Lincoln is bringing its new 2017 Continental to China, with the flagship saloon’s premiere to take place at the Beijing Auto Show on April 25.
China’s Autohome got its lens on an uncovered example of the Continental being prepped for the show, with the pictures revealing no notable changes over the North American car revealed in Detroit earlier this year, other than the clear turning lenses on the headlamps and the ‘Presidential’ moniker at the back.
Speaking of which, the Presidential badge likely signifies the trim (possibly, China’s equivalent of America’s ‘Black Label’) and/or powertrain choice, which in the pictured car, was the 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine paired to standard all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.
Further details on the lineup and availability for the Chinese market should be released later in the month.
In North America, we learned that the new Continental will launch later this year with three powertrains starting with the $45,485 (includes a $925 destination and handling fee) base 300hp 3.7-liter V6 FWD model, climbing to $50,690 for the 2.7-liter turbo’d EcoBoost V6 and around $60,000 for the 400hp 3.0L twin-turbo V6 AWD model.