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Arriving in 2016 or 2017

Lincoln's revival plans could include a rear-wheel drive coupe based on the Ford Mustang.
This report comes from Ford Inside News who mentions it all depends on the success of the 2013 MKZ and/or 2014 MKD (or whatever name the compact CUV will get). If these two will fail, Ford will probably decide to kill Lincoln.
If those two vital models will be a success, a Ford Mustang-based Lincoln RWD coupe will be unveiled towards the end of 2015 as a 2016MY or 2017MY. It will follow other new models such as the MKS, Navigator, MKX and a Ford Explorer-based model.
FIN mentions the coupe could be powered by a V6 2.9-liter EcoBoost engine and will have a slightly longer wheelbase than the Mustang. It will be developed exclusively as a coupe, but Lincoln is reportedly thinking of a full-size RWD flagship model based on the next-gen Mustang to come out before the end of the decade.


http://www.worldcarfans.com/112122852093/lincoln-working-on-a-mustang-based-coupe---report
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/will-new-mustang-based-sport-coupe-revive-lincoln
http://www.autospies.com/news/Lincoln-Planning-Mustang-Based-Coupe-For-Late-2015-74038/
http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/12/26/Lincoln-Planning-Mustang-Based-Coupe-7712246/
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/12/ford-mustang-based-lincoln-coupe-planned.html
 

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Please dont call it a capri.
That name conjures up a really ugly european sub-compact.

Cougar would be nice though.
 

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I thought the Taurus / tbird was nice. I wish Lincoln would build something to compete with caddy
... This would be Lincolns answer to the Caddy. Unfortunatly it's going to just be a rebadged Mustang. (If this thing is actually produced.)

I really wish Ford/LMC would come up with something new to compete with Caddy.
 

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Thank You, Joe!

Ron, I certainly hope they do something besides just a re-badge like you're saying; they do need to complete with the Caddy CTS which I'm sure is why they are doing this.

It's kind of Deja-Vu with our cars! In the mid-90s, they made the Mark VIII based on the Bird/Coug, now they are going to do a Mark ??? based on the Ford Mustang!
 

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If it were a Mercury I could see it being call such, but its a Lincoln, the name is probably going to be along the lines of Mark ______
Lincoln had the Capri name first. But you're likely right, Ford probably isn't dumb enough to bring it back considering the Indian giving they did with the Zephyr name




Oh and this whole story is fake. All of the non doctored pics are based on mid 2000s concept cars and others are heavily photoshopped 05-09 Mustang press pictures so they aren't even relevant.

They should just axe the whole division
 

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I thought this story looked questionable...

however the OP did cite no fewer than 5 sources ... :thumbsup:

What's your point of referece to say "this whole story is fake"? :confused:
 

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I thought this story looked questionable...

however the OP did cite no fewer than 5 sources ... :thumbsup:

What's your point of referece to say "this whole story is fake"? :confused:
Educated guess. The sources are car tabloids.
It's funny ya'll say that. That was my first instinct, that's why I kept searching all those other places.

Then I figured, eh, even if it is BS, it's interesting enough to post ! ;)

I also thought a couple of those pics were pretty cool! There were more, but they looked crappy, imho.
 

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I have nothing to THIS thread, but just wanted to say that I like how that car looks ...

I know, you all think I'm crazy. But I'm not, my mother had me tested! :D

RwP
 

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Ford would do something like that..Rather than bring back the Thunderbird or Cougar on a similar platform..

:facepalm:




Rayo..
 

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Please dont call it a capri.
That name conjures up a really ugly european sub-compact.

Cougar would be nice though.
While I do remember the car you are talking about, when I hear Capri I think of this.

 

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While I do remember the car you are talking about, when I hear Capri I think of this.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/3700/2121/21748560012_large.jpg[/QUOTE]

My buddy had one of those and it was a freakin' Rocket! I too, think Capri as just a Mercury version of a Mustang.
 

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Those fox body based Mercury Capris really were cool cars.
 

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I actually prefer the previous German-import Capris myself. Still wish Ford had used that V6 and 5-speed in the Fairmont Futura as a sporty motor.



But eh.

RwP
 

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I know, you all think I'm crazy. But I'm not, my mother had me tested! :D

I actually prefer the previous German-import Capris myself. Still wish Ford had used that V6 and 5-speed in the Fairmont Futura as a sporty motor.

But eh.

RwP
Hey Ralph, get tested again:tongue:
 
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