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re: NYC 2017: NEW NAVIGATOR! (Official = posts#43...)

It seems likely they'll tune the 3.5L for Lincoln to deliver more power, partly to overcome what I'm sure is by default a heavier vehicle than the Expedition once you pack on the materials and features.

I saw a production sketch of the fascia and I think it looks better with a wider lower fascia with a shorter and squarer grille. The concept grille is out of scale with the design and the lower cladding is just too smooth so the production version seems to be a bit sharper and less boat-like. The headlights are integrated and consequently larger than the concept but they look slim because of the horizontal lens elements. The rear fascia looks very little like the concept in detail and finishes but the ideas are there, the integrated/flush bumper definitely isn't there and the wrap-around fixtures are much bigger/squarer. The wheels should set it off, the Black Label has some pretty dramatic designs.

I like it, it's not quite Land Rover modern or Infiniti dramatic, but it's professional and appropriate. That smooth simplicity can be elegant if trimmed out right.

The interior will be the really big reveal of course.
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I presumed that all-new Lincoln products like the 2018 Navigator would receive power plants that were not shared, like the 3.0 Liter V6 in the Continental and MKZ? Will the Navigator receive it's own unique V6 or V8?
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It's possible but considering how much headroom the 3.5 has it doesn't seem needed. If Navigator customers cared about engine displacement, they would probably just want a V8 option. Since Expedition, a vehicle more likely to be used for towing didn't get a V8...that seems unlikely. Lincoln doesn't have to be all things to all people, I'm certain they have an impressive horsepower and performance story to tell that will surprise people.
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Perhaps a detuned GT500 V8 would make an excellent range topping engine?
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I wonder if the lower LEDs will make it to production from the concept.

But they didn't make it to the production Continental

I'm not sure. It does look like there are some sort of LED fog lights down there (the light circles in the bottom corners of the bumper in that groove/extension of the grille opening. Whether piping will carry in further, I don't know.

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I think there is some sort of regulatory barriers to those LED running lights. I don't have the exact language but I know it limits how many fixtures you can have acting in that roll (something to do foglight regulation). The MKX has two strips but the lower strips are dimmer.

As for the illuminated star, the Continental was suppose to get this as a later update as well. I think it's coming alongside the HUD.
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Under 24 hours! Can't wait for interior pics.

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Hopefully, Lincoln offer the V8 Supercharged engine in the new Mustang GT500 has 647 hp!


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Lincoln's Facebook page put up a video showing off the illuminated star and at the bottom it says Black Label pre-production model.
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re: NYC 2017: NEW NAVIGATOR! (Official = posts#43...)

^ @Andrew L
doesn't that look like (or almost) the "BILLET star-shadow" grille like the Conti & Navi CONCEPTS??
definitely not the "starmesh" of the production Conti & Z afaik
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Andrew pointed out that at the bottom during the video it states:
Lincoln Black Label pre-production model shown. Available late 2017.

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