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2017 Lincoln Continental: Goofy Doors, Horrendous Blue Velvet Interior Options

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Lincoln really knew how to transform its cars into being a showstopper. When the Lincoln Continental concept was first debuted at the New York Auto Show last spring, it definitely wowed many, which then brought us to a question that came out of nowhere (sort of like how the Continental decided to make an appearance too). Would the production version be as impressive as the (Bentley-esque) show car?

Plausible. The Continental is home to a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that makes a robust 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, though there’s also a 2.7-litre turbo V6 and a naturally aspirated 3.7-litre V6 offered in the vehicle as well. It’s worth mentioning that there isn’t any plug-ins or hybrids for now, but we wouldn’t know for sure when it hits the market.

But we can’t say for sure that we’re keen to see the design for the doors. Let’s face it, it literally does not have conventional hand pockets, but they’ve got the chrome belt line moulding that curves out to form the handle (which seems rather weird). And let’s not even begin with the interior trim levels (note: Rhapsody theme). The Rhapsody theme with its deep blue and chrome-y elements makes it look dull and uninviting.

Sure, it looks very Bentley-esque, but we’re not too eager to get ourselves one of these Lincoln Continentals. Will you?

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1 Comment

  1. John Nikolic

    January 28, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I love this new Lincoln. Sorry you don’t. I expect sales will soar. I also love the Rhapsody Blue exterior and the interior. However, I really love the Thoroughbred Interior with either the Blue exterior or the black exterior. What a car. Wow!!!! John