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2018 Lincoln Continental Top Speed, Changes and Updates

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 10:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Lincoln Continental is well-known for its elegance and luxury. This iconic sedan has been getting notable updates since its launch, something which makes it dominate to similar cars out there. The car manufacturer has announced a plan to modify the current model, which means that a new Continental is about to hit the market. The upcoming model will be known as 2018 Lincoln Continental.

2018 Lincoln Continental front
2018 Lincoln Continental – Changes and Updates:

According to the American automobile company, the new model will be based on the CD4 platform. This design architecture is available in the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ. This means that the upcoming car will share a lot of features with the two models. It will, however, get most of its features from the outgoing model. The entire body will look modern with the inclusion of the latest innovative exterior features.

A meshed grill with the company’s logo embedded on it will be one of the major features in the front end of 2018 Lincoln Continental. Other front features include LED headlamps and a revised bumper. On the sides, you can expect some chrome skirts, ergonomic door handles, and alloy wheels. The rear end will look magnificent with full-width tail lights. Some high-quality materials will find their way in the interior of 2018 Lincoln Continental. You can expect fine leather and premium soft-touch plastics in most parts of the cabin. Seats will get leather, a 30-way adjustable mechanism, and headrests, among other desirable features. The automaker will take care of space, so don’t expect uncomfortable journeys from the upcoming sedan.

A refurbished infotainment system consisting of a large display screen and a navigation unit will be the center of technology in the new Lincoln car. You can anticipate for other tech features such as a climate control system and a powerful audio system. Being a modern car, it shouldn’t miss connectivity features. You can look forward to Smartphone integration, Bluetooth and USB ports.

Moreover, 2018 Lincoln Continental will be fitted with a wide range of safety and security features. Some of them include: adaptive cruise control, seatbelts, lane keep assist, rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, airbags, ABS, and parking assist.

2018 Lincoln Continental interior
2018 Lincoln Continental – High Quality and Rich Interior:

The automaker is expected to equip its new sedan with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. This powertrain is capable of generating 400 hp and 390 lb-ft. A 6-speed or 9-speed automatic transmission system will be offered to supply power to the wheels and provide for a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive.

Concerning speed, the car will achieve the 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.5 seconds. The top speed is expected to be around 130 mph. As for the fuel economy, the new Lincoln sedan will record around 20 mpg in cities and 27 mpg on highways. And as the engine name suggests, the vehicle will give out lesser emissions, polluting the environment less.

2018 Lincoln Continental rear

2018 Lincoln Continental – Expected Launch, Price, and Competition:

The base price of the new Continental will be around $62,000. The price will rise up to around $72,000 for the trim levels. Being a 2018 model, the Lincoln sedan is expected on the market in the last months of 2017. Some markets will start selling it in the first quarter of 2018.

The upcoming 2018 Lincoln Continental sedan will be rivaled by cars such as Audi A8, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series.

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