it's been my impression that Fomoco had done a Half-Assed-job with any kind of flexibility in the past...It's not just a matter of sharing a platform since that's only part of the development, but a platform has to be customized for its application (Fusion/Edge/Continental CD4s are all hardly interchangeable)...
...I wonder what's going to happen with other CD4 products like Edge/Nautilus.
part of the reason I think Lincoln might well do a "MARK"...I don't think Continental is going anywhere soon unless it's loosing money or they need the factory space (unlikely). It could easily be here for 8-10 years which puts it in the mid 2020s. By that time we will have yet more evolutions of the automotive form and technology which will either make Continental redundant or they will have the resources and platform scalability they need to develop a replacement. I don't think we'll see an MKZ successor however...
Trying to crack the 3-Series segment is a little like Toyota and Nissan trying to crack the Full-Size Truck. It's a nice idea in principle, extremely difficult in practice.for me, & what I'm going on about,
the main characteristic of the STARstang isN'T drivetrains but SIZE = 3series
List:Re: Suicide Doors on Future Lincoln Continental
...the admin, also expressed the opinion that a v8 belongs in a LtdEd. ...
I'm thinking a v8 ought to be no harder than certification for retro-fitted and stretched? operadoors :surprise2:
I can't imagine anything More extreme engineering-wise...THO
could definitely make a wish-List of OTHER 'extremities' :nerd: ...easier ones!!
destroked 3.5-4.4L v8 & turbos
superglued 2x1.0/1.2L straight6, only turbos'ed
battery-surfboard to raise any model a couple inches & electrifry
STARstangs = sportsedan 4-door, STARbrake 5-door; coupecabrio 2seat/2-door
MARK = "4doorCoupe" & 2+2coupecabrio
+ scuvs in OP
______________________________Aviator looks amazing. Powerful and elegant. Well done Lincoln! And beautiful interior. There are now signs of life at Lincoln!! if only i were saying this about an upcoming new MARK LSC...honestly, i believe that’s the fourth vehicle they will make.
- mark ix
i’m thinking the mkix will get the rear hinged doors and be a four door coupe it could compete with a the CLS and A7...
...also Lincoln’s centennial (with ford) is coming up rite around the time the last of the four vehicles should debut.ugh they tried a 4 door mark in the early 80s and it didn't take well (not counting the 50s marks)
if they do a new mark i think it should be 2 door only.since today's market is the same as the early 80s...afaik that was just cuz of big hair and shoulder-pads :angel
ie too diff to count...
...re: Others' comments ... Carcars are topsecret for now ... Tho
imho ... A mark replaces the Z PDQ...like next year-ish!!
Then a new conti [& starstang?] happen if&when conditions permitnever said that but nice try.
It's a historic nameplate same thing if they started making a 4 door mustang.ugh they tried a 2 door that didn’t work the last time either. Lincoln isn’t going to sell people on them being a maker of sexy 2 door coupes at the moment but they need a style halo car that can also be spacious enough for luxury customers. I think at this point they can’t get back into the personal luxury coupe market and it would be a waste of money.last time Lincoln tried a 2 door was the mark viii they pulled out of that market because they wanted to replace the mark series with the ls, before that the mark series was going uninterpreted since 1969. If mercedes can still do a 2 door halo type vehicle why can't Lincoln? They had one for most of their existence and cost would probably be minimal if it shares the same platform as the mustang. It's a status symbol.i think any "mark" car going forward would likely be a CLS/A7 kind of 4-door coupe. While there are some halo coupes still out there, that whole market segment has shrunk brutally. I'd be all for a properly impressive Lincoln coupe, but i think the marque would need to get at least 2-3 very solid sellers in place before they could do that kind of niche vehicle.this is my opinion exactly. It'd be nice to see a true coupe from Lincoln, but it'd be more realistic for it to be a 4-door coupe. Unless they can make a case for 2 and 4 door coupe of the same vehicle.
since we now have this MotorTrend link in 2 (Long) threads that have been going for quite some time with many topics in them;it's been my impression that Fomoco had done a Half-Assed-job with any kind of flexibility in the past
( actually since the Model T ! )
tho I won't count on it - Hope the cD6 changes that!!...
:thumb: &from: What do you want to see from Lincoln?
Really great interview with Joy Falotico about Lincoln. MotorTrend asked all the right questions. She unfortunately avoided directly answering anything, but she touches on the RWD platform, and also she hints that the Aviator will have more than a 30 mile pure EV range.
INTERVIEW: LINCOLN CHIEF JOY FALOTICO ON AVIATOR, OTHER FUTURE PRODUCTS -
:thumb: &from: Ford/Lincoln product forecast UPDATED
I sent this to 2b2 but haven't seen anyone post it yet. An interview with Joy Falotico and MT
She gives a lot of corporate answers but one thing she mentions is a replacement for the MKZ so that's been confirmed.
quote="Falc'man @ Mustang6g" / from: 2021 MUSTANG (S650) - 7th Generation Mustang Confirmedfrom: Ford/Lincoln product forecast UPDATED
On M6G one of the members is saying Mustang will not go over to CD6 for the reason that it'll ruin Mustang's proportions.
My take on the situation:
Farruko @ M6g said:...the original plans for the CD6 were a SMALLER Mustang so they decided to keep the proportions.
That was the plan so far, but something changed. Can’t say more about it.Eagle-1 @ M6g said:...almost everything and everyone close to or within the company are all saying that the Mustang will in fact be CD6 based...
(Has) a CD6 based mustang cancellation been confirmed?
Everything about the new S650 mustang is a mess and difficult to get enough information especially when we are still a couple of years away. I’m going to say something though, the original plans of the S650 were for a 2021MY car... don’t you think that something *significant* changed so they had to move it one year as a 2022MY? Just think about it, it’s not written in stone yet.Twin Turbo @ M6g said:I know you're reliable source, so...
...So, could CD6 simply be an update of the S550 chassis?
Time will tell.
:surprise2:[email protected] said:I think you guys didn’t get what I meant by “smaller Mustang”. I didn’t mean “M4-like”, The plan was to have a “Toyota Supra Fighter” (yes, that small)...
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