New York 2015: Lincoln Continental Concept Revealed Ahead Of Show

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
new york 2015 lincoln continental concept revealed ahead of show

Here it is: the Lincoln Continental Concept, revealed ahead of its trip down the ramp at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Power for the concept comes from a 3-liter EcoBoost V6 made exclusively for Lincoln, while the brand’s ride-enhancement technology and adaptive steering help keep things under control. No power figures were given at this time.

Inside, the occupants will be treated to a premium interior composed of Venetian and Alcantara leathers, rose gold and bright chrome trims, a satin headliner, soft-gold LED lighting, shearling wool carpet, and patented 30-way adjustable seating meant to adapt to a given occupant’s shape and size. The passenger-side rear seat can also fully recline when the front passenger seat is moved forward.

Other features include: Revel Ultima audio system; SPD SmartGlass tinting sunroof; tablet-supporting trays for the rear occupants; E-latch door handles; parking and pre-collision assists; 360-degree camera; and LED headlamps with laser-assist high beams.

The Lincoln Continental Concept is also a preview of the brand’s all-new fullsizer — to be called Continental — due next year

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  • Noble713 Noble713 on Mar 31, 2015

    Overall....I like it. Alot. Pros: Love the interior. A bit art deco mixed with 21st century tech. Likewise the exterior styling mixes art deco with JDM VIP and Bentley. Cons: Not a RWD V8. Wheels are too big for my tastes, and generally speaking I don't like chrome. I realize it's a concept though. I'd love to see a sportier version, with maybe 19-20in deep concave wheels, a matte paintjob, and blacked out accents/details. An RS6/M5-fighter.

  • Polishdon Polishdon on Mar 31, 2015

    I've read in other articles that Lincoln is trying to compete with the S-Class, Audi, etc. with this car. I hope that they realize that someone shopping for an S-Class (V8/V12) RWD is not going to consider a V6 Lincoln is in the same class. Heck, even Audi knows that! And if that's the price range they are aiming for, they are in trouble !

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Mar 31, 2015

      I'm very concerned they'll overprice it as well. It should not be $80K like some A8.

  • Urlik My online research seems to indicate it’s an issue with the retaining clips failing and allowing the valve spring retainers to come out. This results in the valve dropping into the cylinder.
  • EBFlex Typical Ford. For those keeping track, Ford is up to 44 recalls for the year. Number one recalled manufacturer (yet again) by a wide margin.
  • Lorie Did they completely forget the damn 2.0 ecoboosts that have the class action lawsuit? Guess those of us that had to pay out of pocket for an engine replacement for a fail at 76k miles are out of luck? I will never buy a Ford again.
  • Mncarguy I remember when the Golf came out and all the car magazines raved about it. I bought an early one in the mid level trim, brown with a beige vinyl interior and a stick. I must have blocked out a lot about that car, because the only thing I remember is one day with my wife and infant in the car, the brakes went out! I could use the parking brake and made it home. There must have been other issues (beside an awful dealer who felt like they were doing you a favor even letting you come in for service) because I swore I'd never buy a VW again. I did get a new Beetle and later a Passat. That's another story!
  • Oberkanone The Chrysler - Plymouth - Dodge Neon's racing successes - SCCA and elsewhere ( racing.