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administrator 04-06-2015 11:02 AM

Lincoln Continental Concept
 
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Elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene, the Lincoln Continental Concept signals the brand’s all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of Quiet Luxury...

early discussion / current discussion below...

Lincoln LIVE from the Autoshow thread

[video=youtube;e331oejTyaM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e331oejTyaM[/video]

[video=youtube;uB9_2jBJptA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB9_2jBJptA[/video]

https://media.lincoln.com/content/da...b.480.480.jpeg

ScarredKnightfan 04-08-2015 08:43 PM

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About the only thing I really don't like on this (except for the FWD, of course ... ugh), are those wheels.....


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2b2 06-17-2015 08:24 PM

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since this relates directly back to the Conti's debut
thought I'd use the HeadLine thread...

Bentley designer who bashed Lincoln leaves - Automotive News
Christiaan Hetzner
June 15, 2015


FRANKFURT -- Bentley's design chief, Luc Donckerwolke, a 49-year-old veteran of Volkswagen Group who headed design for three brands, including Lamborghini and Seat, has left the carmaker, VW said, without citing reasons...

...Donckerwolke, Bentley's design chief since 2012, made headlines in March after he slammed the new design of the Lincoln Continental as a copy of his Bentley Flying Spur, sarcastically asking the troubled U.S. premium marque on Facebook, "Do you want us to send you the product tooling?"...

- - - - - - - http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/post-cop.gif OTOH - - - - - - -

Former Bentley design boss Luc Donckerwolke moves to Hyundai
Ex-Bentley design boss is in line to replace Peter Schreyer as head of Hyundai and Kia design
AutoCar.co.UK

SP1966 06-17-2015 08:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ScarredKnightfan (Post 423097)
About the only thing I really don't like on this (except for the FWD, of course ... ugh), are those wheels.....

They've actually grown on me and the car is going to lose a lot of presence once smaller whee's are fitted.

SP1966 06-17-2015 08:47 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2b2 (Post 448209)
since this relates directly back to the Conti's debut
thought I'd use the HeadLine thread...

Bentley designer who bashed Lincoln leaves - Automotive News
Christiaan Hetzner
June 15, 2015


FRANKFURT -- Bentley's design chief, Luc Donckerwolke, a 49-year-old veteran of Volkswagen Group who headed design for three brands, including Lamborghini and Seat, has left the carmaker, VW said, without citing reasons...

...Donckerwolke, Bentley's design chief since 2012, made headlines in March after he slammed the new design of the Lincoln Continental as a copy of his Bentley Flying Spur, sarcastically asking the troubled U.S. premium marque on Facebook, "Do you want us to send you the product tooling?"...

- - - - - - - http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/post-cop.gif OTOH - - - - - - -

Former Bentley design boss Luc Donckerwolke moves to Hyundai
Ex-Bentley design boss is in line to replace Peter Schreyer as head of Hyundai and Kia design
AutoCar.co.UK

Not exactly a George and Weezie kinda move. On the other hand Hyundai could really use some real world designs, they tend to be either too derivative or to out there.

wingsnut 06-17-2015 08:58 PM

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So he criticized Conti Design as being too much like Bentley, yet chooses to move his career to the brands that copied, literally, every single design from other automakers, while making no apologies about it.

Good for him.

Andrew L 06-18-2015 07:30 AM

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Ha what a joke. How long before he brings some Bentley styling to Hyundai? :rolleyes:

badhac 06-18-2015 09:52 AM

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When I read about him leaving I couldn't stop laughing, but I do understand his point. I do love the Conti, but there definitely is a ton of Bentley DNA in there, several character lines are in almost the same exact spot. Still it is what it is, now if they make a habit of being so similar to other brands there may be an issue.

SP1966 06-18-2015 10:54 AM

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These mule shots look quite a bit better than the last set, I think the wheels are larger giving a better look. That is one big ass car!

http://img2.autoweek.com/styles/gen-...?itok=i-NaBEXC

http://img2.autoweek.com/styles/gen-...?itok=xg6-1_XL

http://autoweek.com/article/car-news...tinental-spied

Willwll313wll 06-18-2015 11:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by badhac (Post 448481)
When I read about him leaving I couldn't stop laughing, but I do understand his point. I do love the Conti, but there definitely is a ton of Bentley DNA in there, several character lines are in almost the same exact spot. Still it is what it is, now if they make a habit of being so similar to other brands there may be an issue.

While I don't disagree with you about the some of the lines they share, when I look back I can't help but to believe they took a little from the 90's continental as well.

http://photo.netcarshow.com/Lincoln-...5_photo_01.jpg
http://www.theautochannel.com/vehicl...ncoln.1-lg.jpg

http://photo.netcarshow.com/Lincoln-...5_photo_03.jpg
http://www.carfind.ca/96photo/lincol...nental4dr-.jpg

Willwll313wll 06-18-2015 11:43 AM

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Maybe not... maybe just the curviness lol. Idk the similarities seem stronger in person.

