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Tech Spec: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

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Nautilus, Lincoln’s newest entry into the midsize luxury SUV market, debuted with a new turbocharged engine lineup and a standard suite of advanced technologies offering the driver assistance from the front, rear and sides.

Lincoln Nautilus moved to an all-new turbocharged engine lineup for 2019, with smooth power delivered through three advanced technologies — turbocharging, direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing.

A powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged engine delivers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, while the standard 250-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo is efficient and smooth in operation. Both engines include standard auto start-stop capability, plus a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Nautilus includes Lincoln Co-Pilot360, which bundles many popular driver-assist features that were previously available only as separate options and makes them standard. Lincoln Co-Pilot360 uses cameras and radar to enhance a driver’s capabilities. Technologies like blind spot information system, which uses radar to alert drivers of approaching vehicles entering their blind spot by flashing an indicator light, and cross-traffic alert, warning drivers of traffic behind when backing out of a parking spot or driveway, are included. Other technologies include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, auto high beams, a lane-keeping system and a rearview camera.

Available evasive steer assist also debuts on Nautilus, providing drivers with steering support to help avoid collisions with a slow or stopped vehicle if a potential accident can’t be mitigated by braking alone. Lane centering technology, which detects lane markings on the road to help keep the vehicle centered, is also available. Lane centering helps keep drivers centered in their lane while adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability is enabled, which allows drivers to set a desired speed and distance between themselves and the vehicle ahead.

Nautilus drivers stay connected through a standard embedded 4G modem with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, while an available concealed wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones ends the hassle of tangled cords. The large center touchscreen serves as a portal to standard Sync 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, enabling clients to manage audio, phone and navigation, including Waze. Steering wheel-mounted controls are also available for some of these functions.

Available ultra comfort seats for driver and front passenger, developed with input from orthopedic surgeons, can be adjusted up to 22 ways. The feature, which provides lumbar massage designed to reduce fatigue, is especially beneficial on long trips or in traffic. Heated and cooled seats are available for drivers who choose a Lincoln Reserve model. An available 13-speaker or 19-speaker Revel audio system offers the ultimate sound experience. A leather-wrapped, hand-stitched steering wheel is mounted ahead of a 12.3-inch fully configurable digital instrument cluster that displays driver information crisply and clearly.

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus comes in four trim levels: Standard, Select, Reserve and Black Label. Lincoln Black label includes three available themes: Gala, Chalet and Thoroughbred.

A Standard Nautilus carries a starting MSRP of $40,340. The top-of-the line Black Label — with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine, intelligent all-wheel drive, driver assistance package (adding adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering, evasive steering assist and adaptive steering), technology package (adding enhanced active park assist, 360-degree camera and forward sensing system), 21-inch painted ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels, panoramic vista roof, satin roof rack side rails without crossbars, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, ultra comfort seats with active motion, Revel Ultima system with nineteen speakers and HD radio — carries a price tag of about $66,500.

Servicing the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is equipped with an intelligent oil-life monitor (IOLM) system, where a message appears in the information display at the proper oil change interval. This interval may be up to one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 km). When the oil change message appears in the information display, it is time for an oil change. The oil change should be performed within two weeks or 500 miles (800 km) of the message appearing.

The IOLM system follows three types of service schedules: normal, severe and extreme. Normal vehicle use is normal commuting with highway driving; no or moderate load towing; flat to moderately hilly roads; and no extended idling. Under normal maintenance, the service interval is 7,500-10,000 miles (12,000-16,000 km). Severe vehicle use is moderate to heavy load or towing; mountainous or off-road conditions; extended idling; or extended hot or cold operation. Under severe usage, the service interval is 5,000-7,500 miles (8,000-12,000 km). Extreme vehicle use occurs under maximum load or towing or during extreme hot or cold operation. The service interval for extreme use is every 3,000-5,000 miles (5,000-8,000 km).

