The Town Car has been Lincoln’s top-end offering in the late ‘90s and the early 2000s. Since then the car has been replaced by the MKS sedan. However, this was also replaced a few months ago by the new Continental which is the spiritual successor of the Town Car. Even though this is quite clear at this point, rumors about a new 2018 Lincoln Town Car surfaced not that long ago. It seems that these rumors point out at a more luxurious car which would have to compete with cars like the Mercedes S-Class or the Audi A8. Take into account that these are nothing but rumors at this point and there is very little information about this particular model.
2018 Lincoln Town Car Price and Detail
Some suggested that the new Town Car 2018 would be a rear wheel drive car, similar to what the original has been. This would likely allow Lincoln and Ford to focus on a more premium experience. We are not so sure that this is true, though. They don’t really have a suitable rear wheel drive platform at this point and that of the Mustang is not that great either for a luxury car. We would suggest that the rumored Lincoln Town Car 2018 would use a modified front wheel drive platform, similar to that of the Continental.
In fact, we would go as far as saying that the Town Car is nothing more than just the long wheelbase version of the recently released Continental. This would make a lot of sense in Lincoln’s lineup and it would allow them to cover two parts of the market. The price is still unknown but the car would likely be considerably more expensive than the current Continental. Why? Well, let’s move on and check out the rest of the rumors about it.
The running gear of Lincoln Town Car 2018
The current Continental offers a really harsh and rather cheap-feeling ride quality. In order to solve this, the 2018 Lincoln Town car is expected to get an entirely new suspension system and a more rigid body. The latter would be achieved by using aluminum, and likely composites, in key areas of the chassis. The running gear would likely make use of a new air suspension system that would be able to control the car’s driving characteristics a lot better. We expect a softer, more composed and much more comfortable ride than before which should boost Lincoln’s car further up the range.
Interior of 2018 Town Car
The current Continental is still a large car with a wheelbase longer than the base Lexus LS. The new one, with its even longer wheelbase, should be able to offer a much nicer experience in the back. Here the current Continental is offering a bench seat which is not that good when considering the rivals. The new 2018 Lincoln Town Car, on the other hand, is expected to feature two individual seats in the back, similar to what Mercedes or BMW are doing on their top end model. This would definitely give Lincoln a bit more credit and allow them to depart from Ford.
Under the hood
Over the usual model, not much is expected to change here. However, the base 3.7 liter V6 or the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 are expected to be gone. The Town Car will more than likely hit the market with just one engine option, the Lincoln-exclusive 3 liter twin-turbocharged V6. This engine is good for 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque and it is usually pretty smooth for what it is. The complaints with the current car are the acceleration, which is a bit too brutal, and the transmission that could be smoother. The 2018 Lincoln Town Car should make use of the revised 10 speed automatic and a much softer acceleration setting that will make things a bit more serene.