The Lincoln LS is a mid-size, rear-wheel drive executive sedan. The LS was introduced in June 1999 as a 2000 model-year vehicle. The LS was introduced in June 1999 as a 2000 model-year vehicle. It was the first Lincoln in decades to offer an optional manual transmission (V6 model only). With its available V8 power, rear-wheel drive and 50/50 weight distribution, the LS was an attractive alternative to European sports sedans. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature for all models of the Lincoln LS.