2017 Lincoln Continental Concept, Redesign, Specs
Lincoln is finally going through a big revival, after more than a decade of poor sales and low popularity. It’s now back with the new flag-ship sedan, that some people call MKS and the others 2017 Lincoln Continental. They first announce the launch of MKS sedan model which was introduced to the public as the new Continental.
2017 Lincoln Continental Exterior and Interior
The Lincoln Continental 2017 exterior is based on the model’s concept flaunting the identical elegant stance and superb design. However, there are mild changes compared to the concept model. The model is based on the global architecture which the MKZ, Ford Fusion and MKX are also based mostly on. At the front, the new bumper features large air openings as opposed to the concept’s slender air inlets. This makes the front look more menacing. Above the bumper is a slightly tweaked grille flanked by modern LED headlights. At the back, the new sedan will get a conventional trunk lid that stretches to the bumper compared to simply above the taillights on the concept. This feature was interesting to the attention however not practical to take into production.
All Lincolns are high-tech models with superior refinement and this may never change. Just like MKS, Continental will provide leather seat upholstery and natural wood veneers for refined look. There’s plenty of room in large automobiles such as this, however 2017 Lincoln Continental may push the boundaries even further. However, its driving dynamics would possibly suffer if it turns into larger than already large enough MKS currently is. Touch screen display takes care of infotainment purposes, whereas Harman is now responsible for audio. Expect heavy surround sound system with loads of speakers and power inside new Continental. It would also be fitted with all necessary safety features and many more advanced ones. Which means lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning can be available along with active park assist and adaptive cruise control.
2017 Lincoln Continental Engine Specs
Under the hood of Lincoln Continental 2017 will expected feature V-6 engines as opposed to V-8 units that used to power earlier versions of the model. The base models might be powered by a 3.7-L, V-6 engine good for 300-hp. Further up will likely be a twin-turbocharged 2.7-L, V-6 able to producing 325-hp. The top of the range model comes with a 3.0-L, twin-turbocharged V-6 engine which is able to pumping an entire 400-hp and 400-lb-ft of torque. This engine will likely be paired with a Dynamic Torque Vectoring system which improves its stability and handling. Though the automaker has not introduced an official transmission, a nine-speed automatic system is likely.
2017 Lincoln Continental Release Date and Price
The 2017 Lincoln Continental will expected hit the market in late 2016. We can anticipate the basic mannequin could be accessed at around $60,000.