2015 Lincoln MKZ Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Luxe Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,720 - $22,250
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
41 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
188-300
Seats
5

How 2015 Lincoln MKZ Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 2.5Interior 3.7Comfort 3.7Value 2.7

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Lincoln MKZ sedan offers eye-catching style and a variety of powertrains, including a hybrid that earns up to 45 mpg yet costs the same as the standard 4-cylinder model. This 5-passenger Lincoln also offers all the high-tech equipment needed to compete in this hotly contested market. The new Black Label model emphasizes interior ambience and personalized services.

Lincoln MKZ Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $13,720 - $15,953
Horsepower: 240 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid $14,624 - $17,007
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Black Label $19,135 - $22,250
Horsepower: 240 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid Black Label $17,808 - $20,707
Horsepower: 188 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.6
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It is equipped with advanced safety features, years ahead of competitors.

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The vehicle has warning devices indicating possible collision 360 degrees, a cruise control that uses radar so that it will not go faster than the car in front of it. It is comfortable drive and reasonably efficient in the use of gasoline. The only complaint is that the USB connected player only shows how much of a work has been played but not the balance to be played.

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Quick, luxurious, and sporty.

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Very reliable car, the light change feature is very luxurious and really is nice on the car. The only thing I would love is a heated steering wheel would be perfect. Everything else is amazing and I would definitely recommend the car to anyone. Smooth ride and fast.

Amanda K
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Hybrids are great and I would recommend one.

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I love that it is a hybrid. It is also very comfortable to ride in and drive. It gets great mileage and I love taking trips with my family in it. I don't like that the front seat is a bit damage and how much the loan payments cost. No complaints so far.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,720 - $15,953
$14,624 - $17,007

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 - 300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L EcoBoost GTDI I, 2.0L ECOBOOST GTDI I, 3.7L TI
2.0L iVCT Atkinson I, 2.0L IVCT ATKINSON I
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Optional
Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Standard
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.3 (in.)
44.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.9 (in.)
37.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 (in.)
37 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 (in.)
36.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 (cu. ft.)
11.1 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40WR19
P245/45YR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 (ft.)
38 (ft.)

Length

Length
194.1 (in.)
194.1 (in.)

Width

Width
73.4 (in.)
73.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3719 - 3829 (.lbs)
3828 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
188 (hp)

Torque

Torque
277 (ft. lbs.)
129 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
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Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 (gal.)
13.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
40 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
41 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
39 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Cross Traffic Alert
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters, Pretensioners and 2 Rear Inflatable

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (4)

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Seat Belts > Front Dec 4, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 4, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V875000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2, 2012, to July 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14, 2012, to July 31, 2014. In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
Consequence:
If the driver or front passenger seatbelt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, they would be at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. The recall began May 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S42.
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Exterior Lighting > Headlights Apr 26, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 26, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V248000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 17, 2014, to March 19, 2015, and equipped with daytime running lights (DRL). In the affected vehicles, the parking lights do not reduce their light output from a DRL level when used in conjunction with the headlights. As such, the light output may exceed the the permissable amount allowed by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
If the light output is excessive, oncoming traffic may be temporarily blinded, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford has notified owners, and dealers will update the lighting control software, free of charge. The recall began on May 8, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 15C02.
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Steering > Electric Power Assist System Apr 27, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 27, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V250000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 28, 2015, and originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
Consequence:
If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealer and replace the steering gear motor bolts as required. If one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 24, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S14.
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Steering > Wheel And Handle Bar Mar 11, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 11, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V167000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2018 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion vehicles. The steering wheel retaining bolt may loosen allowing the steering wheel to detach while driving.
Consequence:
A steering wheel detachment can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel bolt with a longer bolt, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S08.

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