2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition Is Here With Suicide Doors, Limited To 80 Units

Lincoln has officially brought back suicide doors, or coach doors, albeit in a limited edition version of the Continental.

Baptized the Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition, it will be put together in just 80 units for the 2019MY, with a limited number to arrive the following year as well. All of them benefit from 90-degree opening rear doors, which facilitate ingress and egress, as well as an electronic door system that makes entry and exit effortless and quiet.

Thanks to the extra 6 inches (15.24 cm) added to the wheelbase, it also delivers best-in-class legroom at the back, on the two individual seats, according to the automaker.

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Greeting occupants is a special door plaque that shows the car’s number in the run, and once inside, they’ll find a stowable tray with tablet holder and wireless charging pad at the back. Drivers will enjoy 30-way adjustable seats, head-up display, Active Noise Control, Revel Ultima Audio system and others.

Powering the new Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition is the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine exclusively. It produces 400 hp (406 PS / 298 kW) and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque, and comes with three driving modes to personalize the experience, including Normal, Sport and Comfort.

The first units of the car will arrive at dealers next summer, with pricing to be announced in due course. Buyers will also have access to the company’s Black Label services, which include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes and culinary experiences at several restaurants.

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  • dumblikeyou2

    Alright, I can give it credit, that’s kinda cool. Now do this on the Navi and it will sell. Sedans are kryptonite nowadays.

  • Mike anonymous

    So this is a limited run, special ‘Anniversary’ edition of the Continental. Not an update of facelift. The next generation ‘fully-redesigned/engineered’ Continental will feature the coach-doors, but they will come standard instead.

    That will likely be years away since Lincoln has moved on to “Quiet Flight” (as “Quiet Luxury” is no more) with their 2020’s next-gen line-up (started with the Aviator) followed by the rest of their line-up receiving complete redesigns over the next few coming years (i.e. a new Continental, new Navigator, MKZ & MKC replacements, and the removal of vehicles the company won’t be needing going forward such as the MKT).

    So what I am really looking forward to are these next few years to come,. but this is a nice (limited edition) way to celebrate 80 years… not bad.

  • performante

    $100K for a fancy Fusion?

    Lmao, OK

    • LWB CD4, so Taurus.

    • Judging by your avatar I’m assuming you’re into performance cars.
      So, what’s the difference between this fancy TAURUS, and a car (perhaps yours) that you spent thousands of dollars adding fancy rims, fancy exhaust, and fancy whatever else you think will make you look cool?

      • performante

        Even at its best, a fancy Taurus isn’t worth $100K.

        • Jay

          Oh come on even a Lambo Urus is a fancy Audi Q8. Just as the Cayenne is a fancy Touareg. Even the Mercedes GLA share plenty with the Infiniti QX30. That mentality needs to gtfo.

    • Tina_Dang Is USOZ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Only shares the front-end with a Fusion. B-pillars backwards are all Continental.

  • Ilbirs

    What I like most in this current incarnation of the Continental is that is designed as if the people behind it were not making excuses to show to the world that what they brought has no problem in being something that says nonverbally that is an American car without any pretensions to mimic European models. This Coach Door Edition reinforces even more this sensation.

    • Merc1

      I also agree with this.

      M

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Cool design for the door handles

  • TheBelltower

    Lincoln should just make all Continentals with coach doors.

  • ejd1984

    Instant Collectible

  • BlackPegasus

    Sorry Lincoln but your window to impress with this car has passed. It should’ve had suicide doors upon its introduction (among other jaw dropping features). Too little too late.

    • Merc1

      I pretty much agree with that, but I do like this.

      M

  • designer_dick

    Looks are largely fine, but that gloss black plastic triangle behind the rear door masquerading as a quarter window isn’t any more convincing here than it is on the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal, and certainly doesn’t look ‘premium’.

  • Six Thousand Times

    With that big pillar, it kind of misses the point. I’m not sure how they’d get around that, though. Probably the reason suicide doors died out in the first place.

