Based on the new Ford CD4 platform, the upcoming 2017 Lincoln Continental promises to host a wide array of technological and visual improvements that will revive its long extinguished legacy in the auto world. The news came as a surprise because this is one model that has been shelved 13 years ago. It will boast of stylish and more elegantly designed exterior that is a cut above the rest. Some features will be retained in this future model, and from what we expect, those will mostly be some traditional features that act as the car brand’s signature.
2017 Lincoln Continental Exterior and Interior Concept
Lincoln was teased too much and revealed too little about the car’s exterior, but we can take a guess that they have implemented a new design method. Expect the 2017 Lincoln Continental to bear innovative style characterized by their very own split-wing grille, sleek air intakes and LED lights for its front end. Lincoln’s main intention is to set up a ground for themselves and pave the way for other future models to follow in order to gain maximum exposure. We expect a longer wheelbase version to become available as an additional trim variant.
Lincoln has always been a brand that has listen to its critics and wants of their fans. This time around, they will be looking forward to overcoming the flaws that crept in the previous model. It is likely that Knobs and buttons will make a comeback along with a revised cabin design. There is an innovate function named SYNC that allows drivers to activate many functions by just using their voice. Comfort level will increase due to added space between seat rows. No compromises have been made on the cargo space as well.
2017 Lincoln Continental Engine Specs
Under the hood of 2017 Lincoln Continental, there will be a couple of EcoBoost based engine options to choose from. Contrary to expectations of having a V8 engine, the company has decided to stay with current gen engine for its base model.
First engine is a 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engine that has replaced the 3.7 litre V6 unit and will come on front-wheel alongside all-wheel drivetrain. It will be paired with a 9-speed auto transmission system that has replaced a 6-speed auto system. This car has the power to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just around 6 seconds while reaching a top speed of 155 mph. Rear-wheel drives has been reserved for its expensive trim variants much to our disappointment.
2017 Lincoln Continental Release Date and Price
This car will have stiff competition from other capable cars like Cadillac CT6 and Audi A8. In terms of design language or style, we could place its competitors in an advantageous position. But when it comes to engine specifications, the 2017 Lincoln Continental is expected to lead ahead of the race. We speculate its price to start from around $39,000 and go higher up till $42,000, which is quite similar to the current MKC. The car is expected to hit storeroom shelves in the early part of 2016.