2b2 06-18-2015 11:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Willwll313wll (Post 448553)
While I don't disagree with you about the some of the lines they share, when I look back I can't help but to believe they took a little from the 90's continental as well...

And
the mid 50s' Conti MKII
imho!!

sorry no time now for pix

ThomasWC 06-18-2015 06:16 PM

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From the looks of these new spy photos the Continental looks almost production ready. I can hardly wait to see the finished product. Looks great so far.

ThomasWC 06-18-2015 06:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Willwll313wll (Post 448553)
While I don't disagree with you about the some of the lines they share, when I look back I can't help but to believe they took a little from the 90's continental as well.

http://www.theautochannel.com/vehicl...ncoln.1-lg.jpg
http://www.carfind.ca/96photo/lincol...nental4dr-.jpg

That's one of my favorite generation of the Continental. Great looking car.

Bloggin 06-18-2015 07:14 PM

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I wish that the chrome cladding could make it to production. From the spy shots I see an indention at the rear where the chrome gladding meets the rest of the bumper. But it would be a nightmare keeping it in perfect condition and quickly scraped up with parking, especially in the front. But who knows.

Andrew L 06-18-2015 09:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bloggin (Post 448777)
I wish that the chrome cladding could make it to production. From the spy shots I see an indention at the rear where the chrome gladding meets the rest of the bumper. But it would be a nightmare keeping it in perfect condition and quickly scraped up with parking, especially in the front. But who knows.

It shouldn't be though since Lincolns can park themselves :tongue:

2b2 06-19-2015 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by SP1966 (Post 448521)
These mule shots look quite a bit better than the last set, I think the wheels are larger giving a better look. That is one big ass car!

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dunno about the size but imho the style duplicates the ContiConc
https://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums...1&d=1434693600
&
anyone else remember Lincoln making a fairly big deal about the wheels for the original MKS Conc?
https://www.fordinsidenews.com/forums...9&d=1434693629
made it to production but, iirc, they weren't offered long

2b2 06-22-2015 04:41 PM

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I was just re-perusing the article/pix from a nother forum &...

Quote:

Originally Posted by SP1966 (Post 448521)
These mule shots look quite a bit better than the last set, I think the wheels are larger giving a better look. That is one big ass car!

http://img2.autoweek.com/styles/gen-...?itok=i-NaBEXC

http://img2.autoweek.com/styles/gen-...?itok=xg6-1_XL

http://autoweek.com/article/car-news...tinental-spied

compared the Contiproto to the background vehicles

seems Quite LOW (like the Conticonc, still), no?

SP1966 06-23-2015 06:29 PM

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Upon returning to my truck this afternoon I found a current Audi A8 parked nearby. I spent a little extra time examining it's proportions and honestly to my eyes the spy shots of the mule look closer proportionally to the A8 than does the concept. I've been very concerned about the production Continental losing the concepts presence but given I'm a fan of the A8's style I'm feeling quite a bit more comfortable now.

Bringing the concept to production had the potential to be a styling grand slam IMO. The mule looks to have at minimum the potential to be a solid home run even with the unfortunate changes!

SP1966 06-23-2015 06:32 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2b2 (Post 449817)
I was just re-perusing the article/pix from a nother forum &...



compared the Contiproto to the background vehicles

seems Quite LOW (like the Conticonc, still), no?

In comparison to the MKS it looks low!! Of course in comparison to the MKS all but a Super Duty looks low!

The greenhouse has clearly gained a couple inches in height, but overall the vast length and width manage to give it a long and low look!!

Dequindre 06-23-2015 10:49 PM

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The dash-to-axle ratio is inevitably going to shrink by an inch or two, but beyond that, the whole car looks almost exactly the same.

Much like the A8, the Continental's length will help exaggerate the proportions (which is a good thing).

gjrip 06-23-2015 10:53 PM

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I wanna see a blue interior make production sans a lot of chrome.

Very happy with the look and feel this car is producing even as a mule with camo.

Andrew L 06-23-2015 11:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gjrip (Post 450225)
I wanna see a blue interior make production sans a lot of chrome.

Very happy with the look and feel this car is producing even as a mule with camo.

x2 for the blue interior!

2b2 06-23-2015 11:13 PM

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^ & ^^ the or at least "A" blue is guaranteed
FLincMoCo knows what'd happen if they wimped out
http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/OrElse.gif
I even expect Some kind of interior chrome option to become available - tho not be std

badhac 06-24-2015 11:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 2b2 (Post 450257)
^ & ^^ the or at least "A" blue is guaranteed
FLincMoCo knows what'd happen if they wimped out
http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/OrElse.gif
I even expect Some kind of interior chrome option to become available - tho not be std

I'm cool with the blue, but against the chrome, could blind ya lol. Actually all the chrome was the only thing I didnt like about the concept, was just too much inside and out. The chrome along the bottom was overkill for me.

