Lincoln Continental, the brand’s newest luxury sedan has been spied sporting its hot new look near Ford’s HQ in Dearborn, Michigan. Rumors work as mere ‘rumors’ this time as they purportedly say that this piece of opulence is still under process. Well, as spotted, the 2017 Lincoln Continental is very much completed—and perhaps—perfected.
Despite their concept exhibition last 2015 New York Auto Show, the maker publicly announced that they will be producing a slightly different car this time. You can notice that almost generally, the car hasn’t been changed. But taking up close, you can see the LED head and taillights and car dimensions.
Exterior and Interior
Some may see that the Continental is akin to the likes of Ford Fusion/ Lincold MKZ’s CD4 design, only that its size has been enhanced somehow. The long wheelbase, short over hangs and conservatory proportions give off the mirage that the rear wheels are the only ones who do the driving. That’s not the case, however, as it has an all-wheel drive format.
Not only the exterior factors say it all but the inside spits the image of the ‘rich.’ It is lined with premium leather and metal trimmings vulgar enough to scream wealth.
Engine and Transmission
Ford has given Lincoln Continental with 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 which suits the taste of American consumers. Partnering the engine is a six-speed auto transmission with all-wheel drivetrain. Yet, we can also look out for a 9-speed automatic instead of the aforementioned six variant.
- Engine : 3.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6
- Transmission : 6-speed or 9 speed automatic, all-wheel drive
Competition and Price
The brand doesn’t determine anything yet and this includes the price setting. However, given with the looks of it, this luxurious babe won’t be far from the starting price of a hefty $60,000. Sales will be activated by next year and Continent is expected to compete with Audi A8, HyntaiEquus, BMW 7-series, Kia K900 and Cadillac CT6.