The 2016 MKS has been rendered and there is little in common with the MKZ. Apparently the MKZs futuristic, concept-like style won't apparently lead anywhere. I was under the impression the MKZ was to set the design language for Lincoln going forward much as the Fusion has set the design language for Ford.
The MKS should show up with choices of a new EcoBoosted 2.9-liter V-6 codenamed Nano, or the proven EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6. The 3.5 should match or pass the 365 horses on tap in the Taurus SHO, while the Nano V-6 should kick out somewhere in the 300 range.
I think we will all be in agreement if the new MKS comes out looking anything like this render it will be a stunning vehicle fit to battle the XTS.