Ford today released its first official images of the latest generation Taurus sedan police car to replace the out-going Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor car. Ford revealed its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor that is engineered for durability, safety and performance of today’s police cars.
New Ford Police Interceptor sedan will offer two fuel-efficient powertrain options – including EcoBoost with all wheel-drive – along with an array of safety technologies that are found similar in the Chevy Caprice police car. Ford’s new Police Interceptor will be offered when production of the Ford Crown Victoria ends in late 2011.
Rather than a gas guzzler V8 version in the Crown Victoria model, the 2011 Ford Police Interceptor Taurus sedan comes with a highly efficient 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivering at least 263 horsepower. The engines E85 compatibility to provide 25 percent more efficient than the 4.6-liter Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V-8 offered in the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Additionally, if more horsepower is required, an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 ft-lb of torque is also offered.
Ford also confirms production of an additional Police Interceptor, a sport utility vehicle that will be pursuit-rated to complement the sedan, and it will be revealed later this year.