Lincoln Continental tries suicide doors once more

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Doors that meet in the centre as they are more politely called were a feature of the Lincoln Continental during the 1960s and it seems the automaker wants to bring them back for an anniversary edition of the Continental. The 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition as it will be known will likely have more than just suicide doors to differentiate it but they are the signature change that is making headlines right now.

The Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition has had to undergo quite a few changes to make these doors work. Apparently the car has had to be made six inches longer and the B and C pillars reconfigured to make the hinges work in the alternative position.

There were rumours around the revamped Continental we have now and its door configuration. Thankfully, Lincoln decided to add conventional doors. While centre opening doors comply with current safety regulations, they are impractical anywhere other than a driveway and completely impractical in any city with a lot of cyclists.

The Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition is apparently being limited to 80 cars and will be with us next year.

2019 Lincoln Continental
The 2019 Lincoln Continental does away with rumours of its imminent demise by appearing for another year stronger than ever. With that new look, new technology and all the luxury and refinement you would expect from a Lincoln. This car is going to continue the Continental name for a while yet.

The design has been pared back so it looks much more mature and refined than before. There is still chrome everywhere and a big grille, but they manage to look completely of their place.

With a 3.7-litre twin turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 305 hp and a smooth automatic transmission, you waft along the road as much as drive. With adaptive cruise control, different driving modes and that famous Lincoln suspension setup, there are fewer cars that are more comfortable on our roads.

Lincoln’s safety suite, Co-Pilot360 is standard on all 2019 Lincoln Continental rather than an option or trim dependent. This is great news as it adds emergency braking, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring. Along with every other technology that Ford and Lincoln have developed, it helps make the 2019 Lincoln Continental a superior buy if you’re in the market for a luxury car.

Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 if you would like to learn more about the 2019 Lincoln Continental.
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