The high end of the Milan lineup is represented by the front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2011 Mercury Milan I4 Premier midsize five-passenger sedan. Adding such optional appearance, comfort, and convenience features as a power moonroof, 12-speaker, 390-watt Sony premium audio system, rear-view camera, upgraded 18-inch aluminum wheels, and voice-activated DVD navigation complements such standard I4 Premier amenities as 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats, power accessories, including heated outside mirrors and one-touch power windows all around, cruise control, universal remote garage door opener, SYNC technology, dual-zone climate control, and Bluetooth hands-free communications technology.
Standard safety features for the 2011 Milan I4 Premier, meantime, include four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, remote anti-theft alarm, a post-collision safety system, front fog/driving lights, and SYNC collision and airbag deployment notification. Ford’s blind-spot information system (BLIS) and rear alert sensors are optional safety features.
Standard power for the 2011 Milan I4 Premier comes from a 175-hp, 172-lb-ft/torque, variable-valve-timed 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that combines with the standard six-speed automatic transmission for an estimated 23/33 mpg. If, however, a bit more oomph is desired, the I4 Premier is also available with a 3.0-liter, 240-hp, 223-lb-ft/torque Flex Fuel V6 powerplant and six-speed auto-manual transmission, but this option makes it a V6 Premier. The six-banger is estimated to get an average of some 22 mpg.