A grand entrance and exit will always await you

We have been hearing rumors about the suicide doors making a comeback on the Lincoln Continental and, finally, it has been made official. Lincoln announced that suicide doors will be featured on the “Coach Door Edition” on the 2019 Continental. To keep it special, the automaker will limit the 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition to just 80 units for the 2019 model.

Straight Out Of The History Books

Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors Exterior
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Although the Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition looks same as the regular Continental, it actually has an extra six inches of wheelbase. This is to accommodate the suicide doors.

Not to mention the fact that the longer wheelbase means extra legroom for passengers in the rear.

According to Lincoln, the Continental, with the longer wheelbase, has the best rear legroom in the segment. As for the doors, they open at a 90-degree angle in the front and rear, reminding us of Lincoln models from the 1960s.

It Is Much More Than The Doors

Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors Interior
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Lincoln has made sure that the sophistication and class are not limited only to the way the doors are opened. When you come close to the doors, both the side mirror and passenger door handle shine a light onto the ground to welcome you.

Step inside the cabin, and you will see a special door plaque that displays the vehicle's number in the 80-car production run.

Adding more to the opulence are features like a rear seat pass-through center console that houses a stowable tray, and a tablet holder, to name a few.

What Powers This Car?

Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors Exterior
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The Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition will come with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine that develops 400 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque.

This unit is exclusive to the Coach Door Edition models. It also comes with three Drive Modes; Normal, Sport, and Comfort. Even though the focus has been largely on the rear of the cabin, the drivers get their fair share of features as well. Lincoln’s Perfect Position seats offer 30 ways of adjustment, and there’s a standard head-up display that even works when wearing polarized sunglasses.

What They Had To Say

Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors Exterior
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While announcing the Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Lincoln’s President, Joy Falotico said, “This Lincoln Continental echoes a design that captured the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world.” “It’s something bespoke or unique only Lincoln can offer in a thoroughly modern way.”

David Woodhouse, design director at Lincoln, said, “The center-opening doors became synonymous with the Lincoln Continental, even though they were only featured primarily in the ’60s”. “But they struck such a chord that they’re still remembered so fondly today.” He also added, “People appreciate elegance and glamour, and they want the easiest way to get in and out of a vehicle. These doors answer to both."

Our Take

Meet the 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition, Complete with Suicide Doors Exterior
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The American automaker has not announced the prices of the Lincoln Coach Door Edition yet. The owners of this exquisite model will have access to Lincoln’s Black Label services that include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and even a curated dining experience at certain restaurants. The car will hit the roads in the summer of 2019. What are your thoughts on the Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Further reading

2017 Lincoln Continental High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

1961 Lincoln Continental
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Read our full review on the 1961 Lincoln Continental.

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