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  Mercury Milan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Milan carries a unique fascia and tail design, but is otherwise identical to its Ford cousin, the Ford Fusion.
The Milan filled the gap left in Mercury's lineup after the cancellation of the compact/midsize Mercury Mystique in 2000.
The Milan was unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show on February 9.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mercury_Milan   (148 words)

 Mercury (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mercury name comes from the Roman god Mercury and during its early years, the Mercury brand was known for performance.
Mercury was its own division at Ford until 1945 when it was combined with Lincoln into the Lincoln-Mercury Division, with Ford hoping the brand would be known as a "junior Lincoln", rather than an upmarket Ford.
Mercury's heyday was in the 1950's, when its formula of stretching and lowering existing Ford platforms was very successful.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mercury_(automobile)   (773 words)

 featured review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Mercury's trying again, this time using the all-new Milan to brand itself as the "metropolitan" car, one that might compete with the BMW 3 in the "entry-level performance-luxury" niche.
The Milan's performance is provided by the 221-horsepower Durotec V6, a 3.0L engine that also produces 205 lb-ft of torque.
Mercury could probably upgrade the steering wheel with a real leather wrap or even a real wood inlay for - and I'm guessing here - no more than $100-$200 per car.
www.streetbeatonline.net /featuredreview.htm   (686 words)

 2006 Mercury Milan
Importantly, the Milan is Lincoln Mercury's most affordable model and represents the division's largest growth opportunity as it looks to increase sales from 300,000 vehicles annually today to more than 500,000 per year by the end of the decade.
Mercury dealers report the all-new Montego sedan is generating nearly 45 percent of its business from these "conquest" buyers, most notably from customers who are cross-shopping import sedans and crossovers.
Milan's CD3 architecture is 12 percent stiffer than the base architecture, providing a solid foundation for responsive ride and handling as well as a quiet cabin designed to survive miles of punishing, pockmarked roadways.
www.worldcarfans.com /news.cfm/newsid/2050209.004/Mercury/1.html   (1424 words)

 Mercury Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 2006 Mercury Mariner is a carryover from 2005.
The 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is all-new for 2006.
The 2006 Mercury Monterey is a carryover from 2005.
espanol.autobytel.com /content/research/detail/Mercury.htm   (951 words)

 NASCAR.COM - All-New 2006 Mercury Milan: Giving Customers Distinctive Styling and Premium Features for $18,995 - June ...
The Milan is Mercury's first mid-size sedan in a decade and completes the brand's return to traditional higher-end volume segments.
Milan builds on the design-led transformation of the Mercury showroom, incorporating Mercury's overall theme of technical finishes and vertical design elements reminiscent of contemporary architecture.
The Milan is the fifth of Mercury's promised six new products in four years and sets the stage for the next wave of products, like a new crossover in a couple of years.
www.nascar.com /2005/news/business/press/06/24/4567559   (797 words)

 2006 Mercury Milan Introduced at the Chicago Auto Show - Automobile Magazine
Mercury's new mainstay compact sedan arrives this fall as the near twin to the Ford Fusion and the very close sibling to the Lincoln Zephyr, both unveiled last month at the Detroit Auto Show.
Aside from the vertical-bar grille and the horizontal taillamps, the interior is the main area of distinction between the Milan and the Fusion, with the Mercury featuring a choice of satin-metal or wood trim as well as offering two-tone leather upholstery.
Mechanically, the Ford and Mercury are identical, with a 2.3-liter, 160-hp four as the base engine, with manual or automatic transmissions (both five-speed).
www.automobilemag.com /auto_shows/2005_chicago/0503_mercury_milan   (330 words)

The Mercury Milan is another in an impressive string of new models from Ford Motor Company that demonstrates a clear commitment to creating a better world.
Milan also offers an optional package of side air bags that includes seat-deployed torso bags for front occupants and side air curtains that help provide enhanced head-protection coverage – for both front- and second-row occupants from the A-pillars to the C-pillars.
Mercury's roll-fold design keeps the side curtain against the glass, even when the occupant is improperly seated and resting his or her head against a window.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=20160   (743 words)

 Mercury Milan - SportsCarForums.com
Mercury published the first scetch of the 2006 Milan.
its the ford 500 with a mercury symbol on it.
Mercury's version of the Ford Five Hundred is badged as the Mercury Montego.
www.sportscarforums.com /f8/mercury-milan-2526.html   (257 words)

