Eric Turner, Lincoln brand manager, and Craig Hall, Lincoln Limousine & Livery program coordinator and fleet marketing manager, pose with the new production model 2017 Lincoln-Continental sedan after the unveiling on the International LCT Show floor on Feb. 29 in Las Vegas.
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Lincoln Motor Company released on April 14 the long-awaited official pricing for the recently debuted 2017 Lincoln Continental. The MSRPs, with the 500A livery package, are $48,640
for the FWD model, and $50,640
for the AWD model. A livery technology package (100A) valued at $1,105 is included as standard, along with destination and delivery charges valued at $925 per vehicle.
The livery versions are based on the Continental Premiere edition, which has a 300-hp, 3.7-liter V6 engine with 280 ft.lbs. of torque coupled with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
A team from Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles debuted a production version of the Lincoln Continental on Feb. 29 during the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. LCT will have further coverage in the May issue.
Because the Lincoln Continental is not on sale yet, Ford/Lincoln still must devise a rebate program, to be released this fall, according to a Lincoln team panel presentation at the Show on March 1. Production Job 1 starts in July, with the first Continentals shipped to dealerships in August.
The Lincoln Continental will be built on one wheelbase only, and not be available for cutting and stretching under Ford’s high-quality QVM certification program.The MKT Town Car chassis will remain available for QVM stretch and hearse models at least through MY 2019.
The Continental will come with Ford’s extended warranty of 4 years/150,000 miles and a livery warranty similar to those of other fleet vehicles. It will include extra care covering 113 components. Premium care will be available for an additional charge, covering 1,000 components.
The special Livery Package (500A) contains equipment specific to the limousine industry. An optional livery technology package includes features such as an auto-dimming rear view mirror, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert), and a lane keeping aid.
LCT background article here: Lincoln Revives Legacy Brand For Limo Service