Lincoln is bringing back the Continental’s rear suicide doors for the 2020 model year to follow the original batch for the 2019MY consisting of 80 cars that were all sold within 48 hours. The Coach Door Edition starts out as the flagship Black Label trim equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and all-wheel drive and then Lincoln installs center-opening doors and makes some other changes inside the posh cabin.
The essential elements are the same as last time. The sedans are based on the top-spec all-wheel-drive Black Label trim level and powered by the 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. They’re stretched six inches between the axles, and the longer rear doors are rear-hinged. The work again is being done by Cabot Coach Builders in Massachusetts.
The rear-hinged doors retain the Continental’s signature exterior door handles that are integrated into the beltline molding with electronic releases. Inside, a full-length center console divides the rear seats and incorporates a table, wireless device charging, audio and climate controls, and tablet/notebook computer holders. The doors each house a Lincoln-branded umbrella, and the door sills are illuminated.
The full-length center console of the luxury sedan incorporates a table for rear passengers, along with two holders for a tablet or a notebook, and a wireless charging pad. Those sitting in the back can also use one of the two USB ports and a 110V power outlet, while the four-inch display provides them access to the climate control settings.
Customers can choose between three exterior colors, the Chroma Crystal Blue, Pristine White Metallic and Infinite Black. For the interior, they have to settle for the Alpine / Chalet or Jet Black / Thoroughbred, although the latter is not available with the blue shade.
Lincoln is already accepting orders for the 2020 Continental Coach Door Edition and it will continue to do so until the end of the month. About 150 cars will be made, with customer deliveries scheduled to kick off next spring. The entry price to swinging-sixties-inspired fashion is $115,470 before a destination charge.