Lincoln Forum: First week with my Continental
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Thread: First week with my Continental
05-29-2017, 11:41 AM #21Senior Member My Lincoln(s): 2017 Continental
- Join Date
- Oct 2015
Are you leasing it buying?
05-29-2017, 04:21 PM #22
I don't need the latest and greatest so long as my car is well equipped and looking great.
05-30-2017, 09:52 AM #23
06-01-2017, 12:24 PM #24Junior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2014
06-01-2017, 03:20 PM #25
I thought the torque vectoring system on the 3 liter was basically the same as the 2.7 liter AWD but also includes much more technology for the torque and speed vectoring. The rear half shafts includes additional gearing outboard of the torque vectoring differential that can be applied when necessary to add speed to the outside rear wheel to help push the car through corners. However a user on another forum says you have to be "pushing" the car through the corners to see any advantage. Perhaps the system is more noticeable on slippery roads. I think the other torque vectoring systems on the rear axle just act like a limited slip differential with more control over slip, but no speed advantage.
06-04-2017, 04:02 PM #26
The fuel economy and distance to empty do not work the same way as in my 2007 Town Car. The Continental calculates distance to empty after a fill-up based upon the average fuel economy of the last trip. The Town Car kept a rolling average over many hundreds of kilometers (not recorded anywhere a user could access) and used that to calculate distance to empty. The difference is very significant. Town Car used to do about 600 kilometers to empty while the Continental is well over 700 kilometers to empty on 4 liters less tank capacity.
Last week's trip averaged 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers (L/100K) while this weeks trip showed 7.6 L/100K so it is improving all the time. I have 1600 kilometers now so it is finished the break-in period but the Owner's Manual says not to measure fuel economy during break-in since it will improve after 2,000 or 3,000 kilometers.
06-16-2017, 01:46 PM #27
My front passenger inside door e-latch switch broke after a few days of use. The new part finally came in this morning and my dealer installed it immediately. So all is well now.
06-16-2017, 06:22 PM #28
06-17-2017, 09:10 AM #29
My wife and I love the system when it is working.
06-17-2017, 02:55 PM #30