Lincoln drive control

Lincoln drive control  - Overview - Lincoln MKS

"Lincoln Drive Control is where the magic happens because it pulls all of the car's adjustable elements - suspension, steering, engine, and gearbox - into one harmonized system," explains MKS chief engineer, Mike Celentino. "With Lincoln Drive Control, the new MKS feels sporty, nimble and connected, yet the Lincoln ride is still there."

The Lincoln Drive Control interface lends MKS distinct driving personalities that drivers can select. They include:

Normal mode - When the gear selector is in Drive, Lincoln Drive Control delivers the ideal Lincoln ride, balancing comfort with confident control and handling. Many drivers will find this setting perfect for everyday driving as it provides an engaging drive experience and a direct connection to the road without sacrificing the composure and smooth expected from a luxury sedan
Sport mode - When the gear selector is in Sport, Lincoln Drive Control transforms the vehicle's personality to deliver a more performance-oriented driving experience. The following systems change settings in Sport mode:
The CCD suspension switches from operating in its normal range to its firmest sport range which offers 25 to 30 percent more control than Normal mode, emphasizing handling
The electric power-assisted steering recalibrates to provide more road feel and greater steering effort
The engine responds more directly to the driver's inputs
The transmission upshifts at higher rpms. Downshifts become more aggressive and the transmission holds gears longer and during cornering. Additionally, sixth gear is locked out
The vehicle's traction control and electronic stability control settings are modified to allow more spirited driving

In addition to Normal and Sport, Lincoln Drive Control offers Comfort mode for when drivers want the most relaxed driving experience. Comfort mode can be activated using MyLincoln Touch via the Settings menu when the transmission is in Drive.

The Comfort mode instructs the CCD suspension to run in its softest range. The dampers exert 10 to 15 percent less control compared to the Normal mode. The electric power assisted steering system also reduces the effort needed to turn the wheel at low speeds, for example, when parking.

"CCD is the core new technology that makes Lincoln Drive Control possible," said Naspinsky. "The system's struts and shocks have more total range from firm to soft than a fixed-rate damper. This gives us the flexibility to offer three distinct suspension settings that gives the Lincoln MKS multiple driving personalities that are easy for the driver to select."

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