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Ford Introduces Most Powerful EcoBoost Engine on 2010 Taurus SHO

Ford is reviving the Taurus SHO as the sporty version of its new flagship, and equipping it with a 365 hp (272 kW) variant of the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6—Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost engine so far. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine making its debut in the 2010 Lincoln MKS is rated at 355 hp. (Earlier post.)

The direct injection twin-turbo EcoBoost develops an estimated 365 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque at 3,500 rpm, resulting in significantly improved power, torque and fuel economy compared with larger, normally aspirated engines.

The new Taurus SHO driveline combines a high-capacity six-speed 6F55 SelectShift transmission with a torque-sensing All-Wheel Drive System. The six-speed transmission offers a wide array of gears to enable spirited acceleration, yet comfortable high-speed cruising, through a 2.77 to 1 final drive ratio. The All-Wheel Drive System contains an array of internal electromechanical clutches to efficiently distribute torque to the wheels with optimum traction.

Taurus SHO features an advanced electronic power-assisted steering (EPAS) system, providing responsive road feel and enhanced on-center balance while offering the additional benefit of increased fuel economy.

Introduced in 1989, the original Taurus SHO was conceived as a discreet performance-oriented sports sedan, ideally suited to the automotive enthusiast needing the room and capability of a four-door full-size car. Produced through 1999, more than 100,000 were sold.

The MY 1999 Taurus SHO featured a Yamaha-developed 3.4-liter V-8 engine that delivered 235 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque. The EPA fuel economy rating (using the now-outdated methodology of the time) was 17/25 mpg US city/highway. Under the current methodology, that would be equivalent to 15/23 mpg US city/highway.

Ford says that it expects its new 2010 Taurus SHO to deliver 25 mpg US highway, along with the 55% increase in power and 52% increase in torque compared to the 1999 model.



If this pulls people out of big high powered SUVs, it can save more gas than the Prius (which Toyota estimates to be around 180,000 units in the US – less than 3% of 2009 US sales).

Will S

"Ford is reviving the Taurus SHO"

Sadly, they're stuck in 'business as usual': they must assume they'll get money shoveled at them every time they come crawling into town begging for it...


Will S:

You managed to make yourself look clueless on so many levels in that short post, I am almost impressed.

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