The Lincoln Motor Company heralds the return of its flagship – the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental – an elegant, effortlessly powerful, serene full-size sedan that delivers quiet luxury to the industry’s most discerning customers.
Continental embodies a timeless definition of beauty, balancing strength and elegance, power and control. The design is thoroughly modern, with Lincoln’s new distinctive grille and an athletic profile that is dynamic and progressive.
Lincoln’s new flagship sedan greets drivers with brand-exclusive lighting gestures to provide a warm welcome. As the driver approaches, signature LED lighting in the lower front body and taillamps subtly engages, and flows gracefully from the headlamps. A luminous Lincoln welcome mat appears beneath the front doors, while warm interior lights discreetly illuminate the cabin.
The graceful lines of the Continental flow seamlessly over the door handles, designed to offer elegant entry with a new door latch system that opens the door effortlessly. The handle is subtly integrated within the beltline, creating a clean profile. At the touch of a button, the doors smoothly open, then use available power-cinching technology to gently close and secure.
An available panoramic sunroof covers nearly the entire roof area. The front half slides up and over the rear – creating a large, open-air driving experience and an even greater feeling of spaciousness for up to five Continental occupants.
Continental offers a variety of advanced technologies designed to help keep drivers more alert and in control.
An all-new Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing up to 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque is designed for smooth, responsive, yet quiet power. Available all-wheel drive paired with Dynamic Torque Vectoring transfers torque on demand to the appropriate rear wheel through corners – offering confident handling.
Lincoln Drive Control provides the driver a choice of three settings – comfort, normal and sport – adapting steering and suspension setups to tailor ride and handling. Continuously controlled damping helps isolate Continental from road imperfections, while adaptive steering technology improves steering efficiency and effort.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force. Pre-Collision Assist can help drivers avoid rear-end collisions with other vehicles at all speeds, while Pedestrian Detection can help drivers avoid pedestrians at lower speeds. Both can reduce the severity of, even prevent, some forward collisions.
Optional adaptive cruise control provides effortless assistance on the daily commute. The available system can automatically slow Continental in stop-and-go traffic – resuming speed when traffic clears.
An interior highlight is Lincoln’s new Perfect Position Seats – inspired by private jets and high-end office furniture – which can be adjusted up to 30 ways. The patented design allows the seat to adjust to individual body shapes and weights for optimal stretch and comfort. Thigh cushions extend and adjust independently, allowing one leg to remain at rest while the other engages the pedals. Optional heating and cooling settings optimize comfort in any climate, while available massage functionality helps reduce muscle fatigue in the upper legs and lower back.
Rear passengers enjoy first-class travel amenities with such available features as audio and climate control, adjustable sunshades, and reclining, heated, cooled and massaging seats. The streamlined interior provides generous rear legroom.
SYNC® 3 concisely presents audio, phone, available navigation and other features on a responsive touch screen. Steering wheel-mounted controls and simple voice commands allow the driver to place and answer calls, as well as control music from different devices with enhanced voice activation.
Continental occupants can enjoy available Revel® audio developed to work in concert with the car’s interior design and acoustics, transforming the cabin into a personal amphitheater with three distinct listening modes – stereo, audience and on stage. The 19-speaker Revel Ultima audio system uses patented Clari-Fi™ music reconstruction technology to enhance digital sources for clear, crisp, dynamic sound.
Innovations in managing vehicle noise and vibration, including Active Noise Control and acoustic-laminated glass, create a quiet, comfortable environment conducive to conversation or simple contemplation.
Meticulously sculpted contours, thoughtfully engineered controls and carefully selected materials combine to create a sanctuary for Continental like no other. Opulent materials include leather seating, leather-wrapped console and instrument panel, unique stitching, and genuine wood and aluminum throughout the cabin. Seat stitching is specified at six to seven stitches per inch, creating a couture-like appearance, and the slats of the center console tambour door are laser-cut to maximize consistency of the grain pattern.
2017 Lincoln Continental
|Model||Continental Reserve||Continental Select|
|Length Width Height (mm)||5115 x 2090 x 1487||5115 x 2090 x 1487|
|Engine||3.0-litre GTDI V6 engine (twin turbocharged)||3.7-litre Ti-VCT V6 engine|
|Power HP@RPM||368 @ 6000||305 @ 6500|
|Torque Nm@RPM||575 @ 3500||379 @ 4000|
|Gearbox||Six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with AWD||Six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission|
|Fr Suspension||MacPherson strut dampers with aluminum control arm and stabilizer bar||MacPherson strut dampers with aluminum control arm and stabilizer bar|
|Rr Suspension||Advanced integral-link suspension with coil springs, gas-pressurized dampers and stabilizer bar||Advanced integral-link suspension with coil springs, gas-pressurized dampers and stabilizer bar|
|Brakes||Front Twin Piston Brakes/Rear Solid Brakes||Front Twin Piston Brakes/Rear Solid Brakes|
|Wheels||20" Premium Painted & Polished Aluminum||19" Premium Painted & Polished Aluminum|
|Tyres||245/40R20 all-season||255/45R19 all-season|