2b2 06-24-2015 06:39 PM

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^
- thinking the inside chrome could be in areas that don't reflect sun into eyes
( there's a KennedyConti interior with lots of chrome in Mission:Lincoln somewhere )
- &or might be metal but not (all) mirror-chrome ( ^ditto )
- wonder really how much worse the reflection is off chrome VS gloss pianoblack/wood?
&
I've called for chrome rockers for a long time (optionally) BUT think they came up too high on the ContiConc
ie chrome shouldn't go OVER a ridge/strake but stay below it ... just to give a bit of floating impression/mirage

:joyous:

timf2001 06-24-2015 11:15 PM

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The blue will likely be a Black Label theme. It's a bit out there to be a standard offering, and I can't see dealers ordering it for stock when they don't even like Hazelnut.

2b2 06-24-2015 11:57 PM

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^ :facepalm:
and here I'm all excited about the strongER earthtones: Thoroughbred & TerraCotta

badhac 06-25-2015 02:54 PM

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Hey, lets bring back red interior like back in the day
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Andrew L 06-25-2015 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by badhac (Post 451081)
Hey, lets bring back red interior like back in the day
[ATTACH=CONFIG]16561[/ATTACH]

Red seats? Ok I am fine with that. Red dash? God no!

2b2 06-25-2015 09:10 PM

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SP1966 06-25-2015 11:25 PM

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^^^^

That's a Bentley. I think they borrowed enough from them for one car!

gjrip 06-25-2015 11:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SP1966 (Post 451225)
^^^^

That's a Bentley. I think they borrowed enough from them for one car!

That's an Aston though..

SP1966 06-25-2015 11:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gjrip (Post 451249)
That's an Aston though..

**** it, I was wrong! Oh well, it had to happen sooner or later.

:tongue:

DetroitBORG 06-26-2015 12:10 AM

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It looks like these Continental prototypes bring back the "Insta-Clear" windshield. I know they are pretty common among other luxury makers but Ford/Lincoln hasn't had one since the 80's.

badhac 06-26-2015 09:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DetroitBORG (Post 451289)
It looks like these Continental prototypes bring back the "Insta-Clear" windshield. I know they are pretty common among other luxury makers but Ford/Lincoln hasn't had one since the 80's.

The Transit Connect has the Quick Clear windshield.

AM222 06-26-2015 04:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dequindre (Post 450209)
The dash-to-axle ratio is inevitably going to shrink by an inch or two, but beyond that, the whole car looks almost exactly the same.

It looks taller too, not as low slung as the concept.
http://img2.autoweek.com/styles/gen-...?itok=i-NaBEXC
It's also got more sheetmetal above the wheelarches compared to the Concept below.
http://img2.netcarshow.com/Lincoln-C...llpaper_03.jpg

From the looks of it, it's the Continental Concept's styling adjusted to fit the hard points of the new 2016 (Chinese) Taurus.
http://lln.mnmcdn.com/photos/content...urus-5_653.jpg

iculookn 06-26-2015 11:05 PM

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David Woodhouse was on autoline detroit yesterday where he talked about the Continental concept, he didn't reveal anything about future products but still informative.

http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=38257

[video=youtube;HsJvQ6uMLDw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsJvQ6uMLDw[/video]

2b2 06-26-2015 11:27 PM

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WHADDYA mean he didn't reveal anything???
btw added video to you post :joyous:


right at the start he says the StarShadow grille is going on the whole lineup!!!

~24:00 he says Lincoln's model nomenclature will 'probably' be a mix of Names and not-names

~31:00 Woodhouse escapes McElroy's poorly-set "hook" about the LincStang
( *I* thinks he practically confirmed the MKE-side of the S550 )


finished the whole video...
I'll be most interested in hearing Jose's opinion of Mr.W!!

nruggiero 06-27-2015 01:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by iculookn (Post 451681)
David Woodhouse was on autoline detroit yesterday where he talked about the Continental concept, he didn't reveal anything about future products but still informative.

http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=38257

[video=youtube;HsJvQ6uMLDw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsJvQ6uMLDw[/video]

Thanks for sharing! It was great to see John Manoogian on this one!

It's nice to know Woodhouse believes Lincoln should be Lincoln in order to be successful in the marketplace. I'm still skeptical about his design abilities, though. He did say this new design language will evolve into a more distinctive and "Lincolnish" DNA. I liked how John McElroy and David discussed the similarities of this car's design philosophy to the famous Continentals the Fords were involved in. I'll give him and his designs a chance.


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