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Not All 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Models Will Come With Paddle Shifters

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On both the 2019 and 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, all models came equipped with SelectShift Capability with Paddle Shifters – regardless of whether they were equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 or 2.7L EcoBoost V6. However, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will not offer paddle shifters on every model, and must be configured in a particular way to receive them.

2020 Lincoln Nautilus
Vehicle Engine Transmission Manual Shifting Capability Drivetrain Horsepower (hp) @ RPM Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM
2020 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters FWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2020 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters AWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2020 Nautilus Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters AWD 335 @ 5,500 380 @ 3,250

For the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, SelectShift Capability with Paddle Shifters will only available on vehicles equipped with Ford’s twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 with the Class II Trailer Tow Package. Models equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 will only come equipped with the paddle shifters if they are also equipped with the tow package.

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus
Vehicle Engine Transmission Manual Shifting Capability Drivetrain Horsepower (hp) @ RPM Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM
2021 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto None* FWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2021 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto None* AWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2021 Nautilus Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters AWD 335 @ 5,500 380 @ 3,250

*SelectShift with Paddle Shifters when equipped with optional towing package

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

The Nautilus is also receiving a few other changes for the 2021 model year, including the deletion of its Windshield Wiper De-Icer feature, as Ford Authority recently reported. Additionally, as we reported back in September, the 2021 Nautilus is getting a revised interior, with an all-new dashboard and center console design that better aligns the crossover with the rest of Lincoln’s lineup.

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In addition to a “split” dash design, the 2021 Nautilus features new HVAC controls and an infotainment system that looks much like the SYNC 4 system in the Lincoln Aviator. Push button shift buttons are located on the left hand side of the infotainment screen, while a new steering wheel is lined with a host of controls.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Nautilus soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Nautilus news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Why is Lincoln the luxury brand deleting options that should be standard? They should be adding options as it’s a top model compared to the Ford Edge

    • Because, as a luxury brand, they want to start packing the cars with outrageously-priced options. They are pulling a page from Porsche’s marketing book.

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