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The 2019 Lincoln Continental is the longest, most expensive car within the Lincoln lineup, serving as a flagship car for the Lincoln brand, and sitting above the Lincoln MKZ. Model year 2019 marks the third year of production for the tenth generation Continental. The car was released in 2016 as a 2017 model-year model after a fourteen-year absence.

Changes, Updates, New Features

The Lincoln Continental only sees minor changes for the 2019 model year. Generally speaking, the car is the same as the 2018 model, with the addition of the limited production 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition.

Exterior

  • The Continental’s exterior design evokes a luxurious, premium look, with classic art-deco styling cues such as its unique door handles.
  • Continental Black Label and Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition get unique styling cues, like model-specific wheels and other unique design details to set them apart from the rest of the lineup
  • 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition features longer wheelbase and a coach door arrangement

Interior

  • Art-deco styling carried over inside, with aluminium inserts and a variety of color combinations
  • Spacious rear seat with massaging functions and digital center console interface with HVAC, seat comfort and audio controls
  • 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition extended wheelbase for optimal rear legroom
  • Revel Ultima 3D premium audio system offered as standard equipment on higher end models.
  • Optional Perfect Position seats featuring 30 different adjustments

Body Styles

The 2020 Lincoln Continental is a full-size luxury sedan that comes in only one body style no matter which trim level is selected. Total number of doors is four.

However, unique styling cues are applied to Continental Black Label and Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition to distinguish them from the rest of the lineup.

Model Line

  • Continental Standard
  • Continental Select
  • Continental Reserve
  • Continental Black Label
  • Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition (limited to 80 units)

Powertrain

The 2019 Lincoln Continental can be powered by three distinct powertrains which are carried over from the 2018 model-year.

EngineAspirationCompression RatioBore and Stroke (mm)Horsepower @ RPMTorque @ RPMTransmission
3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6Atmospheric10.5:195.5 x 86.7305 @ 6,500335 @ 5,700Six-speed automatic
2.7L EcoBoost V6Twin-Turbo10.0:183 x 83335 @ 5,700380 @ 3,500Six-speed automatic
3.0L EcoBoost V6Twin-Turbo9.5:185.4 x 86400 @ 5,750400 @ 2,750Six-speed automatic

Models

The Lincoln Continental lineup gets a few updates for the 2019 model year. The new model lineup is as follows:

Drive WheelsTrim LevelEngine
FWDStandard3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6
AWDStandard3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6
FWDSelect3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6
AWDSelect3.7L TI-CVT Cyclone V6
FWDReserve2.7L EcoBoost V6
AWDReserve2.7L EcoBoost V6
FWDBlack Label2.7L EcoBoost V6
AWDBlack Label3.0L EcoBoost V6
AWD80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition3.0L EcoBoost V6

Platform

All variations of the tenth-generation Lincoln Continental ride on the Ford CD4 platform shared with the following vehicles:

Production

The 2019 Lincoln Continental is assembled at the Flat Rock assembly plant, in Flat Rock, Michigan, USA alongside the Ford Mustang.

Availability

All variants of the 2019 Lincoln Continental are available for order. However, since the Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition model is limited to only 80 units, the car may be sold out as we write this.

Beyond 2019

There are currently no plans to update the Lincoln Continental beyond the 2019 model year. With sedan sales declining each year, we ignore if there will be a next generation Continental all together.

Discussion

Discuss the 2019 Lincoln Continental in our Lincoln forum.

News

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Specifications

Overview

Model2019 Lincoln Continental
Body styleFull-size sedan
DrivelineTransverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
ConstructionUnitized welded steel body
Manufacturing locationFlat Rock, Michigan, USA
Key competitorsCadillac XTS, Acura RLX, Cadillac CT6

Engines and Transmissions

EngineCompression RatioBore and Stroke (mm)Horsepower @ RPMTorque @ RPMTransmission
3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V610.5:195.5 x 86.7305 @ 6,500 rpm 335 @ 5,700 rpmSix-speed automatic
2.7L EcoBoost V610.0:183 x 83335 @ 5,700 rpm380 @ 3,500 rpmSix-speed automatic
3.0L EcoBoost V69.5:185.4 x 86400 @ 5,750 rpm400 @ 2,750 rpmSix-speed automatic

Gear Ratios

Gear3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6 FWD3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6 AWD2.7L EcoBoost V6 FWD2.7L EcoBoost V6 AWD3.0L EcoBoost V6 AWD
First4.48:14.48:14.48:14.48:14.48:1
Second2.87:12.87:12.87:12.87:12.87:1
Third1.84:11.84:11.84:11.84:11.84:1
Fourth1.41:11.41:11.41:11.41:11.41:1
Fifth1.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:11.00:1
Sixth0.74:10.74:10.74:10.74:10.74:1
Reverse2.882.882.882.882.88
Final drive3.16:13.16:12.773.16:13.39:1

Suspension

PositionType
FrontMacPherson strut dampers with aluminum control arm and stabilizer bar. Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD).
Rear"Integral-link" suspension with coil springs, gas dampers and stabilizer bar. Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD).

Steering

Steering
TypeAdaptive Steering
Steering columnPower-tilt/telescoping steering column with memory
RatioVariable
Turning diameter curb-to-curb (2.7L EcoBoost V6 and 19-inch wheels)41.77 feet

Wheels And Tires

3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V62.7L EcoBoost V63.0L EcoBoost V6
Standard Wheel Size & Type18" Premium Painted Aluminum19" Premium Painted Aluminum19' Premium Painted and Polished Aluminum
Standard Tire Size & Type235/50R18 all-season255/45R19 all-season255/45R19 all-season
Optional Wheel Size & Type19' Premium Painted and Polished Aluminum19' Premium Painted and Polished Aluminum20" Premium Painted and Polished Aluminum
Optional Tire Size And Type255/45R19 all-season255/45R19 all-season245/40R20 summer performance compound

Brakes

LocationTypeRotor Size (mm) and Type
FrontTwin piston brakes352 mm vented discs with vented hat section
RearSolid brakes345 mm vented discs

Dimensions

Exterior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Wheelbase117.9
Length201.4
Height58.5
Width (including mirrors)82.3
Front track63.2
Rear track64.1

Interior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Front headroom39.3
Rear headroom37.7
Front legroom44.4
Rear legroom41.3
Front hip room55.9
Rear hip room54.8
Front shoulder room58.3
Rear shoulder room55.9
Seating capacity (total / front / rear)5 / 2 / 3

Capacities

CapacityValue
Base curb weight (3.7L TI-VCT V6)4,224 lb
Base curb weight (2.7L EcoBoost V6)4.346 lb
Base curb weight (3.0L EcoBoost V6)4,547 lb
Cargo volume16.7 cu-ft
Passenger volume106.4 cu-ft
Towing capacityFord Class II Trailer Tow Package

Pricing

Trim LevelEngineDrive WheelsStarting MSRP
Standard3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6FWD$46,145
Standard3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6AWD$48,145
Select3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6FWD$49,945
Select3.7L TI-VCT Cyclone V6AWD$51,945
Reserve2.7L EcoBoost V6FWD$59,710
Reserve2.7L EcoBoost V6AWD$61,710
Reserve3.0L EcoBoost V6AWD$64,975
Black Label2.7L EcoBoost V6FWD$70,045
Black Label3.0L EcoBoost V6AWD$75,310
80th Anniversary Coach Doors Edition3.0L EcoBoost V6AWDN/A

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