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The 2017 Lincoln Continental Puts An Emphasis On Quiet: Feature Spotlight

Quiet Luxury.

Lincoln Motor Company’s latest mantra summarily explains exactly what the marque – and by extension, the new 2017 Lincoln Continental – is all about. In keeping with this theme, the minds responsible for the reborn Lincoln Continental full-size luxury sedan incorporated a number of quiet-keeping features to maintain an isolated, racket-less interior.

For instance, the 2017 Lincoln Continental boasts active noise-cancellation. Using several microphones placed carefully throughout the interior, the sound system quite literally plays back undesirable sound waves out-of-phase with the source, cancelling them out to an extent. Meanwhile, acoustic-laminated side glass helps to mitigate wind and road noise before it ever reaches the cabin.

Perhaps the most intriguing of the 2017 Lincoln Continental’s quiet-keeping features ships with the available 20-inch tires. Those tires are lined with an inner foam layer which reduces road noise from the wheel well by up to 7 decibels, according to Lincoln. We reached out to a member of Lincoln’s PR team, who confirmed that this tire foam is a first for any Ford Motor Company brand, although it’s not quite a first for the industry. (Tire-manufacturer Continental, for instance, has its own “ContiSilent” technology, which also uses a foam layer to reduce road noise.)

We look forward to trying out the 2017 Lincoln Continental and its quiet-keeping features for ourselves in the future.

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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