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Ford Will Offer EcoBoost Option on its New Police Interceptor

Ford’s all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor will offer two powertrain options. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering at least 263 hp (196 kW) and E85 compatibility is 25% more efficient than the 4.6-liter Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V-8 offered in the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. And an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine will deliver at least 365 hp (272 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 N·m) of torque across a broad rpm range.

The new Police Interceptor. Click to enlarge.

The EcoBoost engine offers performance that bests normally aspirated V-8 powered police cruisers and comparable fuel economy and CO2 emissions to the standard V-6, Ford says. A high-capacity six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission delivers the power of EcoBoost to the road via a torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system.

Ford will also produce an additional Police Interceptor model, a utility vehicle that will be pursuit-rated to complement the sedan; the vehicle will be revealed later this year.

Ford’s new Police Interceptor sedan will be manufactured at Ford’s Chicago (Ill.) Assembly Plant and will be offered without interruption when production of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ends in late 2011.



but but but - they only need a 75hp 3 cylinder 1.0L motor...


Given a Volt-class battery pack and an AC150-derived drivetrain, a 75 hp sustainer would be overkill for most days.

For the one day a month when you actually need to perform interception duties, a Capstone-derived gas turbine of 200 kW or so would suffice.



Were you planning to schedule the days when interception duties would be required or were you going to have mechanics on hand to "swap" generators on the fly?

If you think my comment is off-the-wall...that would be quite ironic.


The whole point of a Capstone-style gas turbine is that it can be built into the vehicle as a second sustainer; it's very compact and lightweight. You might only bother starting it once a month. If it only gets used once a month, the efficiency is a secondary consideration. Heat rejection is similarly easy during a high-speed chase. If you are trying to run a police department (and other emergency services) on a limited amount of expensive fuel, that's one way to get maximum leverage out of it.

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