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Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental

According to this article, and a few others coming out, Lincoln just had a dealer meeting where they internally revealed plans on putting in suicide doors on a future Continental (as well as more new models after 2020). Hopefully this new throwback feature comes on a future RWD Continental with longer and better proportions, instead of tacking it on the current one. Would be cool on the current one, but will seem overly desperate. Either way, I almost feel like this was leaked out on purpose. Great way to get the attention away from the (hopefully) fake recent articles claiming that Lincoln wants to discontinue the Continental again.

What do you guys think?

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Here's another article, since the other site only allows 3 free visits:

https://www.motor1.com/news/237186/l...ide-doors/amp/
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Re: Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental

On the one hand this is great news because they're not abandoning sedans... on the other investing heavily in them makes almost no sense in today's market.
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You can’t just add them on to the current model and call it a day. It’s not engineered to do that. This would be a next gen model.
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Re: Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental

for the articles @AllenLincoln93

quite a few imhos
-- the Z-replacement could be a Rwd-cD6 MARK (already in final development)
-- which would allow the Conti to continue as long as they like
-- then to be replaced by a new Conti - which could get the opera doors
...Still want to hear about a 3-series-sized STARstang sportsedan, half electrifried
...even more than about the 5 (FIVE) un-named Lincoln cuvs after the Aviator
EDIT:
-- would a surfboard battery strengthen the structure enough for the opera doors?
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Re: Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental

This was reported a while back over on BON.

Lincoln has been itching for a proper Continental for many decades. This is really the only solution that will bring much-needed excitement to the brand. It will also showcase the uniqueness of the brand and that it has some point to its existence. A German-inspired sedan or even a Mustang-based grand tourer could not achieve that. Nobody cares about brand X's reinterpretation of a BMW sedan anymore. I think Ford understands Lincoln cannot survive in a cutthroat market building dull, uninspired vehicles.
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I like that Lincoln inst abandoning cars. They need to have a full portfolio to be considered legit.
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Re: Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental

Finally some good news trickles out. Lincoln will have it's complements of SUV/CUVs; why not invest in sedans and make full use of CD6? Lincoln will never survive as Ford's GMC.

I expect a new-gen Conti to be a real flagship.
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Re: Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental

Since this was teased to the dealers at their dealer show, this is real, how great! It’s just odd as for when...the current design of the rear door can’t be adapted to a rear opening based on how Ford did it for the original Continentals and Thunderbird four doors of the 60’s. Back then the rear doors didn’t cut into around the rear wheel well, and instead were straight on the rear most cut. Even Rolls Royce follows this for their rear doors today. So, logically thinking it must be for the next generation Continental, which normally wouldn’t be until 2022 at least. But to tease the dealers this early doesnt make sense...

But...hold on here, this gets interesting...according to a Facebook page “everything Lincoln” news of this broke a week back of “plans to build a limited edition (500 units) Continental L Black Label with rear suicide doors to honor the Continental history, special order only” hmmm...2019 is the 70th anniversary of the Continental, can this be true, would Lincoln really do this?!
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@spudz64 Can't find it. Please share.
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