Here it is!
And the most exciting part is the door handle, take that as you will.
The new Continental will have a turbocharged V6 making 406 horsepower.
The Most Impressive Part Of The Lincoln Continental Is The Door Handles
This seats do look quite comfy...was looking at some concept car (European) that literally had a reclining chair with foot rest like your house.Liking that rear interior.......HOME JAMES, please....just in case I take a nap while these seats massage me, DO wake me up when we arrive,Oh and call home and tell the kitchen I want venison for dinner!!!!!.
Ok, let me be official....HATE those door handles, a LOT! I bet they cause quite a bit of wind turbulence ....and the 400+ hp sounds good,overall not too impressed, too watered down from the initial direction they displayed with the mockup model!
When I got home from dropping my son off from school this morning I happen to put on the TV which is something I don't normally do and it was on the channel on the news that was doing a piece on the Detroit auto show and they were specifically talking about the Lincoln Continental How disappointing it was to see that white one up there when they panned around the show to show all the other brands with eye-catching Reds,blues,yellows, dark grays....what were they thinking? Just blends in with all the other white cars like you say. That color just doesn't highlight the design, body lines, accents....just doesn't do the design and lighting any justice at all- no offense to white car owners. And to have that at a major reveal/auto show? So disappointing. Fire the guy who picked white LOL, I probably would have walked right by it and not noticed the cool detail of the headlights and new grille. Contrary to most on here I like the new Lincoln linked grille with the little Lincoln symbols (or so they appear).There's good size, then there's overkill...to me they are just too large, extending to the front and rear and further stretching them out,and they are Chrome!!!! ummmm not for me, I also do not like the placement, to high up on the belt line.....they just look odd rather than inviting.
Ideally, no handles, or sculpted into the panel,and def NOT in chrome.
I remember we just had a discussion on the lighted emblem a couple of weeks ago, mmoretti, you LOVED it,and I suggested getting some after market for yours but you were saying you hate after market add ons LOL, remember? that would have been a classy cool touch,especially if it was tied into My colours" and you can choose your own colour!
Heads up display would be a bonus too, I'm not holding my breath tho....you know, with windows open, I can just imagine the turbulence caused with those door handles, don't be surprised if you get all kinds of whistling sounds too,I mean, they are just HUGE!
This design is sort of caught between wanting to be a full size limo and a large sedan, and achieving neither!
The blue concept looked incredible very forward thinking,beautiful lines, and the lights in the front end were just incredible....this in contrast is very,mainstream....not that evoking at all....the concept would/could have brought the Bentley down on it's knees ( pompous brand )....
Till I see this in person I will reserve final judgement.....by my first impressions are not that positive.
Why even embark on a concept car, then have the finished product that distant from the original direction shown ??? read MANY positive comments on the concept,this just almost feels like a let down....and this colour??? are you guys blind (at Lincoln) that blue was just incredible....to switch it out for this,whatever sexy name they are going to throw at it, still looks plain Jane white (not that anything is plain about Jane lol) or a shade of light silver....in this case, they totally lost direction!
Yeah when you look at the handles from back to front of car they look huge and stick out too much. Why so big when they were trying to accomplish "sleek"? I do love the way they open. They need to make them way more low profile but maybe they fear "bigger" hands will have a problem with the way it activates? They could easily tie this (door opening) to the app too.No way, no how, no way in a million years will I ever contemplate a Buick (GM product)...maybe when I turn 90, and that's a long way away hehehehehe
Those door handles in the Lincoln Continental are noting but handles really....the actual door latch is electronically activated, in both opening and closing (soft close)....so why they went that route with such a massive handle is beyond me....sleek, they ARE NOT!
My "C" is a pearl white and love it...a white paint on that conti is just wrong....body lines, curves and bulges just get eaten up....The original blue was just stunning! and that also would have worked to showcase the chrome on the door handles as well,they possibly would have looked good with a nice rich contrast colour such as that electric blue on the concept car!
All it takes is but one wrong step to kill a good launch of ANY car!