2016 Lincoln Continental price, pics

After years of rumors about the big return of the Continental flagship sedan by Lincoln, the American brand finally revealed the model’s concept. However, we won’t wait for a long time for the production version, as some of you might think. In fact 2016 Lincoln Continental production version will come as soon as late this, or early on next year. Some sources indicated that the model is already headed for production, so let’s see what we can expect from it:

2016 Lincoln Continental Front

2016 Lincoln Continental interior and exterior

Even though the Lincoln officials didn’t want to reveal which platform will underpin the production version, according to some sources, it won’t be a MKS/Taurus platform but rather a CD4 architecture which underpins the Fusion and MKZ models.

The design is pretty exquisite. New Continental has sleek and elegant body lines, with a lot of chrome details both inside and out. The grill is larger and chrome-laden and gives a luxurious touch to the front end of the vehicle. The concept is painted in Rhapsody Blue shade which prevails both inside and out. Huge 21-inch wheels, narrow headlight and taillights and lack of door handles are just some of most noticeable highlights of the model.

On the inside, the story is even more ravishing than on the outside. Great seat design, plenty of space and highest quality materials are some things that are instantly noticeable. When we speak about materials, than we should mention that leather and Alcantara seats, are perfectly combined with a satin headliner and shearling wool carpet. Beside extravagant design and fabric, new 2016 Lincoln Continental has numerous features to complete the picture. LED ambient lighting, rear iPad desk (automated swiveling), electrochromic sunroof, Revel Ultima sound system with 19 speakers, 30-way adjustable front seats are just some of the interior conveniences found in the upcoming Continental.

2016 Lincoln Continental Rear

2016 Lincoln Continental engine

Concept and production version will, however, have various things common, and one of those is the engine.  2016 Lincoln Continental will be run by a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with an output of 350 horsepower. Although there are some rumors that Lincoln could offer a 4-cylinder unit further in production, this news have not been confirmed yet, so we will have to wait for an official announcement.

The engine’s power will be transmitted to either front or all wheels via 9- or 10-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel economy rates are not available, but it is expected to be somewhere around average for this class of vehicles.

2016 Lincoln Continental Interior

2016 Lincoln Continental competition

Well, upcoming Continental will compete with best premium sedans, as it supposed to. Its rivals include Cadillac CT6 sedan and Jaguar XF sedan, which were presented at the same event as Continental concept. Besides these two, there also German competitors which include Audi A8, Mercedes S-class and BMW 7-series.

2016 Lincoln Continental Interior Rear

2016 Lincoln Continental price and release date

As we stated earlier on, the 2016 Lincoln Continental Concept was premiered at the 2015 NY Auto Show, while its production should start by the end of this year. Most likely, the production version of this great sedan will be released during the first half of next, 20016 year. Price is expected to start around $75,000, but there are no official info about pricing specs of the model.

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