• Living Large and Luxurious: 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label (Video)

    Coming to you from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, we show you everything you need to know about the 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label!

    The 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label represents a whole new chapter for the Navigator nameplate and the Lincoln brand. When you first walk up to the new Navigator, you’ll notice just how much considerable attention to detail went into its design. From the “Lincoln Embrace” – as the grille and running lights illuminate when you approach – to the luxurious leather and suede-lined interior, the Navigator Black Label looks expensive from all angles.

    To see just how much you get with the top-of-the-line Navigator, we take you around and show you all its features.

    The only powertrain Lincoln offers in the Navigator is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. Hooked to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the engine puts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. It’s thriftier than you might think on the old jungle juice, as well. The Navigator Black Label and the rest of the range scores 16 MPG City and 23 MPG Highway. There’s no shift lever in the new Navigator, just a series of buttons to operate the transmission. Lincoln refers to those buttons as the “piano key shifter”.

    In lieu of a traditional shifter, Lincoln was able to open up more storage space in the center console. Naturally, it’s all lined in leather, chrome, and other upscale materials. In addition to the large touchscreen, Lincoln also provides thoughtful touches such as wireless charging for your devices.

    Lincoln’s entry level Navigator starts at $73,000 including destination charges. From there, the price goes up to $105,000 for a fully loaded Navigator Black Label. Watch the video above for more on the Lincoln Navigator Black Label!

    Check out the video below for even more on the 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for TFLcar.

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    26 thoughts on “Living Large and Luxurious: 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label (Video)

    1. Glad Lincoln FINALLY stepped up its game. We have over 20 of these on retail order (peoples custom order) and the ones for the lot have been sold 3 months in advance. Even had an owner of GM lot purchase one for his wife 😉

      1. Hal actually has a good point. When it comes to electronics no one can make a perfectly reliable computer.

        Hard drives loose their memory, circuits short, screens eventually burn out.

        All these electronics will have issues it’s just a matter of when, not if.

        But this isn’t just a ford problem it’s an everyone problem. When a HUGE touch screen controls everything, there’s not much of a choice but to pay $4k to replace it if it goes out.

        A touch screen going out could render a car just as unusable as a transmission or an engine going out.

        Best of luck to whoever owns these cars after the bumper to Bumper warranty expires!

    2. Lincoln finally remembered how to build a Lincoln.

      I’m anxious to snag one 3 or 5 years from now when it’s depreciated to something justifiable

    3. In 1969 a friend of mine was given a 1962 dodge dart with push botton shifter by his grand parents. The buttons were located on the left upper part of the dash just to the left of the steering wheel. One afternoon while leaving. He decided to show ( well show-off) how good a hole shot he could do by shifting the car manually. So he pushed the the (1) button, took off, then pushed the (2) button and finally went to push the (drive-high gear) button but mistakenly hit the (R-reverse gear). We all heard a “bang” and his car slowly disappeared around the curve in the road. We all ran down the road only to find he had blown the transmission. Now, take a look at the placement, very low and quite a reach to the right of the new navigator’s steering wheel. So if someone goes to shift his new $100,000 lincoln, he can either take his eyes completely off the road to make sure he is pushing the correct button(s) or he can just go by instinct and well you get my point. “bang”.

    4. Serious? Comparing 1969? You can bet there’s a lockout for P or R over a few mph on this thing.

      A Cadillac is a blinked out Tahoe so what’s the difference if this is the same to Ford? Pretty much every manufacturer does with with their brands. You can always go buy the cheap version and pretend they agree when you tell your friends it’s the same as the $100k version. Better yet wait for a 5 year old used one and pat your poor ass the back as you enjoy the deal you got in some fully farted in stranger seats.

      1. You mean like those fully farted in seats like the ones you sit in every time you go to a restaurant or bar. Stop talking stupid!

    5. Though I like the styling, it features too much technology for me. Can I get one with just the steering and two pedals at half the price? Also would like more sporty wheels please…

    6. I like this Navigator but do wonder if all this new tech will get really old fast. This is a beautiful behemoth but keep in mind all that new tech won’t be new for long. I would like it more if they toned down the tech and shifted the focus more to the vehicle, which is quite nice. Anyone ever get in an 8 year old 7 Series BMW or Mercedes? That tech doesn’t look very cool when you do and to me you would need to keep this beast that long to justify the cost new.

    7. A very good point that i never thought of, my friend. And with these prices most will need that 84 month loan.☺ That interior does look beautiful and comfy though!

      1. I heard the seats were beyond comfortable, like the early 2000 Saab and Volvo seats (maybe most comfortable seats I’ve ever sat in). But that tech gets dated fast. Some is ok but they should be careful not to overdo it.

    8. Will GM sales tank when the public finds out they are refusing a safety related recall?

      For the third time in the past three years, General Motors has asked the U.S. government for permission to avoid recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

      The company disclosed its third petition to escape the recalls on Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators . The financial stakes are high. If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lets GM out of the recalls, the company says it could save $1 billion and avoid recalling up to 6.8 million full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from the 2007 to 2011 model years.

      Takata inflators can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 22 people have been killed worldwide and more than 180 injured. The problem forced the Japanese company into bankruptcy protection and touched off the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history. Takata has agreed to recall up to 69 million inflators in the U.S. and 100 million worldwide.

      Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and inflate air bags. But high humidity and hot temperatures can cause the chemical to deteriorate and burn too fast, blowing apart metal canisters designed to contain the explosion.

      In its annual report posted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, GM said it filed recall paperwork and a petition to avoid the recalls with NHTSA on Jan. 9.

      In the filing, GM says the front-passenger inflators were custom-made for its trucks by Takata with bigger vents and stronger steel end caps than other inflators. No truck inflators have blown apart on roads or in extensive laboratory testing, the company says.

      GM disclosed that it hasn’t set aside money for the recalls, and if required to do them, “we estimate a reasonably possible impact to GM of approximately $1.0 billion,” the filing says. The company is in discussions with regulators outside the U.S. and continues to gather evidence and share its findings, according to the filing.

      As part of a consent agreement with NHTSA in May of 2016, Takata agreed to recall all of its inflators that use explosive ammonium nitrate as a propellant but don’t have a moisture-absorbing chemical in them. The recalls are being phased in through 2020, with older vehicles in southern states getting top priority. Takata has filed recall paperwork for 2016, 2017 and this year declaring the inflators defective, including those made for GM trucks.

      GM filed petitions seeking to avoid the recalls in November of 2016 and in January of 2017 , but NHTSA has yet to rule on them. Until it makes a decision, GM is not required to recall the trucks and SUVs. The agency gave GM until Aug. 31, 2017 to do research on the inflators.

    9. Nice but the information screen or video screen in the center and back of seat rest are not interrogated into the dash or back seat. It makes it look like it is a add on.
      Really nice looking interior though.

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