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A most inter-continental Continental

This picture might not look like it, but it features the classic rivalry we all know and love - Mercedes vs.....BMW? Yeah, no, that’s a BMW on the right.... At least, its heart is. Or......it could be! Because there was a time in the 80s when you could buy a brand new Lincoln with a BMW inline 6 and a ZF automatic gearbox rather than the smog choked 5.slow and AOD your dad probably bought.

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Just one thing about that inline 6.....it was a DIESEL!

That’s right, Lincoln got their hands on a future classic BMW inline-6 motor arrangement but elected not to get the smooth revving gas powered 6 and instead opted to get a coal rolling, sulfur smelling, glow plug waiting, no-tipping, discount warehouse shopping, accountant loving, anal retentive checkbook balancing, save the whales but fuck the birds, tugboat sounding DIESEL.

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The only good news about this is that we now know for a fact that the engine bay can fit a BMW I-6 in there. So the only thing left to do is someone to wedge in the motor from an E36 M3 in there and make a bizzaro dimension M6. 

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