One of the newest names in the luxury sedan market isn't a new name at all. It's a legendary name that's been associated with flagship vehicles for decades. However, it went into hiding in 2002 when the last Continental was released. It's now back in the limelight and has resumed its flagship role in the Lincoln range by proving itself to be a "elegant, effortlessly powerful, serene full-size sedan that delivers quiet luxury” according to the manufacturer.
Unlike luxury sedans found in the lines of other mainstream manufacturers, the 2017 Continental doesn't exactly scream edgy. It is a subdued design that, while distinctive in its own right, won't be turning heads in the parking lot or at the track anytime soon. Instead, it goes back to some of its classic roots by having a unique grille texture made of chrome and mesh. It is sleek, clean, and above all functional, which newcomers to the luxury sedan market are likely to appreciate.
A contemporary interior awaits drivers that is complete with all of the usual metallic and wooden trims that customers in the luxury market have come to expect from vehicles in this class. Interior LEDs will illuminate the vehicle as drivers approach the vehicle with their wireless key fob and highlight one of the Continental's key features: Perfect Position Seats. The seat design, inspired by high-quality office furniture and those seats found in higher-class airplanes, allows passengers to adjust their seat to over 30 preset positions for the most optimum levels of comfort. These comfort enhancements include heating and massage modes. These seats are made of full leather and the console comes complete with aluminum and wood trims.
Under the Hood
The 2017 Continental comes equipped with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine, which is capable of 400 horsepower in its base models. Depending on optional upgrades, owners may also change the engine to a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 and a naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 depending on their own performance requirements. An interesting all-wheel-drive option can also be included, which vectors torque to the appropriate rear wheel based on computer-calculated road conditions and the maneuver the driver is making.
The Lincoln comes with a competitive sticker price of $44,560.
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