New Ford Taurus Delivers Increased Fuel Economy with Expanded Powertrain Offerings

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by in Ford Canada

Taurus Limited offers oppulance levels of patron comfort, preference and connectivity technologies, while still projected to broach adult to 31 highway mpg when propitious with 2.0-liter EcoBoost power
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  • With dual new engine choices, a new Ford Taurus sedan offers projected best-in-class fuel economy of adult to during slightest 31 mpg highway roughly 15 percent aloft than a Chrysler 300 or Dodge Charger
  • Taurus adds second EcoBoost engine choice with a rarely fit new 2.0-liter engine, ideal for sedan buyers fixation a top priority on fuel economy
  • Standard Taurus 3.5-liter V6 provides some-more horsepower and fuel economy with a further of twin eccentric non-static camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), providing unmatched fuel economy in a segment
  • Each Taurus engine is corresponding to a singular six-speed involuntary smoothness with optimized gearing and SelectShift Automatic functionality

NEW YORK, Apr 19, 2011 Fuel potency comes customary with a new Ford Taurus, featuring an stretched array of fuel-efficient powertrains engineered to urge fuel economy but compromising energy or responsiveness.

The new Taurus pays off on a guarantee to broach new vehicles with a best or among a best fuel economy in each shred where Ford competes, pronounced Derrick Kuzak, organisation clamp president, Global Product Development. We have lifted a bar for a customary Taurus V6 by adding Ti-VCT to boost energy and fuel economy, while adding an additional EcoBoost engine choice that boosts highway fuel economy to during slightest 31 mpg, that is best-in-class.

These new engines join a Taurus SHO twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that provides sport-sedan energy while delivering adult to 25 mpg on a highway.

EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine
For full-size sedan buyers seeking limit fuel potency but a additional cost or complexity of a hybrid powertrain, a new Taurus offers Fords new EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as an option. This modernized engine combines approach injection of gasoline and a turbocharger to yield opening allied to routinely aspirated V6 engines charity by competitors.

The EcoBoost 2.0-liter is expected to broach an estimated 237 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering best-in-class fuel economy of during slightest 31 mpg. That bests Toyota Avalon by 2 mpg and Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger by 4 mpg.

Like other Ford EcoBoost engines, rise torque is generated in a far-reaching rope from 1,750 to 4,000 rpm.

This torque plateau creates for flexible, fit energy smoothness opposite a extended operation of engine and car speeds, while assisting to preserve fuel by creation rise torque accessible during revoke rpm levels. Ti-VCT, 4 valves per cylinder and direct-acting involuntary bucket (DAMB) valve lifters boost involuntary potency opposite a handling range.

A comparatively high focus ratio is enabled by a use of approach injection of gasoline, handling during fuel pressures from 2,200 to 2,800 psi. The singular turbocharger is optimally matched to a EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine and approach injection system, providing accurate fuel vigour control to broach increasing energy during low rpm but irritating turbo lag.

The EcoBoost 2.0-liter uses 5W30-GF4 oil to revoke inner friction, and enables 10,000-mile oil change intervals providing a rebate in cost of ownership. In addition, fuel economy is optimized with a low-tension appendage expostulate belt and a one-way alternator clutch.

Targeted continuance is 10 years or 150,000 miles. Durability actions embody extended oil filtration and cleanliness and expel inter-bore cooling within a all-aluminum engine block. Thermal potency is optimized by practice of a full-face charge-style atmosphere cooler.

EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine
The EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 customary apparatus in a high-performance Taurus SHO is Fords many absolute EcoBoost offering, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

Like all Ford EcoBoost engines, this engine produces rise torque opposite a extended plateau from 1,500 to 5,250 rpm. Peak torque, building fast off idle, ensures manageable acceleration.

From a drivers seat, a outcome is linear energy delivery.

Combining approach injection and a span of turbochargers, this engine avoids loiter by contracting impellers that bobbin adult fast for quick response. The Taurus SHO multiple of power, linear torque delivery, all-wheel expostulate and adult to 25 mpg highway is unmatched by competitors.

Ti-VCT 3.5-liter V6 engine
The 3.5-liter V6 is charity as customary apparatus in Taurus SE, SEL and Limited array models.

In a new Taurus, this engine advantages from a further of Ti-VCT, enabling optimized fuel economy, additional horsepower and a rebate in part-throttle emissions compared to a prior customary Taurus V6. This engine is projected to broach 255 lb.-ft. of torque and 290 horsepower, adult from 263 horsepower in a stream model.

Ti-VCT allows accurate control of valve overlie variability or a time when intake and empty valves are open concurrently. The outcome is increasing involuntary potency for softened response and performance. This softened engine respirating helps to boost fuel economy.

This V6 engine also facilities a DAMB valvetrain with discriminating buckets to revoke friction, piston-cooling jets, softened bay-to-bay respirating by cylinder blocks and a new higher-capacity oil pan.

The 3.5-liter V6 sees a fuel economy advantage from assertive deceleration fuel shutoff, restricting fuel upsurge underneath closed-throttle situations.

This engine has been engineered for continuance with chain-driven camshafts, high-strength fake steel joining rods with floating pins, a entirely counterweighted fake steel crankshaft, die-cast aluminum deep-sump oil vessel and four-bolt categorical temperament caps with side bolts by a engine block.

Noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) characteristics are tranquil and reduced by practice of a tuned combination top and revoke manifold, a silent-chain camshaft expostulate and an acoustic engine cover.

The new Taurus with customary Ti-VCT V6 is expected to broach some-more than 3 percent softened highway fuel economy and will be unrivalled in a segment. In addition, a customary V6 adds 27 horsepower.

Six-speed transmissions
Each Taurus engine is corresponding to a singular six-speed involuntary smoothness privately tailored to that application. Six-speed transmissions supplement fuel economy and performance, as they concede for revoke gearing to be optimized for softened off-the-line acceleration, nonetheless capacitate aloft gears to assistance yield careful cruising by gripping engine rpm levels low.

The 2.0-liter EcoBoost Taurus is propitious with a new 6F35 gearbox featuring active smoothness warmup and a dot projection inner purchase attrition element configuration. Together, these innovations minister to altogether fuel potency by shortening inner attrition during warmup and when inner clutches are entirely engaged.

Taurus models versed with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 underline a 6F50 six-speed transmission, while a Taurus SHO competition sedan friends a high-capacity 6F55 chronicle of this gearbox to a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

All-wheel drive
Taurus models versed with all-wheel expostulate underline an modernized array of involuntary clutches that rivet and disentangle unobtrusively to well discharge torque to a wheels with best traction.

This complement helps Taurus to broach higher traction in all forms of severe continue conditions. In a box of Taurus SHO, a customary all-wheel expostulate helps broach high opening by well putting energy to a pavement.

All-wheel-drive Taurus models underline a new back differential section that saves weight and helps boost fuel economy contra todays Taurus.

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