Lincoln has had a tough year in 2015 when it comes to releasing newer models in the market. Their luxury sedans did not impress the loyal fan base, as they were left unfulfilled by its specs and performance details. In that context the 2017 Lincoln MKS won’t actually be offered because it will be replaced with new Lincoln Continental model.
What is new?
The new Lincoln Continental is new entry model in full-size luxury sedan class and it is based on Continental Concept model that debuted at the New York auto show in 2015. It brings new modern design backed with roomy and rich interior. There will also be powerful twin-turbo V-6 with around 400 hp and two additional engine options.
2017 Lincoln MKS: Engines
As far as performance and engine specs of 2017 Lincoln MKS replacement are concerned, engineers will equip this model with three engine options. At the top of the line will be a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V-6 that can produce around 400 hp and matching torque number.
As the base engine, this model will include a 3.7 liter V-6 naturally aspirated unit. There will also be another options which will be a 2.7 liter turbocharged V-6.
The new Continental sedan will get a six-speed automatic transmission across the lineup. The standard will be front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is optional.
The model will also use three drive modes including Normal, Comfort and Sport which will adapt suspension and steering settings according to your demand. Optional on this car will be adaptive steering system which improves response on inputs during the ride.
2017 Lincoln MKS: New Design
When it comes to the design the, the 2017 Lincoln MKS replacement will sport crisp and elegant but not much expressive style. Soft corners, elegant roof line and sharp two parallel lines on door panels will define its body sculpting.
Up front, the model will include new grille with unique mesh pattern that replaces old split wing design. Slim headlights with integrated LED technology will include four lighting units and fog lights design also mimics this design.
Luxurious interior, and rich features
Inside, the model will be trimmed with leather upholstery and wood and aluminum accents. Contrasting stitching will be applied on seats and leather wraps instruments panel, center console and door panels.
The driver’s seat comes with 30-way power adjustable functionality and options for seats include features such as heating, cooling and massaging. The rear seats will offer reclining and mentioned features for front seating row and they will also include independent audio and climate controls.
There will also be active noise control and acoustic glass. Panoramic sunroof that covers entire roof will be available as option.
Advanced safety features
For the safety purposes the new Continental will be equipped with numerous advanced driver aids. It will include adaptive cruise control, 360-degree camera system, pre-collision assists with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, etc.
2017 Lincoln MKS: Arrival, Price
There has been no official announcement regarding the price and release of 2017 Lincoln MKS. However, close sources report that it might cost around $10, 000 more than the model it replaces. It is expected to arrive by the end of this year.