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IMO, this 4-door would be better for the Mustang image if it wasn't a Mustang. The only problem is that they couldn't sell it in Europe if it came out as a Lincoln only model. Poor Lincoln; shoved to the back burner again. There probably will be a Lincoln version but it will only be seen - again - as merely another gussied-up Ford.
If this 4-door is on a stretched Mustang platform, I see no reason that we could not get a longer coupe out of it as well.
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Terrible idea that will return little value. The Model S sports a margin over 30% using Tesla Gen 2 tech. The revamp will be on Gen 4 tech. At the price a GT4 would run, Tesla can sell a much faster more efficient AWD 100kWh sedan with 360-400 mi of range. It won't stand a chance.
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Terrible idea that will return little value. The Model S sports a margin over 30% using Tesla Gen 2 tech. The revamp will be on Gen 4 tech. At the price a GT4 would run, Tesla can sell a much faster more efficient AWD 100kWh sedan with 360-400 mi of range. It won't stand a chance.
Assuming it would be their only 4 door sedan in the showroom, I would say it would be quite popular.
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I have no problem with a four door Mustang to take on the A7 and Panamera. Plus the rumors of a turbo V8, wondering if that may be around 4.0 and be a replacement for the Coyote in the GT?

Definitely needs to be a Lincoln version if this comes to fruition, preferably an EV.
If they want a sedan to compete with the Panamera and A7 they should make a Lincoln version instead of a Mustang sedan! But it seems that Ford is going to do it. Seems that Ford doesn't really know what to do next with Lincoln, if they keep it like now maybe Lincoln is going to join Mercury
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I don't agree with the idea of a 4 door Mustang. It ruins the identity of the Mustang as a sport cars. Give it the Thunderbird name or some Ford iconic name.
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I say yes to a production version. Just not "Mustang". This should honestly be the MKZ replacement.
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Why an ultra low volume Lincoln, instead of a high volume affordable Ford?
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Should Ford determine a CD6 sedan would be profitable, I favor whatever name Ford's research show it being most popular, whether it be Mustang, Thunderbird, Galaxie 500, Fairlane 500, LTD, Pinto, or Utopian Turtletop.
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Why an ultra low volume Lincoln, instead of a high volume affordable Ford?

Well, see...here's the issue:

if they really want it to be a competitor for high-end "4-door coupes", they'll have to decide between the blue-collar Mustang heritage or taking the Mustang brand upmarket as a whole...which could murder America's foremost pony car.

IF the V8TT rumors are true (and I have to believe that Ford will eventually throw turbos on a V8), that would be a $60K and up Mustang sedan, which would definitely complicate the sub-brand's image a bit.

High-dollar specialty editions are one thing, but...I'm trying to understand how the (relatively) humble Mustang can go swimming in CLS and A7 waters.
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Why an ultra low volume Lincoln, instead of a high volume affordable Ford?
Let's see.... an RWD sedan to compete with the A7 and the Porsche Panamera, both luxury sedans and luxury brands.....sure a better idea is a Ford instead of a Lincoln (Ford's luxury brand for your info)

I figure that you think as other Ford's managers and if you keep thinking this way Lincoln is not going to change its current ”state” of ultra-low volume. I mean you could do both but your way of thinking really worries me. If Lincoln only refreshes their lineup instead of launching new white space vehicles, they are not going to succeed.

As Zana said, I don't think a Mustang sedan can compete with high-end cars like A7, CLS, Panamera and AMG GT sedan
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