Your Lincoln may be equipped with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. This system allows you to choose between fully automatic operation or semi-automatic, clutch-less operation, in which you can manually upshift and downshift. This video will show you how SelectShift can enhance your driving experience.


The SelectShift automatic transmission allows you to choose between a conventional automatic-shifting drive mode (“D”) or semi-automatic shifting sport mode (“S”). Within Sport mode, you can choose between automatic Sport shifting and manual shifting.

Drive (D)

In drive, the transmission will perform fully automatic shifts if you do not use the shift buttons. However, by pressing the upshift or downshift buttons you can take temporary manual control. Based on driver interactions, the system will determine when temporary manual control is no longer in use and return to fully automatic shifting.

Sport Automatic (S)

Sport Manual (S)

Automatic Overrides in Sport Manual (S)

If your transmission is equipped with a toggle on the gearshift lever:

  • Press the (+) button to upshift.

  • Press the (-) button to downshift.

If your transmission is equipped with steering wheel paddles:

  • Pull the right paddle (+) to upshift.

  • Pull the left paddle (–) to downshift.

Recommended Shift Speeds

Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel economy)

  • Shift Gears
  • 1 - 2
    15 mph (24 km/h)
  • 2 - 3
    25 mph (40 km/h)
  • 3 - 4
    40 mph (64 km/h)
  • 4 - 5
    45 mph (72 km/h)
  • 5 - 6
    50 mph (80 km/h)