Our elite squad of spy photographers have managed to take a few quick photos of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ, and from the looks of things, the luxury sedan may have one very special trick up its sleeve when it hits the market: a large, retractable glass roof. Taking a close look at the vehicle's rear glass, we can clearly see a very squared-off window with visible tracks down both sides. That may indicate a mechanism capable of retracting and supporting the roof section as it moves back.

If that turns out to be the case, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ will boast a roof similar to what's found on the Porsche 911 Targa. Unfortunately, the spy shots don't show the roof in the retracted position, which means we'll have to use our imagination until the vehicle gets closer to an official unveil at the 2012 New York Auto Show.


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      mjzalucki
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should have had suicide doors. An instant and distinctive Lincoln design cue.
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well this would explain the odd matte black panel below the rear window on the concept car. I thought it was a weird way to extend the look of the greenhouse, but perhaps it's actually covering the space needed to retract the glass roof panels into. I see the rear door is camo-ed too. I bet this is to hide the fact the rear door has a quarter window divider in it now, and perhaps not the 6-window style of the concept.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a super cool feature. This alone could be enough to make me buy this over the Fusion.
      Caarz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool!!
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Innntessttiiinnnggg.
      Eric G
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im trying to figure out how this works. Does the top, non-transparent top move? And if it does, where? Im having a hard time understanding how this works and I cant really see the tracks either....unless Im not supposed to.
        Jason H
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eric G
        I see what they are calling tracks on the side of the window, but I don't see how this would work either. I don't think the steel section would retract because it would completely block the rear view when it did. Maybe there is a glass roof option that this particular car doesn't have. Or maybe Autoblog is seeing things that don't exist.
      joshcs1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Were any of you at NAIAS? And if you were, did you pay attention? Lincoln stated, up front, that it would offer an entire panoramic glass roof that would retract in order for each passenger to have an open air experience. Please take into consideration that the concept came second! It was based on the production model! Lincoln, with each measure they've taken, will be the Apple of the automotive industry!
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are those Padel Shifters behind the steering wheel in one of the pictures? Could the MKZ be getting some kind of high performance model with AWD as well? That would be icing on the cake!
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        Also I hope it gets the Horizontal grill from the Concept and be done with the vertical grill as seen in this older spy shot. Hopefully the concept was to gage if people like the horizontal grill better...
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        So BMW's is ok? Please that has nothing to do with why Lincoln failed.
      fat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Venza already has a huge retractable roof for years
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fat
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        tkosoccer03
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fat
        a big retractable sunroof is not quite the same.. the whole roof of this car looks to retract.
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      fat
      • 2 Years Ago
      what's the point? they should fix the door so it's easier to get in and out
        Eric G
        • 2 Years Ago
        @fat
        Yeah! This non released car, that I dont even know what it looks like, needs to fix its doors.
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