Sorry Panther fans, this is not the Town Car you are looking for.
We are, of course, talking about the MKT Town Car, the apostate unibody crossover Town Car-in-name-only that is as popular with Panther fans as Salman Rushdie is with Iranian mullahs.
The two-box Townie will be available with Ford’s 2.0L 4-cylinder Ecoboost and all-wheel drive. Civilian versions of the MKT will not be getting this motor, so the only way to get this configuration will be if you’re a livery car driver, or willing to buy a used black car.
At $49,845, the EcoBoost model will cost $1,100 less than the 3.7 V6 model. Fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg city/28 highway/23 combined, versus 17/24/29 on the V6. Power is rated at 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque versus 300/275 for the V6.