Dealers Open Order Books for 2017 Lincoln Continental; Pricing Announced | Edmunds

Dealers Open Order Books for 2017 Lincoln Continental; Pricing Announced


DEARBORN, Michigan Lincoln dealers are taking orders now for the 2017 Lincoln Continental luxury sedan, Lincoln spokesman Sam Locricchio told Edmunds on Wednesday.

The new Continental arrives in showrooms in September, targeting the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS and CT6, as well as the Lexus GS 350 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Lincoln will offer the Continental in four trim levels: Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label.

The Premiere front-wheel-drive model with a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine starts at $45,485. The Premiere all-wheel-drive model is priced at $47,485. It includes ambient lighting, a 10-speaker premium audio system and adaptive HID headlights.

The Select front-wheel-drive model with the 3.7-liter V6 engine is priced at $48,440. The top-of-the-line Select all-wheel-drive model with a 335-hp 2.7-liter V6 engine is priced at $52,690. It includes 19-inch aluminum wheels, 10-way driver and front passenger heated seats and two rear-seat USB charging ports.

The Reserve front-wheel-drive model with the 2.7-liter V6 engine starts at $54,840 and tops out at $60,105 for the all-wheel-drive model with the 400-hp 3.0-liter V6. In addition to the standard features of the lower trim levels, Reserve models also get a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert, tri-zone climate control and a power rear sunshade.

The top-of-the-line Black Label front-wheel-drive model with a 2.7-liter V6 engine is priced at $63,840 and tops out at $69,105 for the all-wheel-drive model with the 3.0-liter V6 engine. Standard Black Label equipment includes 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, LED headlights and a Revel Ultima sound system.

Buyers can add several optional packages, including a $4,300 Rear Seat package, available on Reserve and Black Label models. It includes 40/20/40 split-fold seats, rear heated-and-cooled seats and a dual-panel moonroof.

A $3,105 Technology package bundles a long list of items, including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, a driver-alert system and a 360-degree camera.

A $695 Climate package features auto high beams, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

A Revel audio system adds $1,130 to the bottom line, while 30-way Perfect Position seats are priced at $1,500.

Edmunds says: This new Continental is a crucial component of Lincoln's plan for revival. Now that the order banks are open, we'll get a good indication whether or not the company is headed in the right direction.

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