Ford Motor Co. has recently pulled the wraps off the new Taurus Police Interceptor which is now getting 305 horsepower out of the 3.7 liter V6 engine.
According to the North American based automaker, this is actually the third engine available for the Taurus model and it’s placed between the 3.5 liter V6 producing a total output of 285 horsepower and the popular EcoBoost turbo V6 unit generating 365 horsepower.
“The horsepower and torque ratings are the highest of any naturally aspirated V6 engine offered for pursuit-rated sedans”, as Ford is saying in its official press release. “The combination of great performance and top-notch fuel economy means law enforcement agencies won’t have to compromise power or fuel efficiency while getting the job done”, added the chief engineer for Police Interceptor, Bull Gubing.
The new engine available for the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor is a twin independent variable cam shaft timing (Ti-VCT) unit and it can return 25 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in city, according to the EPA. The Ford Police Interceptor 3.7 liter V6 is the second model revealed this week for the U.S. police department, along with the Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Cruiser with all-wheel drive.