The 2018 Lincoln Continental is brand’s new full-size flagship sedan. The company returned this nameplate for the 2017 model year and this car replaces MKS sedan. When describing it, company uses attributes like elegant, quiet luxury and effortlessly powerful. Indeed, this car delivers all of that but it also has more aces up its sleeve.
New for 2018 model:
A year after it was all new, the Continental will continue with minor upgrades. Changes will be related with revised equipment groups and new color options. New equipment packages will also expand its offer.
2018 Lincoln Continental Platform and Exterior
According to the American car manufacturing company, this model rides on CD4 platform. This design architecture is also available in other models like Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion. However under the Continental sits modified version of this platform. It has enlarged front and rear tracks as well as wheelbase. This architecture also features reengineered structure which provides a longer dash to axle ratio.
As for the exterior of the 2018 Lincoln Continental it comes unchanged. It features styling that takes inspiration from the concept model. Elegant stance and subtle lines distinguishes it from to say more expressive rivals. However, this model wins on a charm and elegancy.
In the front end, it includes brand’s signatures grille and nice headlights. Grille uses unique mesh pattern and fits nice to pronounced nose of this model. Two creases on the hood matches to these contours while other body lines are more subtle.
Profile design is clean and smooth. Model has door handles integrated high into the belt line. Full-width headlights and conventional trunk defines its rear end.
High quality materials are used in interiors of this vehicle. Soft touch surfaces and premium quality fine leather is dominantly present in its cabin. Leather wrapped seats come with headrests and offer 30-way adjustability. Unique contrasting wood, aluminum and stitching accents also improve entire impression. Along with fine material quality, adequate space inside ensures comfortable journeys.
2018 Continental will also feature a modern infotainment system, which consists of large screen display and navigational unit. A lot of other technological features will also be on offer, including a high quality audio system and a climate control system. Connectivity features will also be present with smartphone integration, USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity.
For the safety purposes it will include many advanced systems like frontal collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency baking, adaptive cruise control, surround view camera system, etc.
2018 Lincoln Continental: Engine Specification
Motivating this lovely sedan will be a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V-6 engine. Available power is up to 400 hp and matching torque as well. It transfers power via six speed automatic transmission to front wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional and it routes power between rear wheels according to conditions, traction and cornering.
Two more engines will be available with 2018 Lincoln Continental. Naturally aspirated 3.7 liter V-6 will produce around 305 hp and torque of 280 lb-ft. A turbocharged 2.7 liter V-6 will also be available. It can produce 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Expected fuel economy will vary depending on the configuration. A 3.0 liter based powertrain with all-wheel drive will return around 19 mpg combined. A 3.7 liter engine will earn 20 mpg combined with TWD or 19 mpg with AWD. A 2.7 liter EcoBoost will hit 21 mpg combined with TWD or 20 mpg with AWD.
2018 Lincoln Continental: Pricing and Availability
2018 Lincoln Continental will arrive in the last months of 2017 with a starting price of nearly $45,000.