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Mercury Milan
2006 Mercury Milan Premier
Automotive industryMercury
Parent companyFord Motor Company
Production2005–present
AssemblyHermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
PredecessorMercury Sable (2005 model only)
Mercury Mystique
Car classificationMid-size
Car body style4-door Sedan (car)
Automobile layoutFront-engine design, Front-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Automobile platformFord CD3 platform
Internal combustion engine2.3 L Duratec 23 Straight-4
3.0 L Duratec 30 V6
Transmission (mechanics)4-speed Semi-automatic transmission
5-speed Manual transmission
5-speed Automatic transmission
6-speed Aisin automatic
Wheelbase107.4 in (2728 mm)
Length191.4 in (4862 mm)
Hybrid: 190.6 in (4841 mm)
Width72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height2006-07: 55.8 in (1417 mm)
2008-present: 57.2 in (1453 mm)
Hybrid: 56.9 in (1445 mm)
Fuel capacity17.5 US gal (14.6 imp gal; 66 L) [1]
RelatedFord Edge
Ford Fusion
Lincoln MKX
Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ
Mazda6
Mazda CX-9

The Mercury Milan is a Mid-size Sedan (car) based on the Ford CD3 platform built by Ford Motor Company and distributed by the Lincoln-Mercury division. The Milan is an upscale version of its Ford cousin, the Ford Fusion, while being slotted below the luxury-spec Lincoln MKZ (formerly the Lincoln Zephyr) sedan. The Milan, Fusion, and MKZ are derivatives of the Mazda 6 sedan, while only sharing 40% of its parts.

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2006-2009

Milan differs from Fusion by featuring unique front and rear fascia designs, larger rear doors, LED taillight clusters, projector head lamps and fog lamps, modified suspension, and an upgraded interior. The Milan filled the lineup gap following the discontinuation of both the Mercury Mystique in 2000 and the Mercury Sable in 2005, becoming the entry-level Mercury sedan. The Milan is available in six packaged variants: Milan I4, Milan V6, Milan I4 Premier, Milan V6 Premier, Milan V6 AWD, and Milan Premier AWD. 2007 Milans added the "MILAN" badge to the doors. As of 2008, only the Milan I4 and Milan I4 Premier are offered in the Middle East.

The Milan was unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show on February 9. Earlier, at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, a Hybrid car version was announced for the 2008 model year. The Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids were introduced to the media late in 2008 as variants of the redesigned 2010 models, with sales to begin early in 2009.

The Milan is only offered in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Middle East.

The Milan Straight-4 comes standard with a five-speed Manual transmission, and is available with optional five-speed automatic. All 2007 V6 Milans come equipped with the new six-speed Automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (AWD) was added as an available option for the 2007 model year, but only for the V6 equipped vehicles. Additionally, a DVD navigation system has been added to the option list while a console-mounted MP3 auxiliary jack was added as a standard feature in all 2007 Milans built as "Job 2" cars (the MP3 jack is not present in 2007 Job 1 cars). Job 2 cars also enjoy an IIHS boost in safety rating by having had certain interior panels replaced with those of different materials, thus increasing the safety rating for side impact protection.

Pricing starts at $19,490 for the base model. "Premier" labeled vehicles are available in either four or six cylinder versions allowing buyers to get interior features (leather, cruise, power seat) and exterior features (17-inch wheels, fog lights, defroster mirrors) normally reserved for the larger (and more expensive) powertrain. Pricing of Premier models is on par with fully loaded Fusion cars (SEL trim).

Facelift

The 2010 Mercury Milan debuted at the 2008 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show along side the 2010 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. It was updated significantly cosmetically. The 2010 Milan line will include updated engines with new horsepower rating and larger displacements. A hybrid version will also be offered just as the Ford Fusion. It is expected to arrive in showrooms in mid-2009.


Powertrain configurations


Engine Power Torque Transmission MPG-US
city/Hwy
2.3 L Duratec 23 I4 engine 160 hp (119 kW) @ 6250 rpm 156 lb·ft (212 N·m) @ 4250 rpm 5-speed Manual transmission 23/31 mpg
2.3 L Duratec 23 I4 160 hp (119 kW) @ 6250 rpm 156 lb·ft (212 N·m) @4250 rpm 5-speed Automatic transmission 23/31 mpg
3.0 L Duratec 30 V6 221 hp (165 kW) @ 6250 rpm 205 lb·ft (278 N·m) @ 4800 rpm 6-speed automatic 21/29 mpg
3.0 L Duratec 30 V6 AWD 221 hp (165 kW) @ 6250 rpm (165 kW) 205 lb·ft (278 N·m) @4800 rpm 6-speed automatic 19/26 mpg

Awards and recognitions


Mercury Milan rearview
  • In November 2006 Consumer Reports ranked the Mercury Milan one of the most reliable cars available in the U.S. (4th Place). [1]
  • Mercury Milan won Auto Pacific's 2006 vehicle Satisfaction Award for Midsize Cars.
  • The VSA had great things to say about the Milan including: "The Milan is a clear winner among midsize competition". Combining excellent styling, good size, roominess, sporty ride and handling, the Milan provides its owners with a very satisfying experience.
  • First six speed automatic transmission in the medium car class.
  • 2007 Consumer Guide Recommended Mid-size Car
  • 2007 J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Winner, Midsize Car Category
  • 2007 Second Quarter U.S. Global Quality Research System Study, 2nd Place Winner
  • 2008 TGW for midsize car
  1. REDIRECT Mercury vehicles

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