- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On December 4, 2015
Lincoln is taking a step in a new direction with the 2017 Continental. Revealed recently to an international audience, it is hard not to draw comparisons between the 2017 Continental and the styling of a Bentley. Lincoln maintains that the Continental is here to provide opulence and luxury, more than speed and power. It is a look toward the upper echelons of wealthy car buyers who are looking for something fresh to drive.
It’s hard to miss the sheer size and stature of the 2017 Continental. Both the front and rear of the vehicle have been extended and widened to give it a bulky and imposing figure. There are plenty of classy body lines and chrome accents on board, and the front grille stands out as a piece of art, molded in the shape of dozens of tiny Lincoln logos.
One of the most talked about features of the 2017 Continental is Lincoln’s obsession with driver comfort. The revealing of a 30-way dynamic seat was revolutionary in the world of total driver autonomy. The seat comes with all of the standard adjustments that you would expect, but also includes individual adjustments for each side, and a wide range of lumbar support and extensions to change the way you fit into the seat. It is built to comfortably seat five with plenty of leg space, too. Standard convenience options such as adaptive cruise control, automated parking support and full view camera are included.
While the Continental is not being billed as a high performance vehicle, it boasts a 3.0L V-6 engine with twin turbos. It puts out an impressive 400 horsepower and 400 foot pounds of torque, and comes in AWD configuration with a six speed automatic that allows the driver to choose between normal, sport and comfort modes that adjust the way the car handles.
Lincoln is also offering their older 3.7T and 2.7T engine options that also come in front wheel drive availability. There are currently no plans to introduce a hybrid model of the Continental according to Lincoln’s design team.
The 2017 Continental will be released in Lincoln’s four standard trim levels: Premier, Select, Reserve and Black Label. The Black Label tier comes in three pre-designed themes: cream/white, tan/brown and dark blue. Each trim level comes with its own unique features and price points that are yet to be revealed. However, it is expected to compete against similar cars as the Lexus GS and Audi A6.
Ultimately, the 2017 Lincoln Continental is reminiscent of the days when proud luxury was demonstrated with quiet confidence. This car will stand above its competitors as a high-end option that goes above and beyond in the comfort and handling departments.
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