According to some rumors, here you can see the first details about 2015 Lincoln Continental. Most of the time it was produced, Continental was a flagship model of Ford’s Lincoln division. This luxury full-sizer dates back from 1939, but its production was interrupted twice. Last time we saw it was back in 2002 when it was discontinued and Ford presented new Lincoln concept which, sadly never hit the roads. After many turbulent years, Lincoln has more than a few issues to iron out and they’ll first have to consolidate their lineup. This leaves some space for new models, and even though Continental’s rebirth looks unlikely at present, futurewise, it seems viable.
2015 Lincoln Continental Engine range
Probably the biggest downsize of a Lincoln concept was its V12 powertrain which we cannot imagine in a sedan, only 10 or so years later. When Continental becomes a reality, downsized powertrain will have to be used. Four cylinder sounds a bit small for such a car, even turbo one, to be honest. That’s why Lincoln’s regular 3.5L EcoBoost turbo V6 seems as a perfect match for Continental thanks to its more than 350 hp and over 350 lb-ft of torque. Transmission will most likely come in old faithful 6-speed automatic form which was used in previous generation.
Concept’s design was quite unconventional and clearly ahead of time, but morw than a decade is too much even for Continental 2002 concept. It is hard to expect its dual circular headlights, center-opening doors and throughout boxy feel to be offered these days. Instead, it’ll get more flowing lines and softer edges with singular headlights and Lincoln’s trademark split-wing grille up front, while at the rear, it’ll get new set of tail-lights.
It is hard to predict Continental’s interior since Ford still keeps quiet about it, but one thing is for certain, it’ll be filled with all kinds of luxury features and touches. This essentially means full leather upholstery, chrome and wood grain accents, ambient lighting and many more aesthetic improvements. It’ll also be fitted with state of the art surround sound system and will have infotainment system with large touch screen display.
Safety features will also be quite advanced and expect Lincoln to offer more than the usual number of airbags and all other standard safety features. Advanced electronic features will also be rich and rearview camera, blind-spot monitors, rear-cross traffic alerts, lane keeping assist and many other systems will be available.
2015 Lincoln Continental Price
It’ll be interesting to see how 3.5L turbo V6 engine will fare in a large sedan, but it did return 17/25 mpg with 4WD in smaller MKS model. With that in mind, expect slightly lowered numbers for Continental. Predicting a price of this luxury full-sizer is yet another venturing into the unknown, but wild guess would be $50,000 or $60,000 if it takes its place at the top of the lineup where it belongs.
2015 is too soon for new Lincoln Continental to arrive. At least a couple more years will have to pass before it eventually returns to the market, but then, expect it to shine as it did in decades past.