This is a special edition model done right

Turns out, Lexus isn’t the only one that’s into revising recently released special edition models. Lincoln’s adopting a similar strategy with the return of the Continental Coach Door Edition, a blast-from-the-past special edition Continental that the luxury brand first launched last year in very limited — only 80 units were made — quantities.

This time, Lincoln is doubling up with 150 units of the 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition. The essential elements that defined last year’s Coach Door Edition will also be offered in this fresh batch of SEs. That includes the model’s undisputed highlight: the suicide doors.

The Ford-owned luxury brand is already accepting orders for the 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition. Best be quick about it because, judging by how fast the first batch of Coach Door Edition models sold out, this new batch of 150 units will sell out just as quick, maybe even quicker.

What Makes the Lincoln Continental Coach Doors Edition Special?

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Let me be the first to say that coach doors should have come standard, or at least as easy options, on the tenth-generation Continental. Lincoln brought the model back in 2016 after a 14-year hiatus, and if it wanted to make a real statement, coach doors would’ve been one way to do it. The automaker has a long and rich history building some of the most luxurious cars in the middle part of the last century and the coach doors — or suicide doors, as some prefer to call them — were big parts of Lincoln’s identity. If Lincoln wanted to make a splash with the Continental’s comeback, dropping sliding doors would’ve been a killer way to do it.

Unfortunately, Lincoln decided to leave the coach doors at home when it launched the tenth-generation Continental, opting to dust it off last year when it introduced the 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition.

It was limited to only 80 units and each unit was based on the flagship Black Label trim. Lincoln collaborated with Cabot Coach Builders to bring the Continental Coach Door Edition to life. Sure, Lincoln engineered all the components, metalwork, and everything else that went into the build, but Cabot was in charge of putting all the components together, including giving the Continental a six-inch stretch, effectively making it an interpretative version of a limousine with enough legroom to make for comfortable seating for NBA players.

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The automaker also offered a choice of color options — Infinite Black, Pristine White Metallic or Chroma Crystal Blue - to go with a Monochromatic Package that brings out the black and white aspect of the special edition model. The interior also received a handful of upgrades, not the least of which is a choice between an Alpine / Chalet theme or a Jet Black / Thoroughbred theme. But none of these features compare to the model’s main attraction.

Suicide doors are intrinsically ingrained in the DNA of the Lincoln Continental, and while we didn’t get the doors as standard features or options a few years ago, the automaker still brought it back and made a special edition model with the doors as the primary focus. The demand for the 2019 Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition was so high that, one year later, Lincoln’s dropping a new batch of Continental Coach Door Edition models. Best of all, it also doubled — or came close to it — the special edition’s production volume.

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The 2020 Lincoln Continental Coach Doors Edition comes with the same lineup of features and options as the model that came before

. The choice of exterior colors remain the same — I’m personally biased to the Chroma Crystal Blue finish — and most of the trim decorations and accents are still intact.

Interior options remain the same, too, including the choice between the Alpine / Chalet theme or a Jet Black / Thoroughbred themes.

Unfortunately, the latter isn’t available if you choose the Chrome Crystal Blue finish. It’s a bit of a bummer, but it’s not something that’s going to spell the end of the world, either. The 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition also boasts a full-length center console that incorporates a table for rear passengers, along with a pair of holders for a tablet or a notebook and a wireless charging pad. Those who are seated in the back can also make use of a pair of USB ports and a 110V power outlet if the need arises.

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On the side of vanity, the 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition also comes with illuminated rear door sills that are made from aluminum. There’s also a secured pass-through storage compartment, a Rolls-Royce-like rear-door-mounted umbrella, and special badging on the luxury sedan’s rear center console.

There are no upgrades to the engine so don’t expect anything from that department. What’s important, at least in this respect, is that the Continental Coach Door Edition is based on the flagship Black Label trim of the luxury sedan. That distinction comes with the benefit of a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that produces a stout 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

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The extra weight — Lincoln estimates that the special edition Continental is 100 to 150 pounds heavier than the standard Continental Black Label — keeps the model in the same weight class, though you can expect noticeable differences in performance times.

Since the standard Continental Black Label can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, it’s safe to assume that the slightly heavier Continental Coach Doors Edition can cover the same ground in 5.5 seconds or 5.6 seconds. The top speed should remain locked at 155 mph.

All told, Lincoln plans to sell 150 units of the 2020 Continental Coach Doors Edition. It’s almost double the entire volume of the earlier 80th Anniversary Coach Doors Edition, but given that the latter sold out in quick order, expect a similar result when this next batch goes on sale. As it stands, Lincoln is already taking orders for the 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition for $115,470. It’s a steep price compared to the standard Black Label — just under $77,000 before options — but if that’s the price you have to pay to score those sexy coach doors, then you have no choice but to pay the piper.

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Don’t expect to meet a lot of resistance with that price, too. The 2020 Lincoln Continental Coach Doors Edition will sell out. It’s just a matter of how fast it’s going to go before all available units are accounted for. Don’t be lazy here, folks, especially if you’re really interested in owning one. Countless other people want it, too, and if you’re not fast enough, you can get the door shut on you in no time.

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