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2017 Premiere 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $44,720
2017 Premiere 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $46,720
2017 Select 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $47,675
2017 Select 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $49,675
2017 Reserve 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $54,075
2017 Reserve 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $56,075
2017 Black Label 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $63,075
2017 Black Label 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $65,075


When an old model name is revived for an all-new vehicle, it doesn’t usually reach back to the years before World War II. That’s what Lincoln did, in naming its newest sedan. The first Continental debuted as a 1940 model, soon becoming an unqualified classic—one of the most beautiful motorcars ever made. That V12 model lasted into 1948, but the Continental name reappeared on a near-classic hardtop coupe in 1956-57. After the elegantly designed sedans of the 1960s, subsequent Continentals were considerably less striking. The last one faded away after 2002.

What's New for 2017

Replacing the departing MKS sedan, the contemporary Continental arrives as an all-new 2017 model. Lincoln promises serene “first-class travel” with its new flagship, emphasizing craftsmanship and safety. Up front is a new “signature” mesh grille. New features include Approach Detection technology, E-latch door release, and Perfect Position Seats. Three V6 engines are available.

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Choosing Your Lincoln Continental

The 2017 Continental comes in four trim levels, with front-drive or all-wheel drive. The standard engine for Premiere and Select trim is a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Standard on Reserve and Black Label editions, and a $2,250 option on others, is a 2.7-liter GTDI turbocharged V6 that makes 355 horsepower. Topping the powertrain selection is a 3-liter twin-turbo GTDI V6, generating an estimated 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 3-liter V6 is optional only for Reserve and Black Label models. Each engine mates with a six-speed automatic transmission with a pushbutton shifter.

Available all-wheel drive melds with Dynamic Torque Vectoring that transfers torque to the appropriate rear wheel when taking a corner. Active grille shutters are standard.

Continentals may be loaded with luxury features, either standard or optional. Select, Reserve, and Black Label models have sequential exterior lighting. As the driver approaches with the key, LED lighting in the lower front fascia and taillights engages subtly. Then, headlights “awaken” in what’s dubbed a fluid motion. Light also illuminates the pavement around the front doors, while select interior lights begin to brighten the cabin.

Door handles promise effortless entry, courtesy of new E-latch door release, integrated within the beltline. At the touch of a button, the doors are said to pop open. Power door-closing technology also is available.

Lincoln Drive Control provides three settings: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. They adapt steering and suspension settings to tailor ride and handling. Taking it a step further, available adaptive steering helps optimize steering response.

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can automatically apply up to full braking force, when appropriate. Optional adaptive cruise control can automatically slow the car in heavy stop-and-go traffic, while a 360-degree camera system helps with parking.

Perfect Position Seats, said to be inspired by private jets and luxury office furniture, may adjust up to 30 ways, to suit an individual’s shape and weight. Seats can be fitted with massage, head and cooling functions, as well as thigh extensions.

Audio systems offer three listening modes: Stereo, Audience, and On Stage. Active Noise Control and acoustic laminated glass are standard.

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Priced at $44,560 with front-drive ($46,560 with all-wheel drive), the base model has a long list of standard equipment. It includes the 3.7-liter V6 engine, 10-speaker audio, SYNC 3 infotainment, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, LED taillamps, wood trim, rearview camera, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
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Stepping up to the $47,515 Select trim level brings leather seating surfaces, a hands-free power trunk lid, and 19-inch wheels. The 2.7-liter turbo V6 is optional. All-wheel drive adds $2,000.
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For $53,915 with the 2.7-liter turbo V6 engine, the Reserve version includes heated/cooled front seats, blind-spot information system, and power-folding rear head restraints, and 19-inch wheels. All-wheel drive adds $2,000. Reserve trim with the high-potency 3-liter twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive is priced at $59,180.

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Black Label

The top trim label comes with a choice of three Black Label designer themes: Chalet, Thoroughbred, or Continental-exclusive Rhapsody. Starting at $62,915 with 2.7-liter engine ($64,915 with all-wheel drive). Substituting the 3-liter twin-turbo V6 raises the outlay to $66,180 ($2,000 more with all-wheel drive).

CarsDirect Tip

Plenty of current cars claim to be distinctive in appearance, different from the other. The Continental actually is. Buyers have plenty of choices, starting with the trio of available powertrains.

Don’t expect much humanity from the highly-touted Approach Detection technology, despite its promise of a “warm and inviting welcome” that’s a “more human, personally tailored Quiet Luxury experience.” First seen on the 2015 Lincoln MKC, it’s one more computerized algorithm masquerading as true personalization.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.7L V-6 / 305 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 26 / 21 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.7L V-6 / 305 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 26 / 21 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
106 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
201.4 "
Exterior Width
75.3 "
Exterior Height
58.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.7 "
Front Legroom
44.4 "
Rear Legroom
41.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,224 Lbs.
Wheel Base
118 "
Turning Radius
20.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Lincoln Luxury Soft Touch Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blis Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Unlimited Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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