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Lincoln News: 2017 Lincoln Continental To Begin At $45,485

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Pricing for the 2017 Lincoln Continental has been announced and it will begin at $45,485 with destination. This will net you the Premiere front-wheel drive with a 3.7L V6 with 300 horsepower. Standard equipment for the Premiere includes leather, 10-way power front seats, 10-speaker audio system, HID headlights, 18-inch wheels, and remote start. All-wheel drive will add $2,000 to the base price.

 

Here is how the remainder of the 2017 Continental lineup breaks down:

  • Select: Have the choice of the 3.7L V6 or 2.7L twin-turbo V6 producing 335 horsepower. Features such as hands-free powered trunk lid, soft-closing doors, 19-inch wheels, and premium leather upholstery. Select prices range from $48,440 for the 3.7 V6 front-wheel drive model to $52,690 for the 2.7 twin-turbo V6 all-wheel drive.
  • Reserve: Adds the twin-turbo 3.0L V6 with 400 horsepower and all-wheel drive as a powertrain option. 24-way power front seats with ventilation, tri-zone climate control, and power rear sunshade. $54,840 gets you into the 3.7L V6 front-wheel drive Reserve. To get the 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine, be prepared to drop $60,105.
  • Black Label: The top of the line trim comes with 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, Revel audio system, and the choice of three different “Designer Themes,” that brings their own color schemes. Black Label also gives the owner access to various “privileges,” such as concierge service at the dealer, remote delivery of the vehicle within 30 Miles of select dealers, complimentary car washes, complimentary annual detailing services, and the Culinary Collection - a 'curated' list of restaurants in the U.S. that will provide an “at-your-service” experience. The collection gives the owner one complimentary dinner for two at one of the restaurants on the list. Pricing starts at $63,840 for the 2.7 twin-turbo V6 front-wheel drive model and climbs to $69,105 for the 3.0L twin-turbo V6.
When compared to its closest competitor, the Cadillac CT6, the Continental undercuts by $9,005.

 

Source: Automobile Magazine, Automotive News (Subscription Required)



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The way I'd look at it.. is for just $5000 more.. I can get a RWD based CT6 TTV6 with 400HP and 400lbs versus a FWD based Continental TTV6 with the same.. but I'd be getting a Cadillac.. and not a Lincoln.  Hell.. In truth.. I'd still get the more luxo looking XTS over the Continental.. and that thru the trims

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They are targeted at two different clientele though. One who wants a sporty car and one who wants a plush car. Do we know the interior measurements yet? I wouldn't doubt at all if the Lincoln being FWD based has a more spacious interior. Just two different cars targeted at two different buyers. 

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They are targeted at two different clientele though. One who wants a sporty car and one who wants a plush car. Do we know the interior measurements yet? I wouldn't doubt at all if the Lincoln being FWD based has a more spacious interior. Just two different cars targeted at two different buyers. 

 

 

 

What are the exact interior specs of the XTS vs CT6 vs Continental? From what I've read they arent far off in any capacity.  I don't think the CT6 competes with either the XTS or the Continental. The Lincoln's pricing is directly taking from the XTS

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They are targeted at two different clientele though. One who wants a sporty car and one who wants a plush car. Do we know the interior measurements yet? I wouldn't doubt at all if the Lincoln being FWD based has a more spacious interior. Just two different cars targeted at two different buyers. 

 

 

 

What are the exact interior specs of the XTS vs CT6 vs Continental? From what I've read they arent far off in any capacity.  I don't think the CT6 competes with either the XTS or the Continental. The Lincoln's pricing is directly taking from the XTS

 

I honestly have no clue... at least until we get some more numbers on the Contiental we won't be able to compare them. 

 

Yeah I don't think the CT6 competes at all either, imo. It's a step up. 

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I'm guessing the bulk of sales will be the fleet version, because at higher price points the CT6 is the superior choice.

