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Old 03-25-2018, 03:21 AM
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Default Lincoln adding a version of the Continental with "Suicide" doors

According to a latest report, which I've just seen in Autonews, Lincoln has announced at the dealership convention in Las Vegas, that a version of the Continental sedan will get the rear-hinged "suicide" doors, as what was offered in the 1960s. It also goes on, without giving details, about the upcoming production blitz and much investment in the brand, the most in it's history.

Here's the report link: http://www.autonews.com/article/2018...tinental-sedan

This is from March 24th, so it's not a cruel April Fool's joke.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:09 AM
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Cause' that's why the Continental isn't selling well
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:29 PM
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The Lincoln is not selling well because FWD and because German Badge Whores.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:55 PM
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The Lincoln is not selling well because FWD and because German Badge Whores.
FWD has nothing to do with it. Audi is FWD.

The Continental is too expensive and should have replaced the MKZ at the MKZ's price point.

Had it been priced right, the badge whores would have gambled on it. But priced like a Mercedes E for a SuperFusion...
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FWD has nothing to do with it. Audi is FWD.
HA, ask any owner of an Audi and they always will say their car is Quattro, AWD or I dunno, none if any know that they are FWD base. Audi's marketing team has done their job.
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Audis are mostly AWD Quattro and with north/south Longitudinal engine arrangement, with the exception of the little A3, which is transverse east/west. I believe that the behavior of the system is most power going to the rear-wheels most times. Even in the latest models, the steering wheel to front-axle length is greater, too, like a RWD proportion. I'll have to say that Volvo handles that quite well, in the latest designs, from a front-wheel-drive bias setup, with a long steering wheel to axle ratio. The proportions appears RWD.

The Continental is front-drive bias with a transverse engine, and doesn't have RWD proportions, although it's an elegant appearing sedan. As far as the suicide-doors, details are rather mum, and it's a fresh announcement, at the time of this posting. Who even knows if it will be on the same car, which is early in it's life-cycle, or maybe an entire new, ground-up fresh vehicle, being that a model-blitz is reported to be on deck.
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Sat in one at the local autoshow, really went in expecting something on par with the Lexus GS but it wasnt. Not even close, and frankly as gimmicky as expected.
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HA, ask any owner of an Audi and they always will say their car is Quattro, AWD or I dunno, none if any know that they are FWD base. Audi's marketing team has done their job.
And the Lincoln is AWD. You simply cannot argue that Audi doesn't sell FWDs because they sell a LOT of them. Audi's "lease queen" specials are usually FWD. To pretend that there is a difference between an Audi A6 and a Continental (both FWD designs with AWD bolted in) is ridiculous.
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I thought lincoln was killing off the continental again?
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And the Lincoln is AWD. You simply cannot argue that Audi doesn't sell FWDs because they sell a LOT of them. Audi's "lease queen" specials are usually FWD. To pretend that there is a difference between an Audi A6 and a Continental (both FWD designs with AWD bolted in) is ridiculous.
The Audi's proportions and very high quality switchgear do not betray it's premium positioning the way the Continental's does.
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