seems to me they're referencing this article, which I posted in the LincStang thread when it came out.autoblog said:According to TheDetroitBureau.com...
...the article states new MKS and Navigator designs are expected to debut by 2014.
Here is my "short list" of features that I think the MKC will need to create some ground between it and the EscapeWhat (features) could a MKC have that would definitively differentiate it from the Escape?
off the top of my head,
have the Concept be equipped with the Nano 2.#EB
FoMoCo has been working on the Nano since at least Oct,2008 (LINK)Exterior
- LED adaptive headlamps
- Full LED taillights
I'd still like HIDDEN headlites on all Lincolns
- Exotic colored leather seats (deep red, sienna, navy)
since you mention "exotic",
I've wondered about exotic-leather patterned upholstery trim; like alligator, reptile, eel-shark-stingray...
- Head-up display
- Eco, sport, normal modes
also height-adjustable suspension from LandRover, but better
& also for speed & handling, not just soft-roading
- 2.0T standard with "nano 2.#" V6 optional
Nano V6 that you speak of...
The 2.8T was a global GM V6 engine used in certain Saab models for several years and later the Cadillac SRX. The 2.8T had a very short run in the SRX see link ( URL="http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/wither-the-cadillac-2-8t-v6/"] ) as it was not the best application for this engine considering the efficiency and performance of the 3.6l V6THANKS for picking up on my question, CrunkedRL!!
FoMoCo has been working on the Nano since at least Oct,2008 (LINK)
when did work start on GM's 2.8T?
and either way, imho it's just reasonable, not copying
- 2.3 4cyl and
- 1.5 3cyl engines in development
imho in the near future, Fords will have 3cyls in many cars (the 1.5EB could produce 210hp in production trim) and a Lincoln-distinction will be Not using less than a 4cyl in their smaller vehicles (just Imho)
Development probably started some time before 2005.when did work start on GM's 2.8T?
- http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44237February 16, 2005 GM announces new turbocharged 2.8 litre V-6 engine
Detroit, Michigan - General Motors announced a new 2.8 litre turbocharged V6 engine, the third variant of their global V-6 family. Engineers from GM Powertrain in North America and FGP - the Europe-based Fiat-General Motors Powertrain consortium - as well as Australian-based Holden collaborated on the development.
The 2.8L V-6 Turbo debuts in the Aero models of the all-new Saab 9-3 SportCombi, Sport Sedan and Convertible. Technology such as a twin-scroll turbocharger and variable intake valve timing helps the 2.8L V-6 Turbo achieve 250 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque in the 9-3.
I think they should give the MKC Lincoln's Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) suspension (retuned for crossover SUV application), and maybe wider tracks too so that it handles better (improve driving dynamics etc)I'd like to see, in addition to those excellent features and ideas already mentioned:
1. THX II Audio system (or just something that kicks ass)
2. Power tilt and tele steering wheel with heat
3. Separate temperature and fan control for rear seat passengers (kinda like in the Genesis - just a simple blue/red temp control and fan speed control cuz I'm sick of the feeble airflow that comes out of most rear vents!)
4. Quiet cabin (way quiet cabin)
5. Smoother, luxurious ride
6. Performance hybrid power train option
7. Power pedals tied into seat memory (along with the tilt/tele wheel and other adjustables)
8. Decent looking wheel choices!
That's it for now...
I think they should give the MKC Lincoln's Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) suspension (retuned for crossover SUV application), and maybe wider tracks too so that it handles better (improve driving dynamics etc)
They should also give it aluminum panels to keep the weight down (to compensate for the added insulation).
is the new Eskugape really that much bigger/roomier?With the new Escape bigger and roomier than the last one, is there a need for the Edge and MKX?