I am planning to replace my 2014 Cadillac CTS with a '17 MKZ 3.0t/AWD when my lease ends in about 7 months. I previously had a 2010 MKZ (with Sport Package).

My question is about tire size. If you build a 2017 MKZ with V-6/AWD and Reserve trim (with or without the Drivers Package) the tire size shows as P245/45R19 on the Lincoln website. However the few window stickers I've seen show P245/40R19. I don't want those lower profile tires - had too many problems with pothole damage on a 2012 Buick Regal GS with that tire size.

Select trim comes with P245/45R18's and I would forego all the other good Reserve stuff just for that tire profile.

Anyone know which tire size "really" comes with the Reserve 3.0? Thanks!

The 245/40/19 comes Standard.  I didn't order the summer tires.  I also test drove a 17 Mkz 2.0 with the optional 19's and they were also 245/40.  I saw what you are talking about with the website showing the 45 series tires. 

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I think when you order the optional 19" wheels or the Drivers package you get the 40's otherwise you get the 45's.

I'm going to do a little research to see if I can confirm this.

 

I think I might have figured it out. I looks like the Black Label cars get the 245/45R19 tires

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Hi all, my very first post here.

Great thread as I am planning to replace my 2014 Cadillac CTS with a '17 MKZ 3.0t/AWD when my lease ends in about 7 months. I previously had a 2010 MKZ (with Sport Package).

My question is about tire size. If you build a 2017 MKZ with V-6/AWD and Reserve trim (with or without the Drivers Package) the tire size shows as P245/45R19 on the Lincoln website. However the few window stickers I've seen show P245/40R19. I don't want those lower profile tires - had too many problems with pothole damage on a 2012 Buick Regal GS with that tire size.

Select trim comes with P245/45R18's and I would forego all the other good Reserve stuff just for that tire profile.

Anyone know which tire size "really" comes with the Reserve 3.0? Thanks!

Former Long Islander here and I agree and also learned my lesson on low profile tires in the NY area. 

 

I also believe you will get a softer/smoother ride from standard wall tires

 

Even though I left LI 6 years ago and retired to FL I still want my standard wall tires for the extra comfort. :love_shower:

 

and BTW welcome to the forum :welcome:

Edited by R2D2

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Hi all, my very first post here.

Great thread as I am planning to replace my 2014 Cadillac CTS with a '17 MKZ 3.0t/AWD when my lease ends in about 7 months. I previously had a 2010 MKZ (with Sport Package).

My question is about tire size. If you build a 2017 MKZ with V-6/AWD and Reserve trim (with or without the Drivers Package) the tire size shows as P245/45R19 on the Lincoln website. However the few window stickers I've seen show P245/40R19. I don't want those lower profile tires - had too many problems with pothole damage on a 2012 Buick Regal GS with that tire size.

Select trim comes with P245/45R18's and I would forego all the other good Reserve stuff just for that tire profile.

Anyone know which tire size "really" comes with the Reserve 3.0? Thanks!

Welcome!  You and I were probably the only two 2010 MKZ owners on LI with the Sport package. ;)   I had a 2012 also.  In all that time, I saw only two other Sports around here.  Maybe yours was one of them.

 

WRT tire size, I think the website is in error, which is not uncommon.  Lincoln's website is pretty poor, IMO.  I believe that the standard 18" wheel gets the 45-series tire while any 19" wheel gets the 40-series.  Since the Reserve comes with 19" wheels as OE, it follows that they will come with 40-series tires.

 

Yes, the lower profile tires make the wheels more susceptible to pothole damage, but let's not forget that the Lincoln Drive Control System includes a pothole damage mitigation feature, something your Buick didn't have.  See also.

 

I have the 40-series on mine and I've hit some pretty good potholes that I was sure would have resulted in a bent wheel but didn't (knocking on wood here).  Ford good measure, after some negotiation, I took the Ford tire/wheel insurance package, which has already paid for itself in ruined tire replacement.

 

I should add that I happen to like a really hard ride.  With the 40-series tires and CCD always set to "Sport," I'm satisfied.  YMMV.

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Former Long Islander here and I agree and also learned my lesson on low profile tires in the NY area. 

 

I also believe you will get a softer/smoother ride from standard wall tires

 

Even though I left LI 6 years ago and retired to FL I still want my standard wall tires for the extra comfort. :love_shower:

 

and BTW welcome to the forum :welcome:

Thanks for the welcome!

My CTS has run-flat tires which have rock-hard sidewalls so a softer ride would be nice!

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Welcome!  You and I were probably the only two 2010 MKZ owners on LI with the Sport package. ;)   I had a 2012 also.  In all that time, I saw only two other Sports around here.  Maybe yours was one of them.

Mine was Tuxedo Black with Steel Grey leather. Those Sport Package wheels made the car!

If you like a hard ride, the 2010/2012 with the Sport suspension fit the bill!

Yes, I get the feeling that the tire info on the Lincoln website is incorrect and that all 2017 MKZ's with 19-inch wheels will have the 40-profile tires. I guess the proof will be when the 3.0t's start hitting the dealers. If the 45-profile is correct I would want to order the Drivers Package, what a great combination of mechanical and cosmetic upgrades for the price! 

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Grey03 - Any word on the shipment of your car yet?

 

I checked mine, per the concierge its "in production" but as of yet have not received the VIN (thinking its in queue for VIN assignment) and hoping for an early july build... But it may not matter unless they have approved the 3.0 for shipment.... 

 

hell we may end up getting our cars at nearly the same time

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Grey03 - Any word on the shipment of your car yet?

 

I checked mine, per the concierge its "in production" but as of yet have not received the VIN (thinking its in queue for VIN assignment) and hoping for an early july build... But it may not matter unless they have approved the 3.0 for shipment.... 

 

hell we may end up getting our cars at nearly the same time

 

I checked with Lincoln a few days ago and my car had the same status. Sounded like they are missing some parts.... Guy said my car was still in production. Even though it was built 3 weeks ago... Probably something stupid holding them up.. He said it should be released in a week or two. I will check again in a couple days and let you know.

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Good to know. I got my VIN yesterday. As of right now the dealer is saying its scheduled for build of July 4. Due to some initial issues with my sales guy ( I now have a new one). They are going to try to expedite the build if possible. I am hoping for delivery sometime the week of July 11 or July 18

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Got my VIN tonight from the Lincoln Concierge. He was a lot more helpful than my salesman. No real idea when it will build.


He thought maybe late July. I did use the https://www.etis.ford.com website. It finds my VIN but it doesn't show a build date yet.


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