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What is a CD6 ?

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Alfons Kaufmann, presently Manager, Vehicle Engineering B Car, is appointed to the new position of Basic Design Project Leader, CD6 Vehicle Engineering ...

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Well we know it's a Fusion sized platform. That's about it.

 

Speculation would be that it's a new global RWD platform.

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Hope you had the door closed to your office...

 

Always! Makes it easier to take naps.

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Always! Makes it easier to take naps.

 

I can relate...just woke up from my nap trying to sleep off a migraine. Of course, I used the couch.

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.just woke up from my nap trying to sleep off a migraine.

 

If I had to work on Windows all day I'd have migraines too!

 

(yeah, I had to. I'm actually on a conference call right now trying to figure out how to build virtual windows servers. It's 10 times harder than building a Linux vm. Just sayin'.......)

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CD6 = D6 ??

Lincoln's $5B revival bid hinges upon new D6 chassis

If new reports are accurate, the brand (Lincoln) is poised to build on that momentum with its largest investment in new products in years thanks in large measure to a new modular platform codenamed D6.
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The springboard for the Lincoln revival plan is a new family of vehicles that will be built on a highly flexible premium platform that can be configured for front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive vehicles, according to industry sources familiar with Ford's plans.

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D6 is really CD6. Either a typo or misinformation from Ford. You wouldn't get that much volume from a D sized platform.

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D6 is really CD6. Either a typo or misinformation from Ford. You wouldn't get that much volume from a D sized platform.

I would tend to agree, but if Lincoln wants to compete in China, they need a wheelbase longer than the current MkS for their flagship (think Volvo S80L)

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Pretty sure the longer wheelbase version was already mentioned.

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CD6 is the new platform of cars coming from ford. It will be the Explorer a new Lincoln yet to be named and a few other cars. This will not be in 2016 but it will be the next big thing launched by ford. I am currently working on a portion of the platform for my engineering firm near detroit. It's gunna be a great thing.

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Well we know it's a Fusion sized platform. That's about it.

 

Speculation would be that it's a new global RWD platform.

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It is larger than the fusion. It is Explorer and a new Lincoln that has yet to have a name released even to the teams working on it

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CD6 is the new platform of cars coming from ford. It will be the Explorer a new Lincoln yet to be named and a few other cars. This will not be in 2016 but it will be the next big thing launched by ford. I am currently working on a portion of the platform for my engineering firm near detroit. It's gunna be a great thing...

 

... a new Lincoln that has yet to have a name released even to the teams working on it

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CD6 is the new platform of cars coming from ford. It will be the Explorer a new Lincoln yet to be named and a few other cars.

 

Thank you!

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Um why is he offering information when its most likely covered by a NDA? Not a smart thing to do if you want to keep your job.

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Um why is he offering information when its most likely covered by a NDA? Not a smart thing to do if you want to keep your job.

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It is not covered by a NDA I have not signed anything saying I won'the say anything and the only information I have given you is that it's gunna be awesome and it's for the Explorer and a new Lincoln. I think I'm pretty safe. Besides the point this is information you can even find online if you look hard enough. I have given you no details, and you have no idea what portion of the car my team is working on.

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We need to be careful here to separate what people want to see happen as opposed to what Ford has planned,

for the last decade, too many houses of cards have been built about the imminent arrival of GRWD Fords and Lincolns.

 

While a case probably exists for the next Explorer to be RWD, i suspect that the more obvious move is light weighting

to improve sustainability under CAFE, logic dictates that RWD would be a secondary consideration to weight reduction.

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