We’ve got your pricing info for the all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental.
Lincoln is pricing the base model at $45,485 to start, including the destination fee. While the new Continental starts at several thousand more than the MKS it replaces, it’s still less than the Audi A6, Cadillac CT6 and BMW 5 Series. The high-end all-wheel-drive trim with Black Label materials will set you back $69,105 before options.
Lincoln took the wraps off its all-new flagship sedan at this year’s Detroit Auto Show in January. It’s supposed to herald the automakers return to the pinnacle of luxury.
It gets a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 under the hood good for 400-horses. It also features exterior ambient lighting that senses when the driver approaches. Other touches include hidden electric door handles and a panoramic glass panel covering the entire roof. There is also a three-mode suspension and steering system, torque vectoring, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera system, and collision assist with pedestrian detection.
According to Automotive News, more than 40,000 people have expressed interest in buying one.
So will Continental customers be men or women? Lincoln’s female fan base has been growing of late when it comes to SUV sales. The automaker recently reported that women buying and registering Lincoln MKC, the small luxury SUV, contributed 59 percent to the brand’s year-over-year SUV growth.
As for the Lincoln nameplate, it’s an old one. It’s been around since 1938 when Henry Ford’s son Edsel asked designers to make a convertible for him to drive on vacation.
The Continental arrives in dealerships this fall.