What If: 2015 Lincoln Zephyr L


You can count me in as a fan of the current Lincoln MKZ. It looks great in person, has a very luxurious interior, avoids the huge center console of its Fusion cousin, and, perhaps best of all, has a push-button automatic transmission. But like a lot of cars these days, two-dimensional views of it seem a little short and stubby. So I fixed that, and gave it a real name, instead of an abbreviation: Zephyr L.


Here’s the original, seen this past summer at Strieter Lincoln. Very sleek, and with its subtle chrome trim, looks very elegant in pearl white. But in this picture, it looks smaller than it actually is.

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It looks even better with less racy alloy wheels and dark blue, bronze or black paint. This one is my favorite: Bronze Fire with off-white leather! But in this picture, it looks smaller than it actually is. One of these might be replacing the V50 someday…

MKZ before and after

And here they are together! I added to the overhangs to reduce the stubbiness, raised the glass area, sectioned the body in the middle to lower it, gave it a longer wheelbase, and also made the roofline much less fastback-like. Quite the change, eh?