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Lincoln's 2017 Continental is a stronger flagship vehicle (pictures)

With fluid and elegant styling, a coddling interior and a potent twin-turbo V6 engine, the 2017 Lincoln Continental is the flagship luxury sedan Lincoln has been in need of for a long time.

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Lincoln revealed the 2017 Lincoln Continental at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Lincoln's new signature grille on the front of the 2017 Continental.

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A 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 is expected to deliver 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque in the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental with LED signature lighting in the lower fascia on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit riding on 20-inch wheels.

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Lincoln's perfect position seats are available with up to 30-way power adjustments in the 2017 Continental.

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Ride and handling of the 2017 Lincoln Continental can be altered using the drive control system that offers a comfort, normal and sport setting.

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Exhaust outlets are integrated into the lower rear bumper on the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental is available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

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The LED accent lights on the front of the 2017 Lincoln Continental will light up in fluid, sweeping motion as you approach the car with the key.

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Lincoln's new signature grille looks to have taken inspiration from Bentley.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental, which made its world debut at Detroit auto show, will go on sale this fall.

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The wide rear lights on the 2017 Lincoln Continental, which made it's production debut at the Detroit auto show.

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The belt line-integrated door handles on the 2017 Lincoln Continental, which made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental is available with 20-inch wheels.

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Like the door handles, the side mirrors on the 2017 Lincoln Continental are also mounted on the belt line.

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The 2017 Lincoln Continental debuted at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Lincoln integrated the door handles into the beltline to keep the side sheetmeal on the side of the 2017 Continental uncluttered.

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Wide lights dress the car's rear.

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Lincoln's signature grille is proudly displayed up front on the 2017 Continental.

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The car will be available with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine expected to make 400-horsepower and 400-pound-feet of torque.

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The 2017 Lincoln is sized to take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.

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Lincoln says the production Continental's dimensions are nearly identical to the concept's.

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Exhaust outlets are integrated into the rear bumper.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are compatible.

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Rear passengers inside of the 2017 Lincoln Continental can be treated to available reclining seats that are heated, cooled, and offer a massage function.

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The interior of the car is lined with real wood and soft leathers.

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Controls for the available 30-way power front seats in the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

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A 19-speaker Revel audio system comes with the luxury vehicle.

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The side mirrors and door handles are integrated into the beltline of the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

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It goes on sale this fall.

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The new signature Lincoln grille on the 2017 Continental.

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A close-up look at the optional 30-way power seats.

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Controls on the center screen for the available massaging front seats.

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The interior of the 2017 Lincoln Continental is lined with plenty of leather and real wood.

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