Quiet luxury giant

New York, March 30, 2015

The Lincoln Continental is one of the biggest names in the US car culture. Used for the first time in 1940, he is the ultimate in luxury, the Ford subsidiary. In this country we know as the Continental President John F. Kennedy's limousine or set of wheels of the "godfathers " and other mafiosi. The image of the " Conti " is located in the US, however, quite on S-class level. Now showing Lincoln on the auto show in New York ( 3 to 12 April 2015), a study that anticipates the next Continental.

New edition after 14 years

Since 2002, Lincoln had no longer available Continental, the current flagship is 5.22 meters long FMD. But 2016 will change all that, according to Ford CEO Mark Fields, the concept car is a " strong indication of the Lincoln Continental, which we introduce in the coming year. " Optical reminds the study of a mix of Jaguar and Audi. A special feature is the grille, centrally emblazoned the Lincoln badge on the. Whose shape is taken up in the surrounding lattice and looks at first glance like the shearing blade of an electric shaver. In addition, adaptive LED headlights are mounted. Another highlight is the hidden door handles, slide out the click of a button.

very classy

Promises for the Continental Lincoln "Quiet Luxury", so very quiet luxury. Inside it is definitely classy, ​​make sure Venetian leather, Alcantara and wool carpets. Red gold frames the instrument panel. The front seats are 30 - way adjustable, who takes a seat behind the passenger seat can slide it as the Mercedes S-class touch of a button front. The rear passengers can also influence the climate and the sound from the rear. Nice detail: are located on the front seatbacks small travel bags made ​​of leather for luxury shopping.

Six instead of eight

To drive up Lincoln holds relatively covered: Continental Concept is powered by a three-liter V6 Ecoboost petrol engine. How strong is the engine that remains in the dark, clear is that Lincoln will get this unit exclusively. At least in terms of assistance systems themselves are the manufacturer frank: Aboard the study include a Pre-Collision System with pedestrian recognition, a parking assistant and a 360 - degree camera . (rh)