 

 

I'm guess that as well. Ford trying to get back in to the Black Car business. I will correct U on at least one aspect tho.. the CT6.. is the superior vehicle at all price points IMO. The XTS.. is what the Lincoln people apparently bench-marked.. and I'm reserving judgement as to whether they did a better XTS or an, at best, equal one. 

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Since my reply to this post on the home page vanished, I guess I'll leave this here, but in cliff notes this time-

 

1)There should be no 3.7 FWD model. Way too much overlap with the MKZ.

 

2)There really shouldn't be a FWD model at all.

 

3)Are they putting 335 hp in a FWD variant?!?!

 

4)To be a real luxury brand, they should be treating all customers like Black Label buyers. Except maybe the food thing.

 

5)The Black Label better be damn nice for 70K.

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I question if this is really a competitor to the CT6 or will even in Black Level Trim be that luxurious. 

 

I do like what I am seeing at the gallery

 

Continental Gallery

 

So far, hate me if you want but I have not been impressed with Lincoln fit n finish and interior room.

 

For the pricing, they better be delivering on the goods otherwise this will blow up in their face.

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Do we know the interior measurements yet? I wouldn't doubt at all if the Lincoln being FWD based has a more spacious interior. Just two different cars targeted at two different buyers. 

 

I just checked Lincoln's media site and they don't have anything on the Continental aside from the press release for Detroit.

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Overpriced. The fwd fleet version should have been $39,995, the 400 HP model $55k and the black label $60k. I expect slow sales on this one.

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Pretty inexpensive and shows how much pricing in this market has fallen. The 1996 Continental had a MSRP base price of $41,800 and twenty years later this new, better equipped Continental is only $2,800 higher. Adjusting for inflation, the new Continental is nearly 30% cheaper!

 

 

http://www.cars.com/lincoln/continental/1996/snapshot/

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Inexpensive...? What? 

 

That was back when Lincoln had some credibility. 

 

It has to be "cheaper" now to sell. The Lincoln name isn't the greatest at the moment in the automotive world.

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I don't call $45k for a Lincoln Fusion with the same 3.7 V6 from a Taurus a good deal.   Even worse is the $55k Reserve trim still has the 3.7 V6.   At least make the 2.7 V6 standard at $45k price point and up.  If they want to offer a 3.7 V6 or even a turbo 4 to the fleet market for $39,995 go on ahead.  

 

Problem he is they aren't selling handling or performance, nor are they selling badge or image or prestige.  All they have to sell is quite and comfortable interior.  At least with the 2.7 turbo V6 it would have low end torque so you could drive around at a low engine speed and the car would seem quiet and torquey, and have a bit of a premium feel.  Cranking that 3.7 V6 up to 4,000 rpm to move all that mass isn't refined luxury.

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I don't call $45k for a Lincoln Fusion with the same 3.7 V6 from a Taurus a good deal.   Even worse is the $55k Reserve trim still has the 3.7 V6.   At least make the 2.7 V6 standard at $45k price point and up.  If they want to offer a 3.7 V6 or even a turbo 4 to the fleet market for $39,995 go on ahead.  

 

Problem he is they aren't selling handling or performance, nor are they selling badge or image or prestige.  All they have to sell is quite and comfortable interior.  At least with the 2.7 turbo V6 it would have low end torque so you could drive around at a low engine speed and the car would seem quiet and torquey, and have a bit of a premium feel.  Cranking that 3.7 V6 up to 4,000 rpm to move all that mass isn't refined luxury.

 

 

Fusion? 

 

And that 3.7L will have more HP and at least the same torque rating ( not sure on RPM or delivery, just like unsure on " all that mass " as you put it because nothing has ever been released ) as the the 4.6L InTech V8 from that 1996 Continental, ( 260/260 ) while only offering a 4spd auto and weighing in at 3,900lbs. 

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It's priced like the S90 and the Audi A6.

 

It does not have the cachet to be priced like that. Then again - Lincoln is making this for China. Where brands like Cadillac, Lincoln. Mercedes - they all have very high brand cachet.

