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Willwll313wll 07-22-2015 12:02 PM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
This one has projector headlamps. The LED lamps with the Lincoln star design will probably be a part of a tech pckge.

http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/wp-c...-camo-shot.jpg

Willwll313wll 07-22-2015 12:02 PM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
I really hope Lincoln goes AWD only with this!

2b2 07-22-2015 02:06 PM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
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Originally Posted by iculookn/thedetroitbureau (Post 460313)
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•Its wheels offer seven pairs of spokes while the Lincoln show car offers even spacing between multiple spokes;

...It will be produced at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the Continental will roll down the line alongside the Ford Mustang and Fusion models...

...Observers view it as something of a last-ditch attempt...

http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2015...n-continental/

actually
we've now seen 3 (THREE) different wheels on Conti testcars
https://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums...1&d=1437588219
https://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums...1&d=1437588231
https://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums...1&d=1437588242

tho I've never seen CLEAR, Straight-Forward answers,
the most common OLD story was that AAI/FlatRock(Bedrock) has at least PART of 2 (TWO) separate assemblylines...and the Mustang only recently merged onto the Fusion line

I am SOooooooo tired of this "last-ditch" garbage!!
Considering FoMoCo's gradual/glacial pace with Lincoln development,
imhO they can keep going as long as they choose

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meant to meantion
these pix AND even more the one last nite which I didn't notice at the time
https://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums...1&d=1437540958
really show the little 'ridge'/'fin' on the back edge of the C-pillar
http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/bliss.gif

DetroitBORG 07-22-2015 06:38 PM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
I don't think Continental needs to be AWD standard, especially if they want to set a higher fuel economy rating with a smaller engine. They also want to get the base MSRP down to around the MKS pricing so it has to be stripped down a bit (as we're now seeing in the prototypes). I guess it comes down to the standard engine, we already know the 3.0L EB is the exclusive drivetrain which likely replaces the 3.5L EB. Since MKX is still rocking the 3.7L V6 standard, maybe the Continental will do the same?

I think what people are afraid of is that lacking AWD standard means it will suddenly become a FWD car first and foremost.

SP1966 07-22-2015 07:07 PM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
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Originally Posted by Willwll313wll (Post 460385)
I really hope Lincoln goes AWD only with this!

Why would making it heavier and more expensive be a plus? The only reason to do so would be if they believe it would raise the cars status and personally I find that highly questionable. The car is going to be slammed for it's FWD architecture no matter what they do, trying to hide that is impossible and would just put it out of more potential buyers price ranges. And remember, Lincoln is still required by their status to be a value brand.

2b2 07-22-2015 08:02 PM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
^ there's more than one way to achieve Awd
cough*Virtual-Awd*cough


&otoh
I'm wondering if FLincky will offer just-one non-base version-or-series at first

gjrip 07-23-2015 09:04 AM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
Hot **** I wish this thing could come with 20" (maybe 21"s) standard. Even that camo car looks amazing with the larger rims.

Willwll313wll 07-23-2015 09:52 AM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
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Originally Posted by SP1966 (Post 460641)
Why would making it heavier and more expensive be a plus? The only reason to do so would be if they believe it would raise the cars status and personally I find that highly questionable. The car is going to be slammed for it's FWD architecture no matter what they do, trying to hide that is impossible and would just put it out of more potential buyers price ranges. And remember, Lincoln is still required by their status to be a value brand.

It wouldn't make it that more expensive, if at all considering they would save money making one drivetrain for the car. With the power its going it have, the extra weight of AWD will not be a problem. I personally think it would raise the cars status, especially if it gets a AWD system like the one in the Focus RS.

And I wouldn't say they are required by their status to be a value brand. Look at their lineup and their pricing. It's not enough of a value in comparison to other luxury makers to be considered a value brand. It's not like the MKX is trying to compete with a Range Rover and touting that it's 20 grand cheaper. The MKC isn't even that much cheaper than it's competitors. Buick, Chrysler, Acura is what I think of when I think luxury value brand. Now I'm not seeing you don't get more for you money with Lincoln or whatever but that isn't enough to say their status is a value brand. I see it as a different Tier of luxury, and not the value Tier.

gjrip 07-23-2015 10:15 AM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
A couple of the folks here have been debating whether or not the Continental will have a Black Label option or if the Continental IS Black Label embodied. I have a hunch, particularly because of the headlights. This car will have available Black Label rather than come standard with those services and perks.

BUT before I make such claims with some certainty I have a question for you all. Can the MKX BL be purchased without the jewel headlights?

Willwll313wll 07-23-2015 11:17 AM

Re: Lincoln Continental Concept
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gjrip (Post 460889)
A couple of the folks here have been debating whether or not the Continental will have a Black Label option or if the Continental IS Black Label embodied. I have a hunch, particularly because of the headlights. This car will have available Black Label rather than come standard with those services and perks.

BUT before I make such claims with some certainty I have a question for you all. Can the MKX BL be purchased without the jewel headlights?

Idk if the MKX BL can be had without the jewel headlamps but I know you can get the jewel headlights without BL. The Continental will definitely have BL and probably the most dramatic form of it thus far.


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