    • Jay

      I think the pillar is fine. I wouldn’t say that they died either as almost every Rolls Royce model has them and even the new Cullinan. There are companies they make aftermarket kits for other 4-door cars as well..

  • Mr. EP9

    Only 80 units though? Sigh. I was hoping this would be a production model with reclining rear seats, RWD, and share some of the bits with the Aviator like the engine and hybrid tech. Although, to be fair, that was mostly wishful thinking on my part.

    • Jay

      I think it’s fine. If the demand is there I’m sure they’ll make more.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        I think that’s what they were thinking…hence why they will make ‘more’ for MY2020. Demand drives it.

  • ksegg

    NYC ruined me, because I see normal Conti’s being used as cabs everywhere in the city, so even with suicide doors, this car is just not that special to me.

  • Bill Nguyen

    Who is this car for? People who want the ultimate $100,000… Premium sedan??

  • Tina_Dang Is USOZ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Easy $100k.

    • no25

      for a Lincoln? REALLY? Please. You make me laugh. Lincoln, with the new Aviator, has some redemption, but please, being a fanboy for the brand? Sad.

  • THAT’S THE BEST THEY COULD DO FOR THEIR 80TH ANNIVERSARY?
    IT DOESN’T LOOK PARTICULARLY GRACEFUL WITH THE DOORS OPEN. A LONGER REAR DECK WOULD HELP.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I think it’s the Continental’s 80th, not Lincoln’s, in which case this makes sense.
      I think it is a very solid effort and the car looks good to boot. The only other suicide door sedans available will set you back 3 to 4 times the amount.

      • YEAH YOU’RE RIGHT LINCOLN IS 101 YRS OLD. I THINK IT WOULD HAVE HAD MORE IMPACT IF THEY DID THIS WITH A NEW DESIGN NOT JUST ADDED ONTO AN OLD ONE.

        • DR.FUNK

          I regret that I have but one upvote my friend!
          This car was a FAIL from the get-go.And then things get worse with these awkward doors…on a car with funky proportions. If you gonna do a real luxocruiser… it’s more than OK to channel the glory days (the 60’s) in size,proportions,luxury & spirit.Oh…and don’t forget the 4 door ragtop.

  • john1168

    I love it! It looks great! Does it matter which door you close first? Can you close the front first and then the rear or do you have to close the rear first?

    It looks real comfy inside.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Not bad, Lincoln. Not bad at all.

  • Dennis Scipio

    mEH.

  • Craig

    I think it looks great. But I’m even more excited by the fact that Lincoln has finally re-discovered itself. I would be proud to drive a Continental or Navigator into the fanciest of hotel and restaurant parking lots.

    • wait a minute

      agreed, the entire model range is very classy. Love the door handles and the nod to the continental, i hope it’s around on the road for many years to come

  • They should have made it standard in the first place, echoing the great 60s Continental.

  • NE

    It has the face of a Jaguar, the lines are wrong in contrast to its original form. It doesn’t stand out, it could easily be mistaken for a Jag or Ford Taurus on roids. I think the lines should have been made without the curves in the back, it’s grill should be modern but not Jaguar looking or Audi A8-ish . The doors are a cool idea though. I want an American car that says YUP, I’m American(inclusive) proud and gorgeous. My lines are strong strong and not bubbly, lines that say we mean business.

  • sidewaysspin

    But then you see that terrible B-pillar, time to ditch the B-pillar.

  • I used to like this car, could be improved but good looking car. But then the new Navigator came out showing us what a great Lincoln interior could be and now this dash is very boring.

  • Blade t

    Love the suicide doors, should be on all the continentals..

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Just a waste of money. Why put such a luxury feature on something with the proportions of a giant Camry? Ford, like GM always does things HALF ASSED!

    • Six_Tymes

      the profile image matches the post

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        So does yours: dated and irrelevant.

  • john1168

    LMAO🤣. Maybe that should be their commercial for this Continental…

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