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Old 08-02-2012, 03:31 AM
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based on the idea that the "CD4+3" will be Different!...
...at first it was thought it'd be 3 inches longer (but that's not enuf)
...then it was said it'd be 3" wider
...but what IF it's CD4plus3 LETTERS ... + R. W. D.

since the coming larger/wider CD4+3 version of the FusionMondeoS-MaxGalaxyEdgeMKX's CD4 platform will be part of what looks like it's going to be the most widely proliferated architecture in the world-according-to-Ford,
and since that level of shared-co$t profitability *could* make even more versions ea$y to do...

...Could the CD4+3 be a FAwd+RWD capable platform???
finally allowing the engine to be placed longitudinally as well as transverse!

just supposing:
Australia (all Rwd?)
... Falcon
... - LPG
... - 2.3 4cyl
... - 2.0EB
... Thunderbird
... - 2.7EB "Powered by LINCOLN"
... - 5.0v8
USA
... Taurus
... - 2.3 4cyl Fwd
... - 2.3 Hybrid Fwd
... - 3.5v6 Fwd
... - 2.3EB Fwd/Awd
... SHO
... - 3.5EB Awd
... Thunderbird Rwd
... - 2.7EB "Powered by LINCOLN"
... - 5.0v8

you'll have to use your imagination for a Continental (for now)
but
the top engine would be a 5.0EB


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Old 08-02-2012, 03:37 AM
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Say What??????????????????
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:26 AM
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That car is stunning.

In all honesty ford should move the falcon to the mustang platform or vice versa and redesign the falcon as a 4 door coupe. would still sell the same volumes but they could jack the price up, anyone who wants practicality can get a mondeo
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:55 AM
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My jaw couldn't drop enough!!! :O

Liking the model break-down, too!
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:39 PM
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This is a shark of a car. I'd call it a Falcon. I think there is room for a niche 4 passenger coupe to resurrect the Tbird. A notchback "Mustang" with lengthened wheelbase for real rear seats could quickly and cheaply produce a personal luxury coupe.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:15 AM
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THANKS a Lot, guys!

here's the original for those interested
786x492 & 1500x938
(usually I try for more realistic proportions - just didn't think about that this time)
edit:
forgot to add a very old tail light design from Dec'07

not quite like the current chop

Quote:
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...In all honesty ford should move the falcon to the mustang platform or vice versa...
...anyone who wants practicality can get a mondeo
I'm coming from the idea that the Mustang platform has been "silo'ed" ie no other sizes will be built off it ... imho just a Lincoln sportsedan & coupe(/cabrio), near 3-series size
&
have tried to develop a plan where the Falcon+Territory leads to a GlobalRwdPlatform for a Continental+Navigator+Aviator;
with engine compartment architecture shared with the Mustang^&^friends
BUT
recently had the thought of using the Mustang-inspired front mechanics with the Awd-capable Mondeo/Fusion derived "CD4+3", aka nextgen Taurus (due Q3 2015)
&
things sorta fell-into-place = very OneFord-ish imho
with
the heritage nameplates preserved...3 of these 4 actually being versions of the SAME basic car:
Falcon,Thunderbird,Taurus = same car, different drivetrains & trimlevels
Continental = a skosh larger + more "princely" + unique drivetrain(s)
...
not sure how/when the Territory,Aviator,Explorer*,Edpedition**,Navigator can fit in with this
* both Interceptors are supposed to run thru Q1 2017
** the aluminum F-150 is 'due' Q3 2014
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