Lincoln has released the starting MSRP for its 2017 Continental, at $45,485. Since the Continental was announced for production, enthusiasts began to draw a natural rivalry with the Cadillac CT6 – the only other domestic luxury full size sedan on the market.
The MSRP of the 2017 Lincoln Continental undercuts the Cadillac CT6 by $9,000 ($54,490). That said, we’re not so sure if Cadillac should worry about the large FWD-based sedan that comes in heavier and features less powerful engines. With driving dynamics taking a backseat to plush comforts, let’s call the Lincoln the more “traditional” model of the two.
For the base model, the 2017 Lincoln Continental features standard 3.7L V6 engine has an output of 300 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. There is going to be an optional 3.0L EcoBoost V6 with a projected 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque for the Lincoln, as well. Other specs still remain mostly unavailable.
Meanwhile, the standard 2.0 LTG turbo for the CT6 makes 25 less horsepower (275), but 18 more lb-ft of torque (295) than the base Continental. The midrange 3.6L LGX V6 delivers 335 hp and 284 lb-ft, and the range-topping 3.0L LGW twin turbo V6 delivers 404 hp and 400 lb-ft.
There are plenty of other factors to take into consideration, but the aggressive Lincoln Continental pricing likely won’t be detrimental to CT6 sales, from our viewpoint. Yet it could perhaps challenge the Cadillac XTS for customers, which carries a price tag of $45,295 for the base model.