 Milan is the car to beat - 9/7/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
That's not a bad connection for the 2006 Mercury Milan, an elegant and likable companion to the new Ford Fusion.
The Mazda is one of the smaller midsize cars in the class, but the Milan doesn't feel so small on the inside, despite its compact exterior dimensions.
We noticed a few flaws on the Milan, notably a rear parcel shelf that's so tall, it really obscures your vision, and some Michelin Pilot tires that seemed to generate lots of road noise.
www.detnews.com /2005/autosconsumer/0509/07/F03-305970.htm   (904 words)

 2006 MERCURY MILAN | AutoSite - Prices MSRP and Comparisons | I4 V6 I4 Premier V6 Premier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
2006 Mercury Milan I4 The Milan I4 is a 4-Door, fwd SF with seating for 5.
2006 Mercury Milan V6 The Milan V6 is a 4-Door, fwd SF with seating for 5.
The Milan V6 Premier is a 4-Door, fwd SF with seating for 5.
www.aicautosite.com /Mercury/2006-Mercury-Milan.html   (324 words)

 Mercury banks on '06 Milan - 02/09/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ford Motor Co.'s long-term outlook for Mercury calls for sunny skies, and the 2006 Milan debuting today at the Chicago Auto Show will be a key barometer of the forecast.
The Milan is Mercury's first entry in the lower end of the mid-size car segment since the defunct Mystique debuted more than a decade ago.
Mercury also hopes the Milan's 160 horsepower, 2.3-liter, in-line 4-cylinder engine will draw attention from Honda Accord and Toyota Camry owners who normally shun 6-cylinder engines.
www.detnews.com /2005/autosinsider/0502/09/C01-84259.htm   (320 words)

 STLtoday - Autos - Auto Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Ford Motor Co.’s slow revival of the Mercury brand continues this fall with the arrival of the new Mercury Milan sedan.
As recently as 2003, Mercury’s moribund lineup consisted of the bingo shuttle Grand Marquis, its old-school performance spin-off, the Marauder, the Mountaineer SUV and the once-hip but now-aged Sable.
Milan’s 2 inches of additional platform length compared to Mazda6 provides impressive rear leg room and a roomy (for the segment) 15.8 cu.-ft. trunk.
www.stltoday.com /stltoday/autos/columnists.nsf/danwiese/story/CFDF132BF43EA21086256FFC00541B9B?OpenDocument   (435 words)

 Mercury Milan News
U.S. sales of Mercury cars such as the Sable sedan and Mountaineer sport utility vehicle fell 23 percent last year to 202,257, compared with a 1 percent industry decline, and are down from a 1978 peak of 579,498.
The Milan is one of as many as 10 models that will be based on the same platform, or group of major structural components, such as Mazda Motor Corp.'s Mazda6 sedan.
Sales of Ford-brand Lincoln and Mercury vehicles fell 3.7 percent in the first seven months of this year as the company's market share fell to 18.5 percent from 19.6 percent, Autodata Corp. said.
www.stangbangers.com /News_MercuryMilan.htm   (236 words)

 AcuraZine Community - Mercury MILAN News **Price (page 3)**   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Expected in showrooms next year as a 2006 model, the Milan is the fourth of six new vehicles planned for Mercury over the next four years.
The Milan, Fusion and Zephyr are expected to be slightly larger than the Mazda6 — all four models share parts and engineering — but shorter than the Taurus and Mercury Sable, which will be discontinued.
In addition to the Milan, Mercury’s model lineup is being expanded with the introduction of the Montego sedan and Mariner SUV this quarter.
www.acurazine.com /forums/showthread.php?t=138716   (1483 words)

 2006 Mercury Milan - The Car Connection
At the upper end of the scale, the Milan V-6 Premier (Mercury's mixing up its European languages there) is some $2100 more than the Fusion V-6 SEL but the way the specification is arranged so it makes it more difficult to compare the two directly.
The range-topping Milan gets (supposedly softer) leather trim and standard ABS but the Fusion SEL's standard climate control, multi-function leather steering wheel, and fog lamps are relegated to a $600 comfort package in the Milan.
I haven't sampled the four-cylinder Milan yet but I have driven it in the Mazda6 (which also shares its underpinning with the Milan and Fusion, albeit slightly narrower and shorter) and while it's not going to blow your socks off for performance, the shift action is light and the engine is reasonably refined.
www.thecarconnection.com /Vehicle_Reviews/Sedans_and_Coupes/2006_Mercury_Milan.S180.A9810.html   (953 words)

