2017 Lincoln Continental

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$44,720-$65,075
$42,484-$61,171
16 CITY / 25 HWY
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Overview

The Lincoln Continental is offered with a choice of three powerful V6 engines. The base engine is a 3.7L V6 making 305 hp, all-wheel drive is optional, though by default power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic. A smaller 2.7L V6 makes 335 hp, the bigger power number coming courtesy of a turbocharger. Though horsepower only jumps by about 30, the 2.7L makes far more torque than the naturally aspirated but bigger 3.7L engine, with 100 lb-ft more on tap. The top of the line engine is a 3.0L V6, this time with two turbochargers, making an even 400 hp; while still making more torque than any other engine in the lineup. Opting for the most powerful engine necessitates all-wheel drive, with the only transmission option being a 6-speed auto.

Several equipment groups are available with the Continental. Models sold with the 3.7L engine come with either 100A or 200A equipment packages while 2.7L Models are sold in either 200A or 300A trim. Continentals sold with the top of the line 3.0L twin-turbo engine get the 300A equipment package by default.

Standard equipment on the 100A package includes dual-zone, automatic climate control with rear seat vents, a leather wrapped steering wheel with buttons to control the audio and climate control systems, rear-seat reading lamps, three different power outlets, wood trim, and MyLincoln Mobile App. Standard exterior items include 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED tail lamps and integrated blind spot mirrors.

The 200A equipment level adds among other things, leather seating surfaces, a hands free power trunk lid and a trick lighting system that will project the Lincoln logo on the ground when unlocking and approaching the vehicle. The 300A equipment level includes heated and cooled front seats, a blind spot information system and power folding rear head restraints.

Lots of options are available on the Continental, including stylish 19 or 20-inch wheels, a twin-panel moonroof, an active parking assist system, adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a 30-way adjustable driver's seat, a Revel premium sound system and LED headlamps. Of course, being a Continental a rear-seat package with reclining, heated and cooled rear seats is also available.

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HistoryFounded in 1917, Lincoln is an American automobile manufacturer that is a brand of Ford Motor Company. Lincoln was started by Henry Leland, one of the original founders of Cadillac. The company's initial plans were to build aircraft engines, but it hit financial troubles and was bought by Ford in 1922 for $8 million.In the early days, Lincoln built a bare chassis with a powertrain and suspension. It was then sent to a coachbuilder, like Fleetwood, to be completed according to customer specifications. In 1924, Lincoln touring sedans, which were known as "Police Flyers," began to become popular with police departments around the country. It wasn't for another two decades that some of Lincoln's most identifiable product names, such as Continental and Town Car, first debuted in the 1950s as the company's flagship models (both have only recently been discontinued).
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