Lincoln today released pricing information for its new 2017 Continental luxury sedan. Prices are right around what we expected, with the base 2017 Lincoln Continental coming in at $45,485 and the fully-loaded car hitting $69,105, including destination but before options.
Your entry point to 2017 Lincoln Continental ownership is the Premiere model, equipped in front-wheel-drive layout, powered by a 3.7-liter naturally-aspirated V-6 that produces 300 hp. With the base Premiere trim, the Continental still packs a plenty of luxury amenities, including 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, remote start, adaptive headlights, 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker sound system, HID headlights, and those nifty electronic exterior door handles. Moving up to a Continental Premiere AWD adds $2,000 to bump the sticker up to $47,485.
If you want both more show and more go, hop up to the 2017 Lincoln Continental Select . The same 3.7-liter V-6 comes standard on the Continental Select, but a twin-turbocharged V-6 is also offered, sending 335 hp to either the front or all four wheels. The Select trim adds more features including a hands-free power trunk lid, premium leather-trimmed seats, soft-closing doors, 19-inch wheels, wood inserts in the steering wheel, and USB ports in the rear. Prices begin at $48,440 for the front-wheel-drive Select model and $50,440 for all-wheel drive. For the 335-hp, 2.7-liter Select, you’ll have to pony up $50,690 for front-wheel drive and $52,690 for all-wheel drive.
The Reserve trim adds even more luxury to the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Included with the Reserve trim are 24-way power front seats with heating and cooling functions, a power rear sunshade, power-fold rear headrests, and tri-zone climate control. Prepare to plunk down $54,840 for the FWD 2.7-liter layout and $56,840 for the 2.7-liter AWD variant. If you’re willing to splurge to the tune of $60,105 you can get the Continental’s all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, which pushes out a heady 400 hp and comes only with all-wheel drive.
Finally, the Black Label is the most luxurious form of the new Continental. As expected, the car is loaded with features, including huge 20-inch wheels, LED headlamps, and a top-shelf Revel sound system. The Black label is available in three different “Designer Themes,” including Chalet, Rhapsody, and Thoroughbred, each with their own color scheme. With the Black Label, the buyer is then privy to a host of “privileges,” including a dealership concierge service, complementary car washes, complimentary annual detailing services, remote delivery of the car within 30 miles of select dealerships, and access to what Lincoln calls the Culinary Collection. Apparently, this is a “curated” list of restaurants in the U.S. that will provide an “at-your-service” experience. The Collection comes with one complimentary dinner for two at one of the featured restaurants.
Opulence like this doesn’t come cheap, with the Continental Black Label stickering at $63,840 with the 2.7-liter engine and front-wheel drive, which climbs to $65,840 for the AWD 2.7-liter,and $69,105 for the big-daddy 3.0-liter, 400 hp AWD Continental Black Label.
There is also a fairly extensive list of optional extras and packages. If you want incredible 30-way front seats, that will cost you an additional $1,500 on the Select trim and above. A moonroof, available on Select and up, will set you back $1,750. The Select Plus package includes blind spot monitoring and Sync 3 navigation system for an additional $1,255. If you want to stay toasty when the weather turns freezing, a Climate Package is offered on the Select, Reserve, and Black Label trims for $695. This includes auto high beams, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, rain sensing wipers, and a wiper de-icer.
A $3,105 technology package is offered on the Select, Reserve, and Black Label trims, adding a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, a lane-keeping system, rain-sensing wipers, and a wiper de-icer feature.
On the Reserve level only, you can add a Luxury Package for $5,000. This pilfers both the LED headlights and the Revel sound system from the Black Label trim. Finally, for an extra $4,300, a rear-seat package is available on the Reserve and Black Label models. This is the option group for those who would rather be driven than drive themselves, with 40/20/40 split-folding heated and cooled, power-reclining rear seats, inflatable rear seat belts, passenger seat-back controls switch, and a moonroof.
Lincoln priced the Continental aggressively, as the only other competitor from a U.S. automaker is the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan. The Continental undercuts the rear-wheel CT6 by nearly $10,000, with the least-expensive CT6 beginning at $54,490 with a 265-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. If you want to match power-for-power, the CT6 can be optioned with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V- sending 400 hp to all four wheels. This potent powertrain combo starts at $69,390, whereas you’ll pay only $60,105 to get Lincoln’s 400-hp, AWD layout. We look forward to driving these cars back-to-back to see which take on the American luxury sedan we prefer.
Take a look at the 2017 Lincoln Continental in the photo gallery below.