 All-New 2006 Mercury Milan: Giving Customers Distinctive Styling and Premium Features for $18,995
Mercury's hallmarks of upscale, quality materials and an attention to detail provide a dramatic departure from the many "plain vanilla" mid-size sedans on the market today.
Premium features standard Milan will be offered in two array packages, the entry Milan and the Milan Premier.
They want premium features, but without the luxury price tag." The Milan is the fifth of Mercury's promised six new products in four years and sets the stage for the next wave of products, like a new crossover in a couple of years.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-24-2005/0003935187&EDATE=   (829 words)

 Coming Attractions ... Mercury Becomes Official Automotive Sponsor of Landmark Theatres
This ground-breaking, innovative deal will bring Mercury to the forefront of independent film sponsorship, which is driven by Mercury's commitment to community building with this niche.
Mercury's goal with this program is to fully integrate into the independent film community.
About Mercury Mercury is a brand of the Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., which manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-31-2005/0004097112&EDATE=   (723 words)

 Mercury Buyer Reviews - CarSeek
The Mercury Montego is a big sedan with a roomy, luxurious cabin, premium features and trim, and a smooth, comfortable ride.
The Mercury Monterey is essentially a Ford Freestar with a higher level of equipment and some Mercury styling cues.
The 2006 Mercury Milan is a new midsize sedan, and it's the best car Mercury has had for many years.
www.carseek.com /reviews?make=Mercury   (130 words)

 Chicago Tribune | Milan's fashion dresses up Mercury line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Montego and Milan take the place of the Sable, though Montego is bigger (112.9-inch wheelbase, 200.9-inch length) and Milan is smaller (107.4 inches/191.4 inches) than Sable (108.5 inches/197.6 inches).
Milan is as distinct and appealing to the eye as Camry and Accord are dull.
Milan, like Fusion, is powered by a choice of a 2.3-liter, 160-horsepower 4-cylinder with 5-speed manual or automatic or a 3-liter, 221-h.p.
www.chicagotribune.com /classified/automotive/columnists/chi-0509100180sep11,0,359974.column   (621 words)

 2005 Chicago Auto Show: 2006 Mercury Milan Premium Mid-Size Sedan Debuts
The 2006 Mercury Milan is an upscale and expressive, yet affordable, five-passenger mid-size sedan.
Milan is an upscale and expressive, yet affordable, five-passenger mid-size sedan that Mercury hopes will appeal to new, younger customers.
Milan goes on sale in the United States in the fall of 2005.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2005/02/10/028008.html   (861 words)

The all-new 2006 Mercury Milan, a premium mid-size sedan, was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show earlier today.
Martens made it clear that Ford and Mercury have not played as aggressively in that segment of the car market over the past few years, but as of today, it's a whole new ballgame.
The 2006 Mercury Milan goes on sale in the United States in the fall of 2005.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=20197&make_id=93   (485 words)

 Daily Edition: Aug. 27, 2004 - The Car Connection
Mercury sales were down 23 percent last year and are down one percent so far this year.
Ford hopes the arrival of the Mariner SUV and Mercury Montego sedan this fall and the 2006 entry-level Milan sedan, geared toward younger consumers, part of a roster of six new vehicles to be introduced over four years.
Mercury is especially targeting women with the Mercury advertising, as women have always made up a majority of buyers.
www.thecarconnection.com /Industry/Daily_Edition/Daily_Edition_Aug_27_2004.S173.A7460.html   (1713 words)

 TCC Message Boards - Mercury's Milan is the car to beat
I prefer the Milan's taillights and the Fusion's front end, but would be delighted to have either one.
The Fusion and Milan look very promising, but it'll be interesting to see the Fusion/Milan in two roundups: this year with the Sonata and the old timers, and next year with the redesigned Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.
The Zephyr's other problem is that the Milan is going to be sitting in the same showroom, and IMHO the F-150 dashboard they transplanted into the Zephyr looks out of place in a $30,000+ car.
forum.thecarconnection.com /showthread.php?t=2507   (2993 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Blue Hill Lincoln Mercury is proud to introduce three more additions to our vehicle lineup: The 2006 Mercury Milan, the 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, and the 2006 Lincoln Zephyr.
The Mercury Milan, starting at just $18,995, and the Lincoln Zephyr, priced from just $29,660, both offer Lincoln Mercurys' hallmark of upscale, quality material and an amazing attention to detail.
The new 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid capitalizes on the latest in hybrid vehicle technology to provide up to 33 miles per gallon during city driving, coupled with the comfort and security of a front or four wheel drive sport wagon.
www.bluehillcars.com   (132 words)

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