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Lincoln MKZ to be Discontinued?


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#81 OFFLINE   92merc

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

At least on Fords you can tell the model by the option package - e.g.  the base model Edge SE is 201a, SEL is 301a, Titanium is 401a, etc. etc. (don't quote me on those exact models but you get the gist)

Titanium Escape is 300/301 packages.  Used to be 400 on my 2013 though.  I think they changed it on the Escape Mid 2014 model.









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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

Titanium Escape is 300/301 packages.  Used to be 400 on my 2013 though.  I think they changed it on the Escape Mid 2014 model.


Didn't they add an Escape sport model? That's probably the 400/401 package now.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:42 PM

No sport. The 2013 had a SEL model which was 300 but that was dropped for the 2014 year. Titanium eventually moved from 400 to 300 to fill the gap.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

Didn't they add an Escape sport model? That's probably the 400/401 package now.


There is a sort of sport appearance package that adds black wheels, grille, mirror moldings, etc, but no "sport" model in the vein of Edge Sport or Explorer Sport.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:41 AM

I really do like the looks of the Continental Black Label in Rhapsody blue int./ext. 

 

I think I prefer the sound of the EU Vignale sub brand name better than Black Label but Vignale is for Ford not Lincoln.  According to Wikipedia there was a Lincoln Vignale concept car in 1987.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:07 AM

No sport. The 2013 had a SEL model which was 300 but that was dropped for the 2014 year. Titanium eventually moved from 400 to 300 to fill the gap.

 

 

A loaded SEL actually cost more then a Ti model, so it was superfluous.  

 

No Sport trim, only an appearance package. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

I saw an MKZ and Continental sitting side by side at the local dealership lot this afternoon. Based on exterior dimensions they are virtually the same size. I can see why the Zed may be dead.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:25 PM

You must have been looking at two mkzs or two contis.   The conti has 5.7 inch longer wheelbase, is over 7 inches longer and almost 5 inches wider.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

I saw an MKZ and Continental sitting side by side at the local dealership lot this afternoon. Based on exterior dimensions they are virtually the same size. I can see why the Zed may be dead.

I had the same thought. When a customer realizes they can get most of the same features on the MKZ at a lot less money, they may pass on the Continental. I have to wonder if the MKZ will be replaced by another sedan or something entirely different? 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:25 PM

I had the same thought. When a customer realizes they can get most of the same features on the MKZ at a lot less money, they may pass on the Continental. I have to wonder if the MKZ will be replaced by another sedan or something entirely different? 

 

As has been said a few times already, MKZ will be replaced.  The MKZ nameplate is going away, that's all.  So the replacement midsize sedan will have a name.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:07 PM

I reviewed and test drove MKZs and Continentals extensively. While the Z offers some of the same features, the driving experience is quite different. The Z drives like a Fusion or any other nice mid-sized sedan - and most are pretty good these days. However, the Continental is quieter, more isolated and has a much more solid and refined feel. The steering in the Conti actually feels quicker and more direct than the Z, too. Additionally, the front seat comfort, rear seat room, fit/finish, sound and feel of door closure are all vastly superior in the Continental.

A customer working with a tighter budget might choose the Z over the Conti and they would probably be happy with it. Another reason to choose the Z is that it is available with driver's package that includes sportier interior and firmer suspension. Those looking for a smaller and sportier car would prefer that over the more luxury oriented Conti.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

how about the Z turns into the ZX as a sporty-Cuvish-kinda thing?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:52 PM

It wouldn't surprise me to see the Z replacement become sportier and more expressive style-wise than the current model.
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Posted Today, 01:36 PM

Make the MKZ replacement a 4 door coupe with hatchback like BMW 4 series or Audi A5 

 

The current MKZ already has a coupe like roof line and profile. Just missing the functional hatchback aspect.


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