Walk up to the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental and it greets you in a wonderful way. First, the headlights and taillights subtly wake up and shine. Then the Lincoln welcome mat light brightens the pavement near the door to help you watch your step as the interior lights begin to illuminate the cabin. You won’t soon get tired of that. The new E-latch doors even open and close themselves with the push of a button.
These are the kinds of attention to detail that can be added when creating a new flagship car with a blank canvas. Lincoln’s engineers took full advantage of that when they designed this, the most powerful, and most peaceful, Lincoln ever. Passengers in this car will always arrive at their destination more rejuvenated than when they left. One reason is the new engine’s effortless power, the other is the new seats’ serene comfort.
The beating heart of the new Continental is an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. When paired with all-wheel drive and dynamic torque vectoring, it propels the car effortlessly for the ultimate motoring experience.
Elegant is the only way to describe the look of the new Continental. It starts with a new signature grille flanked by LED lamps. The hidden E-latch door releases blend in with the integrated mirrors to give a clean side profile. The panoramic sunroof creates open air.
Every passenger rides in first-class luxury in the Continental, with seating inspired by private jets. The new Perfect Position Seats can be adjusted 30 ways and include options for heating, cooling, massage and independent thigh extensions. That goes for rear seats as well.
Inside, the Continental has active noise control and acoustic glass to maximize enjoyment of the new Revel audio system with up to 20 speakers. Passengers will appreciate design details like fashionable stitching on the seats at six to seven stitches per inch, and laser-cutting on the wood trim that doesn’t interrupt the wood grain.
Behind the scenes, new safety features are at work to make you a better driver. Adaptive cruise control takes care of the stop-and-go driving as well as applying the brake for you when the car is stationary. It will even stop for you if it detects a pedestrian or collision ahead. The Continental can park itself — in standard spaces or parallel parking situations — as well as pull itself out of those spots. It will even create a 360-degree image of your surroundings on-screen.
The all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental is built in Michigan and will be available this fall at Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam, WI.