The MKZ received a facelift for the 2017 model year. Revealed on November 18, 2015 at the LA Auto Show, the MKZ is the first to adopt Lincoln's new design language previewed earlier on the Lincoln Continental concept car, featuring redesigned front grille and headlights. The 3.7 L V6 will be dropped in favor of an all-new 3.0 L twin-turbo V6 engine unique to Lincoln, producing 400 horsepower.
For about $40,000- $45,000 you can have a well equipped MKZ, but I personally would suggest you take a look at the Hyundai Genesis before you make a final decision. The Cadillac ATS is too small for most buyers and the CTS is too expensive. There's also a Chrysler 300s available if it fits your style.