Check every month:

  • Engine oil level
  • Function of all interior and exterior lights
  • Tires (including spare) for wear and proper pressure
  • Windshield washer fluid level
  • Fuel and water separator; drain if necessary
  • Holes and slots in the tail pipe to make sure they are functional and clear of debris

Check every six months:

  • Battery connections; clean if necessary
  • Body and door drain holes for obstructions; clean if necessary
  • Cooling system fluid level and coolant strength
  • Door weatherstrips for wear; lubricate if necessary
  • Hinges, latches and outside locks for proper operation; lubricate if necessary
  • Parking brake for proper operation
  • Seatbelts and seat latches for wear and function
  • Safety warning lamps (brake, ABS, airbag and seatbelt) for operation
  • Washer spray and wiper operation; clean or replace blades as necessary

At every scheduled maintenance interval:

  • Inspect accessory drive belt(s)
  • Inspect battery performance
  • Inspect engine air filter
  • Inspect exhaust system
  • Inspect exterior lamps operation
  • Inspect brake fluid, coolant recovery reservoir, automatic transmission fluid and window washer fluid levels; fill if necessary
  • Inspect for oil and fluid leaks
  • Inspect half-shaft dust boots
  • Inspect hazard warning system operation
  • Inspect horn operation
  • Inspect radiator, cooler, heater and air conditioning hoses
  • Inspect suspension components for leaks or damage
  • Inspect steering and linkage
  • Inspect tires (including spare) for wear and proper pressure
  • Inspect windshield for cracks, chips or pits
  • Inspect washer spray and wiper operation

NORMAL MAINTENANCE INTERVALS

At every oil change as indicated by the information display:

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect automatic transmission fluid level
  • Inspect brake pads, rotors, hoses and parking brake
  • Inspect engine cooling system strength and hoses
  • Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
  • Inspect rear axle and U-joints (AWD only)
  • Inspect half-shaft boots
  • Inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie-rod ends, driveshaft and U-joints
  • Inspect tires, tire wear and measure tread depth
  • Inspect wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag

Every 20,000 miles (32,000 km):

  • Replace cabin air filter

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

  • Replace engine air filter

At six years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km) and then every three years or 50,000 miles (80,000 km) :

  • Change engine coolant

Every 100,000 miles (160,000 km):

  • Replace spark plugs
  • Inspect accessory drive belt or belts

Every 150,000 miles (240,000 km):

  • Change automatic transmission fluid
  • Replace accessory drive belt or belts [if not replaced within the last 100,000 miles (160,000 km)]

SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier

As required:

  • Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the normal scheduled maintenance chart

Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Inspect rear axle and U-joints (AWD only)
  • Inspect half-shaft boots

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

  • Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

  • Replace spark plugs

Extensive idling or low-speed driving for long distances, as in heavy commercial use

As required:

  • Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the normal scheduled maintenance chart

Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Replace cabin air filter
  • Replace engine air filter

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

  • Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):

  • Replace spark plugs

Extended hot and cold climate operation

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km):

  • Change engine oil and filter

Operating in off-road (unpaved, sandy, dusty) and mountainous conditions

Inspect frequently, service as required:

  • Replace cabin air filter
  • Replace engine air filter

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km):

  • Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness and drag
  • Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:

  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Perform multi-point inspection

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):

  • Change automatic transmission fluid

Fluids and Capacities

Motor Oil: SAE 5W-30 or SAE 0W-30; capacity is 5.5 quarts (5.2 liters) for 2.0L engine and 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters) for 2.7L engine

Coolant: Motorcraft Orange Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant; capacity is 9.7 quarts (9.2 liters) for 2.0L engine and 12.5 quarts (11.8 liters) for 2.7L engine

Brake fluid: DOT 4 low viscosity high performance motor vehicle brake fluid

ATF: Mercon ULV; capacity is 11.6 quarts (11.0 liters) for 2.0L engine and 12.2 quarts (11.5 liters) for 2.7L engine

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