2017 Lincoln Continental price, release date, specs – The current Lincoln’s flagship is the MKS, a car based on the same aging platform as the Taurus which is not that great to drive and its looks are pretty terrible when compared with its major competitors. In order to become a better car company and please its customers, Ford’s luxury division is going to release a successor for the MKS, but it will not be the MKS the brand-new Lincoln Continental 2017. The concept car has been revealed earlier this year and the end result is a fine looking car which we dare to say that it is the best looking car in its class. However, the production vehicle will differ a little from it, meaning it will likely get a restyled exterior, a completely different interior but it will ride on the same platform and it will also likely use the same engine as the concept car.
2017 Lincoln Continental release date and price
The 2017 Lincoln Continental release date for the production vehicle is likely going to be at the end of 2015 or early 2016 when the car is expected to come at a base price of more than $50,000 meaning it will actually be nearly $10,000 more expensive than the car it is replacing. However, it will also offer a more premium interior and a much better looking exterior. Also, the old Taurus platform is going to be discontinued in the favor of a Fusion derived platform which will be both lighter as well as much stronger than before.
2017 Lincoln Continental redesign
Speaking of the exterior, the 2017 Lincoln Continental is likely going to be the most important car for Lincoln in the last decade. It will very likely set the trend for its future models and it will have to be good in order to show its customers that they can still build a great car. The front end will actually be very similar to the concept car without any major differences between the two except for the headlights which are going to receive new LED patterns, and the grille which is going to be restyled so it will not look like a Bentley anymore. The provide will also remain unchanged with the massive front and rear doors and the limousine-like roof-line. The back on the other hand is likely going to be very similar to that of the concept car and we actually don’t expect any real differences here.
Inside the cabin, the new Lincoln Continental 2017 is going to be the most luxurious Lincoln yet. As standard it will come with leather upholstery, aluminum or wood trimmings, depending on the buyer’s preference as well as a new design scheme which is likely going to be carried over to the future Lincoln cars. In the back there is going to be just enough room for three adults while some models might actually come only with four individual seats for better comfort.
Lincoln Continental 2017 engine specs
The engine on the new Lincoln Continental 2017 is also going to be something completely new for both Ford and Lincoln. The car is expected to get a newly developed 3.0 liter EcoBoost V6 derived from the 2.7 liter engine. This should provide similar fuel consumption to the older 2.7 liter model while offering much more power. In fact, early rumors suggest that the Continental will get as standard 400 horsepower and more than 420 lb-ft of torque and even though the platform will be front wheel drive, the 2017 Lincoln Continental will only be available with all wheel drive as well as Ford’s all new 9 speed automatic which is a lot better than the older 6 speed automatic gearbox, offering smoother gear changes and better feedback, all while being lighter despite the extra gears.