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Production 2017 Lincoln Continental Leaked By Chinese Website: NAIAS 2016

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The production version 2017 Lincoln Continental sedan isn’t set to be officially unveiled until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped photographs from leaking online; Chinese website autohome.com.cn posted pictures of the show car apparently snapped ahead of the Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). You can view the still photos on the Autohome website.

When it’s unveiled, the production 2017 Lincoln Continental is expected to be packing the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 as debuted in the new Lincoln MKZ in Los Angeles. The engine won’t bear the “EcoBoost” moniker so long as it finds itself powering a model from Ford’s luxury brand, but it certainly packs an EcoBoost punch; the new engine is anticipated to produce as much as 400 horsepower with the optional all-wheel drive. (Power will be limited to around 350 in FWD cars.)

It’s hard to tell, but the 2017 Lincoln Continental shown in these photographs appears to have traditional projector headlamps instead of the intricate LED units shown last spring on the New York concept. The most recent spy shots we’ve seen very clearly depict a car with LED headlamps, raising some question as to whether LEDs will be reserved exclusively for higher trim levels of the Lincoln Continental.

Stay tuned for more as it breaks.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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