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I've seen the baseline undisguised Continental running around already (along with the new Chrysler minivans) and it's a fairly dull car compared to the show cars, it's soft and bland without the vibrant and striking details of the high-end models (no LED headlights, small rims), the difference is pretty noticeable.
Yeah, this is kind of an unavoidable scenario I'd guess. If you look at a base A6, E-Class, 5-Series, it's kind of the same thing. They don't have the same pop. You can always spot the lease special price leader model.
 

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Yeah, this is kind of an unavoidable scenario I'd guess. If you look at a base A6, E-Class, 5-Series, it's kind of the same thing. They don't have the same pop. You can always spot the lease special price leader model.

True! The base price is to get you into the dealer's showroom. I always figure my true price for any model using this formula below:

ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE = 1.5 X BASED PRICE

Especially in luxury cars and SUVs; the markup is in the packages. You have to have this or that package in order to get "X"!


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...I don't know what a LWB A6 in China measures, but I'd bet the Conti already has that wheelbase so I doubt we (they) will see a LWB version.
all I have are OVLs
198.4 - BMW 5 series LWB
197.6 - MB E China LWB
197.4 - Audi A6 L

I think they miss something for the back seats of the Conti:



0:)
imho
just left that out so the tech-addicts wouldn't be distracted
 

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Wheel gaps - not sure why I wrote that. Maybe I heard gender gap earlier or something!! That car looks high compared to the others
 

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2 points to whoever posts the full video first




and here's one from the 2nd floor at NAIAS (the music is LOUD WARNING)


then there's an obnoxious Kelly BlueBoy/Book
butWITH
the Product Specialist informing him about "SuperCapacitors" that are good for 20 door openings, up to 72 hours, even without a working battery > around 2:00
 

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2018 Lincoln Continental Coupe Rendering Makes Some Sense

If there's one thing you can count on in the luxury car segment, is that customers with deep pockets will consider a two door version of whatever flagship saloon is trending out there.

There are plenty of historical precedents for this. The new S-Class Coupe is a clear reflection of the older CL-Class models, while Bentley's Continental GT needs no introduction. Then there's Rolls-Royce, arguably the ultimate luxury car manufacturer.

This is where Lincoln comes into play because with their all-new Continental, shaving off a couple of doors doesn't look like the most difficult thing in the world, does it?

http://www.carscoops.com/2016/01/2018-lincoln-continental-coupe.html
 

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^.......it needs the giant sunroof from the MKZ that overlaps the back window.




A Continental Coupe looks much better than this.....
 

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2018 Lincoln Continental Coupe Rendering Makes Some Sense

If there's one thing you can count on in the luxury car segment, is that customers with deep pockets will consider a two door version of whatever flagship saloon is trending out there.

There are plenty of historical precedents for this. The new S-Class Coupe is a clear reflection of the older CL-Class models, while Bentley's Continental GT needs no introduction. Then there's Rolls-Royce, arguably the ultimate luxury car manufacturer.

This is where Lincoln comes into play because with their all-new Continental, shaving off a couple of doors doesn't look like the most difficult thing in the world, does it?

http://www.carscoops.com/2016/01/2018-lincoln-continental-coupe.html
yes please!!!
I hope that is a white space vehicle!
AWD 3.0T with 400+hp!
 

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I like it, a lot! Have to think it would be an inexpensive addition to the Lincoln lineup. The big question is what kind of market is there for such a car? I would think the demand would not be strong, but wonder if the expense could still be justified in terms of it's effect upon brand perception?

The biggest single expense would be that the sedan isn't engineered for that pillarless coupe so doing so would require significant reinforcement with the cheaper and more likely option being a "hidden" pillar similar to the Mustang.
 

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Is a great rendering. I love the Theophilus Chin`s work, but in this case he commited a big mistake: change the almost hidden door handles for a common and traditional ones. The car looks completly different with this change, the sides lost its clean and pure surfaces . A big mistake....

Is a big coupe a need for Lincoln? I think yes. Sometime Lincoln will need to revive the Mark coupe series. Is a need for a luxury brand to have a luxury coupe. But, first Lincoln need to restablish itself as a true luxury brand, and, in these times, the crossovers are priority.
 

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Love that rendering, but why does it need conventional door handles all of the sudden?
Yeah, that's a pretty stupid oversight/decision by whoever did that chop. Otherwise, I love it.
 

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This image has me thing of something....

Would it work if Lincoln filled in the entire grille space with actual grille(notice the lower section of the grill space is body color) for SUVs, while the cars kept the smaller version.

And yes, the door handles need to be moved up along the chrome trim to clean up the side.
 
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