Ford Motor Company is really working to make Lincoln something more than just a line of badge-engineered Ford models. While there are hopefully some thrilling luxury sedans and crossovers in the works behind the scenes at Lincoln, apparently there are also some indications that a Mustang-based Lincoln sports luxury coupe might be in development.
If that’s true, and that is a big if right now, it could be an incredibly smart move on Lincoln’s part. Right now, Lincoln needs something that will turn heads. There just isn’t much pizazz with the likes of the MKZ, and Lincoln’s model lineup is pretty sparse. If Ford ever wants the luxury brand to have even a fighting chance against the likes of Cadillac, or better yet Mercedes and BMW, more models are a must. As it stands right now, Lincoln can compete with Acura for the award of “Most Pathetic Luxury-Like Model Lineup.”
Lately, I've become a big fan of the new(-ish) 4 door "gran coupes": The Mercedes CLS, the Porsche Panamera, the BMW 4- and 6-series gran coupes, and, especially, the Audi A7, which is my current heart throb.
The new Mustang sounds like a potentially great car, but like the new Corvette Stingray, it seems a bit too boy-racer/mid-life crisis for a guy of my age (and, candidly, physique). In contrast, the 4-door gran coupes are sexy, sporty, and sophisticated, without screaming I've got hair plugs and am looking for a yoga instructor half my age.
So how about it Lincoln?