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.
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.