Lincoln Continental: Buries MKS, isn’t a languid RWD cruiser

While other luxury car makers chase fast laps at the Nurburgring, the new 2017 Lincoln Continental promises a return to “quiet luxury”.

Based on stretched version of the CD4 platform that underpins the Ford Fusion, the new Lincoln Continental is a predominantly front-wheel drive car.

In top-spec trim, it will be powered by a 3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 400hp (298kW) and 400 lb-ft (542Nm) driving all four wheels via an AWD system with dynamic torque vectoring.

With a focus on comfort, the Continental is available with 30-way adjustable Perfect Position Seats that are inspired by seats on jet aircraft. There’s also heated, cooled, reclining and massaging seats available in the rear too.

Instead of traditional door handles, the Continental’s are built into the chrome window trim and are touch sensitive.

The Continental goes on sale in the fall of 2016.