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Now, seriously...I was simply attracted by the technology - and if I can save a few bucks on gas, I'll take that as a bonus!
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Electrification is the future, and once you've driven a car on electric power it's hard to go back. I can't stand the inefficiency that comes with idling a gas engine in parking lots or at traffic lights, nor the obnoxious roar of a revving engine. Lincoln's hybrid drivetrain leaves a little to be desired, as you don't get the full benefit of instant torque when you floor it because the gas engine is designed to kick on as soon as you demand acceleration.

I've fully expected my next vehicle to be a Tesla for some time, but the repeated delays of Model X has left me considering alternatives so I'm not left without my own vehicle for an unknown period of months. As nice as the MKX and Black Label look, I find it difficult to get excited about them when it means being stuck depending on gas for another 2 years. Other hybrid alternatives are coming to the market in the near term but there's still nothing new from Ford, and the European brands don't appeal to me that much for the premium they demand. This is the first time I wish I could just keep my current car another 6 months with no questions asked.
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...you don't get the full benefit of instant torque when you floor it because the gas engine is designed to kick on as soon as you demand acceleration...
really?
afaik... on the 2 occasions I've driven regular-hybrids (a Fusion,2009 & a Z,2013) they accel'ed on just Electro - with the Z that I got to spent more time with, was able to detect (IF I tried hard enough) when the petrol-engine kicked in;
so I'm not positive

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agree they didn't have the slot-car-like accel of a Leaf or Volt

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If I'm careful I can accelerate up to about 30 MPH without the engine kicking in, but it has to be done gradually. Any faster than that is an exercise in extreme patience to do anything but maintain speed or coast in EV mode.
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Oh, another reason why I went with the Hybrid is convenience. The fact that you don't have to spend that much on gas goes along with the nice side-effect that you don't have to visit the gas-station that often. My mother drives the Hybrid mainly for her business and I fill up her tank every weekend. If she's pretty busy, a full tank of gas on the V6 simply didn't last an entire week so she already had to partially refuel it either on Thursday or Friday. That was pretty annoying. Now, this is not an issue any more and I can fill up the car once a week at our local gas-station.

Last week, she covered quite a distance and still had a quarter of the tank left.

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I guess I don't understand the appeal of a Lincoln Hybrid, why buy a Lincoln if you're concerned about fuel costs? I've been meaning to ask this, ha.
If am going to be driving something fuel efficient why not do it in style?

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(belated) trying to 'contain' my speculation....
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^ afaik, Job1 or even [email protected] is closer to 6 months than 12
edit: judging mainly from published charts&stuff

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I'm just wondering(fixating) on the PBC page said "75th Anniversary'
imhO
it sounds like a special edition to me
( tho
no idea if it's
? tippy-top-end
? another [BL] theme**
? just different
? lower cost direct-MKS-replacement


**IF it's [BL], wonder if it'll be available on all other [BL]-models?????????
that^ sounds likely to me )

[Anniversary]
[ "75" ]
[ LXXV ]



re-re-edit
I don't believe it would a production-ized BLUE interior
imhO that could/oughta be
[ Rhapsody ]
so
if not BLUE
what would I/we want an [ LXXV ] theme to be??


wiki: platinum, diamond, or jade
( tho wonder from others they list about a
Bird-of-Paradise, Opal, Rainbow theme ... just a bit of stitching
thoČ
that brings up my old Rwd-White-&-Blue (piping) idea ... and could include something from the Conti MkII's star+knight logo )

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(belated) trying to 'contain' my speculation....
so
if not BLUE
what would I/we want an [ LXXV ] theme to be??
The 75th Anniversary is usually referred to as the Platinum Anniversary, so maybe the dash could be finished with some kind of platinum-colored finish where the concept's interior had chrome. It would also be possible to have platinum-colored leather seats surfaces with a different colored accent trim.

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^ Or maybe they can do another Diamond Jubilee Edition


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Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

I had a disappointing day and need to lift my spirits...

what would go with this upholstery that'd be exciting?


anything?
"peaceful" is not what I want just now

if not:

what about
something not utterly divergent bringing the exterior paint color inside?


&edit
just found a site with other RR stuff called
Notorious Luxury


larger & many more at site
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