First officially photos of the upcoming 2017 Lincoln Continental are available. One of the most popular modern sedans of all time in the United States is the Lincoln Continental. For unknown reasons, potential buyers have been waiting for a long time to buy the next generation Continental. The last model was introduced more than ten years ago (in 2002 to be exact) and although the car was instant hit and it sold pretty well, there is no newer models.
There are a lot of reports and rumors suggesting that the 2017 Lincoln Continental is on the way, but there is no official confirmation. The only solid information was given by Neil Young. In one of the newer interviews, he mentioned that the digital music player, Pono, is going to be a part of the infotainment system that the 2017 Lincoln Continental is going to have. However, this is the only information that he told and it still remains a secret any other information about the long awaited sedan.
2017 Lincoln Continental Design
Since the last model was introduced in 2002 and its design is really outdated, most of the rumors are suggesting that the 2017 Lincoln Continental is going to be a completely new car, with bold and aggressive design. It is expected that company is going to try to reinvent the luxury sedan once again and since it is not so easy as it may seem, they have taken a really long time.
Experts believe that the new car will have a design to fit in the current line up, on the other hand, some experts firmly believe that the 2017 Lincoln Continental will feature a completely new design, yet unseen under the Lincoln badge and that this new car will be a piece of the future of the Lincoln.
Lincoln Continental is a luxury sedan, so it is expected that the cabin of the next generation model will have lots of features and equipment. Dashboard will, most probably, have a sleek and elegant design, with large touchscreen display dominating on the center of the dashboard, with buttons for control of the infotainment system below it. The leather upholstery is a must for the class of this car.
Features like integrated Bluetooth and satellite navigation should come as part of the equipment of the base model. Some experts suggest that the new 2017 Lincoln Continental will have a longer wheelbase, which should mean more space in the care, especially for the passengers seating in the back (which is a known issue with 2002 Lincoln Continental).
The Engine range
When it comes engine & performance, Lincoln didn’t confirm any information about performance and rumors about 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine which delivers 350 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque, unfortunately. On the other hand, some reports says that new Continental will offer a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 twin-turbocharged motor.
For people wanting more power, Ford could offer 3.5l V6 engine that produces around 350 horsepower. Besides engine, some rumors speculate about an all-new 9-speed and 10-automatic transmission. As you may to see, all of these details are rumors and speculations. Because of that, we can to expect an officially details before first half of 2016.
2017 Lincoln Continental Price
The price will, most probably, be anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 for base model. Since there are no official confirmation about the 2017Lincoln Continental, it will probably be unveiled during 2016.
Competition: BMW 7-series, Cadillac CT6, Audi A8, Hyundai Equus and Kia K900.