Tech Spec: 2017 Lincoln Continental

The Lincoln Motor Company reintroduced its flagship Lincoln Continental, as an all-new model in 2017. The Continental offers a variety of advanced technologies designed to help keep drivers more alert and in control.

An all-new Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine producing up to 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque is available with an all-wheel drive drivetrain. A 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 — with 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque — is standard, and a 2.7L twin turbo V6 engine — with 335 horsepower and 380 poundfeet of torque — is optional. The 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 engine features electronic multi-port gasoline injection fuel delivery, while the 2.7L and 3.0L twin turbo V6 engines are gasoline direct injection.

Lincoln Drive Control provides the driver a choice of three settings — comfort, normal and sport — adapting steering and suspension setups to tailor ride and handling. Continuously controlled damping helps isolate Continental from road imperfections, while adaptive steering technology improves steering efficiency and effort.

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force. Pre-Collision Assist can help drivers avoid rear-end collisions with other vehicles at all speeds, while Pedestrian Detection can help drivers avoid pedestrians at lower speeds.

To take the stress out of parallel and perpendicular parking, Lincoln uses ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear of the Continental to help locate an appropriate parking space, then automatically steer the car in. The driver only has to operate the brake and gas pedals. A 360-degree camera system uses views from cameras mounted in the grille, decklid and 180-degree side mirrors, seamlessly stitching these snapshots together to create an image in the screen so drivers can see around the car, same as if a camera is overhead.
2017 Lincoln Continental interior
Designed to provide a serene experience, the all-new Continental’s interior is crafted to be physically comforting, visually soothing and peacefully quiet. An interior highlight is the new Perfect Position Seats — inspired by private jets and high-end office furniture — which can be adjusted up to 30 ways. The patented design allows the seat to adjust to individual body shapes and weights for optimal stretch and comfort. Rear passengers also enjoy first-class travel amenities such as audio and climate control, adjustable sunshades and reclining, heated, cooled and massaging seats.

The Continental features four trim levels: Premier, Select, Reserve and Black Label. Three Lincoln Black Label designer themes are available — Chalet, Thoroughbred and Rhapsody.

The all-new Lincoln Continental carries a starting price of $44,560.

Servicing the 2017 Lincoln Continental

The 2017 Lincoln Continental is equipped with the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor (IOLM) system, which displays a message in the information display at the proper oil change interval. This interval may be up to one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 km).

When the oil change message appears in the information display, it is time for an oil change. Make sure you perform the oil change within two weeks or 500 miles (800 km) of the message appearing.

The IOLM determines when a driver should change their engine oil based on how they use their vehicle. Drivers who drive normal commuting with highway driving; light, or moderate, load or towing; flat to moderately hilly roads; no extended idling should expect a message prompting them to service their vehicle between 7,500-10,000 miles (12,000-16,000 km). Drivers who drive with moderate to heavy load or towing; mountainous or offroad conditions; extended idling; extended hot or cold operation should expect a message at 5,000-7,499 miles (8,000-11,999 km). Drivers who drive with maximum load or towing or in extreme hot or cold operation should expect a message at 3,000-4,999 miles (4,800-7,999 km).

NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

At every oil change interval as indicated by the
information display:

• Change engine oil and filter
• Rotate tires
• Perform a multi-point inspection
• Inspect the automatic transmission fluid level (if equipped with a dipstick)
• Inspect the brake pads, rotors, hoses and parking brake
• Inspect the engine cooling system strength and hoses
• Inspect the exhaust system and heat shields
• Inspect the rear axle (all-wheel-drive vehicles only)
• Inspect the half-shaft boots
• Inspect the steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie-rod ends, driveshaft and U-joints
• Inspect the tires, tire wear and measure the tread depth
• Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness and drag

Every 6,000 miles (10,000 km):
• Inspect cabin air filter

Every 20,000 miles (32,000 km):
• Replace cabin air filter

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):
• Replace engine air filter

Every 40,000 miles (64,000 km):
• Replace fuel filter (3.0L engine only)

At six years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km),
then every three years or 5,000 miles (8,000
km):

• Replace engine coolant

Every 100,000 miles (160,000 km):
• Replace spark plugs
• Inspect accessory drive belt(s)

Every 150,000 miles (240,000 km):
• Change automatic transmission fluid
• Replace accessory drive belt(s) (if not replaced within the last 100,000 miles [160,000 km])

SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Towing a Trailer or Using a Car-Top Carrier

As required:
• Change engine oil and filter as indicated by information display and perform services listed in the normal scheduled maintenance chart

Inspect frequently, service as required:
• Inspect U-joints (all-wheel-drive only)

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):
• Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):
• Replace spark plugs

Extensive Idling or Low-Speed Driving for
Long Distances, as in Heavy Commercial Use

As required:
• Change engine oil and filter as indicated by information display and perform services listed in the normal scheduled maintenance chart

Inspect frequently, service as required:
• Replace cabin air filter
• Replace engine air filter

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):
• Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 60,000 miles (96,000 km):
• Replace spark plugs

Operating in Dusty or Sandy Conditions
Inspect frequently, service as required:
• Replace cabin air filter
• Replace engine air filter

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km):
• Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag
• Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth

Every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or six months:
• Change engine oil and filter
• Perform multi-point inspection

Every 30,000 miles (48,000 km):
• Change automatic transmission fluid

Fluids and Capacities

Engine Oil: SAE 5W-30 premium synthetic blend or full synthetic oil; capacity is 6.0 quarts (5.7 liters) with filter — it is recommended that 0W-30 oil be used in cold climates to improve engine cold start performance

Coolant: Motorcraft Orange Prediluted Antifreeze/ Coolant; capacity is 10.9 quarts (10.3 liters) for front-wheel drive, 2.7L engine; 11.0 quarts (10.4 liters) for all-wheel drive, 2.7L engine; 11.6 quarts (11.0 liters) for 3.0L engine; 10.2 quarts (9.7 liters) for 3.7L engine

Automatic Transmission Fluid: Mercon LV; capacity is 11.6 quarts (11.0 liters)