Pre-orders for the new, 2017 Lincoln Continental are now open, with the luxury car’s 40,000 or so recorded interested parties each receiving an email confirming a starting price of under $50k.
To put a finer point on it, the new Lincoln Continental will have a starting MSRP of $45,485, according to The Ignition Blog. That’s for a car carrying the base, 3.7-liter V6 engine, front-wheel drive, and no frivolities. That’s over $2,000 more than the refreshed 2017 Lincoln MKZ with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo and all-wheel drive, but importantly, about even with the Cadillac XTS’ $45,295 base, and about $9,000 less than the CT6’s starting price.
The aforementioned 400HP, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 is available, but it can push the price tag up to $65,000 or beyond in a right hurry. Pricing for the 2017 Lincoln Continental tops out at around $72,000, according to our source.
But wait; there’s more. The first 1,500 orders for the reborn Lincoln Continental will score the buyer a framed, limited-edition rendering of the new luxury sedan, autographed by Lincoln Design Director David Woodhouse.
The 2017 Lincoln Continental was first unveiled in concept form at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, and in production form at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. It replaces the full-size Lincoln MKS.