 

FWD available is kinda crummy, but then again, you can get FWD in the XTS.

 

Like I mentioned before, there's a healthy price gap between this and the CT6. And luxury buyers are not buying RWD sedans like they used to - all of them are down recently. 

 

I think it's got a fair shot - but it better do damn well in press reviews. And the $70k version better be good.

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I'm guessing the bulk of sales will be the fleet version, because at higher price points the CT6 is the superior choice.

I'm guess that as well. Ford trying to get back in to the Black Car business. I will correct U on at least one aspect tho.. the CT6.. is the superior vehicle at all price points IMO. The XTS.. is what the Lincoln people apparently bench-marked.. and I'm reserving judgement as to whether they did a better XTS or an, at best, equal one.

Based on the fit/finish of the inner door panel on the turntable model they had at the Edmonton show I'm guessing that the quality woes that plagued the MXZ initially are still present.

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The wobble in that stitching was apparent from nearly ten feet away. Ouch

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The CT6 is as good as it gets for American luxury, currently.

But don't tell me you don't look at that pic I posted and die a little inside.

Well...not as much as when I woke up a couple of days ago and logged in to the Bruins website...

 

http://bruins.nhl.com/club/standings.htm?type=CON

 

that one was more like this:

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but yeah...

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The interior doesn't even seem all that great.   They are asking Mercedes E-class money, for a car based on the Fusion, good luck.

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The interior doesn't even seem all that great. They are asking Mercedes E-class money, for a car based on the Fusion, good luck.

What it shares its bones with is irrelevant. Don't know why you want to beat a dead horse when Mercedes is going to the same thing with their new Nissan Pick..., I mean pick up.

Oh and that E Class starts at $7k higher and quickly shoots to a price that goes far beyond a top tier Continental.

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The interior doesn't even seem all that great.   They are asking Mercedes E-class money, for a car based on the Fusion, good luck.

Yeah except it isn't competing with a sport sedan.

 

Of course nothing American has great interiors because they aren't German. *sarcasm* 

 

What's funny is for $7000 you get 2hp, fake leather(MB Tex bull$h!), no keyless ignition like the Lincoln comes with, No heated seats like the Lincoln comes with, No rear view Camera like the Lincoln comes with, 17 inch wheels(Lincoln comes with 18's) 

 

Yeah, what a bargain the E Class is.  :scratchchin:

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The interior doesn't even seem all that great.   They are asking Mercedes E-class money, for a car based on the Fusion, good luck.

Yeah except it isn't competing with a sport sedan.

 

Of course nothing American has great interiors because they aren't German. *sarcasm* 

 

What's funny is for $7000 you get 2hp, fake leather(MB Tex bull$h!), no keyless ignition like the Lincoln comes with, No heated seats like the Lincoln comes with, No rear view Camera like the Lincoln comes with, 17 inch wheels(Lincoln comes with 18's) 

 

Yeah, what a bargain the E Class is.  :scratchchin:

 

Exactly! 

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NO NO NO!!! What U two FAIL to realize is that German Luxury.. the smugness of it all.. the pretentiousness.. is about being a customer who will absolutely feel ingratiated to the manufacturer for giving U LESS.. for MORE. It is a given.. it is written.. in the Holy Journal of European Luxury.. that

 

"Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless its Ala Carte "

 

"Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless the vehicle is always advertised and held high by the most expensive trim, but is always purchased in base form"

 

"Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless buying one requires from its supposedly, but fake, affluent buyers... a 96 Month Finance approval"

 

"Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless the great engineering also requires constant maintenance, and even then get rid of it on day 2 of warranty end"

 

"Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless the styling is complete bull$h! and boring, looking no more distinct than a random Jellybean"

 

"Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless the dealership looks like a women's make-up store"

 

" Thou shall not call it Luxury.. unless U leave outta said dealership after purchase with your rectum turned inside out and hanging like an elephants trunk.. cause baby.. U just got f@#kED.. with no KY, no Vaseline.. just some old sandpaper they had lying around"

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