The Lincoln Continental Concept was a preview of a 2016 production
model. The design of the concept marks a turning point in the company's
styling language, and is one of the more eye-catching creations to
emerge from Lincoln in years.
The 2015 Lincoln Continental Concept is designed to to appear elegant,
powerful and serene (Lincoln's words). It's a fairly conventional
looking large sedan in terms of proportions and layout, but the details
and the subtle bulging wheel arches give it an air of quality and
presence. It looks a bit Bentley-ish from some angles, and last-generation
Audi A8-ish from others. But not close enough to either to be considered
As well as previewing the styling of the production Lincoln Continental,
the concept also showcased some of the latest gadgets and technology
developed by Lincoln. For example, the E-Latch door handles, which
tuck discreetly in the clean vehicle beltline. With this system the
doors open effortlessly with the touch of a button positioned on the
underside of the door handle wings and close quietly. In addition
the car features full-width tail lamps feature advanced light-through-chrome
technology. Powerful LED matrix head lamps with laser-assist high
beams reduce glare and improve visibility.
On the inside the Lincoln Continental Concept features luxury Venetian
leather seats and door panels, which is matched with Alcantara suede
seat inserts and arm rests. Above is a satin headliner, while below
is a wool carpet. For an added touch of elegance there is rose gold
trim around the instrument cluster.
Ambient lighting enhances the interior, creating a serene environment.
Soft-gold LED lights glow from the center console and from the halo
Patented 30-way Lincoln-designed seats use a new-to-market design
that conforms to passengers sizes and shapes. The passenger-side
rear seat can fully recline by moving the front passenger seat forward
with the touch of a button.
From a panel mounted on the through-center console, rear passengers
also can control climate settings and the Revel Ultima audio system,
which allows passengers to select from three surround-sound modes:
Stereo, Audience and On-Stage.
Powering the Lincoln Continental concept is a turbocharged 3.0
litre V6 engine. The car also features Lincoln Drive Control ride-enhancing
systems and Adaptive Steering.
|Engine / Drivetrain
|3.0 litre turbocharged V6