|01-26-2013 07:28 PM|
So is it $20,000 dollars more than the Ford version?
|01-22-2013 08:08 PM|
|05focusST91||Looks great, glass roof is sick, if lincoln wasnt so expensive its sales would be WAY up there|
|01-22-2013 08:05 PM|
|SVTFocusOnMe||Hmmm I remember last reading that the falcon was going to stay for a while and not succumb to the one ford plan.|
|01-22-2013 06:41 PM|
at.ford.com has a lot of good Ford/Lincoln news.
|01-22-2013 06:31 PM|
While I find the new Lincoln attractive, I must add that while ford is doing a wonderful job making better products and increasing their reputation they are doing very little right to save Lincoln. You want to compete with the likes of MB BMW and AUDI they need to make drastic changes. Look at those companies. Do you know what their line ups are compromised of? RWD/AWD Sporty sedans and coupes. Taking fords and slapping different sheet metal and emblems on it WILL NOT compete with the likes of BMW MB and Audi. The best they can do now is compete with Acura and Lexus in the boring rebadged grandparent-mobile class.
The way I look at it is Lincoln has two realistic choices to revitalize the company. Take the mustang platform and make a formidable RWD sports coupe, which they have already said they won't do. Second choice. Take the falcon platform from Australia and make a RWD sports sedan. I also think the falcon should replace the Taurus in the ford lineup but that's another story.
If they can't do a real overhaul of the lineup they should just close shop.
|01-22-2013 06:14 PM|
Can we keep the thread on track? If you want to go at each other, take it to Private Messages.
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|01-22-2013 05:38 PM|
The Fusion and the MKZ do not share the same exact engine line up. The Fusion and the MKZ are built on the same platform. The Escape and MKC are built on the same platform. Therefore the Escape and MKC probably will not share the same engine line.
This is about as lay as I can get. Unless you need me to write for you in crayon or something.
|01-22-2013 03:55 PM|
CD4 has nothing to do with the Escape. What are you talking about.
You are not reading my posts; you are banging your head on the keyboard with knee-jerk responses.
|01-22-2013 02:29 PM|
I could honestly go on about this argument. Tooling, and design costs prohibit Ford to have Lincoln specific vehicles.
I wish I could tell you more but you'll just have to wait for the vehicles release. My bet is the 2.0L Ecoboost base engine with a 2.3L Ecoboost as an option. They'll save the 1.6 for the Escape.
And FYI if you knew what you were talking then you would know that the Fusion and MKZ are build on the same CD4 platform. Actually they are built on the CD4.1 which is also shared with the Mondeo. They're three renditions of CD4 platform.
If you think a Lincoln is re-badged Ford then don't buy a Lincoln I don't know what else to tell you. I'll be the bigger man and end this conversation.
|01-22-2013 01:12 PM|
I genuinely don't think you know what you're talking about.
Seriously. The only vehicles Lincoln is competing with at its current level are other Ford vehicles. They need to step it up or go home. In my honest opinion, if Ford wanted to keep this path of just building redesigned/luxury version of other Ford vehicles, they killed off the wrong company. Lincoln should have died in 2010 and Mercury should still be here. Mercury namesakes like Sable are much more notable than MKS.
Ford keeps talking about a "Comeback" for Lincoln and they're not coming back if Ford keeps -footing around with "me-too" concepts like this Escape clone.
Also, the Mkz fits a V6 because it is a different platform. Fusion/Mkz is not the topic of discussion.
This concept is built on the Escape which is on the Global C1 platform. We haven't seen a V6 on this platform or even heard of it. If this went into production tomorrow, 1.6 base, 2.0 optional is the most likely combination. It won't matter (as I've previously stated and you've clearly misunderstood) as next generation ecoboost engines are more apt to be on the spec sheet instead.
I would NOT count on seeing a V6 on this platform, ever.
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