The Lincoln Continental is a luxury sedan which was produced until 2002 and then it was replaced by MKS. Current model called MKS will be replaced soon and this company will present new flagship sedan. It is still unknown how new model will be called, but we many of experts already gave it a name New Continental. Since this model is expected to come in late 2015 or early 2016, we will call it 2016 Lincoln Continental.
2016 Lincoln Continental design
This type of a car demand a large platform, so 2016 Lincoln Continental will probably use an enlarged version of Ford’s CD4 platform, which is used for models such as Mondeo, Fusion, Edge etc. Since this model is planned for Chinese market too, it will be probably offered in long wheelbase variant too. The thing that could disappoint many fans is that this platform is designed for FWD so new model won’t be available in rear-wheel drive configuration. When it is about look, we must rely on speculations for now. Since this will be a flagship sedan, it will probably get all-new look, which will establish completely new design language which this luxury division of Ford will use for future models. When it is about interior, one thing is for sure – there will be plenty of luxury and space inside 2016 Lincoln Continental. Unlike new Ford models, this sedan won’t feature only modern digital controls, but it will also be equipped with analog ones with classic-styled knobs too. Just we used on this brand, it will combine classical and modern element, making perfectly balanced appearance.
2016 Lincoln Continental engine
This segment of the car is very sensitive and it could be very big disappointment for many fans. According to the latest information, 2016 Continental will not be available in V8 variant. New model will rather be powered by V6 or even four-cylinder engines. Lincoln’s current 3.7 liter Cyclone V6 will be replaced probably. New model will be powered by Ford’s new EcoBoost units. The base model will probably use 2.3 liter inline-four engine, while the more powerful variant will use bigger 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine. The 2016 Lincoln Continental will also get new transmission. Instead of current 6-speed automatic, new model will use new more-fuel economy oriented nine-speed transmission. New sedan will be available in FWD and AWD configurations.
2016 Lincoln Continental price
At this point, we can rely only on speculations. It is expected that 2016 Lincoln Continental will go between 40.000 and 50.000 dollars.
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