2017 Lincoln Continental Price, News, Release Date: Does It Have What It Takes To Succeed?

Oct 06, 2016 12:15 PM EDT | Johanna Vanessa Anasco

Lincoln's luxury sedan is expected to be at around $45,605. At first look, it does have a unique look from its predecessors, but has an uncanny resemblance to its rival.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental's design sports modern lines, roomy cabin and a powerful engine. It is equipped with V6 turbocharged engine with a 400hp output. It is seen as a powerful re-entry into the premium luxury sedan segment.

What's good about it?

There is not much to say. Its engine is "effortless," said Lincoln president, Kumar Galhotra, very powerful. Its sleek seating design is given a thumbs-up. Not to be overlooked, it has luxurious spacious cabins to boot.

The design is nothing but top-notch luxury. It only screams chic and posh all the way. It has a Black Label trim. It offers three color schemes, namely Chalet, Thoroughbred and Rhapsody. Chalet has a cream and white team. Thoroughbred offers shades of tans and browns. Lastly, in deep blue with bright surfaces is Rhapsody.

Is there a downside?

Yes, there is unfortunately a downside to this luxury sedan. It drives on a front-wheel chassis instead from the rear-wheel like its rivals. Its design resembles a bit of familiarity distinct from Bentleys.

What's in store for and expected from the 2017 Lincoln Continental?

There are other engine options to choose from, other than its twin-turbo charged 3-liter V6 capacity, which as an estimated output of 400hp. It also has a boost of about 400-lb torque power. This is currently unique to Lincoln's luxury sedan.

The other engines include a 3.7-liter V6, a twin-turbo at 2.7-liter V6, both of which delivers 303 hp and 278 llb ft of torque for the former, and 325 hp and 380 lb-ft for the latter.

However, Lincoln has stated its plans a different engine for China. In the country the option available will be a 2-liter twin turbo four engine.

All engines, thrusts a six-speed automatic transmission to the wheel. Comfort, Normal and Sport are the three drive modes offered. These options have preset adjustments, such as shock absorber settings, engine and includes torque vectoring which is optional.

Undoubtedly, over-all the 2017 Lincoln is a quietly elegant spacious luxury sedan. It will remain to be Lincoln's flag ship vehicle come this fall.

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