2017 Lincoln Continental

Overview

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.

Lincoln Continental offers first-class travel for clients in America and China, bringing warm, human touches and a contemporary design. It is designed to appeal to culturally progressive clients who define luxury on their own terms – craving superior quality, craftsmanship and safety.

“The Continental name has long been associated with the best Lincoln has to offer, and this car delivers on that promise,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “With this all-new model, we’ve focused on creating more human, personally tailored experiences for our clients – providing what we call quiet luxury.”

 

Elegance Through Design

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.

 

Effortless Power

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. [1]

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.

To take the stress out of parallel and perpendicular parking, Lincoln uses ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear of Continental to help locate an appropriate parking space, then automatically steer the car in. The driver only has to operate brake and gas pedals. A 360-degree camera system uses views from cameras mounted in the grille, decklid and 180-degree side mirrors, seamlessly stitching these snapshots together to create an image in the screen so drivers can see around the car, same as if a camera is overhead.

Serene, Soothing Interiors

Designed to provide a serene experience, the all-new Continental’s beautifully detailed interior is crafted to be physically comforting, visually soothing and peacefully quiet. From the warmth of its authentic wood accents to the simplicity of its controls, every aspect of this all-new interior environment is designed to provide luxurious comfort for all occupants.

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.

For those seeking the highest expression of Lincoln luxury, three Lincoln Black Label designer themes are available – Chalet, Thoroughbred and Continental-exclusive Rhapsody.

The all-new Lincoln Continental is produced at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. It is available now, starting at $44,560.

[1] Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can detect pedestrians, but not in all conditions and does not replace safe driving. See owner’s manual for system limitations.

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