Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor getting more power to catch scofflaws | MassCops

Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor getting more power to catch scofflaws

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Nightstalker, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker MassCops Member

    Ford has revealed that it is updating the base powerplant on its 2013 Police Interceptor sedan. Ford's 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine will replace the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine in its Taurus cop car, and the new engine will slot under the optional twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

    The V6 offered is a version of the powerplant found in the base Mustang and F-150, and it was already available on Ford's Police Interceptor Utility (read: enforcement-spec Explorer). With the help of twin independent variable camshaft timing, the 3.7-liter V6 makes 305 horsepower and 279 pound-feet of torque. It puts up these numbers while achieving 18 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway. Combined fuel economy is 21 mpg.

    According to Ford, the 3.7-liter provides the highest output of any naturally aspirated V6 pursuit engine. The change should improve its 0–60 time, especially compared to competing six-cylinder pursuit vehicles. If you recall, the outgoing 288-hp 3.5-liter V6 resulted in a 0–60 run of 8.36 seconds, well behind the 7.34 of the Chevrolet Caprice PPV V6 (301 hp), and the 7.68 of the Dodge Charger Pursuit V6 (292 hp). The new 3.7-liter mill should put the Ford Police Interceptor in that range, though we do not yet have those numbers.

    If a police department decides that 305 horsepower is not enough to chase down perpetrators, Ford still offers its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with 365 horsepower, and it's still the only twin-turbocharged V6 engine being offered in America's police vehicle fleet. For more information on the naturally aspirated V6, click below to read through the press release.
  2. corsair

    corsair Guest

    Good to go.
  3. sdb29

    sdb29 MassCops Member

    Imagine that. Someone still makes police cars. I thought they stopped making them in 2008, which was why my place hasn't bought any since then.
  4. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    All of those times are well within the time it takes a shift commander to terminate a pursuit.
  5. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    For all the warts my job has, they'll very often let us chase cars when the circumstances dictate. Sometimes the bad guys run, and we have to go after them.
  6. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    Well, think about it. Chase them out of your city = win-win.
    frank and USMCMP5811 like this.

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